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For questions about stories and myths of the religion based around Jesus Christ, the son of the Christian God.

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Why did God prefer Abel's offering to Cain's?

In the Old Testament, God accepts Abel's offering but rejects Cain's: Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an ...
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Did myths involving Loki influence Christian myths?

There is a lot of influence from non-Christian myths on Christian myths. There are numerous examples of syncretism, especially revolving around the various saints and what they might have done. ...
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Where does the story of selling one's soul to the devil first occur in Christian myth?

Many people have been said to have soul their soul to Satan. Musicians such as Robert Johnson and Niccolò Paganini are said to have sold their soul for their musical virtuosity. Faust provides ...
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What is the importance of the number seven in mythology and religion?

Similar question Why is 12 such a holy number? 7 is one of the most important number in history. It would be hard to ignore : The seven days of the week The seven deadly sins The lucky 7 The seven ...
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According to the Vulgate Cycle, can the Holy Grail ever re-appear in Britain?

As written on timelessmyths.com's page on the Vulgate Cycle, The Quest of the Holy Grail introduced the new Grail hero: Galahad, the son of Lancelot and Elaine, daughter of King Pelles. Galahad ...
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Who commands the Heavenly Host in combat?

According to the bible, Heaven is defended by an army of good angels known as the Heavenly Host. For example, Christian mythology from the Book of Revelation states that the Heavenly Host will take ...
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Who are those that Cain refers to in Chapter 4:14?

In Genesis, chapter 4, it says 14 "Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.” ...
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Who did Adam and Eve's son Cain marry?

According to Christian mythology, Adam and Eve were the first people created. So their children were living alone in the world. In Genesis 4:16-17 it says that Cain left Eden and went towards the ...