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Mythology

The term mythology can refer to either the study of myths, or to a body of myths. Comparative mythology is the study of connections between myths from different cultures. In the study of folklore, a myth is a sacred narrative explaining how the world and humankind came to be in their present form. Many scholars in other fields use the term "myth" in somewhat different ways. In a very broad sense, the word can refer to any traditional story.

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Mythology

lilim

Anthropology; Mythology

Low ranking demons similar to succubi. They are a race borne from Lilith and Samael.

Adramelech

Anthropology; Mythology

A sun god worshipped by the Samarians, originally conceived by Sepharvite colonists. He is usually depicted with a human head and body, but with the legs and plumage of a peacock. Judeo-Christian ...

houri

Anthropology; Mythology

Angelic beings unique to the Islamic faith. They are described as beautiful, transparent virgins, and every resident of paradise is assigned a houri of the opposite gender to be their companion.

Hebe

Anthropology; Mythology

In Greek mythology, Hebe is the goddess of youth. She is the daughter of Zeus and Hera. Hebe was the cupbearer for the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, serving their nectar and ambrosia, until ...

Barachiel

Anthropology; Mythology

An archangel said to preside over a legion of 496,000 angels. The third book of Enoch describes him as one of the four ruling seraphim and the angel of lightning. He is frequently depicted holding a ...

Abat(t)ur

Anthropology; Mythology

A mythical figure of the Mandaeans. At the last judgment it weighs souls and/or their deeds. The name derives from Persian and is construed as meaning 'bearer of the scales'.

Excalibur

Anthropology; Mythology

Excalibur is the legendary sword of King Arthur, sometimes attributed with magical powers or associated with the rightful sovereignty of Great Britain.

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