List of deities This is an index to polytheistic deities of the different religions, cultures and mythologies of the world, listed by type and by region. This is not a list of names or epithets of gods in modern monotheistic religions, for which see "Names of God". For deified individuals see "List of people who have been considered deities", "Apotheosis" and "Imperial cult". By classification Ruler of the Pantheon Celestial, Cosmological Chthonic Human sphere Demigods, Deified Heroes By cultural sphere Near East and North Africa Osiris, lord of the dead. Central / Northern Asia East Asia India / South Asia The image illustrates the Hindu belief that each part of the cow embodies a particular deity Southeast Asia Europe Sub-Saharan Africa Americas Australia-Oceania Syncretic mythologies List of Theosophical/Ascended Master Teachings deities See also References
Valhalla In Norse mythology, Valhalla (from Old Norse Valhöll "hall of the slain") is a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin. Chosen by Odin, half of those who die in combat travel to Valhalla upon death, led by valkyries, while the other half go to the goddess Freyja's field Fólkvangr. In Valhalla, the dead join the masses of those who have died in combat known as Einherjar, as well as various legendary Germanic heroes and kings, as they prepare to aid Odin during the events of Ragnarök. Before the hall stands the golden tree Glasir, and the hall's ceiling is thatched with golden shields. Various creatures live around Valhalla, such as the stag Eikþyrnir and the goat Heiðrún, both described as standing atop Valhalla and consuming the foliage of the tree Læraðr. Attestations Poetic Edda Grímnismál Helgakviða Hundingsbana II In stanza 38 of the poem Helgakviða Hundingsbana II, the hero Helgi Hundingsbane dies and goes to Valhalla.
Family tree of the Greek gods A Clerk of Oxford: Medieval Terms of Endearment This is a sort of follow-up to my post on Medieval Compliments: or, How to call someone 'beautiful' in Middle English, which has proved surprisingly popular. Apparently a lot of people want to know that stuff; I like to imagine that there are now lovers all over the world praising each other in beautiful medieval English. To extend this a little bit, here's a collection of terms of endearment (loosely defined), mostly culled from the Middle English Dictionary. This is a complement (heh) to the other post, and so I won't repeat what I said there about such terms as leof and lemman, though they belong here too. myne owne hertis rote: literally 'my own heart's root'. myn lykyng: I've written about this one before, because there's a beautiful lullaby carol of which this is the refrain. lykyng means something like 'the thing which is pleasing to me', and so myn lykyng is 'the one I delight in, the one who gives me pleasure'. my sweeting: 'my sweet one'. culver: 'dove'. miting: 'little mite'
List of mythologies This is a list of mythologies of the world, by culture and region. Mythologies by region Africa Central Africa East Africa Horn of Africa Somali mythology North Africa West Africa Southern Africa Arctic overlaps with North Asia, Northern Europe and North America. Asia Southwestern Asia Middle East, Persia, Anatolia, Caucasus. Ancient Medieval to Modern South Asia East Asia Southeast Asia Central and Northern Asia (overlaps with Eastern and Northern Europe) Australia and Oceania Europe Classical Antiquity Northern Europe Eastern Europe Southern Europe Western Europe North Caucasus Nart saga (Covers Abazin, Abkhaz, Circassian, Ossetian, Karachay-Balkar and Chechen-Ingush mythologies)Ossetian mythologyVainakh mythology (Covers Chechen and Ingush mythology) South Caucasus/Transcaucasia British Isles Americas Mesoamerica Caribbean Haitian mythology Bronze Age
22 fascinating details you probably never noticed on Bruegel’s ’The Tower of Babel’ Nowadays it’s much easier to see famous paintings because you can just google them, but there are some paintings that require a particular approach. ’’The Tower of Babel’’ by Pieter Bruegel the Elder is one of them. This masterpiece was painted in 1563, and now to admire the original you need to visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. When we look at the painting it seems to us that we can see everything, but actually it’s not that easy! Bruegel is known and loved for his fancy for detail. With the permission of blogger Anton Afanas’ev, Bright Side wants to share his post to help you discover some details that aren’t that easy to notice at first gaze. ’’The Tower of Babel’’ cheger The distant view 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The middle distance 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. The tower 15. 16. 17. 18. The foreground 19. 20. 21. 22. Source: cheger.livejournal.com Preview photo credit: cheger.livejournal.com
