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  1. Snakes with Beards and Other Strange Serpent Tales

    ... symbols in the world. There are as many creation myths about snakes as there are religions and cultures, and as many ... symbols in the world. There are as many creation myths about snakes as there are religions and cultures, and as many ... both wonder and fear in people, and continue to be a part of myths and legends. Featured image: Jörmungandr, the World Serpent. ...

    ancient-origins - 08/08/2014 - 14:03

  2. How Did Greek God Hephaestus Score the Goddess of Love?

    ... he was married to the goddess Aphrodite. He appears in many myths. The Anomaly of Hephaestus’ Appearance Some ancient writers, such ... as one of his many epithets was ‘the lame one’. In some myths, Hephaestus is said to have been made lame either by Zeus or Hera. In one ...

    dhwty - 17/09/2018 - 01:51

  3. The Lost Knowledge of the Ancients: Were Humans the First? Part 2

    ... we are stuck with sacred texts, classical writings and myths of the past. Can these documents we know of now be considered as reliable ... we are stuck with sacred texts, classical writings and myths of the past. Can these documents we know of now be considered as reliable ...

    Sam Bostrom - 26/06/2017 - 18:56

  4. Did Blondes Have More Fun in the Ancient World?

    ... Queen of the Northern Gods. Illustration in A Book of Myths by Helen Stratton (1915) ( Public Domain ) Blonde Divinity ...

    MartiniF - 04/03/2019 - 16:44

  5. The Story of Sif, Powerful Wife of Norse God Thor

    ... and Thor, although pictured primarily as a storm god in the myths, was also concerned with the fertility and preservation of the seasonal ... Sif of the golden hair, about which we hear little in the myths, seems to be a memory of the ancient symbol of divine marriage between ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 01/08/2016 - 00:44

  6. Pangu and the Chinese Creation Story

    ... aspects of this tale are its similarities to other myths. For example, the cosmic egg is a common concept that is indicative of ... only ones to use it in their creation myth; various world myths, creation and otherwise, include the turtle for its strength and ...

    beth - 16/04/2013 - 19:18

  7. A Man-Eating Hog? Meet the Crommyonian Sow

    The myths of ancient Greece had their fair share of unusual animals—the Chimera, ... that she was stopped in her hoof-tracks. The myths of ancient Greece had their fair share of unusual animals—the Chimera, ... ed. New York: Routledge, 2003. Graves, Robert. The Greek Myths. Mount Kisco, NY: Moyer Bell Limited, 1960. Herren, Michael. The ...

    Carly Silver - 03/03/2017 - 22:53

  8. Glastonbury: Archaeology is Revealing New Truths About the Origins of British Christianity

    ... 200 years – and reopens debate on Glastonbury’s origin myths. Roberta Gilchrist/The Conversation New ... 200 years – and reopens debate on Glastonbury’s origin myths. Many Christians believe that Glastonbury is the site of the ...

    ancient-origins - 27/03/2018 - 01:56

  9. 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 . ... human, half animal beings—is also a common pattern in myths all over the world. Is it possible that those hybrids did exist, and if ...

    johnblack - 13/03/2013 - 14:53

  10. Patasola: The Destructive Femme Fatale of the South American Jungle

    ... archetypal personalities and character types appear in the myths of cultures all over the world, transcending material constraints such as ... reader might have picked up on the fact that all the myths, stories, and individuals I have mentioned so far are all of western ...

    ashley cowie - 14/01/2018 - 18:39

  11. Ereshkigal: The Mighty Mesopotamian Goddess of the Underworld

    ... realm. The Origins of Ereshkigal In some myths, Ereshkigal is said to have been the daughter of Anu, the supreme god of ... [Dalley, S. (trans.), 2008. The Epic of Creation , in Myths from Mesopotamia, Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others . Oxford: ...

    dhwty - 05/05/2018 - 18:58

  12. Nammu: A Forgotten Tale of the Sumerian Mother of Gods

    ... not appear as a main character in any of the known Sumerian myths, she is referred to briefly in several of them. Much of the information ... [Dalley, S. (trans.), 2008. The Epic of Creation , in Myths from Mesopotamia, Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others . Oxford: ...

    dhwty - 13/05/2018 - 22:32

  13. White Buffalo Calf Woman – Healer, Teacher, and Inspirational Spirit for the Lakota People

    ... Goddess cults have existed in every part of the world. The myths and legends of the Lakota people discuss a powerful female figure in the ... a white buffalo with world harmony and rebirth. Legends and myths about the sacred animal and White Buffalo Calf Woman are still very ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 13/11/2016 - 14:54

  14. 3: The Perfect Number - Trinity Symbolism in World Religious Traditions

    ... for thousands of years, and has appeared in creation tales, myths, religious writings and holy texts the world over. Yet to this day, the ... for thousands of years, and has appeared in creation tales, myths, religious writings and holy texts the world over. Yet to this day, the ...

    Marie D. Jones and Larry Flaxman - 25/02/2016 - 00:51

  15. An Unfortunate Fate and Nasty Gods: The Tragic Story of Mythical Deianira and Her Lover Hercules

    ... It is a difficult question. Sadly, the origins of most myths have been lost over time. Mythical stories may contain a dose of truth; ... stories inspired them, however, most researchers agree that myths are mostly a mixture of imagination and information that came from real ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 16/04/2017 - 23:00

  16. The Vajra: An Ancient Weapon of War

    ... were the case, then the foundation of these societies; their myths, traditions, beliefs and iconography should be unique to them, their ... and indigenous groups a pattern of commonality exists.  Myths and symbols found in India readily appear in the oral and written ...

    rita - 24/07/2017 - 18:56

  17. The great Flood through the Sumerian Tablets

    ... the great civilization that the Sumerians built. In the myths it shows that gods were angry with the noise that humans were making and ... behaviour of the gods, another common element among these myths. In another Assyrian tablet then we see: Command that there be a ...

    aprilholloway - 20/03/2013 - 13:32

  18. Notorious Knight Greysteil and His Magical Sword Sit on the Cusp Between Legend and Reality

    ... however, the sword Egeking, that transcends the world of myths and brings a legend into our real world. Lord of the Ring’s ... chamber on the north side.” In Caithness, legends and myths have the name Greysteil associated not with a “supernatural knight,” ...

    ashley cowie - 18/02/2018 - 20:10

  19. Rusalka: The Mythical Slavic Mermaid

    ... of whether the death was violent or natural. Still other myths say that babies who die before being baptized are reborn as water ... born out of wedlock were supposedly drowned. Finally, some myths claim that a rusalka is any unclean soul, in other words, anyone who ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 30/09/2016 - 00:49

  20. Popol Vuh: The Sacred Narrative of Maya Creation

    ... to Mesoamerica, its peoples also had their own creation myths, the most significant that we know of today being the Popol Vuh . ... to ancient Sumerian texts Aztec Creation myths How Internet helps to decode Mayan scripts The ...

    dhwty - 11/04/2015 - 21:56

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