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Bari-ed Alive

Picture source: Jack Lee’s Art Seeing as how it’s Easter weekend, I thought it might be appropriate to write about a deity who dies and is reborn, as Jesus was said to have done nearly 2000 years ago. It’s been … Continue reading

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Oh, Maya Gods!

I saw a mention of the Popol Vuh, a Mayan book of myths, at Intelligent Life, as well as a link to an animated narration. Since I haven’t said much about Mayan mythology, I might as well address this. When … Continue reading

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Oh Susano, Don’t You Cry for Me

Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series includes several deities from classical mythology. Some of them, like Odin, Thor, Loki, and Bast, are pretty well-known, and I’ve already covered them in other posts. Another former god, Pharamond, is presented as if a traditional … Continue reading

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Make Way for the Demetric System

Considering the importance of agriculture in ancient society, it is not at all surprising that ancient pantheons pretty much always had at least one fertility deity. In fact, a lot of the earliest known gods fit into this category, and … Continue reading

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Tammuz Talk

Since summer has officially begun, the deity to whom we turn today is one closely associated with the summer, the Babylonian Tammuz. The god was originally known as Dumuzi in Sumeria, but is much better known by his Semitic name, … Continue reading

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The Great Set-Up

I’ve been reading Rick Riordan’s newest book, The Red Pyramid, which does for Egyptian mythology what his Percy Jackson series did for the Greek. The main villain (at least so far; I haven’t finished the book, and I know Riordan … Continue reading

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