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

Why did Egyptian Gods have animal heads

Why did Egyptian Gods Have Animal Heads

In ancient Egyptian mythology, many gods were depicted as being part human and part animal, often with animal heads and human bodies.  This was done to demonstrate certain personalities of the different gods. In this article, we take a closer look at why many Egyptian gods and goddesses had animal heads. What Does Theriocephaly Mean? … Read more

What are the 9 Realms in Norse Mythology?

Nine Worlds Norse Mythology

In Norse mythology there are said to be 9 different realms, sometimes known as the Nine Worlds. Niflheim and Muspelheim spawned from the empty void of Ginnungagap (think Chaos in Greek mythology), whereas the remaining 7 derive from Ymir’s body. They are Alfheim, Asgard, Helheim, Jotunheim, Midgard, Svartalfheim, and Vanaheim.  Here we take a look … Read more

Greek Mythology Creation Story

Greek Mythology Creation Story

Before delving into a journey in ancient Greek mythology, it is important to understand the beginnings of the important Gods in its history. Hesiod, a Greek poet prevalent between 750 to 650 BC, is credited as an authority on the Greek Creation story. In his book – Theogony – Hesiod explains the beginnings of key … Read more