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Quirinus

Quirinus was originally most likely a Sabine god. The Sabines had a settlement near the site of what was to become Rome, and erected an altar to Quirinus on the Collis Quirinalis, the Quirinal Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome. When the Romans ...

                                               

Saturn (mythology)

Saturn was a Roman god of agriculture and harvest. He was the father of Ceres, Jupiter, Veritas and others. He was associated with wealth, liberation, and time. He was identified with the Greek titan Kronos, whose reign was regarded as a time of ...

                                               

Sol Invictus

For the folk music band, see Sol Invictus band. Sol Invictus or, more fully, Deus Sol Invictus was a religious title applied to at least three distinct deities during the later Roman Empire: El Gabal, Mithras, and Sol. The earlier cult of Sol Ind ...

                                               

Venus (mythology)

In Roman mythology, Venus is the goddess of love and beauty. She was the Roman version of the Greek Aphrodite and Etruscan Turan. Her cult began in Ardea and Lavinium, Latium. On August 18, 293 BC, the first temple to her was built. August 18 was ...

                                               

Vesta (mythology)

Vesta was the virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and family in Roman mythology. She rarely appeared in art, as her presence was symbolized by the sacred fire that burned at her temple. The temple was forbidden to all except her priestesses, the ...

                                               

Vulcan (mythology)

Vulcan is the god of fire in Roman mythology. His Greek equivalent is the god Hephaestus. He is the son of Jupiter and Juno, and the husband of Venus.

                                               

Triglav (mythology)

Triglav was an old Slavic god. The highest mountain in Slovenia is also called Triglav. Its name means three-headed in Slovene. An insurance company also uses the name Triglav. Other myths are related to Triglav. These include Zlatorog. Zlatorog ...

                                               

Hercules (1997 movie)

Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical movie based on the legendary Greek mythology hero Heracles, the son of Zeus in Greek mythology. The movie was directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, and was produced by The Walt Disney Company. It i ...

                                               

Hercules (1998 TV series)

Hercules: The Animated Series is a 1998 animated TV series based on the 1997 Disney animated movie Hercules. It is about Hercules during his school years at the Prometheus Academy.

                                               

Acastus

Acastus is a character in Greek mythology. He sailed with Jason and the Argonauts, and participated in the hunt for the Calydonian Boar.

                                               

Achilles

Achilles was a hero of the Trojan War and is the central character of Homers Iliad. The son of the mortal hero Peleus and the Nereid Thetis, he is the leader of the Myrmidons, and is described as the greatest of all the Achaean warriors. The Ilia ...

                                               

Agamemnon

Agamemnon was a legendary king of Mycenae, as told in The Iliad. The son of Atreus and Aerope, he was the brother of Menelaus, and the commander of the unified Greek forces in the Trojan War. His wife was Clytemnestra, with whom he sired Iphigeni ...

                                               

Akrisios

Akrisios is a person in Greek mythology. He was the King of Argos. He is the father of Danae, and grandfather of Perseus. Akrisios was told by an oracle that he would be killed by his grandchild. Because of that he put his daughter Danae in a tow ...

                                               

Alkmene

Alcmene ALK-meen is a person mentioned in Greek mythology. She is not a goddess, for Alcmene was mortal. She was the daughter of King Elektryon of Mycenae and his wife Anaxo. She was the wife of Amphitryon. She is the mother of Heracles HERR-uh-k ...

                                               

Andromeda (mythology)

In Greek mythology, Andromeda is an Aethiopian princess, the daughter of King Cepheus and his wife Cassiopeia. When Cassiopeia boasted that her daughter was more beautiful than the Nereids, this angered the sea god Poseidon, who sent the sea mons ...

                                               

Augeias of Elis

King Augeias of Elis is a character in Greek mythology. He was the son of Helios and Iphiboe or Naupiadame, the daughter of Amphidamas. Some say his father was Poseidon. He was rich and happy because he had huge herds of cattle. His son was Phyle ...

                                               

Cassandra

Cassandra or Kassandra was a person in Greek mythology. She was the daughter of King Priam of Troy and Hecuba, and twin sister of Helen. She was famous for her prophesies of bad events. The god Apollo gave her the gift of prophecy so that she wou ...

