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Sasquatch time question

Mostly for curiosities sake: when was the earliest tale of Sasquatch told by the native Americans? Of course I would mean the earliest recorded tale.
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Metis' unborn son

In the myth of Athena's birth it is mentioned that Metis' second child would overthrow Zeus. When Zeus swallowed Metis, he prevented the prophecy's fulfillment and Metis never had a son. But what if ...
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Djinn and devils/demons question

I know that ancient Arabians had a mythology about evil creatures made of dust and fire called djinn, now my question is this: how were they different from Demons and devils?
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What do you call a human who can take energy from other living objects?

I'm not exactly sure what to think but after doing it so often I was just curious if there is a name? I've noticed that when I'm tired while say I'm at work I can place my palm to a tree and it begins ...
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European folkloric references to “cold iron” as a ward against supernatural entities?

The wikipedia entry for cold iron references Kipling and Walter Scott. Wondering if there are any surviving folktales involving iron as a ward or weapon against faeries and other supernatural ...
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Sami tale where the fox is left as sole speaker of human language

Does anyone know the Sami tale where all the animals gather inside a mountain and decide they won't be speaking the same language as humans from now on? If I remember correctly, they agree that one ...
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Norse god/goddess of law or justice

Is there a Norse god/goddess of law or justice? Or is law/justice a too western of concept to have back then?
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What scripture describes humans as being morally superior to angels?

At the climax of Fate/stay night's Heaven's Feel route, the main antagonist, Kirei Kotomine makes reference to a religious scripture that says humans are morally superior to angels because humans can ...
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Looking for a character's name

I recently heard a reference to a character the gods sentenced to live long enough to see the results of his bad advice. I am looking for a reference for this story, specifically the name of the ...
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How did Aphrodite's promise of Helen to Paris work?

When Paris was asked to choose a recipient for the Golden Apple of Discord, he accepted Aphrodite's bribe and gave it to her in exchange for Menelaus's wife Helen. Paris later took Helen from Menelaus ...
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Where does the personification of the River Thames as Old Father Thames originate?

I'v been doing some light research into the figure of Old Father Thames, he appears as the personification on the River Thames through the 18th to 20th centuries but seems to have lost popularity ...
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Which ancient hero is most associated with confronting the unknown?

I came across this quote from Jordan Peterson: Well what would you want to be king? You could say king of the world or king of your own soul: What do you wanna subordinate yourself to. How 'bout ...
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What is the folkloric origin of “el príncipe azul”?

In Spanish, the folkloric character who would in English be called "Prince Charming" is known as Príncipe Azul, the Blue Prince. The Spanish Wikipedia claims that the origin is from a Romanian ...
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Whence comes the association of Leprechauns with rainbows?

In the modern day, leprechauns are usually associated with a highly rigid depiction: wearing green, hat, buckled shoes, red beard, pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Some parts of this may come ...
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Where is the Ancient Greek belief of Pre-Existence referenced?

There's a Greek belief about choosing your parents, your life, and the problems in the world. As mentioned in this video. I'm trying to find the full story/myth. Where can I look? TEDxSinCity - Dave ...
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Why are mermaids naked?

In images from Roman to contemporary Britain, mermaids are usually not wearing any clothes. Other types of fairies, spirits, and gods are usually depicted at least partly dressed. Why then are ...
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1001 Nights - Movie faithful to the outer story?

I have heard of the story of 1001 Nights, and I know there have been tons of films made based on the stories in it. However, I am having difficulty finding a film that actually uses as a framework ...
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When was a pair of Greek and Roman gods first identified?

There is a canonical correspondence between some Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, for example Ares and Mars. However, these two were originally different deities and quite different in nature. My ...
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What animal did Demeter transform into?

When Typhon showed up at Olympus, most of the gods fled to Egypt in the form of animals. (Wikipedia is the only place I found what form they took.) Apollo was a hawk, Hermes an ibis, Ares a fish, ...
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How are Norse and Celtic mythology related?

I was in a charms shop a while back and they had a section laid out for Celtic Mythology charms and their meanings. I had a look and found Thor's hammer. I ask my mom and she said the Mythologies are ...
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How can gods hide themselves from other god's gaze?

I know of Hades with his Helm of Darkness. I know that Athena gave a Helm of Darkness to the hero Perseus and later used it (or another) herself in the Iliad to hid from Ares. Another point in the ...
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Norse mythology book by neil gaiman

I want to have a collection of stories and myths about norse gods and their adventures i.e, the history of . I have searched google for long and couldn't find majority accepted book. I came to see ...
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Looking for a mythological flying creatures that has saved human life

Can anyone help me? I am looking for a mythological flying creature(s) that has saved human life? I am asking for a project in progress. Thanks.
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How were trolls created in Norse mythology?

Is there a mythical/folklore origin for them? I haven't managed to find any sources on this.
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What did Odysseus (or his men) do to 'err' against Athena?

When Hermes arrives on Ogygia, she asks why he is visiting here. "Why have you come to see me, Hermes - honored, and ever welcome - for you do not visit me often?..." Retrieved, paragraph 7 Hermes ...
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Do the gods know all other gods?

