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July 2020

Modern Mythology: Amarok

2020-07-06T12:27:50-06:00July 6th, 2020|Modern Mythology|

Mythology Amaroks are giant wolf-like creatures from Inuit mythology. They are said to hunt human hunters who perform their tasks alone at night. While wolves hunt in packs, an Amarok is truly a "lone wolf" and always hunts alone. There are other, specific tales of Amarok taking care of their [...]

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June 2020

Modern Mythology: Undine

2020-06-29T20:45:36-06:00June 29th, 2020|Modern Mythology|

Mythology Undines are a group of water elementals that are almost universally depicted as having a female form. Mermaids, naiades, nereides, nymphs, and limnads fall within this grouping. It is said they lack a human soul until marry a human and bear him a child. Any man who is unfaithful [...]

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Modern Mythology: Humbaba

2020-06-07T17:23:48-06:00June 8th, 2020|Modern Mythology|

Mythology Humbaba the Terrible was a giant with the face of a lion who guarded the Cedar Forest of ancient Mesopotamian legends. The Cedar Forest was where the gods lived, and by the will (or order) of Enlil, Humbaba also terrorized humans. The Epic of Gilgamesh describes Humbaba's roar as [...]

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Modern Mythology: Skrzak

2020-05-31T13:08:02-06:00June 1st, 2020|Modern Mythology|

Mythology In Polish and Wendish folklore, earthquakes released the gods from the Void and left behind hollows in the ground. There are many creatures living in this hollows, and one of them is the impish Skrzak. They live in highly-vaulted chambers underground and attack anyone nearby without warning or mercy. [...]

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