Horus: God of the Sky in Ancient Egypt

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The Eye of Horus is something that is a widely used symbol. But, not everybody might know that it actually relates to an ancient Egyptian myth. Indeed, it represents a vital part of Egypt’s history. A history that surrounds a god that would later be seen as the Egyptian form of the Greek god Apollo.  …

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Atum: The Egyptian Father the of Gods

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Death is a phenomenon that is surrounded by different rituals and ceremonies in any given culture. Some see a dead person as the definite ending to that person, claiming that somebody ‘passes away’.  On the other hand, some cultures don’t see somebody ‘pass away’ when they are considered dead, but somebody rather ‘passes on’. Either …

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Loki: Norse God of Mischief and Excellent Shapeshifter


Although most people probably think of Tom Hiddleston when the name Loki is mentioned, there is actually a lot more to the story. As with many other Marvel movies, the actor was named after an intriguing Norse god. Actually, a Norse god that is probably a lot more eventful than the characters in Marvel movies.  …

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Bastet: Ancient Egypt’s Most Important Cat Goddess


One of the most popular domestic cat species is the Serengti cat. Despite being a domestic cat breed, they might actually represent something much bigger. Their pointed ears, long bodies, and patterns on their coats resemble a lot the cats that were worshiped in ancient Egypt. Okay, really any cat was seen as an important …

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Ceres: Roman Goddess of Fertility and the Commoners

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On the first of January in 1801, an Italian astronomer by the name of Giuseppe Piazzi discovered a whole new planet. While others were celebrating the new year, Giuseppe was busy doing other things. But, you got to give it to him, discovering a new planet is quite impressive. Unfortunately, it was a bit less …

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