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Osiris, Egyptian god of the underworld and of vegetation. Osiris, Usire Asar, Ausar, Unnefer, Wesir In addition to native variations by locality or over time, there are often several possible transliterations into the Roman alphabet used for English.) English name: Green Man (the term “Green Man” refers to a class of deities from many different traditions, of which Asar is a Tameran example — Asar was commonly depicted as a green man) Osiris plays a key role and is a central figure in the ancient Egyptian mysteries and in the Order Of The Morning Star. It was Osiris who was the beloved pharaoh of Egypt. It was Osiris who taught the people of the land of Egypt about farming. Osiris was and is one of the first "Green Men", in that he was also the god of vegetation. When Osiris became ruler over the land of Egypt, the people were engaged in the practice of cannibalism. Osiris is the husband of Isis. Essentially, a formula was being created in the mythos. To the Egyptians one must become Osiris.

"I am the only being in an abyss of Darkness. Egyptian civilization - Myths - Creation myth. Like other creation myths, Egypt's is complex and offers several versions of how the world unfolded. The ancient Egyptians believed that the basic principles of life, nature and society were determined by the gods at the creation of the world. It all began with the first stirring of the High God in the primeval waters. The creation myth is recounted in the sacred hieroglyphic writings found on pyramids, temples, tombs and sheets of papyrus.

These writings describe how the earth was created out of chaos by the god Atum. The earth was seen as a sacred landscape, a reflection of the sky world where the gods resided. The creation of the universe took place over a long period of time when the gods lived on earth and established kingdoms based on the principles of justice. The First Gods The Book of the Dead, dating to the Second Intermediate Period, describes how the world was created by Atum, the god of Heliopolis, the centre of the sun-god cult in Lower Egypt. The Creator God's Offspring. Ragnarok. Ragnarok is the cataclysmic destruction of the cosmos and everything in it – even the gods. When Norse mythology is considered as a chronological set of tales, the story of Ragnarok naturally comes at the very end. For the Vikings, the myth of Ragnarok was a prophecy of what was to come at some unspecified and unknown time in the future, but it had profound ramifications for how the Vikings understood the world in their own time.

We’ll explore some of those ramifications below. The word “Ragnarok” comes from Old Norse Ragnarök, “Fate of the Gods.” In an apparent play on words, some pieces of Old Norse literature also refer to it as Ragnarøkkr, “Twilight of the Gods.” The event was also occasionally referred to as aldar rök, “fate of mankind,” and a host of other names.[1] Without further ado, here’s the tale itself: The Fate of the Gods The wolves Skoll and Hati, who have hunted the sun and the moon through the skies since the beginning of time, will at last catch their prey. References: Demographics of Scandinavia - Statistics & Facts. The old Nordic religion today. Cookies er små tekstfiler, som kan bruges af websteder til at gøre en brugers oplevelse mere effektiv. Loven fastslår, at vi kan gemme cookies på din enhed, hvis de er strengt nødvendige for at sikre leveringen af den tjeneste, du udtrykkeligt har anmodet om at bruge. For alle andre typer cookies skal vi indhente dit samtykke.

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Much of the Nordic countries are covered in snow during Winter; although snow is much rarer in the south and along the coast. Autumn offers an explosion of colours while Spring brings nature alive after a long winter. What is the climate like in Scandinavia? The weather in Scandinavia in most parts is generally mild and pleasant. The below overview shows the average high and average low temperature in selected locations (temperatures are given in °C): Click here to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit.

Olaus Magnus | Swedish author | Britannica. Olaus Magnus, Swedish Olaf Mansson, (born October 1490, Linköping, Swed. —died Aug. 1, 1557, Rome), Swedish ecclesiastic and author of an influential history of Scandinavia. A Catholic priest, he went to Rome in 1523, during the Swedish Reformation, and thereafter lived in exile, first in Danzig and later in Italy, with his brother Archbishop Johannes Magnus, on whose death he was appointed Catholic archbishop of Sweden. After 1549 he was also director of St. Brigitta’s, a religious house in Rome. Olaus Magnus’ Carta marina (1539) was the first detailed map of Scandinavia with any pretensions to accuracy.

