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Gwydion and the Battle of the Trees
One of the common themes in Welsh mythology involves raids into the Underworld. This nether land realm is called by different sources Annwn, Achren, Caer Sidi, or by modern English references: Hades or the Otherworld. The images of the Welsh Underworld were...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Persephone
Persephone had no real title or position in the world of Olympian gods and goddesses.
Deities & Heros >> Greek
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
Persephone - An Intutitive View
Persephone is a Goddess whose history has been mainly inferred from ancient mythological placement of her as Demeter’s daughter and Hades wife. She has rarely been addressed outside of the context of her connection to these two more infamous individuals....
Deities & Heros >> Greek
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
Sokar/Sokher
Sokar, probably an earth and fertility god in early times. Later he developed into a mortuary deity, his cult center being near the necropolis of Mennefer (Memphis). He was depicted as a falcon headed human, showing his association to the king, and in the...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Hecate: Patroness Of Witchcraft and Witches
Myth of Hecate Hecate is known as the dark Goddess of the moon. She witnessed the abduction of Persephone, daughter of Demeter. She was able to act as a mediator when Demeter bargained with Zeus to rescue her daughter. Hecate herself, presided over Persephone'...
Deities & Heros >> Greek

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Decapitated head found in Amsterdam tied to underworld drug war
Decapitated head found in Amsterdam tied to underworld drug war. A severed head has been found in front of an Amsterdam cafe, a day after a headless body was discovered in a torched car. Police are investigating links with criminal drug gangs.
Songs We Love: Underworld, 'Ova Nova'
It's hard not to wonder: After 35 years together, what could Karl Hyde and Rick Smith possibly cook up that's new? The Englishmen better known as Underworld have been filling arenas and festival mainstages with gargantuan, gorgeous techno for more than ...
Once Upon a Time Round Table: Unfinished Business in the Underworld
In the show's 100th episode, we took a trip to the Underworld in Once Upon a Time Season 5 Episode 12 as Emma and her friends tried to rescue Killian from the death. We saw many dearly departed friends and were introduced to Hades, the new villain in ...
Overanalyzing Hook's 'Once Upon a Time' Underworld debut
To put it delicately, Once Upon a Time's first look at Hook in the Underworld is bloody awful. Let's break down the sneak peak of “Labor of Love.” Hook doesn't look so hot.
Bobby Gunn: Champion of the Underworld
Later, when his pro-boxing career fizzled, he began earning his keep in the quick-cash underworld, working asphalt jobs, and getting in daily gym sessions while raising a family.

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