Several poems describe a god’s journey or procession by barge. These accounts probably relate to real-life rituals in which statues of gods were ferried from their home cities to a site of pilgrimage where they received a blessing. In the …

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Mesopotamia may not have had the world’s earliest myths, but it was almost certainly the first place where myths were written down. The Sumerian people invented cuneiform writing there around 3500 BC, and by 2500 the script was being used …

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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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