What is the Balayang? Aboriginal Mythology

Balayang the Bat

In Australian Aboriginal mythology, the creator deity is known as Bunjil. Bunjil is a wedge-tailed eaglehawk who is often depicted in heroic fashion in Aboriginal folklore. Less is known about Bunjil’s brother, Balayang. In this article we will take a look at who Balayang was, and what his significance was to the Aboriginal people.  Who … Read more

How many Gorgons are there in Greek mythology?

How Many Gorgons Were There

As the title suggests, this article is about the Gorgons in Greek mythology. Specifically, how many Gorgons there were. To answer the question quickly, there were three Gorgons in total – Medusa, Stheno, and Euryale.  The most famous myth relates to Perseus’ slaying of Medusa, but there is much more to learn about the Gorgons. … Read more

How was Polyphemus Blinded?

How was Polyphemus Blinded

Polyphemus is one of the most widely known Cyclopes, famous for being gigantic beings with one-eye and incredible power. Though, he wasn’t one of the original Cyclopes born from Uranus and Gaea. Polyphemus was instead said to be one of the lesser-thought-of violent and unintelligent cyclopes.  We know that Polyphemus only had one eye as … Read more

What are Gwisin in Korean Folklore?

What are Gwisin in Korean Folklore

We recently wrote about the Dokkaebi and the Haetae, and now we want to talk about another mythical entity in Korean mythology, the Gwisin (귀신).  Read on to find out what exactly the Gwisin are, what they look like, and some of the references that are found in popular culture.  What are Gwisin? Gwisin are … Read more

How Did Perseus Die?

How did Perseus die

Perseus was one of the most prominent heroes in ancient Greek society. His various escapades were highly revered throughout Greek culture and was believed to be the most important monster slayer before the times of Heracles, most notably defeating Medusa by beheading her. But what fight became of the Greek hero? How did Perseus die? … Read more

What are the Haetae (해태)? Korean Mythology

Haetae - Korean Mythology

The haetae is a horned mythological beast that is prevalent in East Asian mythology. In this article, we will learn exactly what it is, why it is important, and references to the haetae in popular culture. Read to find out more about the Haetae in Korean Mythology. What are Haetae? In Korean folklore, the haetae … Read more