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193 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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Was the moon god Libulan resurrected?

Libulan is a moon God of the Visayan pantheon. His story is roughly something like this: Kaptan is said to be the father of Lihangin, the god of the wind, while Magwayen sired the goddess of the sea, ...
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What does Nausicaa symbolize in the Odyssey?

There was an interesting question in Lit regarding the meaning of her name, and in my research, I came across some interesting speculation on Nausikaa's distinctness. For instance, she is the one ...
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Did Korean Queen Heo Hwang-ok Exist and was she Indo-Aryan or Tamil?

This question has two parts. 1. Did Queen Heo exist? Is there any evidence that Queen Heo was a historical figure and not just a legend? Is there any proof that her tomb in Korea really houses her ...
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Is there a relationship between the Dreamtime and dreaming?

Wikipedia suggests the English name of the concept is imprecise and provides no evidence of a relationship with dreaming: The term is based on a rendition of the indigenous (Arandic) word alcheringa, ...
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Why does Dante spend so much time in Malebolge?

Dante spends thirteen cantos in Malebolge, the eighth circle of Hell. This is a lot longer than he spends with any other circle. Why do the sinners in this circle get so much of his attention?
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What more uses are there for dragon parts?

I read this article that tries to describe all things one could do with the body parts and blood of the dragon: The Uses of Dragon Parts in Mythology and Folklore Does anyone here know of other uses ...
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Who is the Greek king Brynhild fought?

In chapter 27 of the Saga of the Völsungs, Brynhild brags of having been in battles with a king of Greeks: She answered in heavy mood from her seat, whereas she sat like unto swan on billow, having a ...
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Is there a legend or an explanation for the symbol of a swan with a woman's head?

This was found in a grave of a knight in Romania and I am wondering what the symbol of the swan with a woman's head could symbolize. The grave has a templar cross at the feet of the knight, the star ...
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What is the significance of Peradur asking about (or not asking about) the bloodied spear?

In the story Peradur in the Mabinogion, Peradur is told by his Uncle not to ask questions if he sees anything strange, unless someone explains the strange thing to him. Leave, then, the habits and ...
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Is there any link between Achilles and Sigurd/Siegfried?

The two heroes are invulnerable, Achilles because he was dipped in the river Styx by his mother Thetis, and Siegfried because he took a bath in the dragon's blood. Both have a weak spot though, ...
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Who is the female figure in the Nirgul tablet?

The Nirgul tablet (also known as Cerberus relief) was a Parthian relief carving of the Mesopotamian god Nergal, a three-headed dog and a seated female figure: According to Wikipedia, which cites ...
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In what ways did the Rus worship their gods?

I don't know much about the Kievan Rus, and I can't find any good sources about the worship practices of the Rus or much about their mythology. I have found a load of sources for the baptism of the ...
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Is there any significance to Baile's Strand as the setting for Cúchulainn's duel with his son?

Particularly geographical, historical, folkloric or linguistic connections. I certainly can't find any such location on the map although there are a few coastal towns in Ulster that begin with "...
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What is the significance of the number of orishas?

According to Wikipedia, different oral traditions refer to different numbers of orishas: Yoruba tradition often says that there are 401 orishas, which is associated with a sacred number. Other ...
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How were the Orishas born?

Orishas are the deities that form the Yoruban pantheon. Their ruler is Olorun. However, while I was reading up on them, I was unable to find out about how the Orishas were created. How were these gods ...

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