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Mythology Around the World

Weird
2.4k votersThe Weirdest Stories From Norse MythologyNorse mythology isn't nearly as bright and cheery as it's shown in the recent Marvel movies. Sure, most people have at least heard...
Ancient History
1.1k votersThe Weirdest Offspring in Greek MythologyConsidering that there's a lot of freaky sex - and even incest - in stories from ancient Greece and the fact that the gods and god...
Memes
2.8k voters18 Memes Only Mythology Nerds Will UnderstandSometimes it's hard for us to decipher ancient texts that attempt to make sense of the natural world. It's especially harder when ...
Culture
2.6k votersReal Mythological Places You Can VisitWhile many regarded mythology as fake, some real mythological places are alive and well along with the legend itself. These are in...
Mythology
7.3k votersThe Most Epic Punishments Doled Out by Mythological GodsThese horrible punishments in mythology will make you thankful to live in a modern world, where there is a legitimate legal system...
Mythology
920 votersMythological Easter Eggs Hiding In Pop CultureGreek mythology remains popular thousands of years after the stories were first penned. Modern culture is filled with retellings t...
Culture
419 votersCommon Words With Surprising Mythological OriginsHave you ever wondered why the days of the week are named the way they are? Sunday and Monday are named after the sun and moon, wh...
Ancient Greece
3.8k votersThe Most Satisfying Revenge Stories In Greek MythologyGreek mythology is full of stories about justice and vengeance. More often than not, the gods dealt with the transgressions of mer...
Superheroes
1.4m viewsWhat Marvel's Thor Gets Wrong About Norse MythologyIn the era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there's no ancient deity more famous than Thor - Asgardian, Avenger, and God of Thund...
Ancient History
1.1k votersThe Pettiest Punishments Ever Given In Greek MythologyGreek gods and goddesses are not exactly known for being fair. Not only do they love to dole out harsh consequences, but they do s...
Mythology
2.7k votersThe Most Messed Up Things Zeus Ever DidZeus, the king of the gods in Greek mythology, is famously wicked. He lies and cheats, especially when it comes to tricking women ...
Ancient History
1.8m viewsThe Film Version Of 'Troy' Doesn't Even Come Close To The Brutality Of The Source TextsWhether or not the Trojan War took place is a debate for another time, but Homer's Iliad and Odyssey tell the story of ancient Gre...
Ancient Greece
6.6k votersThe Best Movies About Greek MythologyFor us mere mortals, mythology and the world of ancient Greece and the gods has been a fascinating subject for thousands of years....
Mythology
466 votersAll The Norse GodsAll the gods from Norse mythology are pervasive throughout pop culture. You can find Thor, Odin, Sif, Heimdallr, Frigg, and more i...
Mythology
223.1k viewsWhat Was Actually Inside Pandora's Box?The myth of Pandora is one for the ages. Woman, created to punish man, accidentally releases all of the world's horrors, unleashin...
Mythology
189 votersAll The Gods From Roman MythologyWhile derived from the Greek pantheon, Roman gods and goddess still have their own unique flair. In fact, the two-faced god Janus ...
799 votersCreepy African Legends and MythsAfrica has a rich tradition of folklore. African myths are often passed down orally between families and communities, but writers ...
Mythology
1.4k votersAll The Ways Hera Got Revenge On Zeus For Cheating On HerHera was the queen of Olympus, wife of Zeus, and deity associated with family, women, and children. But Hera and Zeus didn't have ...
Mythology
57.1k views12 Insanely Violent Stories From Ancient Aztec MythologyAztec mythology is made up of wild, bloody, and one-of-a-kind stories. If myths reveal a lot about the culture that produced them,...
Ancient Greece
1.2k votersAll The Greek Gods on Mount OlympusFrom Aphrodite to Zeus, all the Greek gods and goddesses oversaw every aspect of the ancient world from marriages and love to wars...