In Europe, ravens are seen as harbingers of misfortune while to North America’s Indigenous people they are central to creation myths.
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.
88 fascinating Chinese legendary creatures to know about. Use them in your video games, fantasy stories, RPG campaigns, whichever way you see fit!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Wise Metis saved Zeus's siblings after they were swallowed by Cronus, his father, who was afraid they would be stronger than him. And you thought your family had issues?
Myths are more attached to magpies than any other bird and they don’t always come out of the stories looking good.
They were Odin's "Thought" and "Mind", yet they were not your typical divine deities. Here is a brief history of Huginn and Muninn, mytholigy's most important Ravens.
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!
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.
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.
When you travel in Asia you'll serpent-like creatures everywhere, especially at religious sites. The Naga is a famous mythological creature in Eastern religions and society.
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?
Thomas Aquinas, wrote that Charity is a friendship with God and the angels. A supernatural conversation that does not reside in relationships with other human beings...
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.
Greek mythology is often simply thought of in terms of the fights with monsters or the fighting between mortals. Many stories of Ancient Greece though were about relationships between gods and mortals
The Phoenix is a mythological creature that can be found in many books. So where did it originate? What is the true myth? These questions are answered here and more.
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.
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 stirring love tale of Eros, also known as Cupid, and Psyche is a compelling Greek myth, and helps highlight several important lessons and aspects of Greek culture
Fenrir, Loki's son, is prophesied to cause great harm to Asgard, and grows dangerously fast. This story is considered to be one of the important, if somewhat minor, tales in Norse Mythology.
Owls are good. No, they’re bad. Owls are wise. No, they’re stupid. The contradictions depend on which culture you come from.
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.
Reports of mysterious objects emerging from the ocean depths have had as long a history as its “flying” counterpart. So, what are they?
A list of 108 Chinese mythological gods and characters for all your creative needs. Use these in your video games, fantasy stories, RPG campaigns, whichever way you see fit!
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.
The Titans were the generation of deities that preceded the gods of Mount Olympus before Zeus. Their leader was Kronos who was at the time the supreme ruler of the universe, and indeed father of Zeus.
Hestia was known as the meditative one in Greek mythology, who helped make a home calm and centered. Her magic was passed from home to home with the torch's fire, so Hestia's warmth could grace a new family.
Visiting China soon for holiday? Here are 10 of the most popular and beloved Chinese myths to know for the perfect vacation in China.
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.
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.