Folklore


Where did the Minotaur live October 10

The Minotaur was a ferocious man-eater, and the labyrinth it lived in was built on order of its stepfather, Minos, the king of Crete. There, young men and women were sacrificed to the Minotaur on a regular basis. The hero Theseus volunteered to slay

What do dragons eat September 13

What do dragons eat
The diet of fictional dragons depends on the legends or stories in which they are contained. Many dragons from early European legends and stories eat humans. In Asian cultures, dragons might ...

Did dragons really exist September 13

Scientists believe that dragons as they appear in myths are an amalgamation of characteristics of several different animals, such as pythons, crocodiles and lions. The dragon's physical appearance and abilities vary across cultures and throughout tim

What are characteristics of Zeus September 13

What are characteristics of Zeus
Zeus' domain was the sky, and his symbols were the eagle, oak tree, bull and lightning bolt, each of which was associated with strength, fortitude and power. Zeus' power is greater than that ...

What was Thor's hammer called September 13

In mythology, Mjolnir is forged by Sindri and Brokkr to win a bet with Loki. It is supernaturally powerful and accurate when thrown. An actual hammer of Thor was unearthed by archaeologists in Denmark in 2014. The hammer most likely did not actually

Who were the Titans September 13

The 12 Titans were made up of four married couples and four single gods. The couples are Oceanus and Tethys, Hyperion and Theia, Coeus and Phoebe, and Cronus and Rhea, whereas the singles were Mnemosyne, Themis, Crius and Iapetus. These Titans produc

What does Zeus fear September 11

What does Zeus fear
The Titans were the siblings of Zeus' father, Cronos. They were gigantic in form and ruled the heavens under Cronos before Zeus and his siblings were born to the goddess Rhea, Cronos' wife. ...

Who is Zeus' wife September 11

Hera and Zeus, along with 10 other mythological deities, are referred to as The Twelve Olympians, the core of the Greek pantheon. Hera's six children were Ares, Enyo, Hebe, Eileithyia, Hephaestus and Eris. Jealousy and revenge became one of Hera's ha

Who were Poseidon's children September 11

Poseidon was the Greek god of the sea, and he was brother to the gods Zeus and Hades. Poseidon had many lovers of both genders, and fathered many heroes. One such mortal, a woman named Cleito, lived on an isolated island and birthed five sets of twin

What are Apollo's special powers in Greek mythology September 11

What are Apollo's special powers in Greek mythology
Apollo represented the epitome of male youth in its prime: clean-shaven, unmarried, intelligent and thoughtful, well-versed in all skills and in control. He did not delight in the hunt like ...

Where do mermaids live September 11

Where do mermaids live
Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures, specifically amongst sailors and residents of coastal towns. The first known mermaid stories originated in Assyria around the year 1000 B.C. ...
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