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There are many ways of classifying Chinese Dragons. One system goes by their color, and another is determined by their tasks. [[MORE]] Color Black dragons symbolize the north, and create storms by battling in the air. Blue dragons symbolize the east, and are a sign of spring. Red dragons symbolize the west, and are associated with summer. White dragons symbolize the south, and are a sign of death...
Origin: Greek mythology Resides In: Nemea The Nemean Lion is a terrifying monster, said to be impervious to normal weapons. Its claws were sharper than any mortal blade, and can cut through even armor. As his first task, Herakles must slay the Nemean Lion, but quickly found that his bow and arrow were useless. After the Lion returned to its cave, Herakles blocked one entrance, forcing...
Origin: Egyptian mythology Type: goddess Hathor is a goddess sometimes depicted either with a cow head or a woman’s head with a cow’s ears and horns. As a Great Mother, she manifests as a lover, mother, avenger and comforter of the dead. Descriptions of her vary, but in later myths her characteristics mix with those of Isis. The connections to cows stem from the human...
The Italian word for owl, strix, or strega, means ‘witch’, and provides a hint to the owl’s symbolic connection to witchcraft. The owl is a nocturnal bird, which leads some to believe it has information of occult knowledge, cover information, and secrets. Since some owls like to make their nests in abandoned homes, some have believed that they are connected to decay.
Origin: Jewish mythology Lilth is similar to the Succubus, in that she seduces men in order to give birth to more demons. Stories about Lilith are as old as the Gilgamesh epic. In one version, the goddess Ishtar, plants a tree with the intentions of crafting it into a throne. When she attempts to cut it down, she encounters a snake that cannot be charmed, a Zu bird, and Lilith, the Maiden of...
Origin: Egyptian mythology Thoth could be considered one of the most important gods in the Egyptian pantheon, representing wisdom and divine intellect. He has numerous forms which conveys a different aspect of his being. As the scribe of all gods, he is credited with authorship of science, religion, philosophy and knowledge. One of his forms, a man with the head of a bird, he is the lord of...
Origin: Egyptian mythology He is often depicted with the head of a ram. The wave-like pattern of the ram’s horns resemble the waters of the Nile, which he was believed to be the source of. One horn feeds water to the North; the other to the South. Sometimes he is shown holding a jar that spills the Nile’s water. Khnum’s job is to assist Hapi in making sure the right amount...
Origin: greek mythology Zeus transforms himself into a golden shower to couple with Danae, the daughter of the king of Argos. Later on she would give birth to Perseus. Aware of a prophecy that claims the son will kill the king„ he locked Danae and her child in a chest, sending them off into the sea.
Origin: Egyptian mythology Type: creation goddess Neith has several manifestations, and is related to the goddess Isis. Sobek, the crocodile god, is her son. It is also said that when she spat into the water, the serpent demon Apophis was born. As the goddess of the hunt, she either wears or holds a set of crossed arrows. In the annual Festival of the Lamps, she wears the shuttle of a loom...
Origin: Greek mythology Once while slaughtering a bull at a sacred altar, Zeus spies on Semele in the form of an eagle and falls desperately in love. He transforms himself into a mortal man, wooing her. After finding out about the affair, Hera befriends Semele, who tells her of Zeus’ identity. Pretending to be unconvinced, Hera plants a seed of doubt in her. Later, Semele convinces...
Origin: Greek mythology Type: deer This huge deer is larger than a bul, fast enough to outrun an arrow, and has bronze hooves and golden antlers. Sacred to Artemis, it is named for Mount Cerynea. In one version, Hercules is tasked to capture the animal for the king. He lames the Ceryneian when it stopped for a drink, using a poisoned arrow. After completing his mission Hercules releases...
Origin: Greek mythology Type: boar Resides In: Mount Eurymanthus It is a giant, wild boar that roams an area sacred to the goddess, Artemis. It is described as having razor sharp tusks. Ordered to bring it back alive, Hercules sets out to capture the boar. Along the way, he is entertained by Centaurs. They become intoxicated, forcing Hercules to shoot them down. Only the immortal Centaur...
Origin: Greek mythology Type: Giant Resides In: Erytheia Geryon is a three-bodied giant who guards his red cattle with the help of a two headed dog, Orthros. As part of his trial, Hercules defeats the dog with a club and slays Geryon in the forehead with a poisoned arrow, then hacking up the body into three pieces. The hero then takes the cattle to Eurytheus.
Origin: Greek mythology Type: mythical hound Resides In: the Underworld erberus is a multi-headed (usually three headed) dog that guards the gates to the Underworld. Depending on the author, each head represented the past, present and future. It is also said that Cerberus has an appetite for live meat only, employed to be Hade’s loyal watch dog. In Heracles’ trials, he must...
