Cailleach: The Celtic Goddess of Winter 

Cailleach, The Celtic Goddess of Winter

Cailleach, also known as the Cailleach Bhéara or the Hag of Beara is a crone-like figure of the Celtic world. Cailleach, whose name literally translates to ‘old woman,’ is a divine hag in Celtic mythology, associated with Scotland, Ireland, and the Isle of Man. She is regarded as the goddess of the winds, wilderness, and …

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A Full Timeline of Chinese Dynasties in Order

chinese dynasties timeline

The history of China is broken up into periods known as dynasties, which are imperial regimes named for the family the ruling emperor belonged to. From 2070 BC until 1912 CE, China was ruled by emperors. Art, artifacts, conflicts, and events throughout Chinese history are all described and grouped according to the dynasty in which …

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Odin: The Shapeshifting Norse God of Wisdom 

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Odin, the one-eyed Norse god of wisdom, battle, magic, death, and knowledge has been known by many names. Odin, Woden, Wuotan, or Woden, sits at the top of the godly hierarchy of the Norse pantheon. The main god of the Norse pantheon has been called many names throughout history and has donned many different guises. …

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Echidna: Half Woman, Half Snake of Greece

echidna monster

In Greek mythology, Echidna belonged to a class of monsters called Drakons, which translates to Dragon. Echidna was a female dragon or dracaena. The ancient Greeks imagined dragons that looked slightly different from modern interpretations, with the ancient dragons in Greek myths resembling giant serpents. Echidna possessed the upper half of a woman and the …

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