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Concerning mythology made and believed in by sailors since ancient times.

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Was the killing of an albatross being bad luck fabricated or real nautical mythology?

While reading The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere I got interested in the part of the albatross. ‘God save thee, ancient Mariner! From the fiends, that plague thee thus!-- Why look’st thou so?’-...
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Refraining from whistling while out at sea

A friend who served in the IDF Navy told me that some soldiers there believed it was bad luck to whistle while at sea, because it might infuriate Neptune. Supposedly it was like whistling at his wife ...
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How did dasavataras end?

We know the stories of Narasimha (man with lion head), Rama and Krishna. I am seeking answers for how other incarnations of lord Vishnu was ended. Let’s take an example of incarnation ended. Lord ...
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