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You Bring the Winter

The Cailleach is a name for a Celtic goddess generally associated with winter, but as with a lot of deities, there’s more to her than that. She has several names, duties, and forms depending on the locality. One commonly used … Continue reading

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Just Gonna Stand There and Watch Asgard Burn

Thor: Ragnarok – I’ve been looking forward to this one, especially since seeing the trailer where Thor calls the Hulk “a friend from work.” So many trailers are awful, but this one worked. The Thor films feel genuinely epic, combining … Continue reading

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Slavic Star Sisters

I recently wrote about the Greco-Roman personifications of the Morning and Evening Stars, which they didn’t realize at the time were both the planet Venus. They were the children of Eos, goddess of the dawn. While looking for information on … Continue reading

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Ready, Abel, and Willing to Dai

While the Dragon Quest series is only moderately popular here in the United States, it’s huge in Japan, so it’s not too surprising that there would be spin-offs. Occasionally there are official translations of these as well, but most of … Continue reading

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This Human Form Where I Was Born, I Now Repent

Since it’s been cold outside lately, I might as well look at some Inuit mythology. While of course there are many different Native American religions, it seems that one fairly common aspect is the presence of animal deities who are … Continue reading

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You’re Everything a Big Bad Wolf Could Want

I doubt I’ll be seeing the upcoming Little Red Riding Hood movie, despite the general cuteness of Amanda Seyfried. The idea of making the classic fairy tale into a thriller is an interesting one, but I’m not sure I trust … Continue reading

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Bored in Hyperborea

In Greek mythology, it was said that the land of Hyperborea lay far to the north of the lands the myth-makers knew. The name means “beyond the north wind,” and it was regarded as being to the north of the … Continue reading

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