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Roman Mythology
The meaning of Abracadabra (+ Interesting Facts)

Today you may hear the word ‘Abracadabra’ when a magician pulls a rabbit out of his hat, but many years ago it was actually believed that “abracadabra” was a...

Demi Powell
Slavic Mythology
Gods of Slavic Mythology

Unlike some creatures of ancient Slavic demonology, like vampires and strigoi, which went on to earn a good deal of worldwide notoriety and even became part ...

Demi Powell
Slavic Mythology
5 Popular Stories From Slavic Mythology

Unfortunately, Slavic mythology originated in the days when writing was not a norm, and because of this it has never been recorded officially by Slavs but ra...

Demi Powell
Slavic Mythology
The history of Vampires

Typical of Slavic folklore, vampires and upiórs made their way into the popular culture and iconography of Polish Romanticism. The art-work is from th

small...

Demi Powell
Slavic Mythology
The history of Slavs

Slavs, meaning who?

At a first glance everything seems neat and simple. At the turn of the 6th and 7th centuries AD, the Slavs set off from their primordial...

Demi Powell
Indian Mythology
Vedic Origins of the Europeans

Many ancient European peoples, particularly the Celts and Germans, regarded themselves as children of Danu, with Danu meaning the Mother Goddess, who was als...

Demi Powell
Celtic Mythology
Crows and Ravens in Mythology

Although crows and ravens are part of the same family (Corvus), they’re not exactly the same bird. Typically, ravens are quite a bit bigger than crows, and t...

Demi Powell
Aboriginal Australian Mythology
Mysterious Uluru — Australian Mythology

The biggest rock in the world , Ayers Rock, or as the aborigines call it Uluru is positioned 450 kilometers aside from Alice Springs. This unique stone plays...

Demi Powell
Classical Mythology
What Mythology says about Mermaids

A mermaid is a mythological marine creature with a human head and torso and the tail of a water animal such as a fish. The word is a compound of mere, the Ol...

Demi Powell
Egyptian Mythology
Ancient Symbol that Is Still Here Through Millennia

It is perhaps fitting that the ancient ouroboros marks the beginning – and end – of Never Ending Stories, a major exhibition currently showing at Germany’s K...

Demi Powell
Native American Mythology
Native Americans used to Acknowledge 5 Genders

It wasn’t until Europeans took over North America that natives adopted the ideas of.

For, there was no set of rules that men and women had to abide by in or...

Demi Powell
Hittite Mythology
Who were Hittites

Ancient ruins of a temple probably dedicated to the Storm-God of Zippalanda have been found in Turkey.

Archaeologists have said they’ve unearthed two struct...

Demi Powell
African Mythology
Ancient mythology about african gods and godesses

Have a cultural & historical look at ancient legends, myths and stories to explore facts bout gods & goddesses of African region are associated with creation...

Anne Fox
Native American Mythology
Hopi Prophecy and the End of the Fourth World

More than any other tribe in North America, the Hopi Indians have developed according to the dictates and demands of what may be called a legacy of prophecy....

Sophie Becker
Native American Mythology
Hopi: The Snake Myth

At Tokóonavi, north of the Grand Canyon, lived people who were then not yet Snake people. They lived close to the bank of the river. The chief’s son often po...

Sophie Becker
Mythology
It's Not Just Valhalla Where The Fallen Vikings Go

Folkvangr (interpreted from Old Norse to mean ‘field of the people’, ‘field of the warriors’, or ‘field of the hosts’) is among a few places where the deceas...

Marsha Ryan
Mythology
Lord Shiva and the Fisherman – Mythological story of Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva lived on Mount Kailash. One day Lord Shiva started explaining the Vedas to his wife Goddess Parvati. The explanations and discussions went on for ...

Willie Roberson
Mythology
The Forgotten Utopia: The Indus People Lived Without War or Inequality

Many believe the idea of a utopian society is an impossible fantasy.

But there may have been one mysterious, ancient group of people that was able to fulfil...

Willie Roberson
Native American Mythology
Archaeologists discover a 1000-year-old mummy in Peru

A team from the Université libre de Bruxelles’s center for archaeological research (CReA-Patrimoine) has completed a significant excavation in Pachacamac, Pe...

Mary Henderson
Mythology
The origins of human beings according to ancient Sumerian texts

Sumer, or the ‘land of civilized kings’, flourished in Mesopotamia, now modern-day Iraq, around 4500 BC. Sumerians created an advanced civilization with its ...

Sharon Banks
Aboriginal Australian Mythology
Australian Aborigine Creation Stories: Rainbow Serpent and Emus in the Stars

Down under all is still and dark, the spirits of the Earth are sleeping. It is the Dreamtime. There are many different Dreamtime stories that vary from regio...

Douglas Bishop
Aboriginal Australian Mythology
Aboriginal legends reveal ancient secrets to science

Scientists are beginning to tap into a wellspring of knowledge buried in the ancient stories of Australia’s Aboriginal peoples. But the loss of indigenous la...

Douglas Bishop
Mesopotamian Mythology
Jews By the Rivers of Babylon

In the 6th-century BC, the armies of Babylon destroyed Jerusalem and the Kingdom of Judah. They tore down the town walls, burnt the temples, and ran down eve...

Ben Beck
Mythology
Deified Heroes: Etana and Gilgamesh

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God and Heroes and the “Seven Sleepers”–Quests of Etana, Gilgamesh, Hercules, &c.–The Plant of Birth–Eagle carries Etana to Heaven–Indian Para...

Ben Beck
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