                                               

Cassiopeia (mythology)

Cassiopeia was a woman in Macedonian mythology. She was the wife of Cepheus who was king of Ethiopia. They had a daughter called Andromeda. Cassiopeia was very beautiful but also very arrogant and vain. She thought that she was better than other ...

                                               

Daedalus

Daedalus was King Minos head architect in ancient Greece and son of Athena. When King Minos of Crete was having some sovereignty problems, he asked Poseidon, god of the sea, for an offering to sacrifice to him as a sign as true kingship. So Posei ...

                                               

Hector

Hector was a Trojan prince and one of the central figures of the Iliad. The first-born son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba, Hector was the heir apparent to the throne and the greatest of Troys warriors in the defense of the city. Hector fought aga ...

                                               

Hylas

Hylas is a character in Greek mythology. He was the son of King Theiodamas of the Dryopians in Thessaly. When Heracles killed the King in battle, he took Hylas under his wing. The young man became Heracles gay lover. About 300 BC, the poet Theocr ...

                                               

Jason

Jason was a hero in Greek mythology. He was born in Thessaly, northern Greece. Jason was the captain of the ship called the Argos. The men who helped to sail the boat were called the Argonauts. The word Argonaut comes from the name of the boat: A ...

                                               

Medea

In Greek mythology, Medea is a sorceress of Greek mythology. She was the daughter of King Aeetes of Colchis, niece of Circe, granddaughter of the sun god Helios. She married the hero Jason, and had two children with him, Mermeros and Pheres. In E ...

                                               

Minos

Minos was the mythical first king of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa. The following stories are mythological, and have no real historical basis. Every nine years, he made King Aegeus pick seven young boys and seven young girls to be sent to Daedalu ...

                                               

Niobe

In Greek mythology, Niobe was the daughter of the semi-legendary ruler Tantalus, called the "Phrygian" and sometimes even as "King of Phrygia" Tantalus ruled in Sipylus, a city located at the western end of Anatolia. The city has the same name th ...

                                               

Odysseus

In Greek mythology, Odysseus was the great grandson of the Greek god Hermes. He was the king of the island Ithaca. He was married to Penelope. Odysseus and Penelope had a son called Telemachos. Odysseus is a major character in Homers Iliad and Od ...

                                               

Paris (mythology)

Paris is a personality in Greek mythology. He is an important person in the Trojan War, and Homers Iliad. Paris was the son of King Priam of Troy and his wife Hecuba. Because it was prophesied that he would bring the end and destruction of Troy, ...

                                               

Patroclus

Patroclus was a central figure in Homers Iliad. He was the son of Menoetius, and is most famous as being the lover of Achilles. During the Trojan War, Achilles refuses to fight after a quarrel with Agamemnon, leader of the Greek forces, over a wo ...

                                               

Penelope

Penelope is a person in Greek mythology. She is the wife of Odysseus of Ithaca and mother of Telemachus. She became a symbol for the faithful wife. When her husband Odysseus was on his long journey home, many people thought he was dead. Because o ...

                                               

Perseus

Perseus is a hero in Greek mythology. He is the legendary founder of Mycenae and is most famous for killing the Gorgon Medusa. He is a demigod, the son of Zeus and the mortal princess Danae. With his wife, the Ethiopian princess Andromeda, his ch ...

                                               

Philoctetes

He was killed by Philoctetes, an Achaean hero-king who had been abandoned by the others on the island of Lemnos after a venomous snake bit rendered him disabled and made his leg stink. Philoctetes survived, and in the tenth year of the war the Ac ...

                                               

Tantalus

Tantalus was a mortal king in Greek mythology. He did many bad things against the gods and goddesses. At a banquet, he tried to feed people the flesh of his son Pelops. He had asked the gods and goddesses to come to this banquet. When they learn ...

                                               

Telemachus

Telemachos is a person in Greek mythology. He is the son of Odysseus of Ithaca and Penelope. While Odysseus was trying return home, many believed him to be dead. Suitors surrounded his home, trying to claim Penelope as their wife. Athena came to ...

