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What is the Norse equivalent to the Great Flood?

The Norse flood myth is actually a flood of blood, created when Odin, Vili and Vé slew Ymir, the primeval ancestor of the jötnar. From Snorri's Prose Edda: The sons of Bor slew the giant Ymer, but ...
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Does Greek mythology list a calendar date for creation?

I'm afraid they do not. It should be noted that even the Hebrew scriptures, probably the only ones I can think of that has a date of creation so closely tied to generations of men, is not really ...
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Original Celtic, Old English, Old Norse, or Gothic Texts Online

Old Norse For Old Norse, heimskringla.no has a lot of material, including different editions (also in modern Nordic languages). The site itself is mostly in Norwegian, so it can be tricky to navigate ...
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Is there any librarian god?

Seshat, also called Sothis, was the Egyptian goddess of libraries, called Mistress of the House of Books. (She was also goddess of math, reading, measurement and writing.) Her name means "female ...
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What happened to the Fir Bolg after Ireland was conquered by the Tuatha Dé Danann?

According to a poem by MacLeigh which can be found and discussed in The Annuals of the Four Masters They fled to Connaught and having seized power from the Milesians in the 1st century ruled ...
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What would be an efficient data structure for cataloging deities?

I would use a graph. Graphs (the data structure) allow interconnections between data in a flexible way, and given the often complex relationships depicted in various mythological traditions, I think ...
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Original Celtic, Old English, Old Norse, or Gothic Texts Online

Gothic As mentioned in andejons’ answer, there is not a lot of material in the Gothic language. Apart from Wulfila's Bible translation on the Wulfila project (where you can also find a calendar ...
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Is there any librarian god?

Chinese mythology has a heavy emphasis on deification of scholars, beginning with the Yellow Emperor, whose patronage to mankind was primarily as a teacher, inventor and scholar. There are several ...
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Poseidon has two wives when/why/how?

Different mythologies being consolidated, mainly. Originally—by which I mean as far back as we have evidence to speculate—Poseidon seems to have been married to the earth-deity Dā. The oldest ...
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Original Celtic, Old English, Old Norse, or Gothic Texts Online

Old Irish Mary Jones' Celtic Literature Collective This is the best place to find Irish and Wesh language mythology with the original sources. It's actually an amateur project, but I've seen it ...
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What is the Norse equivalent to the Great Flood?

Well though I see the question has been answered. You have asked for other versions of the myth as well. This story originated in Hindu mythology, It is called 'The myth of Manu'. The Hindi word for ...
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Are there any desertification myths?

Yes. Greco-Roman mythology contains a story precisely about the region to which you refer. It so happens that this desertification narrative, which accounts for cold deserts as well as hot ones, is ...
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Etymology of "charming" ("Encantadora" in spanish) seeing from the Greek mythology point of view

Unfortunately, your Spanish teacher was wrong. Look under Lewis and Short II.C to see that canere (the ultimate root of enchant > incantare > in + cantare = frequentative of canere) was often used in ...
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Is there any librarian god?

It will be very difficult to find a "librarian god or goddess" in the in any pagan culture. There are many gods of knowledge, wisdom, scholarship, education and so on. The closest example I am able ...
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Original Celtic, Old English, Old Norse, or Gothic Texts Online

The Perseus Project is an exceptional resource for Greek and Latin Texts (not complete, but quite comprehensive): Perseus Collection; Greek and Roman Materials It's particularly useful because you ...
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Is it possible to build a timeline for Greek mythology?

Yes, it is possible, and has been done. The GML Compilation I would say the handiest resource available for this online is the "Mythical Chronology Chart" page on Carlos Parada's website the ...
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Are there any other mythology with female warriors like Durga from the Hindu Mythology?

Yes. A comment already mentioned Norse Freya, Celtic Morrigan, and Greek Artemis. My personal favorite that wasn't mentioned is the West African Oya (aka: Oiá, Yansá or Iansá), who I see associated ...
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What is the name of Brokkr's forge in Norse mythology?

Unknown First, note that it's Brokk's brother who is clearly the master smith and does the actual smithing, while Brokk works the bellows. This brother is given as either Eitri or Sindri in different ...
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Etymology of "charming" ("Encantadora" in spanish) seeing from the Greek mythology point of view

I can find no other story than the Sirens. They agree with the above by all aspects, that is: Their father is either Acheloos (the river god) or Forkys (a sea deity) and their mother is either Chthon ...
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What is the meaning of the inscriptions on Baphomet arms?

"Solve et coagula" is the principle underlying alchemy: dissolve materials to their constituents and re-assemble these into something else. Fulcanelli writes of this quote: If you know how to ...
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Did Hermes ever somehow helped Prometheus, or not? Is he God of thieves, or what?

To answer your first question yes, Hermes was (among other things) a god of thievery. An excerpt from the Hermes Theoi page HERMES was the Olympian god of herds and flocks, travellers and ...
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Are there religions with no concept of afterlife?

Buddhism has the belief that nothing lasts forever and therefore basically doesn't believe at least in an eternal after life(which is what I believe you were implying). A passage in the Nirvana ...
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Is there any librarian god?

Plato famously blames the Egyptian god “Theuth” (Thoth) for the invention of writing in Phaedrus 274c–275b. Yes, blames rather than credits, because although Plato was himself a ...
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Poseidon has two wives when/why/how?

One More Wife To complicate the issue yet a little bit further, if we take Plato's dialogue Kritias into account, Poseidon actually has three wives, not just two. According to the description of the ...
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What would be an efficient data structure for cataloging deities?

Family Tree. Mythology is really just a genealogy from one god to the next generation. Then you could have some bubbles underneath them when the mouse hovers over them to tell them the information. ...
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What are the historical sources for the Illuminati mythos?

The following work on Freemasonry gives a broad overview of its historical development: from its origins in the era of Solomon's Temple up to the 19th century, with an emphasis on Freemasonry's plans ...
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What would be an efficient data structure for cataloging deities?

It would be more productive, perhaps, to think of those not as of fields, but rather as of separate data entities of different kinds. Why? Because there are simply no obligatory singular ...
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Are there any other mythology with female warriors like Durga from the Hindu Mythology?

Beyond what others listed, there's also Anat: In a fragmentary passage from [the Epic of Baal], Anat appears as a fierce, wild and furious warrior in a battle, wading knee-deep in blood, striking ...
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What can we learn from mythology?

Mythology serves many functions. We assume that originally it was a religious function, but it's hard to separate from the entertainment aspect. Before there were books, people likely sat around ...
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Is it sound to academically analyze myth in translation?

This has always been a painful area in philology for several reasons: In many cases, verses in the original text can have several inferred meanings. For some languages and cultures, this is actually ...
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