Did Cinderella’s mother die? Yes, but not in the way that you think, according to Pepelezka, the Slavic version of the Cinderella story, as retold in Sixty Folk-Tales From Exclusively Slavic Sources by A. H. Wraitslaw. The story starts with a group of girls who were spinning wool together around a deep chasm in a [...]
This week, Marvel Comics announced that its comic book hero Thor, which is based upon the Norse god Thor, will become a woman.
A representative of Marvel explained, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike [...]
The Leshy can be identified by a missing right ear, as well as the absence of eyelashes and eyebrows. [...]
Answer quickly: Who is the Roman god of the dead? It’s Pluto, right?
Yes, and no. Pluto is a Roman god of the dead, but it turns out that he’s not the only one.
Pluto was inspired by the Greek Hades, who had the nickname Pluton. The Romans also recognized an Etruscan god of [...]
While Jesus literally flipped out at moneychangers in the temple, Hermes had the depth to see the sacred quality of their trade, uniting sex, money and enlightenment. [...]
Here, next to the rosy colored church Good Shepherd is an ancient depiction of the Greek god Hermes, in a motif known as Hermes Kriophoros – referred to by the ancient Greeks, before Christianity, as the good shepherd. [...]
The idea of a centaur seems like mythological bliss, until you start asking the anatomical question of where all the parts go. [...]
What explanations can you think of for the existence of the same symbol, the eye-in-hand, in cultures separated by the Atlantic Ocean? [...]
We could admit that we devote ourselves to our jobs, and acknowledge that money matters a great deal as our culture’s symbolic representation of workers’ time and effort. We could stop denying our desire for material goods, and instead try to understand that desire, thus savoring every last bit of material worth in our purchases instead of buying obsessively and then discarding what we buy in purges of guilt. [...]