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Apollo Greek Mythology Greek Gods

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Apollo Greek Mythology Greek Gods

Apollo is to young men as Ares is to war, Hera to marriage, and Hades to the dead. He is principally the patron god of young men among numerous others, including archery, music, and prophecy. Today, he is most commonly recognized as the Sun god. However, this is a...

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Origins of Vampire Beliefs

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Origins of Vampire Beliefs

It is possible that the concept of the vampire originated from the persecution of those few unfortunates with a congenital illness like porphyria, or from mental illnesses. The pervasiveness of the vampire trope, a blood-thirsty undead creature who survives by drinking the blood of the living is a stubborn...

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Legend of the Chupacabra

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Legend of the Chupacabra

El Chupacabra, The Goat-Sucker in Spanish, is a legendary cryptid. It seizes and kills livestock, bleeding them dry through small round holes. First heard of in Puerto Rico, it is now reported from Maine to Tierra del Fuego. Biologists consider its existence improbable, but then, they would. Description The...

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Mermaid Mythology

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Mermaid Mythology

Stories about mermaids are going very very far back in antiquity. The mythical creature of the mermaid/merman finds its roots from the Babylonians and Sumerians. They knew the god Ea or Enki, the god of the sweet waters, which is according to the mythology the creator and savior of...

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Origins of the Paul Bunyan Story

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Origins of the Paul Bunyan Story

Most of us heard the story of Paul Bunyon and his giant blue ox Babe when growing up, but it’s likely none of us ever questioned where the idea of this pair came from. Was he pure fictionalized fantasy, or did he have some roots based on a real...

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The Oldest Man in the World

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The Oldest Man in the World

Utnapishtim was the world’s oldest man in Sumerian and Babylonian mythology.  He survived the Great Flood and knew the secret of life and death.  His name means “He who saw life”.  He is also known as Atrachasis, “the exceptional wise one.”  Depending on the version of the myth, he was either a...

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Luck of Numbers

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Luck of Numbers

Superstitions concerning numbers have been around for centuries. Numbers have long been associated with good and bad luck around the world. The best known of all the superstitious numbers is the number 13. However, there are many more numbers that contain superstitious connotations. The number 13 This number is...

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Common Myths about Zombies

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Common Myths about Zombies

Everyone knows the myth that zombies are reanimated corpses or at least they should have heard of the myth.  It is probably the most commonly accepted myth about these fictional creatures.  After all the stigmata of a corpse walking among the living is probably one of the most terrifying...

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Do you Employ Superstitions

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Do you Employ Superstitions

Why do superstitions exist?  Why are we sometimes superstitious from time to time?  Do superstitions have any basis in fact?  These questions continue to persist through the ages, and I’ve asked them myself periodically. Personally, superstitions have entertained my psyche when I can’t make a decision, or when I...

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Calchas Greek Mythology

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Calchas Greek Mythology

Calchas was the son the Thestor of Megara and the grandson of Idmor. He was the prophet in the Ilias (War of Troy) written by Homeros. He was consulted by the Greeks when they felt helpless and needed advice. He was described by Homeros as the wisest one regarding...

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