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What scripture describes humans as being morally superior to angels?
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From the video: “A certain scripture mentions that humans are superior beings to angels." The character misunderstands the scriptural reference - it refers to Jesus, not to humans generally. (Though ...

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Why is there confusion about what the Sampo from the Kalevala is?
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The Grail -Two Studies (p 51). By Leopold von Schroeder, Alexander Jacob: The representation of the sun as heavenly mill has already been ascertained by Kuhn.[66] "In German folk-songs the ...

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Why is there confusion about what the Sampo from the Kalevala is?
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Came across these clues while investigating 'the goat'. It's a work in progress, for sure. https://brickthology.com/2015/09/07/pleiades-part-3/ Ukrainian Mythology There are a few different names ...

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Why do we call the pentagram a "star"?
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This turned out to be interesting - thanks for the question. Wiktionary - Etymology From Middle English sterre, from Old English steorra (“star”), from Proto-Germanic *sternô, *sternǭ (“star”), from ...

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Who are the twelve gods of the underworld of the Hittites?
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Thanks for the question. Very interesting search along the way to coming to the following info. https://www.heroicage.org/issues/15/malcor.php Excerpt: The Twelve Companions §18. ...

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What are the limits to Thanatos's powers?
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A long time ago, I read where the waning and waxing of the moonlight is from the collection of dead souls. When the moon is completely dark/full of souls, they begin to be ferried away and the Light ...

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What is the origin of the akhlut's name?
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Found two Yupik dictionaries but neither had 'akhlut'. Then found the article below: http://offbeat.wikia.com/wiki/Akhlut Akhlut Other Names Kăk-whăn'-û-ghăt Kǐg-û-lu'-nǐk Origin ...

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Why was Adonis allowed to leave the Underworld?
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https://www.greekmythology.com/Other_Gods/Minor_Gods/Adonis/adonis.html ...However, Persephone later refused to give Adonis back to Aphrodite; this led to a dispute that was solved by Zeus. As a ...

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How did you survive my 100-step punch?
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This reminded me of the unique "Kill Bill" (Vols. I & II) movies. Found the following on Pinterest: Pai Mei played by Kung Fu movie legend Gordon Liu in Kill Bill - character is based off of ...

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How did Atenism explain night-time?
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https://dl.tufts.edu/concern/pdfs/bn999k24g An Analysis of the Pharaoh Akhenaten's Religious and Philosophical Revolution An honors thesis for the Department of Anthropology Laura ...

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Is there a specific term in Norse mythology for Odin's self-sacrifice?
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Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but it looked promising. "Odinn and His Cosmic Cross" (pdf) https://skemman.is/bitstream/1946/27093/1/Thesis%20Final%20Draft%20pdf.pdf The term used ...

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"Let me blind to an eye". What is the origin of the following story?
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Edit: +1 - Thanks for the search...it's 'under my skin' and has me in personal review mode. On the spiritual path, these connections are gold. Not sure how "deep" these stories are [Unless you meant ...

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Was a sneeze seen as an omen in ancient Greece?
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I first became interested in this topic when pondering Job 41:18 (KJV) - "By his neesings [sneezings] a light doth shine,...." When searching for 'nose quotes' there were some intriguing ...

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What do you call a human who can take energy from other living objects?
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Only did a quick search but didn't find any mythological creatures with this attribute. Is there a mythological 'psychic vampire'? However, did find a conversation about the ability, which may give ...

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Why is there confusion about what the Sampo from the Kalevala is?
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While searching on a different topic, came across information on 'the mill' and recalled this topic on M&F. [All emphasis added.] https://www.tresman.co.uk/harold/35light.htm The Primordial Light?...

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What is the significance of this part in the myth of the resurrection of Osiris?
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Part of the Grand Plan? An "impious fish" ate the phallus of Osiris. What if that fish was female and transformed into Aphrodite, including Osiris' seed being encapsulated in 'fish eggs'. ...

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Who is "the mother of all gods and men" of Homeric Hymn 14?
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Not sure if this works with the Homeric hymn, but thought it was interesting: Excerpt from The Natural Genesis - Gerald Massey The genetrix as Ta-urt (Typhon) is designated the 'Mother of the ...

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