Okay lads and laddies, its story time! If you remember, I did an article about Xhosa myths. This story comes from there. This is an interesting and entertaining piece of Xhosa folklore and also shows livelihood of people before them. It depicts a character whom you should NOT be among the people of Xhosa. This is one of the functions of myth, to illustrate (more…)
Coyote is an often occurring figure in tales and stories that are popular to us. He is a high ranking god in most of the Native American Myths. Often associated with the Creator himself he is called by many names, the Old Man, the First Scolder, (more…)
Today I started the day thinking that I would write an entry about something from Greek Myths. Maybe something about affairs of Zeus or the war of gods with Titans. Then I was on the mythology subreddit on Reddit(/r/mythology) . There I saw a post from a redditor about he found Greek Myths boring because it was so predictable. Though I do not 100% agree with him, I think he/she has some point.
In the pantheon of the Nordic gods, Týr is a god who seldom appears but plays a very important part in the myth itself. Týr is mostly regarded as a god of valor, heroics and law. Many times he is also compared and said to be similar to Mars, the Roman god of war, in turn also attributing war and battle to his domains. (more…)
Every civilization had a myth. No matter what they called it — religion, culture or rituals. They had their own rituals and figures of worship. A common trait to all of the myths of ancient civilizations are gods. Almost all of myths describe and worship figure(s) of unnatural characteristics. These beings are supreme to human beings in term of strength, skill, intelligence and longevity. Despite their superhuman-like capabilities, the most important power of any god in any mythology is — (more…)