Trolls may be cute and cuddly these days, but that's a departure from its past. They may have endured over the years, but they'll always be rejects in the world of mythology.
The weaving challenge between Arachne and Athena is a tale of hubris and of godly jealousy, leading Arachne to be transformed into the first spider.
Myths are more attached to magpies than any other bird and they don’t always come out of the stories looking good.
We have known for thousands of years that bees are important to human society, so it’s not surprising that we have built up a body of folklore surrounding them.
Chinese names are a great place to find names for your horse or pony. These unusual names are great for any foal and will stand out among other names. Chinese mythology is a rich place to find a name with meaning for your horse.
Was Theseus the perfect hero? Why was the Parthenon dedicated to Athena and not other Greek Gods? Knowing these 10 Greek myths would make your Greek vacation far more evocative and memorable.
Isis was the Egyptian Goddess who had the power to bring her dead lover back to life. How did she come to be known as a Protector of the Dead? Read on!
Visiting China soon for holiday? Here are 10 of the most popular and beloved Chinese myths to know for the perfect vacation in China.
A jack o'lantern is a carved and lighted Halloween pumpkin. It's also a name for the mysterious light that appears near the surface of a wetland.
Owls are good. No, they’re bad. Owls are wise. No, they’re stupid. The contradictions depend on which culture you come from.
Leib-Olmai is not a household name in terms of world mythological deities. I doesn't a narrative of his origin, either. Still, he was good spirit for hunters in an isolated land near the top of the globe.
Dragons are found in the myths of cultures all over the world. What is the origin of the myths about these terrifying creatures? What is the reason for our current fascination with dragons?
The love story of Eros and Psyche is well known in Greek mythology. Many know the story as Beauty and the Beast. It's a tale of lovers and a mother-in-law.
Ares is the Greek god known for war and fighting, and was honored by the Romans as well. But many people do not know that Ares was first a dancer, and a long time lover of Aphrodite, with whom he had four children. Ares is the typical working guy next door that we all know!