Category: Mythology

TO THE ANCIENTS, THE MEANING OF THE STORY WAS MOST IMPORTANT, NOT THE LITERAL TRUTH OF THE DETAILS OF A CERTAIN VERSION OF A TALE.

Mythology (from the Greek ‘mythos’ for story-of-the-people, and ‘logos’ for word or speech, the spoken story of a people) is the study and interpretation of often sacred tales or fables of a culture known as ‘myths’ or the collection of such stories which usually deal with the human condition, good and evil, human origins, life and death, the afterlife, and the gods. Myths express the beliefs and values about these subjects held by a certain culture.

Myths tell the stories of ancestors and the origin of humans and the world, the gods, supernatural beings (satyrs, nymphs, mermaids) and heroes with super-human, usually god-given, powers (as in the case of Heracles or Perseus of the Greeks). Myths also describe origins or nuances of long-held customs or explain natural events such as the sunrise and sunset, the full moon or thunder and lightning storms.

20 of my favorite Mythical Creatures To the best of my knowledge, none of the animals listed below is real, so please don’t get taken in by a huckster who wants to sell you one. 1 Dragonthis legendary monster was …

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Sacred Trees – Ancient Spirituality and Religions – Wisdom of the Trees The transition from a rural world to an urbanized one has transformed the relationship that humans have with trees and forests. What was a daily, physical contact has …

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Audiobook-Soul Consciousness from Sadhana, the Realisation of Life by Rabindranath Tagore SOUL CONSCIOUSNESS (Chapter 2) We have seen that it was the aspiration of ancient India to live and move and have its joy in Brahma, the all-conscious and all-pervading …

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Mythical sea monsters Sea Monsters from Mythology and Legends | The Kraken, Sea Serpents and Mermaids Seafarers of old were respectful and wary of the strange creatures that lurked below the surface. The reflection of sunlight upon water, overwhelming homesickness, …

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Mythology from the Slavic East, Origins of Santa Claus, Vampires, Werewolves, Baba Yaga The Slavs entered history in the 5th and 6th centuries CE, moving Westward from the lands north of the Black Sea and settling in Eastern Europe and …

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