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Turtle Whirl

I was looking for information on the Black Tortoise of Winter who played a significant role in Grace Lin’s When the Sea Turned to Silver, and it turns out that he’s pretty closely tied to a god called Xuanwu, a … Continue reading

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Another Virgin Mother

Rick Riordan’s Greek mythology series have touched several times on the fact that some of its characters, most notably Percy Jackson’s girlfriend Annabeth Chase, are children of Athena. If you’ve studied mythology, you’d know that Athena is a perpetual virgin, … Continue reading

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Hope Is the Snake with Feathers

While it’s a little difficult to tell for sure, as Google sometimes refuses to turn up posts that I know I made and the LiveJournal search function is worthless, I don’t think I’ve ever actually devoted a post to Quetzalcoatl … Continue reading

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Son of a Snake

One odd Biblical interpretation that I’ve come across occasionally is the Serpent-Seed Doctrine, which basically says that Eve had sex with the snake. While this idea is first known to have shown up in the ninth century, it’s been said … Continue reading

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All I Can See Is Ouroboros

I’m sure that, even if you don’t know the name, you’ve seen the image of the snake biting its own tail. It’s used a lot as a symbol for infinity and the cycle of death and rebirth, and it’s even … Continue reading

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Devils and Dragons

I’ve seen several references to the Bible containing dragons, which some Creationists have tried to link to dinosaurs. Never mind that dinosaurs and dragons don’t have a whole lot in common, other than being at least somewhat reptilian. Source Dragons, … Continue reading

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Don’t Pick the Prickly Pear by the Paw

The Jungle Book, released in 1967, was the last Disney animated film made during Walt Disney’s lifetime. I have to say that the main draw of this movie for me might be the songs. I remember having a cassette of … Continue reading

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