                                               

Mahabharata

The Mahabharata, that is, the great Bharata, is one of the two most important ancient epics of India, the other being the Ramayana. The Mahabharata was compiled in Ancient India. One of the rishis named Vyasa is believed to have composed the work ...

                                               

Arjuna

Arjuna is one of the main characters of the Indian epic Mahabharata. He plays a main role in the Bhagavad Gita alongside Krishna. Arjuna was considered as the best archer and greatest warrior in the world at their times. He was the third of the P ...

                                               

Vyasa

Vyasa is an important figure in most Hindu traditions. He is sometimes called Veda Vyāsa or Krishna Dvaipāyana. He is the author of the Mahabharata. He is also a character in it. He is considered to be the scribe of both the Vedas and Puranas. Ac ...

                                               

Bifrost

In Norse mythology, Bifrost is the bridge between the land of mortals, Midgard, and the land of the gods, Asgard. The gods cross it every day to meet and decide things at Urdarbrunn under the tree Yggdrasill. The bridge is a rainbow. It was built ...

                                               

Hel (realm)

Hel is one of the nine worlds of Norse mythology. It is where the mortal dead gather after life if their death was dishonourable. Its ruler is the goddess Hel. Hel is located under the roots of the tree Yggdrasil. It can be reached via the river ...

                                               

Midgard

Midgard is an old Germanic name for our world. Midgard means "middle enclosure". It is where the term "Middle Earth" comes from. The term is an English version of the Old Norse language.

                                               

Valhalla

In Norse mythology, Valhalla is an enormous and majestic hall in Asgard, headed by Odin. Described as a "warriors paradise," it is here that the souls of those who are slain in battle go, chosen and guided by the Valkyries, a group of warrior mai ...

                                               

Vanaheimr

In Norse mythology, Vanaheimr is one of the Nine Worlds and home of the Vanir. The Vanir are the gods of fertility, wisdom, and the ability to see the future. Vanaheimr is described in the Poetic Edda ; which was put together in the 13th century ...

                                               

Yggdrasil

Yggdrasil is the name of the immense cosmic tree that serves as the connection between the Nine Worlds in Norse mythology. Known as the World Tree, Yggdrasil was said to lie at the very center of the universe, supported by three roots which exten ...

                                               

Brahmajala Sutta (Theravada)

The Brahmajala Sutta is the first of 34 suttas in the Digha Nikaya. The name comes from brahma and jala. The sutta is also called Atthajala, Dhammajala, Ditthijala, Anuttarasangama Vijaya. The sutta discusses two main topics: the elaboration of t ...

                                               

Charyapada

The Charyapada is a collection of 8th-12th century Vajrayana Buddhist caryagiti. They are mystical poems from the tantric tradition in eastern India. The Charyapada were meant to be sung. A manuscript of this anthology was found in the early 20th ...

                                               

Jikji

Jikji is the oldest extant movable metal type book in the world. Jikji is the short title of a Korean book whose full title can be translated as Anthology of the Great Priests Zen Teachings. It is a Buddhist document, and was printed during Korea ...

                                               

Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is a religious text from Tibet, written as a guide for persons attending someone who is dying or recently dead, to bring comfort and spiritual liberation ". It includes prayers, instructions for both dying persons and ...

                                               

Zhaocheng Jin Tripitaka

Zhaocheng Jin Tripitaka is a Buddhist canon from the Jin Dynasty. It is written in the Chinese language. It was first called the Jin Triptaka. It was written at the Tianning Temple around the year 1149. A woman named Cui Fazhen and some of her fr ...

                                               

About the Mystery of the Letters

About the Mystery of the Letters is a work about the names and forms of letters of the Greek and Hebrew letters. The author of the work is unknown, but he probably had a Christian background. It was probably written in the 6th century Byzantine P ...

                                               

Three Forms of Unity

The Three Forms of Unity is the name that is given to the Belgic Confession, the Canons of Dort, and the Heidelberg Catechism. These three works are about the doctrinal concerns of Continental Calvinism. They are considered official statements of ...

                                               

Aranyaka

The Aranyakas is the philosophy behind sacrifice of the ancient Hindu sacred texts, the Vedas. They are usually part of the later parts of Vedas, and are one of many layers of the Vedic text. The other parts of Vedas are the Samhitas, Brahmanas, ...