Origin: Greek mythology Charybdis is a monster large enough to swallow a ship. It’s open mouth resembles a whirlpool. Once a Naiad, she flooded the land to enlarge her father’s (Poseidon) kingdom. Furious, Zeus transformed her into a monster with an unquenchable thirst, causing her to swallow the sea and create a whirlpool.
worldofmythology: fantasticallore: Origin: Greek mythology Scylla is a monster with numerous heads, filled with rows of needle sharp teeth. Below the waist, her body is made of vicious canines and a fish tail. Once a sea nymph who was transformed into a monster by Circe, Scylla represents rationality. She resides on one side of a narrow channel of water, opposite of Charybdis. I’m...
Origin: Greek mythology Scylla is a monster with numerous heads, filled with rows of needle sharp teeth. Below the waist, her body is made of vicious canines and a fish tail. Once a sea nymph who was transformed into a monster by Circe, Scylla represents rationality. She resides on one side of a narrow channel of water, opposite of Charybdis.
Origin: Hindu mythology Type: Deity Hanuman is considered one of the most important characters in the Ramayana. Hanuman is a Vanara-brave, loyal and adventurous ape-like humanoids. One story says that he led a troop of Vanaras on a search for Sita. When they reach the ocean, Hanuman makes an extraordinary leap across to the island of Lanka, where Sita is being held hostage by the demon,...
Origin: Balinese mythology Type: cosmic turtle According to myth, the world serpent Antaboga was the only thing that existed in the beginning of time. As a result of a period of meditation, Antaboga creates the world turtle, Bedawang. He is often depicted holding up the Earth on his shell. Bedawang is responsible for earthquakes, volcanoes and other disturbances on Earth’s surface.
Origin: Greek mythology Sirens were devious half human, half bird creatures who use their songs to lure sailors into the sea. Depending on the story, they varied from two to five sirens at a time. Some say that they are fated to die if they fail to lure a sailor with their song. In one story, it is said that Hera, the queen of all gods, had ordered a singing competition between the Sirens...
Origin: Inca mythology Type: God Viracocha is the creator of all things, and is associated with the sea. He is usually shown holding a thunderbolt in his hand, wearing the sun as a crown with tears falling down his face. According to one myth, Viracocha’s first creations were brainless giant, which displeased him. He disposed of them with a great flood, and created new, better...
Origin: Hindu mythology Type: Goddess of Time Her name meaning, ‘the dark one’, Kali is normally dark blue in color. She has red eyes, wild hair, fangs, and a protruding tongue. In some images, she has four arms: the upper arms carry a sword and a severed head; the lower carries a skull bowl that catches the blood dripping, and a trident. She is considered one of the kindest...
Origin: Greek mythology Type: spider woman In Ovid’s Metamorphosis, Arachne was a skilled weaver in Lydia. She boasted that she was more skilled than the goddess, Athena. Athena then challenges Arachne to a competition, weaving a tapestry that depicted her competition with Poseidon for the right to be the patron deity of Athens. Arachne wove scenes of Zeus transforming into various...
Origin: Balinese mythology Type: Spirit king Barong is a benevolent spirit king that is the main enemy of Rangda, the demon. He is portrayed as many different kinds of creatures, such as a boar, a tiger, a dragon and a lion, in some regions. In the dance, Rangda casts a spell on the soldiers attacking them, forcing them to stab themselves with their poisoned spears. Barong performs a counter...
Nu Gua and Fu Xi
Origin: Chinese mythology Type: Gods Nu Gua (also known as Nuwa) and Fu Xi appear in many myths. In one story, the two were siblings who wished to become husband and wife. Nu Gua was shy and felt guilty, so her brother took her to the mountains and prayed to Heaven, asking to be wed. Once they are married, Nu Gua makes a fan of grass to hide her face. The custom of women hiding their face...
Origin: Balinese mythology Type: demon queen Rangda is the Queen of cannibalistic witches who practice black magic and eat corpses, called the Leyaks. In dances, she is usually portrayed as a nearly naked woman with huge breasts, long white hair, claw-like nails. Her mask has large eyes, tusks like a boar and a long tongue. According to legend, Rangda was once a Balinese queen who was...
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Origin: Chinese mythology Type: water demon Gong Gong is always striving to overthrow the order of the Cosmos. In one version, he battles his father, the fire god Zhu Rong, who is the ruler of the southern hemisphere. Once defeated, Gong Gong is so ashamed that he smashes his head against the Buzhou Mountain, causing the sky to tilt. Nu Gua, a benevolent goddess, cuts the legs off a giant...
