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Mother Of The Gods And The Father Of The Gael
There is no surviving, or as yet translated, Creation story within Irish mythology. We learn from the Lebor Gabala Erenn, a text from the Christian Middle Ages, of the Tuatha De Danann, or "People of the Goddess Danu", who came to Ireland either...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Ingwaz
Welcome to the Rune-of-the-Month Club! Ingwaz is the sixth rune of the third aett, and the twenty-second rune of the Elder Futhark as a whole. Its sound is that of the English “ng.” Like Thurisaz, it represents a sound written by two letters in the Roman...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Dazhdebog
(Gift-Lord, The God of Gifts) East Slavonic A God of sun and warmth, son of Svarog and one of the eight primary Slavonic deities. He is regarded as the ultimate ancestor of the Russian people, and even today a poetic reference to Russians can be made using...
Deities & Heros >> Slavic
Stribog
([paternal-] Uncle-Lord) Pan Slavonic God of sky, air and wind, and one of the eight primary deities. He is said to be the ancestor of eight grandsons, each the Wind of a particular direction....
Deities & Heros >> Slavic
Celtic Gods and Heros: Introduction to Celtic Mythology
Youngsters of school age almost effortlessly learn about the gods and heroes of Greek and Roman mythology. Names like Zeus, Hercules, Diana, Ulysses, Mercury, Venus, and others become widely familiar. Paintings, popular movies, and books trace their stories...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
An
(Sumerian) A primordial sky-god, regarded as the creator of the world and progenitor or ancestor of all the Gods who followed Him. His attributes are obscure and his rulership of the heavens is vague and ill-defined; He seems to have been a distant figure...
Deities & Heros >> Mesopotamian
Dumuzi
(Sumerian) Child of Duttur, Lord of shepherds and the flocks, and eternal adversary to Enkimdu. He is regarded as both divinity and royal ancestor in several Mesopotamian city-states, most notably Uruk, where he is listed as an earlier predescessor to the...
Deities & Heros >> Mesopotamian

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Reptile fossil could be bird's ancestor
The species found by researchers named Teyujagua paradoxa apparently lived in the Triassic period and it was an ancestor of a group of animals called archosauriforms. This particular group of animals will later give rise to dinosaurs and pterosaurs.
Find Your Revolutionary War Ancestor at this Free Event
A free genealogy seminar in conjunction with the Reunion of Upcountry Families (a 3-day event). We will teach you how to find your Revolutionary War ancestor. DAR is preserving the genealogical information found in Bibles.
China Exclusive: Korean Confucius descendants trace back to ancestor of family
Confucius descendants from China and ROK held a ritual commemorating their ancestors at the Confucius temple on Thursday, burning incense and kowtowing to a statue of their shared ancestor, a must before discussing major family affairs such as ...
Ancestor Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington to give fight against modern
The talk will be in Jorgensen Hall, where Morris will discuss the pressure he felt growing up in the shadows of his ancestors.
Volkswagen-Size Armored Mammal Is Armadillo Ancestor
A new genetic analysis of the glyptodont, an ancient armored creature the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, reveals that it's closely related to the modern-day armadillo.

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