Ouroboros, the Infinity Symbol

Etymology of Ouroboros, the Infinity Symbol The term ouroboros is derived from two words in ancient Greek language. The first word is "oura" which means "the tail" while the second word being "boros" which means "eating". Combined, these two words give the [...]

What is an upir?

Upir is the name given to vampires in Russian language/Slavic languages. Pronunciation of the name differs from country to country and it has variations such as Opir, Opur, Upyr and Upier. The most vivid stories regarding these creatures belong to Ukrainian [...]

Gaia, Mother Earth, the Mother of All

Gaia (Gaea) is the primordial goddess of Earth who was known as “the Mother of All”. She was born from the gaping void named Chaos (which is mostly interpreted as “nothingness”) during the creation of the whole universe all.   The [...]

Rhea, the Mother of the Olympian Gods

Rhea is the Titan Goddess born as the daughter of Uranus (the god of sky) and Gaia (the goddess of earth, Mother Earth). She was the sister of Titans Cronus, Tethys, Theia, Phoebe and Themis. Her consort was her brother [...]

Cronus, Titan King of the Golden Age

Cronus (Cronos or Kronos) was the son of Uranus (the Sky) and Gaia (or Gaea, the Earth) and he was the youngest of the first generation of Titans.  One of her sisters, Rhea, was Cronus’ consort and they had six [...]

Adonis, The Mortal God of Beauty and Desire

Adonis is the god of desire and beauty in Greek mythology that was sometimes called as the mortal god of beauty. His name is derived from the Semitic word “Adonai” meaning “lord”. Adonis’ Parents and Birth Adonis’ birth is told in [...]

Artemis, the Goddess of the Wilderness and Hunting

Artemis was the goddess of virginity, the moon, the wilderness, hunting and wild animals in Greek mythology. She was the daughter of Zeus and Leto and she was also Apollo’s twin sister. Artemis was a virgin goddess and she was [...]

Ra, the God of Sun in Egyptian Mythology

Ra is the god of sun in Egyptian mythology. Meaning of his name could not be determined exactly, however, it is considered to have the meaning “creative power”. He was one of the most important gods in Egyptian religion of [...]