Mythologies
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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 ...

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Kumiho – The Korean Nine-Tailed Fox

Kumiho spirits in Korean mythology are fascinating and incredibly dangerous. They are also often confused with the Japanese Kitsune nine-tailed foxes and ...

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Coatlicue – Aztec Earth Mother of the Gods

Coatlicue was an Aztec goddess who played a critical role in Aztec mythology. She is the mother of the moon, stars, and the sun, and her myths are tied ...

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Earth Gods and Goddesses Across Ancient Mythologies

Earth deities can be found in any religion and mythology around the world. It’d be a mistake to think that they are all similar, however, as they are as ...

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Libertas – The Roman Goddess of Freedom

Libertas is one of the minor yet most popular Roman deities. This ancient “Lady Liberty” was the patron of freed slaves in Rome, her face can be seen on ...

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Who Are the Seven Japanese Gods of Good Fortune?

A group of seven popular Japanese gods, the Shichifukujin is associated with good fortune and happiness. The group consists of Benten, Bishamon, Daikoku, ...

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Aeolus – The Keeper of the Winds (Greek Mythology)

In Greek mythology, “Aeolus” is a name given to three characters who are genealogically related. Their accounts are also so similar that ancient ...

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Sleipnir – Odin’s Eight-Legged Stallion

Sleipnir is the most legendary horse in Norse mythology and arguably one of the most famous horses throughout all of the world’s religions. With eight ...

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Jotunheim – Norse Realm of Giants and Jötnar

Jotunheim, or Jötunheimr, is one of the Nine Realms in Norse mythology and an antithesis to the divine realm of Asgard. Unlike the orderly and gorgeous ...

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Ziz – The King of All Birds in Jewish Mythology

According to Jewish mythology, the Ziz was a monumental bird-like creature created by God. The Ziz is the lord of the sky, and as such, he is also regarded ...

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Karni Mata and the Bizarre Rat Temple (Hindu Mythology)

Hinduism is renowned for its thousands of gods and goddesses who have multiple incarnations. One of the incarnations of Hindu goddess Durga, Karni Mata, was ...

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