Pasiphae and the Bull. Why Did They Mate?

Pasiphae and the bull - Pompeii Fresco

In Greek mythology, Pasiphae was the daughter of the personification of the Sun, Helios. Pasiphae was immortal, and as a queen of Crete, but she is perhaps best known for her relationship with a bull, and for being the mother of the mythical creature, the Minotuar.  Read on to learn about Pasiphae and the bull. … Read more

Who is Tjinimin in Aboriginal Mythology?

Tjinimin was associated with bats

Keeping on with the theme of Aboriginal mythology and bat deities from the past few weeks (read about Balayang and Camazotz), today we’re going to look at the trickster bat god Tjinimin, who is a prominent figure in Australian Aboriginal mythology.  Read on to learn more about Tjinimin.  Who is Tjinimin? According to Aborignal folklore, … Read more

Who is Camazotz? The Story of the Bat God from Maya Mythology

Camazotz the Mayan Bat God

We recently wrote about Balayang the Aboriginal bat god, and today we wanted to talk about another bat deity, Camazotz. The story of Camazotz belongs to Maya mythology, and the word literally means ‘death bat’ in an ancient language of the Mayans in Guatemala.  Read on to learn about Camazotz – what it was, what … Read more

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

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