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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
The Pagan Origins Of Christian Mythology
The Judeo-Christian religions were founded in a region of the world where savior religions existed for thousands of years. Much of the symbolism and many of the stories in the Bible may be traced to earlier myths of the Persians, Egyptians, and other people...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
The Basics of Vedic Mythology
The Vedic language forms a chain with the isolating, agglutinative and inflexional stages of the Indus language, as proved by the march of the clause ta na Sa of the isolating Indus to the vedic root tarS (to be thirsty). At the isolating stage of the...
Deities & Heros >> Indic
Pagan Mythology
Is the traditional story presented as an historical event that serves to illustrate part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. The mythological beliefs a culture shares gives shape to its actions and choices....
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays
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
Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death
This extensive introduction includes some of the more well known, along with some lesser known Death "incarnations", and I use that term loosely, as in many cultures, the Angel of Death can be quite an adept shapeshifter. We have tried to cull...
Mystic Sciences >> Necromantic Studies
The Celtic Vedic Connection, Part I
Of all the great ancient cultures perhaps no two share more parallels than those of the Celtic and Vedic peoples. A deep rooted affinity runs between them, what is present in one is mirrored in the other. Myths, Gods, Goddesses, even fairy tales bear a...
Religions >> Druidism

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David Hill Talks Maoris and Advice for Young Writers Ahead of His Bookworm
In fact I haven't written a great deal about Maori mythology, though the novel I'm trying to start does incorporate some elements of it. I feel it's best written about my Maori writers.
Northern Arizona astronomy: The Pleiades - a spectacular binocular object in
Although there are well more than 1,000 stars in the grouping, only as many as 14 are discernable with the naked eye under the best of conditions, though the mythology of most cultures refers only to the brightest six or seven. ...
The demigod Maui and his islands
Tonga, too, was pulled up by Maui, according to the mythology. And, in Maori mythology, it was Maui who, using an ancestor's jawbone as a fishing hook, pulled the North Island of Aotearoa or New Zealand — which was originally a huge fish — from the ...
UC academic's new book on trans-Tasman gold rush
Ruptures: History crumbled in the Christchurch quakes and that's good
This is the Christchurch origin mythology, Pickles writes. That version of Christchurch is missing Catholics (10 per cent of the population by 1878), Dutch (over 10,000 arrived in 1951-54) and most importantly Maori.

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