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Foes and More

It’s weird how the Irish religious festival of St. Patrick’s Day became mostly a day for drinking a lot here in the States, but that’s how these things often work. I don’t drink that much, but I did wear green, … Continue reading

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The Changing of the Gods

Stories of gods having to fight other gods for dominance over the world are quite common in mythology, but there are a few different sorts. Some have the new gods overthrowing older, established ones. Others have gods going to war … Continue reading

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My God Can Beat Up Your God

I can’t remember how I was originally signed up for Quora, but I do find it interesting to read some of the answers, especially about mythology. Like much of the Internet, answers are from both experts and people who are just … Continue reading

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Many Monsters

I recently finished reading the book Monster, by A. Lee Martinez, which includes a lot of different mythological monsters. Some are quite familiar, like the sphinx and the hydra, while others are rather more obscure. I’m going to look at … Continue reading

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Dagda Nabbit!

Marvel Comics’ Thor series has incorporated gods from pantheons other than the Norse, although the degree to which they adhere to the original mythology varies quite a bit. The writers have added some of their own deities to the mix, … Continue reading

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Hell Hath No Fury Like a Fairy Scorned

Picture by Sara McMurray-Day How about some Irish mythology on this Saturday night? This time, our main subject is Etain, a fairy woman whose main trait seems to have been sex appeal. She was physically described as blonde-haired, blue-eyed, fair-skinned, … Continue reading

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Did You Hear About the Morrigan?

One of the most prominent figures in Irish mythology is the Morrigan, probably meaning either “Great Queen” or “Phantom Queen,” although it’s a little unclear who she actually was. As with many old deities, her name and function might well … Continue reading

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A Brief Visit to Tir na n’Og

Before the exploration of the world made it necessary for fairylands to be located in alternate universes, dimensional pockets, or far-off planets, it was pretty common for the writers of legends to set them in unexplored or barely explored regions … Continue reading

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Lugh’s Clues

Hey, who’s up for more mythology? If you’re not, you can skip this post or look at it later, but I found out from the pagans on my LiveJournal friends page that today is Lughnasadh, so I thought it would … Continue reading

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