The Furies (Erinyes)

2017-01-14T20:59:42+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Furies are the three chthonic female deities of vengeance in Greek mythology. They are also called Erinyes (Erinys) which means “the avengers” in Greek language. The counterpart of the Furies is “Dirae” in Roman mythology. There are several myths regarding [...]

Doppelganger

2017-02-04T19:00:24+00:00 Categories: Mythical Creatures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Etymology The word doppelganger is the English form of the name “Doppelgänger” in German meaning “double goer/double walker”. This word was firstly used by Jean Paul in his work Siebenkäs in 1796 and derived into English later. What is a [...]

Griffins/Gryphons, Winged Mythical Creatures of Ancient Times

2017-08-22T22:01:20+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , |

Griffins or gryphons are winged mythical creatures with a lion’s body, an eagle’s head and ears resembling a horse’s ears. Rest of the physical features differs between the myths, i.e. they are sometimes depicted without wings. Griffins are most commonly [...]

Da Vinci’s Demons, Facts, Myths & Sons of Mithras

2017-05-16T13:30:43+00:00 Categories: Fact or Fiction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Leonardo Da Vinci – The Facts and Myths What or, rather, who do we all remember when we hear the word “Renaissance”? Undoubtedly Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the names that come to mind firstly.  As one of most [...]

Ouroboros, The Infinity Symbol

2017-10-15T01:42:19+00:00 Categories: Symbols and Meanings|Tags: , , , , , |

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 "tail" and the second is "boros" which means "eating". Combined, these two words give the meaning "he [...]

Ragnar Lothbrok/Lodbrok (Vikings),The Real Story: His Life, Death, Wives and Children

2017-10-17T11:27:21+00:00 Categories: History|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ragnar Lothbrok was a Danish Viking warlord and a renowned hero of Norse history who lived in the 9th century. The legendary Viking, who was also the king of Denmark and Sweden, was also known as Ragnar Sigurdsson as he was [...]

What is an upir?

2017-05-15T20:49:36+00:00 Categories: Mythical Creatures|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

2017-01-14T21:09:01+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]