The Encyclopedia Mythica

The Encyclopedia Mythica
Please enter the award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. Here you will find everything from A-gskw to Zveda Vechanyaya, with plenty in between. The mythology section is divided to six geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania. Each region has many clearly defined subdivisions that will ease your search. The Folklore section contains general folklore, Arthurian legends, and fascinating folktales from many lands. In addition, we feature special interest areas to enhance and refine your research.

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Stories, Folklore, and Fairy Tales Theme Page Stories, Folklore, and Fairy Tales Theme Page This CLN Theme Page has links to two types of resources related to the study of Stories, Folklore, and Fairy Tales. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.

Huginn's Heathen Hof Original-Ósnjallr maðrhyggsk munu ey lifaef hann við víg varasken elli gefrhonum engi friðþótt honum geirar gefi Translation-The cowardly manthinks he will live foreverif he just avoids conflictbut old age gives him no peacethough spears have spared him-Hávamál: Stanza 16 Much like the preceding stanza (15), this verse gives us a glimpse into ancient Germanic philosophy. In fifteen, Odin told us that we should be both cheerful and generous until death finds us.

Greek Mythology: FAMILY TREE OF THE GREEK GODS The complete family tree of the gods is displayed over eight indexed charts. The basic structure follows Hesiod's Theogony, but that author's genealogies have been expanded with a plethora of additional gods, spirits and creatures sourced from other classical sources. Where there is disagreement amongst ancient writers as to the genealogy of a certain character, the oldest and/or most popular source has been selected for the chart.

Norse Mythology - Gods and Goddesses of Norse Mythology Gods and Goddesses of Norse mythology. Resources on Norse mythology, Ragnarok, the Aesirs and Vanirs, the nine worlds (Asgard, Midgad, Vanaheim, Alfheim, Niflheim, Hel, Jotunheim, Muspelheim, Svartalfheim, and Nidavellir), and genealogies. Myth Monday - A Norse God of WinterUllr was a Norse god of winter, also associated with death, the yew tree, and the Northern Lights. Norse MythologyBackground information on Norse mythology. This section is on the Aesir and Vanir gods and goddesses.

Folktexts: A library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology, page 1 page 1 edited and/or translated by D. L. Ashliman University of Pittsburgh © 1996-2014 Preschool Theme - Alphabet Activities If you need more alphabet activities, you'll find another alphabet theme in the Rainbow Resource Room. "My B Balloon"Help preschool children recognize the letter "B" and words and objects that begin with the letter "B" with this pre-school activity by Lisa B.Materials: Old magazines, picture books, scissors, glue, balloon, marker. Description: Teacher sits with child and look through a magazine, or picture book. Find as many items as you can that begin with the letter "B", and cut them out.

Worldbuilding: Fantasy Religion Design Guide by Joe Wetzel (joewetzel at gmail dot com) [If you like this article, check out the other Worldbuilding articles on this website using the sidebar navigation.] Depending on your campaign setting idea, in the early stages you may only need a bare minimum of details about your religion. In cases like these make sure you flesh out any particular deities you need (for example if a character is a Cleric or Paladin describe that god in at least bullet points and note any needed game statistics or mechanics such as the god’s domains) and build up the religion later when it is needed or when you have an intriguing idea. This also gives you an opportunity to see how the players react to your religion’s skeleton and build on what they like and what is important to your evolving setting and story.

Egyptian Astrology Little is known about Egyptian astrology except for one surviving design discovered on the ceiling of the Temple of Hathor at Dendera in central Egypt. Known as the Zodiac of Dendera, it gives a brief glimpse into aspects of Nile Valley astronomy, astrology, agriculture and calendar making. The inner circle of figures, which move counter clockwise like the stars, shows the astrological signs of the zodiac circling around the North Pole, which is symbolised by the deity Anpu. The outer circle of figures represents the 36 decans (ten-day weeks) of the Egyptian year. Family Tree of Norse Gods and Goddesses Click on the names in blue to learn more about the Norse myths with a cosmological meaning. The Myths of the World Shop Windows to the Universe Science Store! Our online store includes books on science education, classroom activities in The Earth Scientist, mineral and fossil specimens, and educational games! You might also be interested in:

Satipatthana The "four foundations of mindfulness" (Pali cattāro satipaṭṭhānā) are canonically described bases for maintaining moment-by-moment mindfulness and for developing mindfulness through meditation. The four foundations of mindfulness are: mindfulness of the body (Pali: kāya-sati, kāyagatā-sati;[2] Skt. kāya-smṛti)mindfulness of feelings (or sensations) (Pali vedanā-sati; Skt. vedanā-smṛti)mindfulness of mind (or consciousness) (Pali citta-sati; Skt. citta-smṛti)mindfulness of mental phenomena (or mental objects) (Pali dhammā-sati; Skt. dharma-smṛti)

New Zealand Maori Legend - How the Kiwi Lost his Wings Tanehokahoka turned to Pipiwharauroa. "Pipiwharauroa, will you come down from the forest roof?" Pipiwharauroa looked up at the trees and saw the sun filtering through the leaves. Pipiwharauroa looked around and saw his family. "Kao, Tanehokahoka, for I am busy at the moment building my nest." All was quiet, and not a bird spoke.

religion in fantasy novels Since no one burned my house down after the Tolkien post, I’m going out on a limb here and talk to you about using religion in your fantasy novels. Generally speaking, when building worlds in fantasy novels, the religions of your world will be a reflection of the religions here on good old planet earth. So I’m going to offer a few suggestions – take them or leave them: Know thy religion. Genealogy: Greek Pantheon Greek Pantheon Below are several family trees showing the pantheon of the Greek gods. The first, very large genealogy displayed the Greek deities based on Hesiod, Homer and many other writers, while the other trees were based on the more obscure Orphic myth. Pantheon of Greek Deities

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