Origin: Balinese mythology Type: God of the Underworld Batara Kala is the creator of light and earth, ruling the underworld in a cave with the goddess, Setesuyara. He is usually depicted as a human figure with demonic features. He is also known as the god of time and destruction, and consumes those who are unlucky.
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Origin: Native American mythology According to the myth, in the beginning there is only the Great Water, and birds have no place to land and rest. Turtle, the Earth Diver, swims to the bottom of the sea and retrieves some mud. The mud begins to expand, and becomes the first land. Soon there is so much land that only Grandmother Turtle may carry it. To this day the world is said to rest on the...
Origin: Egyptian mythology Type: frog goddess Heket protects all those involved in childbirth-mothers, midwives, and babies. Usually she appears as a woman with the head of a frog, but in some amulets she is in animal form. It is said that she molds the child and its soul from clay, like a potter. She is associated with Isis and Osiris, said to have breathed life into the body of Horus at...
Origin: Japanese mythology Type: supernatural beings Tengu are usually depicted as birds of prey with human characteristics. Sometime in the 13th century, they began to be associated with the Yamabushi, and were portrayed wearing the small black cap and sash worn by members. The moral nature of Tengu is ambiguous and has changed over time. Once considered to be troublesome, they were later...
Origin: Hopi mythology In one version of the story, Spider woman, or Spider Grandmother, weaves existence together like the strands of a web. At the beginning of things, Spider Woman spins lines of webs that create the four directions. Then, she creates people by molding them from various colored clay, dividing them into clans and giving them a totem animal.
Origin: Cherokee myth During a time when hunting was scarce, the children of the Corn Mother asked for food. She wept, for she had nothing to give them, but promised her children that they will be fed. Her husband questions her on what to do, and she instructs him to slay her. The young man refused, seeking advice from his uncle, but was told to abide by his wife’s words. He returned...
Origin: Japanese mythology Kannon is said to manifest in 33 different forms, one sacred being and 32 manifestations suited to addressing the needs of those who seek help. Some are male and female, others have multiple arms and heads. Some even ride mythic beasts. One of the more well known forms is Senju Kannon, pictured above. It is a male being with 1,000 arms, usually shown with two hands...
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Origin: Norse mythology Type: Elves In Old Norse, elves were called Alfar. They were divided into two races: the Light Elves and the Dark Elves. Light Elves, or Liosalfar, are radiant and beautiful beings who were ‘fairer to look on then the Sun’. They lived in a luminous realm called Alfheim which was located between Heaven and Earth. They were benevolent towards humankind, and...
Origin: Egyptian mythology Type: goddess Selket usually appears as a woman with a scorpion on her head, but other times she is a scorpion with a woman’s head. It was believed that she had power over all poisonous snakes, reptiles and animals. She helped in the rebirth of the newly deceased person into their new existence in the Underworld by giving them the breath of life. In burial...
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White Buffalo Calf Woman
Origin: Lakota myth The White Buffalo Calf Woman is a supernatural being that brings people the sacred buffalo, who gifts them with meat, hides, necessities of life, the sacred pipe and other cultural traditions. The story goes that in a time of famine, two hunters spot a beautiful woman dressed in white buckskin. One man desires her and ignores his companions warnings. The man embraces the...
Origin: Persian mythology Type: fairies Peri were tiny, winged female nature spirits that shimmered with all the colors of the rainbow. They were once held responsible for catastrophic natural events. Now they are thought of as fallen angels who repented on their transgressions too late to be restored to Heaven. The Peris represent the light and good forces of nature that are constantly at...
Origin: Slavic mythology Type: nymphs Resides In: forests and bodies of water Vila are often depicted as beautiful winged women, dressed in white or naked, with flowing hair. They are revered for their knowledge of herbal healing, and are fierce protectors of animals and plants. A human who dares harm a Vila’s creatures may be lured into a magic circle and killed by a natural...
Origin: Chinese mythology Type: Giant Pangu is usually depicted as a primitive hairy being, sometimes with horns on his head. In some modern shrines, he is shown as a stereotypical caveman, with long hair and a leopard skin tunic. He holds the Cosmic Egg, with the symbols for yin and yang. In one version, yin and yang came together to form a huge egg which was left undisturbed for thousands...
Origin: Native American Type: Trickster Known for his cunning and trickery, Coyote is featured in many tales. In one story, Giants are killing and eating humans. Coyote decides to teach them a lesson, and persuades one of them to build a sweat lodge, promising that taking a bath in it will make the monster as agile as Coyote. When they enter the dark, steam filled room, Coyote says that he...