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    What Were the Greek Myths?

    To many people the ancient Greek myths will simply only be viewed as epic tales of the Greek pantheon gallivanting around the earth, going on crazy adventures, and achieving all sorts of supernatural feats. This is true, but only on the surface. If you only view these tales with tunnel vision, then you will only […] More

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    Vikings and The Celts

    During the Bronze Age, the Celts and Vikings were the largest groups to inhabit the northern world, and the fusion between the two was inevitable. The Celts inhabited northern England, Scotland, and Ireland but also spread to Northern Italy and Spain. Some think that due to similarity in language and culture there is a genetic […] More

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    The Japanese Creation Myth

    Before there was land, the world was covered by an enormous sea. There were two kami (god or spirit) siblings named Izanagi and Izanami. These names translate literally into “he who invites” and “she who invites,” respectively. They received orders from the other kami to solidify the shape of the Earth. Together, they thrust a […] More

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    The Norse God: Thor

    The god of thunder, often seen as the hero of the common man, was the most worshiped god during the pre-Christian Scandinavian Era. He is associated with strength, the protection of mankind, and storms. The characteristics most valuable to the Norse people often surrounded Thor, like honor, loyalty, and the unshakeable sense of duty. It […] More

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    Why Is Greek Mythology Still Studied?

    The truth is reading and hearing about Greek mythology and the ancient myths is one thing, however, studying the matter is another. Thus, the question that many may have is why are these mythological beliefs still being studied in the 21st century? The answer is to learn. Plainly put and said, we still study Greek […] More

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    Ancient Egypt: Many Rivers, One River

    “Without the Nile, there would be no Egypt” (Wilkinson, Toby, 2015, p. 3). That statement would seem bold were it not absolutely true. The river, iteru in the ancient Egyptian language, has dominated and defined the East African landscape since before the arrival of the first human species, Homo erectus, in Africa more than 700,000 […] More

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    What about The Ogdoad?

    Let me tell you about the Eightfold, or Ogdoad, who existed from primordial times and were worshipped from antiquity. The Ogdoad was a group of primordial gods and goddesses who embodied the qualities or characteristics of the primordial chaos from which arose the benben, or primeval mound of creation. The word primordial refers to a […] More

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    The Nine Realms of Norse Mythology – Niflheim and Muspelheim.

    According to Norse mythology, the cosmos is divided into nine realms. These comprised the cosmos and were inextricably linked to one another.  These included Niflheim, Muspelheim, Asgard, Midgard, Jotunheim, Vanaheim, Alfheim, Svartalfheim, and Helheim. Each realm has different functions and characteristics that set it apart from the others. Each of these nine realms housed a […] More