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Mount Othrys

Mount Othrys is a mountain in central Greece, in the northeastern part of Phthiotis and southern part of Magnesia 39°1′1″N 22°42′35″E. During the ten-year war between the Titans and the Olympians the ones that existed then and their allies both s ...

                                               

Odyssey

The Odyssey is a major Ancient Greek epic poem. It was written by Homer, as a sequel to the Iliad. In its origin it was an oral epic poem from Mycenaean Greece, about the 11th century BC. The hero of the poem is Odysseus, or Ulysses as he is call ...

                                               

Oracle of Delphi

The Oracle of Delphi was an institution in Ancient Greece, dedicated to the god Apollo. Only one priestess operated at Delphi at any one time, and the name given to her was the Pythia. The woman gave up her own name when she became priestess. The ...

                                               

Orion (mythology)

In Greek mythology, Orion is a giant hunter. When he goes hunting, his dogs Sirius and Procycon accompany him. He lived in Boeotia and Crete. People do not agree about his parents: Sometimes he is said to be the son of Poseidon and the gorgon Eur ...

                                               

Orpheus and Eurydice

The ancient legend of Orpheus and Eurydice concerns the fateful love of Orpheus of Thrace, son of Apollo and the muse Calliope, for the beautiful Eurydice.

                                               

Pandoras box

In Greek mythology, Pandoras box was a large jar carried by Pandora. It contained the evils to be let loose on mankind. When the box was empty, hope remained. The actual evils are not specified by Hesiod.

                                               

Mount Parnassus

Mount Parnassus, also Parnassos, is a mountain of limestone in central Greece. It is north of the Gulf of Corinth. According to Greek mythology, this mountain was sacred to Apollo and the home of the Muses.

                                               

Temple of Zeus at Olympia

The Temple of Zeus is a Doric temple in the sanctuary at Olympia, Greece. Olympia was the site of the ancient Olympic Games. The temple is a ruin. It was dedicated to Zeus, the principal god of the Ancient Greeks. This temple was the most importa ...

                                               

Triton (mythology)

Triton was the son of Poseidon, the sea god, in Greek mythology. He acted as Poseidons messenger. He had the ability to make the seas calm by blowing on a conch shell. He is shown in Greek art as having the body of a man and a fish tail, like a m ...

                                               

Trojan War

The Trojan War was one of the most important wars in the history of Ancient Greece. It happened between the Trojans and the Greeks. It is mostly known through the Iliad, an epic poem written by the Ancient Greek poet Homer. In the middle 19th cen ...

                                               

Typhon

Typhon, also Typhoeus, Typhaon, and Typhos, was the final son of Gaia in Greek mythology. He attempted to destroy Zeus after Zeus imprisoned the Titans. Zeus won and sent Typhon to be trapped under Mount Etna. Typhon was the father of the Nemean ...

                                               

Agastya

According to Hindu mythology, Agastya was the name of a famous sage. The Hindu tradition states that he brought the Vedic culture to the southern part of India. He also helped in development of Tamil language. According to traditional belief, he ...

                                               

Churning of the Ocean

Churning of the Ocean is a mythical story of Hinduism and Hindu mythology. It is described in many Hindu scriptures, especially in the Mahabharata and the Puranas. The story tells about the churning of the ocean by the gods and the demons. From t ...

                                               

Devaki

Devaki was a woman mentioned in the Mahabharata. Her father’s name was Devaka, and she was the younger sister of Kansha, a cruel king of Mathura of Ancient India. Devaki was married to Vasudeva, a son of Sureshana. Krishna, an avatar of Vishnu wa ...

                                               

Ganesha

Ganesha or is the elephant-headed god in Hinduism. He is the son of Shiva and Parvati. Ganesha is a very popular god in Hinduism, and was one of the most worshipped. Hindu tradition states that Ganesha is a god of wisdom, success and good luck. H ...

                                               

Garuda

The Garuda is a large mythical bird or bird-like creature that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology.

                                               

Hanuman

Hanuman is one of the most popular gods of Hindus. He is also known by other names like Hanumat. His mother’s name was Anjana. Based on her mother’s name, Hanuman is sometimes called Anjaneya, that is, one born of Anjana. His father’s name was Ke ...

