Mythology

Myths and Legends

In ancient times ’till now, myths and legends are preserved and studied all over the world. They can give us a perspective of the past, or through myths and legends we can take the feedback of past mistakes. Different mythologies and legends are also always the same in their core – divinity and mortality, but with the grain of salt that all power comes with levels of difficulty, moral and understanding.

But myths and legends can show us that all gods and mortals, given power, does not mean equal to wisdom – that is reserved for those that study their variations.

Halloween Meaning and Symbolism

holiday-festival. Their symbolic significance is very reminiscent of an ancient theater, such as in the Ellada period, or in the sarcophagi of the pharaohs, where a mask is placed on the mummy: a symbol of the image that resonates over the millennia. The ancient Balkan people, as well as later the Romans (including the expansion of the Roman Empire to the Balkans), used masks not only as an easy incarnation, but were also practical: an actor with many masks could play a whole mythological scene of different characters.

Origin of Halloween: Jack-o-Lantern, Treats, Costumes

Origin of Halloween: Jack-o-Lantern, Treats, Costumes

Halloween is on October 31 against November 1-st. Like many modern holidays, Halloween has its roots in paganism, the Celts, the Romans, the Egyptians, the Native American tribes: a tribute to the dead and their souls, as the “barrier” between the world of the living and the dead is considered to be the thinnest. Halloween (Hallowe’en, Alhalloween, All Hallows ’Eve, All Saints’ Day) is also a time of homage to saints, martyrs, all who died in the “true faith” (after the Christianization of the holiday), relatives and friends.

Gnosticism Defined Through The Matrix

Gnosticism Defined Through The Matrix

It's here - "The Matrix 4: Resurrections"! Finally, after all this time, almost 20 years have passed since the last ("The Matrix: Revolutions", 2003) one and now is the best time to ask again: "What is the Matrix?" An important question not only for the film buffs ,...

Difference Between Myth and Legend With Examples

Difference Between Myth and Legend With Examples

If you are reading this article, you are wondering what exactly is the difference between a myth and a legend. There are some destinct points to be made here, and hope this clarify the question that everyone interested in mythos and legends asks in the beginning. Myth...

The Eye – Symbolism and Meaning

The Eye – Symbolism and Meaning

The Symbolism of the Eye The reflection of the eye is a reflection in the macrocosm, but also in the moral life: "Knowledge manifests itself as clearly as light, like the white of the eyes, and his insight sparkles in him like their radiant power, while in his essence...

Celtic Legend: How They Became Swans

Celtic Legend: How They Became Swans

“Children of Lir” (Irish: Oidheadh ​​chloinne Lir) is a Celtic legend that combines the Christian message of freedom through the world of magic and spells. The legend shows the Christianization of Ireland and its influence on the old faith, as the elements of the new religion are everywhere in the mythological characters – from the perception of the main characters about the passage of too much time (shows the passing of old beliefs); to the part of the legend that shows the coming of a new age appearance when they hear the ringing of the bells of a new religion ”).

Myths of Hercules/Heracles – Part 5 – Siege of Troy

Myths of Hercules/Heracles – Part 5 – Siege of Troy

Twelve Labors of Hercules in this article: Eurytus - the myth in which Heracles is insulted and accused of theft, incited to murder and sold as a slave to Omphala, queen of Lydia.The Giant Geryon - the task of kidnapping the cows of the giant Gerion, who has three...

Ghost Stories – Different Types of Ghost in Ancient World

Ghosts - Spirits Ghost - Old English gast "breath; good or bad spirit, angel, demon; person, man, human being," in Biblical use "soul, spirit, life," from Proto-West Germanic *gaistaz (source also of Old Saxon gest, Old Frisian jest,...

Giants – Mythology and The Bible

Before the Flood – According to biblical texts before the Flood (Genesis), the Nephilim (the “fallen”) and the Giborims – “the mighty” on the earth which are also translated as “giants”. Some cite the two terms as interpreting that the giants were the “fallen”, of which existence is contrary to God’s will.

Grim Reaper and Death – Combination of Myths

Personification Death is one of the most interesting topics that has aroused the imagination of many over the millennia. Her personalization happens later. The ancients of the world perceived death as a transition to another life and were later portrayed as an...

How Zombies Became Popular – Origins of the Dead

Typically  the origin of zombies are viewed as a cinematic fictional commentary of the mindlessness of the masses and later the great danger of chemical experimentation or a social commentary for the nature of humans in the bring of the Apocalypse.
This is all true but actually the origin is in Haiti from where slaves from West Africa were shipped, thus bringing the Voodoo religion with them. Haiti was a Catholic establishment, but Voodoo practices were present during night and zombification was taboo and yet used for selling slaves. Also, the Bible mentioned one very famous zombie – Lazarus.

Werewolf Origin and Legend

The origin and legend can be tracked down all the way to Proto-Indo-European mythology and it has been added and evolved to present day variations.
Werewolf or lycanthrope (from Ancient Greek λυκάνθρωπος lukánthropos (from λύκος lúkos “wolf” and ἄνθρωπος, ánthrōpos “human”) , sometimes refereed as therianthropic hybrid (the ability to shapeshift into an animal), is typically referred to interpretation of the Germanic and Balkan representations in spite of its more ancient origins.

Vampire Origin Story – Mesopotamian, Slavic, Greek

Origin In its origin, the vampire is a combination of old myths of slavic and other cultures. In its roots, for example, the Mesopotamian, Ancient Greeks, Manipuri, the Romans and all older religions and beliefs are talking about evil entities and evil spirits....

Kaiju – Huge Monsters Not Only in Japanese Culture

Kaiju - Origin Kaiju (怪獣, kaijū) - the term is a little bit vague in its origin from where it comes from but it is mostly attributed to Godzilla's popularization of the term meaning "strange beast". For that reason is most probably a cinema term, but of course...
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