Lyssa Description She personifies mad rage and frenzy, as well as rabies in animals. In Herakles she is called upon by Hera to inflict the hero Heracles with insanity. In this scenario she is shown to take a temperate, measured approach to her role, professing "not to use [her powers] in anger against friends, nor [to] have any joy in visiting the homes of men." She counsels Iris, who wishes to carry out Hera's command, against targeting Heracles but, after failing to persuade, bows to the orders of the superior goddess and sends him into a mad rage that causes him to murder his wife and children. Greek vase-paintings of the period indicate her involvement in the myth of Aktaion, the hunter torn apart by his own, maddened dogs as a punishment for looking on the naked form of the goddess Artemis.
Myth, Legend, Folklore, Ghosts Apollo and the Greek Muses Updated July 2010 COMPREHENSIVE SITES ON MYTHOLOGY ***** The Encyclopedia Mythica - SEARCH - Areas - Image Gallery - Genealogy tables - Mythic Heroes Probert Encyclopaedia - Mythology Gods, Heroes, and MythDictionary of Mythology What is Myth? Russian science fiction and fantasy Science fiction and fantasy have been part of mainstream Russian literature since the 19th century. Russian fantasy developed from the centuries-old traditions of Russian mythology and folklore. Russian science fiction emerged in the mid-19th century and rose to its golden age during Soviet era, both in cinema and literature, with writers like Strugatsky brothers, Kir Bulychov, and Mikhail Bulgakov, among others. With the fall of Iron Curtain, modern Russia experienced a renaissance of fantasy. Outside modern Russian borders, there's a significant number of Russophone writers and filmmakers from Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan, who also made a notable contribution to the genres.
Olympian Gods of Greek Mythology THEOI.COM The Olympian gods ("Theoi Olympioi") presided over ever facet of ancient life and were often grouped according to their common functions. THE THEOI AGORAIOI were the gods of the "agora" (the marketplace and people's assembly). Zeus, as the god of kings and princes, presided over the the assembly, alongside Athena, as goddess of wise counsel, Dike (Justice), Themis (Custom) and Calliope (Eloquence). The gods of the marketplace, on the other hand, were led by Hermes, the god of commerce, along with Hephaestus and Athena, the patron gods of artisans : weavers, potters, metalworkers, sculptors, etc. Apollo was another god of the marketplace.
The Grigori The Watchers The Lord spoke: "Have no fear, Enoch, good man and scribe of goodness. Come hear my voice. List of Russian-language poets This is a list of authors who have written poetry in the Russian language. For the plain text list, see Category:Russian poets. See also: List of Russian-language writers, List of Russian-language novelists, List of Russian-language playwrights, List of Russian artists, List of Russian architects, List of Russian inventors, List of Russian explorers, Russian literature, Russian culture Alphabetical list A B Family tree of the Greek gods Family tree of gods, goddesses and other divine figures from Ancient Greek mythology and Ancient Greek religion The following is a family tree of gods, goddesses and many other divine and semi-divine figures from Ancient Greek mythology and Ancient Greek religion. (The tree does not include creatures; for these, see List of Greek mythological creatures.)
INC: The Grigori (unofficial version) (unofficial version) by "Kirt A. Dankmyer -- aka Loki" (firstname.lastname@example.org) Here is my version of the Grigori. I welcome any comments and critique.... List of Russian-language playwrights This is a list of authors who have written dramatic works in the Russian language. For the plain text list, see Category:Russian dramatists and playwrights. See also: List of Russian-language writers, List of Russian-language poets, List of Russian-language novelists, List of Russian artists, List of Russian architects, List of Russian inventors, List of Russian explorers, Russian culture Alphabetical list A B
In Nomine Characters I've taken over the In Nomine Collection's Rogue's Gallery. Sorry to change the format so abruptly, but I'm trying to make it mesh with my GURPS Character Archive. Same rules as with the GURPS lot -- if you're not comfortable with a concept, don't read it. I'm not going to deal with the black background-white text trick, though. (Among other reasons, makes it hard to print the page.) The game already requires one to be mature about religion being depicted in a game; if there are sexual issues in these pages (and there are some), you'll have to be mature about them, too. List of Russian-language novelists This is a list of authors who have written works of fiction in the Russian language. The list encompasses novelists and writers of short fiction. For the plain list, see Category:Russian novelists. See also: List of Russian-language writers, List of Russian-language poets, List of Russian-language playwrights, List of Russian artists, List of Russian architects, List of Russian inventors, List of Russian explorers, Russian literature, Russian culture Alphabetical list A