Snake Gods and Goddesses: 19 Serpent Deities from Around the World

Snake gods and goddesses

Whether it’s Wadget or Apep from Egypt, Asclepius from Greece, Midgard or the Australian Rainbow Snake, Snake Gods are prevelant in ancient mythologies from all around the world. Feared by many people today, many ancients saw serpents as deities, both good and evil. The stories and representations of these gods remain as fascinating as ever. …

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Ancient War Gods and Goddesses: 8 Gods of War from Around the World

Ancient War Gods and Goddesses: 8 Gods of War from Around the World 1

War: What is it good for? Although the question has been tossed around for eons, there is no cookie-cutter answer. Certainties are thrown out the window. There is guarantee of surviving the next battle, of seeing a white flag wave, or of drinking from the victor’s cup; cold hard truths such as these have stirred …

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Roman Gods and Goddesses: The Names and Stories of 29 Ancient Roman Gods

Roman Gods

The Roman Empire believed its civilization was founded by the gods — but these deities weren’t buried in the past. The Romans felt their presence in everyday living, family life, faith, and politics. Even when something good or bad happened, they linked it to a certain god’s mood. This close relationship crafted a detailed mythology …

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Norse Gods and Goddesses: The Deities of Old Norse Mythology

Norse Gods

Norse mythology is full of supernatural beings. There are elves, dwarves, giants, and gods. Traditionally, myths and legends were relayed through oral tradition. Such myths were first recorded in the 13th-century Poetic Edda and translated into prose by Snorri Sturluson in his Prose Edda. Since written records were sometime after the Christianization of Scandinavia and …

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The Evolution, Growth, and History of Human Rights

the history of human rights

The history of human rights isn’t that simple. The concept has been around for eons, really, but inalienable rights are only a recent development. Just how recent? Well, the legal recognition of human rights within the international community wasn’t until the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Even still, the moral principles that constitute our …

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