Pandora’s Box: The Myth Behind the Popular Idiom

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You may be familiar with the saying, “It would open a Pandora’s box of problems.” Most people know this to be synonymous with “very bad news” but that does not answer many questions. After all, you might wonder, what was Pandora’s box? Who was Pandora? Why would opening the box create so many problems? What …

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Saturn: Roman God of Agriculture 


If you have read anything about Roman mythology and their gods, the chances are that you have heard of Saturn, most probably in connection with the festivals that were dedicated to the god of agriculture. Associated with agriculture, harvest, wealth, abundance, and time, Saturn was one of the most powerful gods of the archaic Romans.  …

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Themis: Titan Goddess of Divine Law and Order

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One of the original twelve Titan gods and goddesses of Greek mythology, Themis was the goddess of divine law and order. She was seen as the personification of justice and fairness, of law and order, of wisdom and good counsel and she was portrayed with several symbols to signify her relationship with justice. She was …

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Hyperion: Titan God of Heavenly Light

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When we think about the Greek god associated with light, Apollo is the one that comes to mind. But before Apollo, there existed, within Greek mythology, another figure who was linked with all forms of celestial light. This was the Titan Hyperion, a figure of mystery even now, who is known for being the father …

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Pele: Hawaiian Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes

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When you think about the Hawaiian Islands, you will undoubtedly picture beautiful sandy beaches, expanses of blue waters and sunshine and warmth. But Hawaii Island is also home to a large number of shield volcanoes, including two of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa, with some others being Mauna Kea and Kohala. …

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Enki and Enlil: The Two Most Important Mesopotamian Gods

Enki and Enlil

Sumer, the first of the civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia, was made up of a number of city-states. In the manner of most ancient civilizations, each of these city-states had their own supreme god. Sumerian mythology talks about seven great deities, also known as ‘the Annunaki.’ The Ancient Mesopotamian Gods Among the many other gods worshiped …

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