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Mythical Tales Mythology Season Two

The Monster of Lake Fagua

Estimated read time 2 min read

The creature known as the Tagua Tagua Monster, or the monster of Lake Fagua, was claimed to have been captured in Santa Fe, Peru in the 18th century. This creature […]

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Mythical Tales Mythology Season Two

The Dying Lion of Lucerne

Estimated read time 4 min read

Thorvaldsen’s fame was such that he was often asked to produce commissions for works that seem far removed from his cold Classicism. A example of this is the monument of the Swiss guards, commissioned by the city of Lucerne at the instigation of a former officer of the Swiss guards.

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Mythical Tales Mythology Season Two

The Dragon of Crystal Mountain

Estimated read time 7 min read

The Crystal Mountain (28 26’E & 27 39’N) lies between the oasis Bahariya & Farafra, north of the White  Desert in Egypt. The crystals that are found all over, mainly […]

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Legendary Locations Mythology Season Two

The Enchanted Island of Hy-Brasil

Estimated read time 2 min read

The island of Hy-Brasil was often shown on maps as a very small island west of Ireland and originated from Celtic mythology. As early as the 12th century, the Irish believed in the existence of an enchanted island that could be viewed along the west coast of Ireland once every seven years.

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Mythical Artifacts Mythology Season Two

Mirrors as Portals to Other Worlds?

Estimated read time 9 min read

The Maya believed there were multiple worlds in addition to the human world: an upperworld, underworld, primordial sea, and Xibalba. Portals connected these worlds and allowed active engagement between the Maya and their gods, which was fundamental to their belief system. Evidence suggests the Maya believed that reflective surfaces (mirrors) were portals to spiritual worlds.

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Mythical Tales Mythology Season One

A Bride Turned to Stone

Estimated read time 11 min read

There have been so many comments in the papers, and I receive so many letters which it is impossible for me to answer, in reference to the curious case of petrification which recently came under my notice, that I am constrained to write an account of the whole affair, giving at the same time my hypothesis as explanatory of the rationale.

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Mythical Tales Mythology Season One

The Enchanted Castle

Estimated read time 3 min read

Threatened with marriage to a monster Psyche, a mortal, is blown away by the West Wind. She awakens near a magical palace and falls in love with Cupid. He makes Psyche promise not to look at his divine face, but she breaks this promise and Cupid abandons her.

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Deities and Spirits Mythology Season One

Blue Skin: Deity or Nephilim?

Estimated read time 3 min read

Deity Yama has blue skin colour, and there are many other deities with this characteristic. Huītzilōpōchtli, Num, Hapi, Kali, Yama, Rama, Krishna, Shiva, Vishnu Amon-Ra and other deities are depicted […]

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Mythical Artifacts Mythology Season One

The Philosopher’s Stone

Estimated read time 1 min read

The Philosopher’s Stone, 16th century alchemy scroll. In the ancient science of Alchemy, it seems that Philosophers and Alchemy went hand in hand. Many Alchemists sought after the Philosopher’s Stone, […]

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Mythical Artifacts Mythology Season One

The Spirit Mirror

Estimated read time 2 min read

A renaissance polymath whose interests ranged from astronomy to astrology, alchemy and math, John Dee advised the queen from the start of her reign in 1558 to the 1570s. As court astrologer […]