Mythologies
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Calypso (Greek Mythology) – Devious or Devoted?

Perhaps most renowned for her involvement with Odysseus in Homer’s epic the Odyssey, the nymph Calypso often evokes mixed feelings in Greek mythology. ...

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Norse Runes Explained – Meaning and Symbolism

Odin, the Allfather of Norse mythology, once impaled his own heart with the mighty Gungnir spear and hung from the World Tree Yggdrasil for nine days and ...

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All the Major Egyptian Gods and How They’re Connected

Egyptian mythology is as gorgeous and fascinating as it is complex and convoluted. With over 2,000 gods worshipped over its history of more than 6,000 ...

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Osiris – Egyptian God of Life, Death and Resurrection

In Egyptian mythology, Osiris was the god of fertility, life, agriculture, death and resurrection. Osiris’ name meant powerful or mighty, and according to ...

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Wadjet – Patron Goddess of Egypt

In Egyptian mythology, Wadjet was the patron goddess and guardian of the Nile Delta, and the one who protected and guided the pharaohs and queens of ...

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Terra – Roman Goddess of the Earth

Mother Earth personified, Terra is one of the oldest – if not the oldest – Roman deities we know of. Ancient yet actively worshipped throughout Rome’s ...

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Eleutheria – The Greek Goddess of Freedom

Many Greek gods are famous to this day for their unique looks, myths, and characteristics. There’s one goddess, however, that we know very little of, even ...

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Shouxing (Shalou) – Chinese God of Longevity

Shouxing is a mysterious celestial being, known by many names in traditional Chinese mythology – Shalou, Shalu, Shou Lao, Shou Xing, and others. However, he ...

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Inari – The Immensely Popular Shinto God of Foxes and Rice

When reading about Shintoism, there’s one deity whose names you’ll see over and over again – Inari Ōkami, Ō-Inari, or just Inari. This kami (deity, spirit) ...

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Ask and Embla – The First Humans in Norse Mythology

Ask and Embla are the first humans created by the gods, according to Norse mythology. As the legend goes, all people today are their descendants and ...

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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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Elegua – The Orisha of Crossroads

Known under various names throughout West Africa, the Caribbean, and South America, Elegua is the Orisha, or deity, of crossroads, paths, chance, and ...