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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Adonis: The Greek God of Beauty and Desire

Adonis

The name “Adonis” has long been associated with the idea of beauty and with Classical myth. His legend, however, starts long before our present conceptions of the ancient world. Phoenicia, a land roughly equivalent to modern-day Lebanon, was a farming community. Its people lived by the seasonal calendar, feeding themselves with the result of difficult …

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Cat Gods

Cat Gods

We bring them offerings of food and trinkets. We create beautiful images of them. We stand at their beck and call. We show our adoration for their blessings and fear their wrath. Are we talking about gods, or cats, or cat gods?  It’s a hard distinction to make sometimes. There’s something about our feline friends …

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