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Can you help me identify this creature?

I bought this necklace recently which had no info about the creature on it. I was just wondering if it's just made up or if it features in any myths/legends?...

Asked on 01/01/2022

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Is there a legend or an explanation for the symbol of a swan with a woman's head?

This was found in a grave of a knight in Romania and I am wondering what the symbol of the swan with a woman's head could symbolize. The grave...

Asked on 12/28/2021 by samca

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What more uses are there for dragon parts?

I read this article that tries to describe all things one could do with the body parts and blood of the dragon: The Uses of Dragon Parts in...

Asked on 12/23/2021

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How could Heracles ensure the victory of the Olympians against the Titans if he was born mortal?

In ancient greek mythology, Heracles is the hero with the most adventures ever. There is, however, a temporal paradox between the different myths about him that bothers me a...

Asked on 12/22/2021

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What cultures believe that the stars are other worlds/places?

What cultures, if any (besides Ancient Egypt), believe(d) that the stars are other worlds/lands/islands?...

Asked on 12/18/2021 by inzenity

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Is there a myth about someone who constantly creates their own demise?

Since this is certainly a common theme, I'm wondering if there is a myth about someone who ignorantly walks themselves repeatedly into ill-fate or their own misery. It would be...

Asked on 12/16/2021 by Matt Weiler

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How did Princess Argyro lose her breast?

Princess Argyro is the legendary founder of Gjirokastër, in Albanian and Greek folklore. According to Nikolaos Politis1, in Greek tales she is sometimes referred to as...

Asked on 12/14/2021

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Is it possible to build a timeline for Greek mythology?

I have tried to find a timeline for Greek mythology but I either find small, unreferenced lists or timelines of Ancient Greece. Particularly, I would like to build or find...

Asked on 12/09/2021

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What was the Aztec religion's view of virginity?

This is a follow-up question to: "Why did druidesses vow perpetual virginity?" What was the Aztec religion's view of virginity? Did they, like the Romans with their vestal virgins,...

Asked on 11/10/2021

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Who is Thulis of Egypt?

Kersey Graves in The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors compiled a list of sixteen messianic figures that preceded Jesus and were crucified on a tree, rock or cross before ascending into...

Asked on 11/07/2021

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