                                               

Harihara

Harihara is the deity that combines Vishnu and Shiva. It comes from the Hindu tradition. Harihara is also sometimes used as a philosophical term when one wants to speak of the unity of Vishnu and Shiva as different aspects of the same Supreme God.

                                               

Indra

Indra or Sakra is the most important among the Indo-Aryan gods. He is the God of war, the god of thunderstorms. In the Vedas, many verses are there in his praise. The Rigveda praises him as a very strong God. Many Hindu scriptures tell about Indr ...

                                               

Kalahasti

Kalahasti is a place in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus. In Kalhasti, there is a famous and ancient temple of Shiva, a god of Hindus. The temple is one of the five such temples of Shiva in south India co ...

                                               

Kalki

Kalki is the final avatar or incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. Hindus believe that there are four stages of time. The stage of time we are in is called the Kali Yuga. In this stage of time, people are very bad. To make the world good, Kalki wi ...

                                               

Kurma

Kurma is an avatar in the Hindu religion. Hindus believe that Vishnu, an important god of Hinduism, had several forms, or avatars, and the second important avatar is called the Kurma avatar. In this avatar, Vishnu took the form of a kurma to help ...

                                               

Mantra

In Hinduism and Hindu mythology, Mantra means a group of words. There are many such groups of words. Some mantras have meanings. However, there are many mantras which are just syllables, with or without any words. Such mantras do not carry meanin ...

                                               

Matsya

Hindus believe that the Matsya was the first important avatar of Vishnu. As the Matsya avatar, Vishnu took the form of a big fish. Sometimes, it is said that he took the form of a half-man and half-fish. There is a story about this in Hindu scrip ...

                                               

Narasimha

Narasimha, according to Hinduism, was the fourth avatar of Vishnu. In this form, Vishnu had the body of a man, but he had a head of a lion. This avatar of Vishnu is also a symbol of great strength. The Hindu scriptures tell this story about Naras ...

                                               

Parashurama

Hindus believe that Vishnu has many important avatars. The Parashurama also known as parshurama avatar was the sixth important avatar. In this avatar, Vishnu was in the form of a human. He came to Earth to stop bad people he was the son of sage j ...

                                               

Raam

Raam is the Seventh Avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism. He was a king of ancient India. His wife is Sita, who is the Avatar of Lakshmi. He is the hero of the ancient Hindu epic poem, The Ramayana from Sanskrit: The Journey of Rama. In this legend, Rama ...

                                               

Ravana

According to truth Sri Lankan history Ravana was first recorded King in the Sri Lanka. Most of people know him as a lady Thiefer. But its not the true story. read carefully we will say you the correct one. you can understand that clearly. Some pe ...

                                               

Rishi

Rishi is a word used in many Hindu scriptures. A simple translation of the word into English would mean a sage. Hindu scriptures and Hindu mythology tell about a number of rishis. They describe a rishi as an old person, with a lot of knowledge an ...

                                               

Soma (drink)

Soma is a drink used in ancient India, in the culture. It is written of in the Vedas, in which there are many hymns praising it. It was probably a juice made from a hallucinogenic mountain plant or the haoma plant. In the Vedas, Soma is both the ...

                                               

Tiruvannamalai

Tiruvannamalai is a place in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus. In Tiruvannamalai, there is a famous and ancient temple of Shiva, a god of Hindus. The temple is one of the five such temples of Shiva in south I ...

                                               

Vamana

Hindus believe that Vishnu has many important avatars. The Vamana avatar was the fifth avatar. In this avatar, Vishnu was in the form of a human.Vamana avatar is basically in the form of a bramhin was taken for a demon king Bali. Lord Vishnu in t ...

                                               

Varaha

Hindus believe that Vishnu had many important Avatars, and the Varaha avatar was the third avatar of Vishnu. In this avatar, Vishnu took the form of a black varaha. Varaha is a Sanskrit language word that means a boar. The Hindu scriptures tell a ...

                                               

Izanami

Izanami is a goddess of both creation and death in Japanese mythology. She is said to have died giving birth to one of her children {who Izanagi killed due to the grief of losing his beloved} and was sent to Yomi, the land of the dead. Izanagi, h ...

