Gibet
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Why are goats associated with Satan?
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You can at least find 2 main reasons: Goat gods are pretty old beliefs. You find them in almost every cultures spreading everywhere. Celts have Cernunnos. In norse myth you have Tanngrisnir and ...

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Did ancient Egypt use the abbreviation IHS for "Isis, Horus, and Seb"?
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Short answer: Obviously NOT... Long answer: Each time you see pseudoscience coming and pointing its dirty nose on any subject... Feel free to think smelly things are in the air. First that a trilogy ...

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Greek/Latin mythology with two brothers who die as reward for hard labor
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That story appears in one of the most beautifully written stories that can exist. In Herodotus Histories, chapter 1. The Athenian lawgiver Solon is visiting the richest man in the world the Lydian ...

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Are there any gods who are in a different species than humans?
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Looking at old forms of religion, aka totemism, is a good way for you to find animal gods. You can put some decent bets on the fact cavern paintings was religious in nature. And there are dozens of ...

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What is the family tree of the Sumerian gods?
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If what you want is a family tree "per se", you can find a good dozen of them for free on the internet via your old pal Google. Here is a very solid one: Notice this tree (as a lot you will find) is ...

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Why is Gilgamesh considered to be one-third human and two-third god?
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Gilgamesh was a recurring character in Mesopotamian myths/stories. The most renown of those stories is the Epic of Gilgamesh where those numbers appears. But he and his slave/servant/friend/buddy/...

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If any Ancient Egyptian Texts exist as Hieroglyphics in Online Documents
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Here is a compilation of various resources to learn ancient classical Egyptian (aka Middle Egyptian) and a selection of various corpus to read. NB: The texts and resources I am quoting here and purely ...

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Hittite story similar to the story of Jason and Medea?
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As usual, if you remove the little-simplified version of the BBC, the story they are talking about is "the Storm God and the serpent". but first: The Hittites The Hittites are an old civilization ...

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What mythology is the story of Alduin The World Eater and The Dragonborn (as seen in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) based on?
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Elder Scrolls Lore This passage is for people wanting to know a little bit about Skyrim lore. Skyrim is the 5th official game in the Elder Scrolls series (I do not count the other games and spin-off ...

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Who/what is Lilith?
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Lilith in Mesopotamia First Lilith (Lilitu) is of Mesopotamian origin. She is a female "demon"/"succubus" (Consider I use here modern terms, Sumerian or Akkadian got no clue what those was). We find ...

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Are there any mythical creatures in Islam?
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To fully answer this question you need to divide the problem in two models: The pure Coran creatures The creature relative to the folklore as the one you find in the popular Arabian nights/1001 ...

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Why does Inanna need a fruit to know of sex?
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The way that poem is told in your link is fancy and questionable. That is a fairly personal interpretation of the myth. In that story, Inanna doesn't have to go the underworld, but in fact does ...

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Odin's Counterpart
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Mercury and Hermes are basically the same. The Roman Mercury is simply the Greek Hermes. Now Toth. Toth is a pure Egyptian God. In 300 BC Egypt was conquered by Alexander the Great and one of his ...

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Did the manticore always have a human head?
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The first description of the manticore with have is from Ctesias, let's read him (Translation from John Freese freely available): The martikhora is an animal found in this country. It has a face ...

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Has Setne anything to do with Set?
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That is an historical question probably much more than a mythological one, because the Ramses was often depicted very black, they were perhaps black men. The document over shows a clear proof for ...

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Are Artemis and Bendis the same?
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Thrace was a country situated in the actual north part of the Greece, a huge part of Bulgaria and the European part of the Turkey: Source: Wikipedia What we know of Thrace is relatively simple: ...

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What are the major branches of Mesopotamian mythology?
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That is almost a too broad question! "Historical writting" Mesopotamia started around 3100/3000 BC and vanished roughly in 549 when the Persian king Cyrius II the Great (an Achaemenid, the movie 300 ...

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What is the original story of Fox Spirit/Nine tails fox in India's myths?
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The Dakini connection Here is an extract of Chinese Magical Medicine by Michel Strickmann implying the direct connection between the Inari and the Dakini (p. 272). The “Dakini” or “Dagini” for ...

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Why did Humbaba have to die?
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Yeah... Now I don't like to give any answer to such an old thing, but here it is: What you cite is the Nineveh's version of the traditional Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh. But what you have to see first ...

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Are there any homosexual gods?
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It is difficult to find pure depiction of homosexuality. But hints and such there is. The Epic of Gilgamesh clearly illustrates that. The relationship between Enkidu and Gilgamesh if never clearly ...

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What do the abrahamic angels call God?
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I fear behind this question lie the translation used... Angels do not overspeak, that said. There is reference of them here and there, but they keep their angelic mouth shut. Genesis 3-23/24 in king ...

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How can I find the meanings of certain words of the Inuit language?
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You have this dictionary: https://library.alaska.gov/hist/hist_docs/docs/anlm/200078.pdf I would like to notice the problem when reading such old books made by pioneers is that the lack of any norms ...

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Indus valley or Harrapan civilization myths/beliefs
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[Note] My time for any answer is somehow so scarce that it will take me a couple of days and edits to manage to finish it... Sorry for this major inconvenience [/Note] It is very rare to have ...

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Did Greeks and Romans allow for belief in only some of their gods?
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Understanding the ancient world is quite a job, just remark that: Greeks and Romans are the easiest to understand when we start to watch the other civilizations (Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Persians) we ...

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What difference does a different translation make?
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Interesting question. I should say that for Latin and Greek I am not so sure the translations are all that different (I invite anyone to demonstrate the contrary). Now it would if either Solsdottir or ...

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Do legends originate from history?
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That is a great question!!! And I will give here a description of 3 cases. Sumer The Sumerians myths are closely formed by 2 epics/cycles/matters/stories. The Cycle of Aratta, and the Cycle of ...

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Are there freely available texts of Geseriad in English?
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You can find this one, certainly not the best, but a good one, and as free as you like.

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How do we distinguish a dragon, a wyrm and a wyvern in terms of the number of legs?
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Know that this is an incredibly complex question in that sense: when we are speaking of "dragon", "wyrm", "drake", "wyvern", we are referring to modern terms, and not necessary at all to medieval ...

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What is the Ogdoad in the Coptic Apocalypse of Paul?
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No, it is not. Coptics are Christians and Greeks, they are not fond of Egyptian mythology. Back in the days only seven "celestial objects" were known (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the sun ...

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What is Sobek's place in the Egyptian pantheon?
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Sobek is a god that has been worshipped throughout all the Egyptian, from the Old Kingdom up to the Ptolemy time. His name in Egyptian is SBK [notice the hieroglyphs S (reed) + B (foot) + K (basket) + ...

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