Izanagi (He Who Invites) and Izanami (She Who Invites) were the eighth pair of primeval Kami (deities) and were tasked with creating the world. They were given… Read more “An Account of Ancient Matters: A Shinto Creation Story”
Sometime between 1700 and 1100 B.C.E., four massive books, written in Sanskrit, were codified to create the Vedas. These included groupings of various myths, rituals, prayers and… Read more “The March of the Ants: Indra’s New Palace”
“But I am bound upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears do scald like moulten lead.” – Shakespeare, King Lear, Act IV, Scene VII King… Read more “Ixion: Bound to a Wheel of Fire”
The Glücksschwein; an adorable little piggy, often made of marzipan that is given out in Germany as a symbol of good luck for the coming year –… Read more “Glücksschwein: Lucky Pig Symbolism”
Phorcys and Ceto brought into the world a swathe of monsters, earning Ceto the title “mother of monsters”.
Let’s recap: (Part One can be found here) Gilgamesh was a Sumerian king (technically, he presided over the city of Uruk). However, his heart had grown cruel,… Read more “Utnapishtim’s Ark, pt. 2: Gilgamesh’s End”
Minoa was lost. We call it Crete now. Maybe, it had gone through an apocalypse; Something happened. It might have been an explosive event at Thera, what… Read more “The Sky Makes No Promises”