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

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