                                               

Japanese mythology

Japanese mythology is a system of beliefs that includes Shinto and Buddhist traditions. The Shinto religion alone has many kami. Most Japanese myths, as generally known today, are based on the Kojiki, Nihonshoki and some other books. The Kojiki o ...

                                               

Emperor Jimmu

Emperor Jimmu was the 1st emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Jimmu is known as the founder of the Imperial dynasty. There are no certain dates for this emperors life or reign. The names and sequence of the early e ...

                                               

Kitsune

Kitsune is the Japanese word for fox. There are a lot of foxes in Japanese folklore. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as having magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. The most important of their magic tricks is th ...

                                               

Kojiki

Kojiki or Furukotofumi, also called in English the Records of Ancient Matters, is the oldest book known in Japan. It was written 712 CE, and dedicated to Empress Gemmei. The Kojiki is a book about Japanese mythology, legends, songs, genealogies, ...

                                               

Kuchisake onna

The Kuchisake Onna, or slit mouthed woman, is a popular figure in Japanese folklore. She even shows up in many modern day urban legends. She often appears wearing a surgical mask to cover her mouth, which has been ripped open from ear to ear. She ...

                                               

Nihon Shoki

Nihon Shoki, also known as the Nihongi, is an early book about the history of Japan up to 720 A.D. It is one of the national history books which are together called the Rikkokushi.

                                               

Ninigi-no-Mikoto

Ninigi no Mikoto is in Japanese mythology the son of Ame no Oshihomimi no Mikoto, and grandson of Amaterasu, who sent him down to earth to plant rice there. He was the great-grandfather of Emperor Jimmu.

                                               

Yomi

Yomi, the Japanese word for the underworld in which horrible creatures guard the exits. According to Shinto mythology as related in Kojiki, this is where the dead go to exist and rot forever. When one eats at the hearth of Yomi it is impossible t ...

                                               

Yuki onna

Yuki Onna means Snow woman in Japanese. It is a kind of frost spirit, or yōkai, in Japanese mythology that usually appears as a beautiful woman in a white robe with long black hair. In some stories, the Yuki Onna is good and helps people in the m ...

                                               

Meitei mythology

"Meitei mythology", also known as "Manipuri mythology or "Kanglei mythology", is the body of traditional stories, pertaining to Ancient Manipurs legendary origins and religious systems, as represented in the literature and visual arts of the Mani ...

                                               

Akongjamba

Akongjamba or Akongchampa is one of the principal characters in ancient Moirang Kangleirol legend. He is a nobleman of the king of Ancient Moirang. He is a lover of goddess Phouoibi, and a mortal being belonging to the Thoidingjam. However, fate ...

                                               

Henjunaha

Henjunaha or Hensunaha is one of the principal characters in the ancient Moirang Kangleirol legends. He is the son of Langlenhanba and a lover of Thongnang Lairoulembi. He is the main character in the second line of incarnation in the epic of Moi ...

                                               

Kadeng Thangjahanba

"Kadeng Thangjahanba" is one of the principal characters in the ancient Moirang Kangleirol legends. He is a blacksmith and a minster in the court of the king of Moirang kingdom. He is a lover of Tonu Laijinglembi. According to legend, he has no m ...

                                               

Khuman Khamba

Khuman Khamba or Moirang Khamba is one of the principal figures in the ancient Moirang Kangleirol legends. He is an orphan prince of the Khuman dynasty, brought up by his sister, Khamnu as a poor man. Later, he was married to his lady love Thoibi ...

                                               

Khuyol Haoba

Khuyol Haoba or Khuyon Haoba is one of the principal characters in the ancient Moirang Kangleirol legends. He is the son of Khuyol Khuntoulempa, and a lover of Yaithing Konu, the fair daughter of Huiningsumba. Right from childhood, he grew up as ...

                                               

Moirang Thoibi

Moirang Thoibi or Ewanglon Thoibi is one of the principal characters in the ancient Moirang Kangleirol legends. She is a princess of the Moirang kingdom, daughter of Chingkhuba and the niece of the king of Moirang. She is a lady love of Khuman Kh ...

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