Chinese Gods of Hell are fearsome but are not regarded as evil or demonic. Instead, they are responsible for punishing the unvirtuous and sinful.
Throughout time, forests have always spoken to our sense of the mysterious. Their use in legends, myths and fantasy literature attests to this. Some woods, however, have such a history within our story traditions that they have become almost mystery-embodied. Here are five such ancient forests.
What is a Wendigo? A Native American legend also depicted in movies and books, the Wendigo is a beastly spirit with an insatiable appetite for human flesh.
Throughout history, humans have sought protection and recovery from diseases from gods of healing. Several of the nine outlined here are even still actively worshiped.
Dragons are well known in Greek mythology. There are four dragon-like beasts more well-known than all the rest — Typhon, the father of all monsters, Lernaean Hydra, whose heads multiply, Python, who lives in the center of the earth, and Ladon, guardian of the Golden Apples.
Mythological goddess are just as vital to traditions and customs as their male counterparts. Madder-Akka is a prime example. Her unique task was to inspire names for newborns, but she was a lot more to the ancient people of the Lapland and Baltic regions.
Like other cultures, Japanese mythology is full of legendary magical weapons. Here are 12 of the most famous and renowned ones.
In the Finnish language, Jumala means “god”. Also, it refers to any god including the Christian Jehovah. However, Jumala was once a god in his own right. Moreover, the original gods associated with the word have become part of a realm within a superhero universe.
50 legendary artifacts and magical weapons from Chinese legends, mythology, and classic fantasy sagas such as Journey to the West.
108 Chinese mythological gods, immortals, and characters for your creative needs. Use these in your video games, fantasy stories, RPG campaigns, whichever way you see fit!
There are a lot of strange creatures and in this world but many of them are not discussed. This list of the lesser known cryptids will help you learn about just a few of the mysteries nature as giving us to explore.
Does our intelligence reside in our hearts or in our brains? Since ancient times, the heart has been valued as the seat of our consciousness and morality, so what are the myths and symbols used to define this vital organ. How has the symbol developed over time? Do we have a 'heart-brain'?
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.
Ancient Greece produced some of the wildest and most memorable folklore known to humanity. Famous films like "Hercules" and "Troy" derive their storylines from some of these aged legends. Here are my picks for the 10 best stories from ancient Greek mythology.
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.
American lumberjacks of the late 19th and early 20th centuries would pass around stories of the "fearsome critters" who shared the wilderness with them. Here are three such tales.
Troy was once seen as primarily fictional, until Heinrich Schliemann found the first remnants of a site that is now accepted as the famous mythical city. Here are some more sites from European folklore and mythology that could present new archaeologists with a similar opportunity.
Alien Big Cats, or ABCs, are commonly sighted throughout the world, but especially in the United Kingdom. The Beast of Bodmin Moor and the Beast of Buchan are two of the more well known ABCs said to roam throughout the UK.
While a sneeze is merely a spasmodic, involuntary action caused by irritation due to foreign particles in the nasal mucosa, the beliefs, legends, and superstitions associated with sneezing are diverse and baffling.