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The Golden Dawn FAQ Version 6.0, December 1999 Created and Maintained by Steven R. Cranmer (firstname.lastname@example.org) from 1993 through early 1999. Now maintained and updated by Al Billings (email@example.com). Copyright Steven R. Cranmer, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 Copyright Steven R. 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.
jewish folklore Middle Ages There is considerable evidence of Jewish people helping the spread of Eastern folktales in Europe. Besides these tales from foreign sources, Jews either collected or composed others which were told throughout the European ghettos, and were collected in Yiddish in the "Maasebücher". Numbers of the folktales contained in these collections were also published separately. It is, however, difficult to call many of them folktales in the sense given above, since nothing fairy-like or supernormal occurs in them. Legends There are a few definitely Jewish legends of the Middle Ages which partake of the character of folktales, such as those of the Jewish pope Andreas and of the golem, or that relating to the wall of the Rashi chapel, which moved backward in order to save the life of a poor woman who was in danger of being crushed by a passing carriage in the narrow way.
Folktexts: A library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology, page 1 page 1 edited and/or translated by D. L. The Hero's Quest |Arthurian Legend| |Beowulf| |Classical Mythology| |Creation Stories| |Fairy Tales and Folktales| |Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey| |Mythology Main Page| The all-purpose guide to epic moviesThis chart shows different archetypal roles at work in Harry Potter, Star Wars, and other movies: the hero, the threshold guardian, the trickster, etc. An Anti-Hero of One's OwnThis TED-ED video (4:11) explores the pattern of the anti-hero using references to Fahrenheit 451 and 1984, among others.
Grimoires Ancient Grimoires Grimoires are Ancient text manuscripts used in High Magick and the Black Arts to conjure Demonic, Celestial, Olympic and Angelic beings. They provide the Magician with the sigils or seals of each Diety and a description of how they will appear in form and what tasks they can do for your bidding. Some of these are purely systems of Magick. Some of these books can be easily found on Ebay or Amazon. But some are very hard to find and are not in print anymore.
List of Norse gods and goddesses This is a list of Norse gods and goddesses that are in Norse mythology. Divided between the Æsir and the Vanir, and sometimes including the jötnar (giants), the dividing line between these groups is less than clear. However, it is usually accepted that the Æsir (including Óðinn, Þór and Týr) were warrior gods, while the Vanir (mainly Njörður, Freyja and Freyr) were fertility gods. Various other groups of beings, including elves, dwarves and jötnar were probably minor gods, and might have had small cults and sacred places devoted to them.
Sea monster Sea monsters are sea-dwelling mythical or legendary creatures, often believed to be of immense size. Marine monsters can take many forms, including sea dragons, sea serpents, or multi-armed beasts. They can be slimy or scaly and are often pictured threatening ships or spouting jets of water. The definition of a "monster" is subjective, and some sea monsters may have been based on scientifically accepted creatures such as whales and types of giant and colossal squid. Sightings and legends Plate ca. 1544 depicting various sea monsters; compiled from the Carta Marina. 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; 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) In contemporary times, this practice is most associated with Theravada Buddhism as well as less secular vipassana meditation. Translation Satipaṭṭhāna is a compound term that has been parsed (and thus translated) in two ways:
Analemma In astronomy , an ( / ˌ æ n ə ˈ l ɛ m ə / ; from Greek ἀνάλημμα "pedestal of a sundial ") is a curve representing the changing angular offset of a celestial body (usually the Sun ) from its on the celestial sphere as viewed from another celestial body (usually the Earth). The term is used when the observed body appears, as seen from the viewing body, to move in a way that is repeated at regular intervals, such as once a year or once a day. The analemma is then a closed curve, which does not change. Because of the Earth's annual revolution around the Sun in an orbit that is elliptical and tilted relative to the plane of the equator, an observer at a fixed point on the Earth sees the Sun appear to move in an analemma around a mean position, taking a year to do so. The mean position appears to revolve around the Earth once every mean solar day , because of the Earth's rotation.
Enochian Magick Reference Document Back Home Table of Contents Note: Due to their large size, the illustrations for this document are on separate linked pages. Thanks to Scott M. for the scans he provided. Thanks to Clay Holden and the John Dee Publication Project for cleaned-up scans from Dee's diaries. Thanks also to the many people who made suggestions, whether or not I used them, and to the people who had constructive criticisms of early versions.
Norse Mythology - Gods and Goddesses of Norse Mythology When Ymir lived long ago Was no sand or sea, no surging waves. Nowhere was there earth nor heaven above. Bur a grinning gap and grass nowhere. - [ < url = asatru.org/voluspa.html > ] Völuspá-The Song of the Sybil Although we know a little from observations made by Tacitus and Caesar, most of what we know of Norse mythology comes from Christian times, beginning with the Prose Edda of Snorri Sturluson (c.1179-1241).