According to Wikipedia,
"the only general mythographical handbook to survive from Greek antiquity was the Library of Pseudo-Apollodorus."
Also good to note, the work is incomplete. There are three (known) books fallling under this umbrella. A portion of the third volume has been lost. This site shows the chapters by text ending at Thesus, similar to the ...
Celtic refers to any of the peoples who spoke Celtic languages, and this includes France, parts of Germany and Austria, and northern Italy. The peoples of Ireland and Britain are called Insular Celts, because they live on islands off the European coastline.
And no, they did not believe in the same gods, although you can often find similar types of gods and ...
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 scribe."
She was connected with Thoth, who invented writing. Different texts described her as his wife, daughter, or female aspect. She wore a leopard-skin dress ...
One of the purposes, in regard to Greek mythology, is elevating human dignity, which leads to humanism.
In the Trojan war, the gods are portrayed as petty and squabbling, where Hector, in particular, is portrayed as selfless and honorable. The poem begins by invoking the goddess "Sing, Goddess of the..." but is focused on the rage of Achilles, not the ...
Such creatures are easily spotted in Indian depictions from various times. Ganesha, Lakshmi and Vishnu are probably the most popular, and there is a book on the topic which might be useful: Doris Srinivasan Many Heads, Arms and eyes: Origin, Meaning and Forms of Multiplicity in Indian Art (Brill, 1997).
Yannis on the rignt track: the Celts had a number of deities whose healing power combined a solar element with water: Grannus, Sul, Brigit and Borvo/Bormanus. (The Brigit lore relates mainly to the saint, as a number of healing wells were sacred to her, and an everlasting flame was kept at her sanctuary in Kildare. But it's assumed that the lore is a ...
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 Chinese gods who are patrons to scholars:
Wenchang Wang is a patron of scholars and students, often called upon by those about to take the Imperial exams.
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 to find is the Armenian god Tir. In Armenian pagan culture he is the god of literature, science and art. Being the god of literature in a sense makes him like ...
The ranking system (which I believe to be a little off) seem to be how powerful the god was according to the people and priests.
Anu is the top dog while his wife Antu is 5 below symbolizing that man was considered higher than women.
As you can see the system is based on 5's with every male in the 10's and their spouses 5 below.
The gods that I know-
Bellona - Roman goddess of war
Lupa- Roman wolf goddess
Janus- 2 headed Roman god
Pomona- god of plentiful
Achelois - One of the Greek moon goddesses.
Achelous - The Greek patron god of the Achelous river.
Alastor - Greek god of family feuds. (ikr)
Alcyone - One of the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione. (greek. is she ...
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 writer, writing was long and widely considered a gimmick and unserious during the classical period in Greece.
In any case, the true and original home of myth is in ...
The ranking system was based on base 60 which was the basis of the Sumerian number system. The top god Anu or sky father was ranked 60 and his spouse Antu was ranked at 55--that pattern of husband-wife continues down the list. The other gods and goddesses were based off of that.
I'm surprised that greater goddess Inanna was ranked lower. The Greeks split ...
The religious phenomenon has, in my opinion, this structure:
This structure is not necessarily true for every religious phenomena, here i try to draw a common line that can be followed
A goddess, related to earth, prosperity, etc
A god, related to sky, with all the attributes, because a god that "lives in the sky" has power over the clouds, the winds, the ...
Here, there are confusions, things we can answer and things which we cannot.
Greeks and Egyptians
Both Greeks and Egyptians are civilizations from the antique time. But:
Egypt runs from 3000 BC (yeah this is OLD) and disappears in 3O BC with Cleopatra VII Philator (THE Cleopatra). Egypt will know 3 different eras (old/Middle/new Kindom) and different ...
The list actually contains 24 gods: 12 from Tavastia and 12 from Karelia. This is not a full answer as I'm not an expert in the subject, but roughly translated the list goes as follows.
TAPIO metsästä pyydykset soi
Tapio brought the catch from the forest
Tapio was the king of forests and hunters prayed to him before a hunt.
ja AHTI ...
Any form of speculation onthe Slavic mythology is based on reconstruction. There are absolutely no written records, apart from foreign ones, or some descriptions of the opponents of these beliefs (Christian opponents) describing the Deities et al. Some were retained in folklore, usually as names of tribes of various spirits/daimons etc.
There were various ...