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Who is the sword juggler in the Gylfaginning?
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The supposedly nameless sword juggler is a well known figure in the Norse mythology. He's the son of Odin and Frigg, and is the messenger of the gods. His name is Hermod or, Hermóðr the Brave. The ...

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Did Jörmungandr and Fenrir have any relationship/interaction aside from sharing a father?
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There haven't been any myths which describe the relationship or stories of interaction between Fenrir and Jörmungandr. This could be because, in Gylfaginning, it is told that Fenrir, Jörmungandr and ...

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What is the story of the Chimera?
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After researching on the topic for a considerable amount of time, it seems most of the sources which describe the Neo-Hittite Chimera, do not contain any myths about the creature nor any in-depth ...

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Is there a creature in mythology that is a frost bird or a frost phoenix?
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In Greek mythology, the giant Alcyoneus had seven daughters: Phthonia, Anthe, Methone, Alcippe, Pallene, Drimo, and Asteria. When their father was slain by Heracles, they threw themselves into the ...

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What is the difference between giants, Jotuns and trolls in Norse mythology?
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Giants are said to be element-based creatures. Giants are extremely strong and are associated with cold and frost.[1] One giant is supposed to bring about the wind (Hræsvelgr), while another is ...

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What is the relationship between werewolves and vampires in Balkan folklore?
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The reason the same term was end up using for two creatures, which were very different, was because they were connected. But not in a sense of family ties. source: pg 800, The Vampire Book: ...

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Do Egyptian myths provide explanations for the shape of the pyramid?
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The shape of the pyramids was indeed influenced by the benben. Here's something I found on Egypt Tour: One of their earliest creation myths envisioned the first place in the world as a mound of earth ...

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Why did Tāne marry his own daughter?
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1. Why did Tane Mahuta marry his own daughter? He did not intend to marry her in the first place. His concerns for his daughter made him choose a path, which according to him, was ideal. He accepted ...

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What was the plant that Gilgamesh found after Utnapishtim's story?
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The plant Gilgamesh found was not a lotus (emphasis mine) So Utanapishtim revealed to Gilgamesh another secret of the gods. Under the sea there is a wondrous plant, like a flower with thorns, that ...

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How is the Hoddmímis holt able to protect humans from Ragnarök?
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In the 45th stanza of the Poetic Edda, it is told that Lif and Lifthrasir survived Ragnarok by hiding “in Hoddmimir’s forest” (í holti Hoddmímis) and consuming the morning dew for their food. When ...

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How was it decided which warriors would go to Fólkvangr and which to Valhalla?
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The Norse mythological texts record three primary places where the dead were perceived to go: Helheim (Old Norse Helheimr, “the home of the goddess Hel“), Valhalla (Old Norse Valhöll, “the hall of the ...

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Was Poseidon actually jealous of Zeus?
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Well, Poseidon's relationship with Zeus was a rocky one. There have been instances where Poseidon is jealous about Zeus' position as the King of gods. However, the same instance is said to be inspired ...

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What items were made by the dwarves for the Norse gods?
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The objects mentioned in your question were created by Eitri and Brokkr, and the Sons of Ivaldi. However, there are more objects that exist which were crafted by the dwarves. You can find a list of ...

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Was the constellation named after the Bull of Heaven?
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The Bull of heaven was sent to earth by the goddess Ishtar, to destroy Gilgamesh. But Gilgamesh thwarts the bull and kills it. There are two versions of the incidents that happened next. From Sky ...

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Was Eurystheus a lover of Heracles? Did Heracles have any other male lovers?
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Heracles had a number of male lovers. Plutarch's Dialogue sur l'amour (Eroticos) mentions that the number of Heracles' male lovers were beyond counting. Hence, the list of lovers presented here is ...

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How do we know that Gilgamesh was a demigod?
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The definition for demigod differs from culture to culture. But the definition of demigod, which can be used here in the case of Gilgamesh would be "half-god". Gilgamesh was a Sumerian king who ...

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Who did Adam and Eve's son Cain marry?
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Adam and Eve had many other unnamed sons and daughters besides Seth, Kain and Abel (Gen. 5:4). Marriage to a sister in the early stage of the human race was not considere wrong or unnatural. Even ...

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Where did the Easter Islanders come from, according to their own myths?
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From Wikipedia: Hau-Maka had a dream in which his spirit traveled to a far country, to help look for new land for King Hotu Matu'a. He traveled to the Mata ki te rangi ('Eyes that look to the sky). ...

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How were djinn traditionally depicted in pre-Islamic Arabic myth?
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In Islamic theology, jinn are said to be creatures with free will, made from smokeless fire by Allah as humans were made of clay, among other things. From Wikipedia They are usually invisible to ...

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