Myths & Legends Archive

  • The term was coined by John E. Wall in a 1983 letter to the International Society of Cryptozoology newsletter. However, ‘cryptid’ originally was used to describe a member of the zoological […]

    Cryptid

    The term was coined by John E. Wall in a 1983 letter to the International Society of Cryptozoology newsletter. However, ‘cryptid’ originally was used to describe a member of the zoological […]

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  • According to legends, Thoth preserved his canon of writings inside two great pillars just before the Great Flood inundated the world. Thousands of years later, the pillars were rediscovered. According […]

    The Pillars of Hermes and the emerald tablet

    According to legends, Thoth preserved his canon of writings inside two great pillars just before the Great Flood inundated the world. Thousands of years later, the pillars were rediscovered. According […]

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  • “Here be dragons” is a phrase used to denote dangerous or unexplored territories, in imitation of the medieval practice of putting sea serpents and other mythological creatures in blank areas of maps. […]

    hic sunt dracones

    “Here be dragons” is a phrase used to denote dangerous or unexplored territories, in imitation of the medieval practice of putting sea serpents and other mythological creatures in blank areas of maps. […]

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  • According to the Book of Enoch, exactly 200 Watchers fell to Earth to take human wives. It names 20 of these, explaining that each one was a leader in a […]

    The names of the Watchers

    According to the Book of Enoch, exactly 200 Watchers fell to Earth to take human wives. It names 20 of these, explaining that each one was a leader in a […]

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  • In Greek mythology, Nyx (Νύξ, Nox in Roman translation) was the primordial goddess of the night. A shadowy figure, Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation, and was the mother ofpersonified gods […]

    Nyx – Goddess of the night

    In Greek mythology, Nyx (Νύξ, Nox in Roman translation) was the primordial goddess of the night. A shadowy figure, Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation, and was the mother ofpersonified gods […]

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  • In Greek mythology, the Titans (Greek: Τιτάν – Ti-tan; plural: Τιτᾶνες – Ti-tânes), were a race of powerful deities that ruled during the legendary Golden Age. Their role as Elder Gods was overthrown by a race of younger gods, […]

    Titans

    In Greek mythology, the Titans (Greek: Τιτάν – Ti-tan; plural: Τιτᾶνες – Ti-tânes), were a race of powerful deities that ruled during the legendary Golden Age. Their role as Elder Gods was overthrown by a race of younger gods, […]

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  • Below the giant thunders of the upper deep, Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee About his shadowy sides; […]

    The Kraken

    Below the giant thunders of the upper deep, Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee About his shadowy sides; […]

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  • In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree : Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man     Down to a sunless sea. So twice five miles of […]

    Kubla Kahn

    In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree : Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man     Down to a sunless sea. So twice five miles of […]

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  • 119 Spring Heeled Jack (also Springheel Jack, Spring-heel Jack, etc), is a character from English folklore said to have existed during the Victorian era and able to jump extraordinarily high. […]

    Spring Heeled Jack

    119 Spring Heeled Jack (also Springheel Jack, Spring-heel Jack, etc), is a character from English folklore said to have existed during the Victorian era and able to jump extraordinarily high. […]

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  • The fomorians, whose name means ‘dark of the sea,’ were a race of Gaelic demons said to be the offspring of Noah’s son, Ham. They are said to have the […]

    Fomorians

    The fomorians, whose name means ‘dark of the sea,’ were a race of Gaelic demons said to be the offspring of Noah’s son, Ham. They are said to have the […]

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