His foremost work, however, is the Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus (1555), a history of the northern peoples inspired by humanist historiography and imbued with patriotic warmth, which gives a picture of the countryside and people of Sweden on the threshold of a new era. Top 10 Most Worshiped Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses.

Ancient civilization in Egypt contains many facts, some of which still remain a secret, and this great land along the banks of the Nile has featured in both modern and ancient history. Around 3100 BC, after the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, the pharaoh was the supreme leader when it came to rituals and religion. Egyptian deities were considered to represent aspects of nature; the people revered them and did not want to anger them. So what forms did these deities take? Let’s take a look at the top 10 most worshiped gods of ancient Egypt: 1. AMUN-RA: The Hidden One As Zeus was to the Greeks, the Egyptian god Amun-Ra or Amon was considered the king of the gods and goddesses. 2.

Mut means “mother” in Egyptian, and Mut is a primal deity who wears two crowns on her head, each representing Upper and Lower Egypt. 3. 4. Before Osiris took over, Anubis patrolled the underworld. 5. The midday sun, Ra or Re, is of great importance in Egyptian history. See also: 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Geography for Kids: Egypt. Geography >> Africa >> Egypt History and TimelineCapital: Cairo Population: 100,388,073 The Geography of Egypt Borders:Libya, Gaza Strip, Israel, Sudan, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea Total Size: 1,001,450 square km Size Comparison: slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico Geographical Coordinates: 27 00 N, 30 00 E World Region or Continent: Africa General Terrain: vast desert plateau interrupted by Nile valley and delta Geographical Low Point: Qattara Depression -133 m Geographical High Point: Mount Catherine 2,629 m Climate: desert; hot, dry summers with moderate winters Major Cities: CAIRO (capital) 10.902 million; Alexandria 4.387 million (2009), Giza, Shubra_El-Kheima Major Landforms: Nile Delta (also known as Lower Egypt), Nile Valley (also known as Upper Egypt), Western (Libyan) Desert, Eastern Desert, Sinai Peninsula, Red Sea Hills, Great Sand Sea Economy of Egypt Agricultural Products: cotton, rice, corn, wheat, beans, fruits, vegetables; cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats.

Tahitian Creation Myth by Madison Burhans. Polynesian Mythology - Myth Encyclopedia - god, legend, war, world, creation, life, hero, people, children. Polynesia is a vast region of the Pacific Ocean consisting of many hundreds of widely separated, culturally and politically diverse island groups. Ranging from Midway and Hawaii in the north to New Zealand in the south, the triangular area called Polynesia also includes Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Tuamotu, the Cook Islands, and the Pitcairn Islands.

Although the mythology of Polynesia took different forms on various islands, many of the basic stories, themes, and deities were surprisingly similar throughout the region. Foundations of Religion and Myth. Scholars believe that humans first migrated to Polynesia from Southeast Asia about 2,000 years ago. These people carried with them their mythological traditions about events, deities, and heroes. As time passed and people moved to different island groups, they adapted their mythology and religious beliefs to suit their new environments. In the process, they added new characters and events to the traditional myths and legends. Origin of Yams. Tahiti | Facts, Map, & History. Tahiti, largest island of the Îles du Vent (Windward Islands) of the Society Islands, French Polynesia, in the central South Pacific Ocean. Its nearest neighbour is Moorea, 12 miles (20 km) to the northwest.

The island of Tahiti consists of two ancient eroded volcanic cones, Tahiti Nui and Tahiti Iti (the Taiarapu Peninsula), connected by the narrow Isthmus of Taravao. The island, with an area 403 square miles (1,043 square km), accounts for almost one-third of the total land area of French Polynesia. Papeete, on Tahiti’s northwestern coast, is the capital and administrative centre of French Polynesia. Britannica Quiz Islands and Archipelagos What are the islands of the Maldives made of? Apart from a fertile coastal plain, the terrain of Tahiti is jagged and mountainous, rising to Mount Orohena (7,339 feet [2,237 metres]) on Tahiti Nui and to Roniu (4,340 feet [1,323 metres]) on Tahiti Iti. Tahiti lies within the easterly trade-winds belt.