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  • In Europe, ravens are seen as harbingers of misfortune while to North America’s Indigenous people they are central to creation myths.

    Raven Folklore

    Raven Folklore

    by Rupert Taylor2

  • 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.

    Top 10 Lesser Known Cryptids From Around the World

    Top 10 Lesser Known Cryptids From Around the World

    by Ricky Rodson6

  • 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.

    Trolls: The Lovable Rejects of Mythology

    Trolls: The Lovable Rejects of Mythology

    by Dean Traylor1

  • 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.

    Leib-Olmai: The Elusive Bear God

    Leib-Olmai: The Elusive Bear God

    by Dean Traylor1

  • Myths are more attached to magpies than any other bird and they don’t always come out of the stories looking good.

    The Folklore of Magpies

    The Folklore of Magpies

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • 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.

    Huginn and Muninn: The Divine Ravens of Odin

    Huginn and Muninn: The Divine Ravens of Odin

    by Dean Traylor0

  • 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!

    Ares: Greek Archetype of War, Dance, and Lover

    Ares: Greek Archetype of War, Dance, and Lover

    by Jean Bakula20

  • 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.

    Nagas in Asian Mythology

    Nagas in Asian Mythology

    by Sam Shepards4

  • 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...

    The Gratiae Goddesses

    The Gratiae Goddesses

    by m wilson0

  • 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.

    15 Names for Horses From Chinese Mythology

    15 Names for Horses From Chinese Mythology

    by Teeuwynn Woodruff1

  • 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

    Danae and Zeus: A Love Story From Greek Mythology

    Danae and Zeus: A Love Story From Greek Mythology

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • 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.

    The Phoenix: A Mythological Bird

    The Phoenix: A Mythological Bird

    by Angela Michelle Schultz26

  • 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.

    The Folklore of Bees

    The Folklore of Bees

    by Rupert Taylor4

  • 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 Heart—Symbolism and Mythology

    The Heart—Symbolism and Mythology

    by CMHypno2

  • 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

    Greek Mythology: Eros & Psyche

    Greek Mythology: Eros & Psyche

    by John Jack George0

  • 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.

    Norse Mythology: The Fenris-Wolf

    Norse Mythology: The Fenris-Wolf

    by John Jack George2

  • Owls are good. No, they’re bad. Owls are wise. No, they’re stupid. The contradictions depend on which culture you come from.

    Owl Folklore

    Owl Folklore

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • 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.

    Top 10 Greek Myths to Know for Your Greek Vacation

    Top 10 Greek Myths to Know for Your Greek Vacation

    by Kuan Leong Yong8

  • Reports of mysterious objects emerging from the ocean depths have had as long a history as its “flying” counterpart. So, what are they?

    USO: The Mystery Under the Waves

    USO: The Mystery Under the Waves

    by Dean Traylor0

  • 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.

    Fourteen Lost European Cities Primarily Known From Myth and Folklore

    Fourteen Lost European Cities Primarily Known From Myth and Folklore

    by Douglas Redant2

  • 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.

    Titans in Greek Mythology

    Titans in Greek Mythology

    by Colin Quartermain1

  • 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.

    Hestia: Goddess of Meditative Wisdom in Mature Women

    Hestia: Goddess of Meditative Wisdom in Mature Women

    by Jean Bakula6

  • 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.

    Jumala: That’s Finnish for God

    Jumala: That’s Finnish for God

    by Dean Traylor2

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