Cipactli and Aztec Creation

Cipactli and Aztec Creation

Many ancient civilizations believed that only water was present in the beginning, and that the earth came about through the direct actions of a large creature. Ancient Native Americans, Chinese, and...
Biblical Myths

Are biblical stories just retellings of ancient mythological accounts?

It has long been suggested that stories in the Bible are retellings of far more ancient accounts. For example, Wood (2003) has drawn attention to the fact that there are remarkable similarities...
Aerial Ships and Nuclear Weaponry in the Sanskrit Texts

Aerial Ships, Nuclear Weaponry & Infinite Universes in the Sanskrit Texts

VIMANAS is India’s ancient relationship with UFOs & ETs. The Sanskrit word VIMANA is defined as 'measuring out, traversing; a car or chariot of the gods, any mythical self-moving aerial car.' The...
Zeus and Poseidon

The Mighty Gods Zeus & Poseidon

The Greek gods had much in common with Sumerian deities. Zeus was the Greek equivalent of Enlil (later Ammon), Babylonian God of Heaven and Earth. Poseidon was the Greek equivalent of Oannes , the...
Daedalus and Icarus

Daedalus and Icarus - Constructors of Flying machines?

Daedalus was a great and respected architect, inventor and sculptor, and descendant of the royal family of Cecrops , the founder and first king of Athens. Half man and half snake (or dragon), Cecrops...
Perseus - Greek Mythology

Perseus: Powerful Demigod wth Mighty Weapons

The story of Perseus is adventurous, as indeed befits a demigod. His grandfather was the king of Argos, Acrisius , who with his wife, Eurydice, had a daughter Danae . But Acrisius wanted a son. He...
Mount Meru

Mount Meru – Hell and Paradise on One Mountain

Mount Meru (or Sumeru, or Shumisen) is a huge, sacred golden mountain in the centre of our universe which supports the heavens and passes through the centre of the Earth—or at least this is what the...
Legendary Kraken

The Legendary Kraken

According to the Scandinavian mythology, the Kraken is a giant sea creature (said to be 1 mile long) that attacks ships and is generally described as an octopus or squid. According to some tales, the...

The Myth of the Minotaur

One of the most intriguing myths of ancient Greece is the myth of the Minotaur on the island of Crete . King Minos was one of the three sons born to Zeus and Europa. When their step-father, King...
Timaeus and Critias


A lost continent that may have existed many thousands of years ago and has become the topic of numerous studies, books and movies, is still to be found: the lost continent of Atlantis. The legend of...
The City of Caesars

The City of Caesars

The City of Caesars is a mythical city that is said to have to existed in Patagonia, in between present-day Chile and Argentina. According to the legends, it was a city rich with gold and diamonds,...
The story of Jonah

The story of Jonah

One of the many peculiar stories of the Bible is the story of Jonah and the Whale . The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because...
The Cataclysm of Ra

The Cataclysm of Ra

The concept of cataclysm is very common in almost all mythologies and religions. It is when the ‘god’ or ‘gods’ decide that humanity is not serving them anymore and, thus, they order humanity’s...
Pharaoh Akhenaton

Pharaoh Akhenaten

Pharaoh Amenhotep IV was one of the most puzzling pharaohs of Egypt, also mentioned as the ‘Heretic Pharaoh’ or ‘Rebel Pharaoh’. His father was Amenhotep III , the King of the 18 th dynasty when...


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