In the Odyssey, Hermes takes flight to Ogygia, Calypso's island, at Zeus's command to tell Calypso to let Odysseus leave to go home. When he arrives, Calypso recognizes him right away because, "the ...
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What is the origin, mythical or historical, of the idea that having sex with a god grants power?

I read about this for the first time in "La ultima bruja" (2017), a book about witches. In this book, there's a chapter in which a girl has to have sexual relationships with a Wolf God so He grants ...
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Why did druidesses vow perpetual virginity?

Dufieux's Nature et virginité p. 415 notes one pre-Christian culture that respected perpetual virginity: Dans la Germanie et dans les Gaules, il y avait des druidesses vouées à une virginité ...
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Who is Mother Weather, to which some people refer in their essays or posts?

Is this the same as Mother Nature? And here are some examples. Don’t Mess with Mother Weather By Vicki Lathom Just because...
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What is the fight between Odysseus and Achilles?

I remember reading in the Odyssey about a bard retelling the story of Odysseus and Achilles having a fight. It had Odysseus put his head down in tears as the bard sang the story. But it didn't say ...
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Was there a hell or place of suffering after death in Norse mythology?

Was there a hell or place of suffering after death in Norse mythology. If so, was it eternal? What caused a person to go there?
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Mythological Beings taking on Insect/Arthropod Form

Are there any gods or other mythological beings which take on the form of insects? A partial resemblance (like Khepri) would count as a yes for me, but a god which is simply associated with insects ...
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Who is the goddess Kalligeneia?

While exploring Demeter's title Thesmophoros (θεσμός, thesmos: divine order, unwritten law; φόρος, phoros: bringer, bearer) by clicking on the Wikipedia link, I found nothing relating to it. The link, ...
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Why was it important that the cattle have 'never yet felt the goad?'

In the Iliad, book 6, there is a line were Hector is speaking to his mother. "...Get the matrons together, and go with offerings to the temple of Athena driver of the spoil; there, upon the knees ...
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Is there a complete list of Abrahamic texts?

I am trying to develop a comprehensive understanding of the mythology built around the Abrahamic religions. To that end I was trying to find every historical religious text about the Abrahamic ...
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Why does Perseus carry a sickle instead of a sword?

Perseus armed with a sickle has a well established iconography in Greek mythology: From Theoi.com: But why does Perseus carry this "weapon" instead of a proper sword, like it is shown in later ...
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Trying to find out the meaning of my birthmark

I have a birth mark on the bottom of my right foot. It is a crescent moon reddish in color... it faces the same way a C would. I'm just curious if it has a significant meaning to it because I've ...
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What kinds of love do individual Greek gods represent?

The Greeks had four concepts for love: éros (ἔρος), storgē (στοργή), philía (φιλία) and agápe (ἀγάπη). Eros being passionate love or romantic love. Storge means love between good friends and family. ...
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Language spoken during times of Ramayana and Mahabharata

What was the day-to-day spoken language during the times of Ramayana (reign of Lord Rama) and Mahabharata? If I'm right both of these books were written in Sanskrit, and then were translated ...
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The meaning of Ragnarök for the Germanic peoples

Why did the Germanics believe into Ragnarök? In Christian mythology the revelation is basically there to fear the people from going against the Christian way and otherwise ending up in hell. But in ...
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The root of ice giants in Germanic mythology

Does the idea of ice giants stem from glaciers? They are described as both evil and good and I thought that goes back to how glaciers can grow bigger and take your land, but also can become smaller ...
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What is an Half Angel Half Demon?

I read in a Solomon Grimoire that there was a species of Angels called Half Angels Half Demons. I haven't found any other information on them. Does anybody know?
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Vampires in Religious texts

You know how the Torah says that there were Vampires who were called blood sucking demons. Are Vampires mention in other religious books or texts?
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How did Perseus die?

I'd like to know of any myths surrounding Perseus' death (the same Perseus that killed Medusa), but Wikipedia only mentions this line about it: According to Hyginus, Fabulae 244, Megapenthes ...
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If the ox tiger is an unlucky direction, why build an entrance to it?

On the Oni Wikipedia, scrolled down to Demon Gate, it says that in Chinese Taoism and traditional Japanese esoteric cosmology (Onmyōdō), the direction northeast (though the wiki uses northeasterly) is ...
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Cultural association between directions and colors

Inspired by this question on history.stackexchange about the etymology of "Belarus" = "White Russia"... @SigueSigueBen writes in a comment: There is a tradition of giving naming compass directions ...
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What started the flood in Sumerian Mythology?

This version of the great flood myth, I have found, is unique because it does not appear as if the gods started it or caused it. Just that they knew of it and didn't warn or try to save the humans. ...
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Why do ghosts mess with electricity?

The concept of ghosts (shades in the sense of spirits or phantoms) predates the understanding and harnessing of electricity by humans. But, in modern folklore and mythology electric lights often ...
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Why did Zeus take half the goodness out of a man?

I found something online mentioning a passage from the Odyssey, Book XVII. I checked it against my own Odyssey translated by Samuel Butler. The passage holds true. "...Servants never do their work ...
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Have Humans ever gone to war against Gods or Entities before?

Was there a time back then when Humans would make a war against a God or an Entity? How did those wars turn out for the two side? Were humans strong enough to make that challenge?

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