Tag - Mythology

The Origins of Religion, Where Does That Crazy Shit Come From?

The Origins of Religion

Every myth, Egyptian, Greek, Roman or otherwise, that has ever been told or written, varies in its telling. The basic themes are repeated in many of our myths, but details and even story lines will differ considerably, from village to village and eon to eon.

Carpe Diem "Seize the Day"

Carpe Diem “Seize the Day”

In Greek mythology, Saturn was called Cronus and was king of the cosmos for “untold ages”, his father was Uranus and his mother was Gaia (earth). Cronus seized power by castrating and killing his father Uranus. Like all tyrants, he too feared his demise, so Cronus had a bad habit of...

The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Grainne

The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Grainne

An epic tale from the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology, it’s story of love, lust, broken trust, relentless passion and ultimate tragedy. Like all such stories which live a long life, and this story is at least seventeen centuries old, it concerns a love triangle. A familiar triangle, the...

The Seventh Son of the Seventh Son

The Seventh Son of the Seventh Son

Belief in the special gifts of a Seventh Son (and Daughter) can be found in Folklore throughout the world. In France, The Seventh Son was called a ‘Marcou’ and branded with a fleur-de-lis. Captains of Merchant Ships would try, ‘often by force if necessary’ to have a Seventh Son on ship as...

Stingy Jack, The legend of Jack O'Lantern

Stingy Jack, The legend of Jack O’Lantern

Stingy Jack, perhaps also known as Jack the Smith, Drunk Jack, and Jack of the Lantern, is a mythical character apparently associated with All Hallows Eve. It is common lore that the "jack-o'-lantern" is derived from ...