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Top new questions this week:

How crazy are the Maenads from Greek Mythology?

I have read about the Maenads, how they were insane followers of the god Dionysus, that their names literally meant "the raving ones" and that they were frequently in a state of ecstatic intoxication. ...

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asked by Tyler Mc 1 vote
answered by LamaDelRay 0 votes

Koschei's Sleeping/Petrification Spell Area

In the Russian folk tale of “Ivan Sosnovich”, it says that the evil Koschei the Deathless put an entire kingdom to sleep (or petrified) bia a spell after killing two of the three beauties he heard ...

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asked by user6625 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

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?

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asked by bleh 3 votes
answered by HelloDarling 2 votes

When did Odin and Loki became blood brothers?

In the beginning of the Lokasenna, Bragi denies Loki a seat with the gods. However, Loki reminds Odin that the two of them had their "blood mixed", and that Odin had promised that neither of them ...

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asked by yannis 8 votes
answered by chaimedes 9 votes

Was Loki originally a fire god?

A number of sources claim Loki to have originally been a fire god of some description. This, for instance: Loki was originally a fire deity before he became more closely associated with the ...

asked by femtoRgon 28 votes
answered by solsdottir 21 votes

Why does Athena not hold Poseidon responsible for desecrating her temple with Medusa?

In Greek mythology, Medusa was raped by the sea god Poseidon in the Temple of Athena. Athena found no fault in Poseidon, but was furious with Medusa. My question is why would Athena not find any fault ...

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asked by user1025 8 votes
answered by solsdottir 4 votes

How did Gilgamesh die?

Do we know how and in which circumstances Gilgamesh died? According to these answers seems that The Epic of Gilgamesh doesn't mention that, however Wikipedia page mention something about Sumerian ...

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asked by kenorb 7 votes

How did the seasons change, according to the Romans?

In Greek mythology the seasons change because Hades takes a beautiful girl down to the Underworld, her mother weeps and while in deep sorrow it becomes winter. What did the Romans believe for the ...

asked by Young Guilo 8 votes
answered by Semaphore 10 votes

Can the Greek Gods Be "Killed"?

If Zeus and his siblings were able to hold Chronos down and chop him into pieces, effectively "killing" him, could there be a way for the gods or goddesses to die as well? Or in other words, can the ...

asked by Caitlin L. 11 votes
answered by DukeZhou 14 votes
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