Sisyphus In Greek mythology Sisyphus ( pron.: / ˈ s ɪ s ɪ f ə s / ; [ 1 ] Greek : Σίσυφος , Sísyphos ) was a king of Ephyra (now known as Corinth) punished for chronic deceitfulness by being compelled to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and to repeat this action forever. [ edit ] Mythology Sisyphus was son of King Aeolus of Thessaly and Enarete , and the founder and first king of Ephyra (supposedly the original name of Corinth ). He was the father of Glaucus , Ornytion , Almus , and Thersander by the nymph Merope , the brother of Salmoneus , and the grandfather of Bellerophon through Glaucus. [ 2 ] King Sisyphus promoted navigation and commerce but was avaricious and deceitful. He also killed travellers and guests, a violation of Xenia which fell under Zeus ' domain.
Major Arcana The Major Arcana or trumps are a suit of twenty-two cards in the Tarot deck. They serve as a permanent trump and suits in games played with the Tarot deck , and are distinguished from the four standard suits collectively known as the Minor Arcana . [ 1 ] The terms "Major" and "Minor Arcana" are used in the occult and divinatory applications of the deck, and originate with Ellic Howe, writing under the name Ély Star . [ 2 ] As Michael Dummett writes of Star's contribution to the development of the occult tarot, "...the only novelty seems to be the use of the terms 'major arcana' for the triumphs...and 'minor arcana' for the suit cards..." [ 3 ] It is thought that originally the Tarot trumps had simple allegorical meaning, mostly originating in elite ideology in the Italian courts of the 15th century when it was invented. [ 4 ] The occult significance only began to emerge in the 18th century when Antoine Court de Gébelin (a Swiss clergyman and Freemason) published Le Monde Primitif .
Fenrir Odin and Fenris (1909) by Dorothy Hardy In Norse mythology , Fenrir ( Old Norse : " fen -dweller"), [ 1 ] Fenrisúlfr (Old Norse: "Fenris wolf "), [ 2 ] Hróðvitnir (Old Norse: "fame-wolf"), [ 3 ] or Vánagandr (Old Norse: "the monster of the river Ván") [ 4 ] is a monstrous wolf. Fenrir is attested in the Poetic Edda , compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda and Heimskringla , written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson . In both the Poetic Edda and Prose Edda , Fenrir is the father of the wolves Sköll and Hati Hróðvitnisson , is a son of Loki , and is foretold to kill the god Odin during the events of Ragnarök , but will in turn be killed by Odin's son Víðarr .
Thanatos In Greek mythology , Thanatos ( Greek : Θάνατος ( Thánatos ) , " Death ," [ 1 ] from θνῄσκω - thnēskō , "to die, be dying" [ 2 ] ) was the daemon personification of death. He was a minor figure in Greek mythology, often referred to but rarely appearing in person. His name is transliterated in Latin as Thanatus , but his equivalent in Roman mythology is Mors or Letus / Letum , [ citation needed ] and he is sometimes identified erroneously with Orcus (Orcus himself had a Greek equivalent in the form of Horkos , God of the Oath). [ citation needed ] In myth and poetry
Óðinn throws his spear at the Vanir host, illustration by Lorenz Frølich (1895) In Norse mythology , the Æsir–Vanir War was a war that occurred between the Æsir and the Vanir , two groups of gods. The war ultimately resulted in the unification of the two tribes into a single tribe of gods. The war is an important event in Norse mythology, and the implications of the war and the potential historicity surrounding the accounts of the war are a matter of an amount of scholarly debate and discourse. Fragmented information about the war appears in surviving sources. The war is described in Völuspá , a poem collected in the Poetic Edda in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, in the book Skáldskaparmál in the Prose Edda , written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson , and in euhemerized form in the Ynglinga saga from Heimskringla , also written by Snorri Sturluson in the 13th century. Æsir–Vanir War
The north portal of the 11th century Urnes stave church has been interpreted as containing depictions of snakes and dragons that represent Ragnarök [ 1 ] In Norse mythology , Ragnarök ( UK / ˈ r æ ɡ n ər ɜr k / , [ 2 ] US / ˈ r æ ɡ n ər ɒ k / or / ˈ r æ ɡ n ər ə k / [ 3 ] ) is a series of future events, including a great battle foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin , Thor , Týr , Freyr , Heimdallr , and Loki ), the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water. Afterward, the world will resurface anew and fertile, the surviving and returning gods will meet, and the world will be repopulated by two human survivors. Ragnarök is an important event in the Norse canon, and has been the subject of scholarly discourse and theory.
"The Tortoise and the Hare", from an edition of Aesop's Fables illustrated by Arthur Rackham , 1912 The Tortoise and the Hare is one of Aesop's Fables and is numbered 226 in the Perry Index . [ 1 ] The account of a race between unequal partners has attracted conflicting interpretations. It is itself a variant of a common folktale theme in which ingenuity and trickery (rather than doggedness) are employed to overcome a stronger opponent. The Tortoise and the Hare