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

What are the Eleusinian Mysteries? Rituals and Facts

What are the Eleusinian mysteries

Two of the most influential figures in ancient Greek mythology are Demeter and Persephone. Indeed, they were widely deified by citizens of the time and a mystery cult was created in dedication to the two goddesses. Every year, the cult of Demeter and Persephone held a series of invitations called the Eleusinian Mysteries that took … Read more

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