Mythologies
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Danu – The Irish Mother Goddess

In Celtic mythology, the goddess Danu, also known as Anu or Dana, is the ancient mother of all gods and of the Celtic people. She was thought to be both the ...

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Chinese Dragons – Why Are They So Important?

Dragons are among the most popular symbols in China and are widely regarded as the most recognizable Chinese symbol outside of the country as well. The ...

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What Is Orphism? — The Ancient Greek Mystery Religion

The enchanted worldview of Ancient Greeks offers an abundance of intriguing myths. Myths are vivid stories rich in symbolic meaning — their purpose is to ...

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Krampus – The Terrifying Christmas Devil

Krampus is a strange mythological being with rather unique looks and symbolism. Half-goat and half-demon, this terrifying being has mysterious origins that ...

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Clio – Greek Muse of History

In Greek mythology, Clio (also spelled ‘Kleio) was one of the Nine Muses, the goddesses who guided and inspired artists. She was the personification of ...

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Who are the Eight Immortals of Chinese Mythology?

In Chinese and Taoist folklore, the Eight Immortals, or Bā Xiān, have an important role to play as the legendary immortal heroes of justice, who are always ...

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15 Unique Creatures of Norse Mythology

The nine worlds of Norse mythology are full of bizarre mythical creatures such as giants, dwarves, elves, norns and the Kraken. While Norse mythology is ...

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Mictlāntēcutli  – The Aztec God of Death

Mictlantecuhtli is one of the principal gods of the Aztecs and one of the strangest characters in the world’s many mythologies. As a god of death, ...

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Lingzhi – Mushroom of Immortality (Chinese Mythology)

A common idea among several cultures from East Asia is that immortality could be obtained by different means. Some of them require meditating on certain ...

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Eye of Ra vs. The Eye of Horus – Are They the Same? 

Egyptian mythology and hieroglyphics are full of fascinating symbols. Two of the most popular are the Eye of Ra and the Eye of Horus. Although ...

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Triton – Mighty God of the Sea (Greek Mythology)

Mysterious, powerful, and possibly the most famous of all Poseidon’s sons, Triton is a god of the sea. Initially Poseidon’s prime herald, the ...

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What is the ‘Native American’ Zodiac?

An element taken from the New Age Movement, the Native American zodiac gained popularity during the last decades of the 20th century. It’s supposed to help ...

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