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What was the Aztec religion's view of virginity?

This is a follow-up question to: "Why did druidesses vow perpetual virginity?" What was the Aztec religion's view of virginity? Did they, like the Romans with their vestal virgins,...

Asked on 11/10/2021

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Who is Thulis of Egypt?

Kersey Graves in The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors compiled a list of sixteen messianic figures that preceded Jesus and were crucified on a tree, rock or cross before ascending into...

Asked on 11/07/2021

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What is the meaning of the star symbols appearing on seal VA 243?

Here is the picture of cylinder seal VA/243. Image credits: Z. Sitchin This seal was named like that because it is number 243...

Asked on 08/29/2021

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Does Hel have a role in Ragnarok?

During Ragnarok, Fenrir the wolf kills Odin and is then killed by Vidar. The Midgard Serpent Jormungandand and Thor kill each other. What role does Hel, Loki's other child...

Asked on 08/29/2021

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Why did Pittheus trick Aegeus?

The story of Theseus' birth has already been covered in this forum. My question is about Pittheus' motivation behind getting Aegeus drunk and offering him his daughter Aethra. In...

Asked on 08/29/2021 by dwolfeu

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Are there any mythological cures for vampirism?

Lots of cultures have varying myths about vampires. Do any of these myths mention a cure that could turn someone back into a (living) human after they were infected?...

Asked on 08/29/2021 by Abijah

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How were Nymphs born in Roman Mythology?

I am writing a poem set in ancient Rome and am seeking stories that regard the birth (or process of birthing) nymphs to allude to. I certainly well considered that...

Asked on 08/29/2021 by Tom O' Bedlam

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Dionysos saving Ariadne by marrying her - source?

I am wondering whether there is a classical source for this version of what happens when Theseus abandons Ariadne at Naxos: -- Theseus and Ariadne fall asleep on the island,...

Asked on 08/29/2021 by Heccy

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Who did Adam and Eve's son Cain marry?

According to Christian mythology, Adam and Eve were the first people created. So their children were living alone in the world. In Genesis 4:16-17 it says that Cain left...

Asked on 08/29/2021 by John Demetriou

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What happens after Ragnarök?

In Norse mythology, Ragnarök is a series of future events, including a great battle foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods...

Asked on 08/29/2021

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