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Sadly, I've never been able to find any direct references to Mathonwy anywhere. Bromwich (pg. 439) mentions that the name Mathonwy itself could be a doublet for the name Math, like so many names in Culhwch ac Olwen are. If so, Mathonwy may never have represented a specific character. One final thing worth mentioning is that it's unclear whether Mathonwy ...


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Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world and is thought to be the oldest religion in the world to date. Hinduism is the world's third largest religion. It is an Indian religion and dharma, or way of life, widely practised in the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, and some ...


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Virtually all mythologies from cultures geographically nearby the origin of Judaism have many common myths regarding demons and exorcism through incantations. Perhaps the most illustrative collection which draws from many of these cultures is compiled in the Ancient Egyptian Papyrus named Leiden 343 + 345. A detailed study of these incantations can be read ...


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Are the Nephilim the demi-gods of the bible? Impossible to say, but I doubt it. Let us start by seeing who the Nephilim of the Scripture may truly be: The Nephilim (Hebrew: נְפִילִים) were the offspring of the "sons of God" and the "daughters of men" before the Deluge, according to Genesis 6:1-4. A similar or identical biblical Hebrew term, read ...


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Not really. Although Shinto rituals involve giving thanks with the implication that giving thanks will bring good things in the future, fate as we generally define it is a novel idea in Japanese culture. There is a Shinto superstition that says if you ask "what if" questions they will come true, but it doesn't attribute this to fate deities. Having said ...


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