Mythologie nordique Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La mythologie nordique est l'ensemble des mythes provenant d'Europe du Nord (plus particulièrement de la Scandinavie et de l'Islande) à la base du système religieux polythéiste pratiqué dans ces régions au haut Moyen Âge avant leur christianisation. Il s'agit d'une variante régionale et historique de la plus vaste mythologie germanique. Aujourd'hui cette mythologie est surtout associée aux Vikings qui ont exporté leurs croyances au-delà de la Scandinavie, on parle alors aussi de mythologie viking. La mythologie nordique met en scène un nombre important de divinités, de créatures fabuleuses et de héros. Pendant des siècles, les mythes nordiques étaient transmis oralement, notamment par la poésie scaldique qui éleva la narration d'épopées mythologiques en une expression artistique. Longtemps oubliée, cette mythologie a été redécouverte dès le XVIIIe siècle avec le courant romantique en Europe. Sources[modifier | modifier le code]
The 10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts The Bible tells us that God created Adam and Eve just a few thousand years ago, by some fundamentalist interpretations. Science informs us that this is mere fiction and that man is a few million years old, and that civilization just tens of thousands of years old. Could it be, however, that conventional science is just as mistaken as the Bible stories? The Grooved Spheres Over the last few decades, miners in South Africa have been digging up mysterious metal spheres. The Dropa Stones In 1938, an archeological expedition led by Dr. The Ica StonesBeginning in the 1930s, the father of Dr. The Antikythera MechanismA perplexing artifact was recovered by sponge-divers from a shipwreck in 1900 off the coast of Antikythera, a small island that lies northwest of Crete. The Baghdad BatteryToday batteries can be found in any grocery, drug, convenience and department store you come across. Ancient Model Aircraft Impossible Fossils Out-of-Place Metal Objects What are we to make of these finds?
Viking gods Odin Odin was the chief god in the Norse mythology, and the father of Thor, Balder, Hoder, Tyr, Bragi, Heimdall, Ull, Vidar, Hermod and Vali. His wives were Fjorgyn, Frigga and Rind. He had a bad habit to roam around Midgard in human disguise seducing and impregnating women. This is why many mortals were able to trace their ancestry back to him. Thor Thor was the son of Odin and Fjorgyn. thunder, the sky, fertility and the law. Loki Loki can be called the 'wizard of lies' and is in many ways the most interesting god in Asgard. Frey Frey was a fertility god of the the Vanir race. Freya Freya was the goddess of sex and later also war and death. Idun The goddess of spring and immortal youth was called Idun. Sif Sif was the goddess who married Thor and bore his stepson (by Odin), Ull. Hel Hel was a goddess (or a monster), a daughter of Loki and Angrboda, who ruled over Niflheim, which was the land of the dead.
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Gilgamesh Gilgamesh Palais de Sargon Gilgamesh est un roi à demi légendaire de la cité d'Ourouk (Uruk), qui aurait régné vers 2600 avant notre ère. D'origine sumérienne, ce récit s'est transmis d'abord de manière orale, puis il fut écrit vers 2000 avant notre ère à Babylone. La version la plus achevée, écrite sur douze tablettes, a été retrouvée à Ninive, dans la bibliothèque du roi syrien Assourbanipal (668-627 avant notre ère). Celui qui a tout vu, [Sha nagba imuru]. Monarque semi-légendaire Gilgamesh, "celui qui a tout vu" , est le héros à la fois despotique et humain d'une longue épopée mainte fois remaniée qui est la base de la littérature antique. « La courtisane Shamhat enlève ses vêtements dévoile ses seins, dévoile sa nudité et Enkidu se réjouit des charmes de son corps. Enkidu sous la forme semi animale combat Gilgamesh. Aussitôt entré dans la ville, il est accueilli par une foule en liesse, on lui offre à boire et à manger, on l'oint avec des huiles précieuses.