Mythologies
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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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Janus –  Roman God of Time, Beginnings, Endings, and Doorways

Many think that all Roman gods are just renamed copies of the “original” Greek deities. However, that’s not the case. Meet Janus – the Roman god of time, ...

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Romulus and Remus – History and Mythology

In the ancient world, it was a tradition to explain the origins of places through legends and myths. Raised in the wild by a she-wolf, Romulus and Remus ...

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Astraea – Greek Goddess of Justice and Innocence

In ancient Greek mythology, there were several deities related to the notion of moral balance (or ‘sophrosyne’). Among these, Astraea, the virgin goddess of ...

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The Erotes – The Winged Gods of Love

Love has been a powerful driving force throughout all of mankind’s history. It is an emotion so complex and relevant to cultural life, that the Greeks had ...

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Ourea – The Greek Deities of Mountains

In Greek mythology, each mountain was believed to have its own deity. The Ourea were the primordial deities that represented the mountains of the world ...

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Medb –  Legendary Queen of Ireland

The story of Queen Medb is one of Ireland's greatest legends. This goddess in the flesh was fierce, seductive, beautiful, and most importantly powerful. No ...

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Tlaloc – Aztec God of Rain and Earthly Fertility

The Aztecs associated the cycle of rain with agriculture, land fertility, and prosperity. This is why Tlaloc, the god of rain, enjoyed a prominent place ...

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Himeros – Greek God of Erotic Desire

Greek mythology is filled to the brim with erotic desire and and sexual misconduct. Zeus, the almighty King of the Gods, cheated on his wife regularly with ...

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8 Most Famous Roman Myths

Roman mythology is known for its rich stories. Most of the stories of Roman mythology were almost entirely borrowed from the Greek, but there are many local ...

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