Tag: Mythology

Heimdallr

A mighty god in Norse Mythology he keeps watch for the onset of Ragnarok, all the while drinking fine mead in his home Himimnbjorg, located where the burning rainbow bridge Bifröst meets heaven. He possesses the great horn Gjallarhorn, the golden-maned horse Gulltoppr, has gold teeth, and is the son of Nine Mothers. These nine […]

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Pegasus

Pegasus was the beautiful white winged stallion of Greek Myths. The most well know tale of his birth is that he sprang to life from the blood of the Gorgon Medusa after she was killed by Perseus. Zeus, king of the gods, instructed him to bring lightning and thunder from Olympus. Friend of the Muses, […]

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Tir na nOg – Oisin and Niamh

Irish Folklore tells the story of Oisin, son of Finn, of the Fianna, who fall in love with the fairy Princess Niamh from the mystical island of Tir na nOg, the Land of Perpetual Youth. For many centuries the fabled island has been sought, which legend says lays off the coast of Ireland. In the […]

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Scáthach “the Shadow”

Scáthach (pronounced: scou’-ha, or skah ‘ – thakh) (Scottish Gaelic: Sgàthach an Eilean Sgitheanach), or Sgathaich, is a figure in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. She is a legendary Scottish warrior woman and martial arts teacher who trains the legendary Ulster hero Cú Chulainn (Koo-hull-un or “coo-CHOOL-in) in the arts of combat. She is […]

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Dragons

The dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies, and the Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan (namely the […]

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