I think that I shall never see, a sight as lovely as a Tree.
The Horse of the Terrible overspreads the world and binds together three realms, earth, hell, and heaven. Yggdrasil (or Askr Yggdrasils), described in both the Poetic Edda and Snorri Sturluson’s 13th-century Prose Edda, is the tree of the world The most perfect tree that ever existed, an eternal green ash tree.
Known as Mimameid (Old Norse: Mímameiðr, “Mímir’s tree” ) among the words of Fjölsvinnsmál. …
This is the story of a poet not willing to die in name, a musician that challenges the King and Queen of the Underworld.
This is the story of a poet not willing to die in name, a musician that challenges the King and Queen of the Underworld. The motive and manner of his death vary in different accounts, but the narrative still charms us all to this day. The birds and animals came to hear Orpheus music and legends, and even trees are in total serenity. Let’s see what the words hold on The Many Deaths of Orpheus.
This is the story of mankind, divided by the ages of metals.
We read about the division of our history in a three-age system, the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age, or Darwin’s five theories of evolution. But there is more to the story, both Hesiod and Ovid also have a narrative to share. This is the story of mankind, divided by the ages of metals.
Hesiod inspired by the Muses delivers us the story of the ages of man in his poem Works and Days. The first Five Ages of Man traces the lineage of mankind…
Reading the Epic of Gilgamesh, we can find two completely different aspects of life in the hero’s journey. This Epic combines two stories, a before and an after, we are first presented with a fearless king ready to sacrifice everything in exchange for glory, power, and adventure. We read about a king full of arrogance, a man who believes his youth is eternal, a king more concerned with heroic feats than in preserving his own life. We also read of an unbreakable friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu.
But in the same way that an innocent and fearless child, not understanding…
The story of Noah and the ark may not be as unique as you think. Curiously, we can find more than three hundred stories about a great flood around the world.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not writing about Noah’s story being a copy of a copy, I prefer to call it “preservation of traditions”, I see it as a very effective method to “keeping a great past event alive” among the people of different cultures and eras, or perhaps floods are a common disaster and people love to tell stories about them.
Of course, writing about 300+ flood stories…
Before the world was formed, there was a watery mass of dark, directionless chaos. That’s how a good Egyptian Creation Myth starts.
In this chaos lived the Ogdoad of Khmunu (Hermopolis), eight primordial deities, also called the Hehu or Infinites. The Ogdoad predates the more commonly known Egyptian gods, such as Osiris, Isis, and Anubis.
Considered to have come into creation before the world did and the creation of man, these deities consisted of four males (amphibious head) or frog gods and, four females (reptiles head) or snake goddesses of chaos, making it a total of eight: