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Top new questions this week:

Could ancient myths of “giants” hint to contact with other species of homini?

Many mythologies mention some form of "giants". Those giants may or may not be described as greater in height, but are always described as greater in strength and are portraied as violent. Examples ...

myth-identification comparative mythohistory  
asked by hkval 1 vote
answered by Codosaur 1 vote

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What is the difference between a God and a Titan?

In Greek mythology, the words "Titan" and "God" seem to be used interchangeably. For example, Zeus is a God, but Cronus (his father) was a Titan. So what is the difference between a Titan and a God in ...

greek olympians titans  
asked by Dom 42 votes
answered by Piper 36 votes

Are Excalibur and Caliburn different swords?

Arthurian legend features swords called "Excalibur" and "Caliburn". It is not clear to me whether these two swords are the same entity (at minimum, the names are clearly cognate), or whether they ...

asked by senshin 37 votes
answered by Luna 36 votes

Is Satan a seraph or a cherub?

Satan was once an angel, but was expelled from heaven because of his pride. What type of angel is he now? A seraph, a cherub, or something else?

asked by Girsan Virlee 11 votes
answered by Ken Graham 11 votes

Who lives in Mount Olympus usually?

Greek gods were on Olympus. On the top of my head, I can also name some more, like the Muses and Ganymede, but, are there other people who lived on Mount Olympus?

greek olympus  
asked by bleh 3 votes
answered by HelloDarling 2 votes

Were any mortals made into gods?

Famous demi-gods were sometimes turned into gods. Namely: Heracles Dionysus But were there any mortals that were turned into gods, or immortal?

greek immortality  
asked by bleh 3 votes

Why did the gods spare Gilgamesh?

In Tablet VII of the Epic of Gilgamesh, the gods Anu, Enlil, Ea and Shamash decide that Enkidu should pay with his life for the deaths of Humbaba and the Bull of Heaven: Enkidu began to speak to ...

asked by yannis 3 votes
answered by Greg Thatcher 4 votes

What did Cuchulainn's warp spasm look like?

In the Táin Bó Cúailnge, or Cattle Raid of Cooley, the great Irish hero Cuchulainn is said to undergo a process which appears to be quite similar to "hulking out". The most colorful translation of ...

irish celtic tain-bo-cuailnge  
asked by Wad Cheber stands with Monica 14 votes
answered by femtoRgon 12 votes
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