The Weird Journey of Urd, the Goddess of Fate
In terms of Norse mythology, Urd and her sisters, the Norns, are minor characters. However, they've managed to embrace other cultures and mediums such as American comics and Japanese Anime. Urd, in particular, has also become a feminine symbol for modern times.
Rig or Heimdall: One God, Two Names (Plus Controversy)
Old Gods of mythologies rarely cause modern-day controversy. However, a Nordic deity known by two names managed to do just that. From justifying a caste system to infuriating a modern right-wing group, Rig/Heimdall has had a profound effect on today's society.
Cultural Interpretations of Spiders: What Spiders Symbolize Around the World
A look at how spiders play different roles in the imaginations and folklore of different cultures, in popular culture (film and literature), and in the modern-day subconscious of people around the world.
Kaimanawa Wall: Ancient Wall from Lost Civilization or Natural Formation?
In the forest of New Zealand, a curious "wall" has many thinking there was once a lost civilization there. But, does the evidence stack up? Or is there some other ulterior motive at work here?
Modern Mythology: What Superheroes Can Show Us About Humanity
This article takes a look at five major comic book superheroes, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Hulk, and The Silver Surfer, and makes the case that modern man uses superheroes to explain the world in the same way ancient man used myth.