Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love and beauty. She married the god of war and gave birth to Cupid. Do not let her loving nature fool you, however, for her type of love we more often call lust.
I grew up in a home rife with superstition. It seemed as though unseen entities bent on wreaking havoc in our lives were always within earshot. Fortunately, there were ways to ward off bad luck before it happened. The following are a few examples of superstitions and how they can be interpreted.
The River Severn is the longest in Great Britain and it has its own goddess—Sabrina (also called Hafren, Habren, Habrenna, and Unla). In this article, we learn about the legends of this great river and its goddess.
I remember a scene in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" when a lady named Ruth passed away from cancer. A superstitious character named Sipsey covered the mirror in the room and stopped the clock. But why? Here I share what I learned when I explored superstitions surrounding death.
Is it something sinister, a morbid rite of passage, or merely the figment of an overactive imagination? To the foreboding terror of many pre-teen girls, Bloody Mary is the reflection in the mirror.
Finnish mythology has very deep, shamanic layers. Deities were known for their unique attributes and ruled different elements—so which Finnish god are you?
There are many legends and myths about birds. Learn more about bird superstitions, including some of the myths surrounding pelicans, owls, ravens, magpies, blackbirds, doves, and pigeons.
Discover the strange story of the Philadelphia Experiment,and the conspiracy to hide proof of time travel and teleportation.
Like any country, Japan has many superstitions that have been passed down over time in order to protect their children, shape society, and instill teachings to build culture and improve behavior. Learning these superstitions can truly help one to understand Japan more clearly.
Dragons sometimes take human form and beguile humans into a romantic affair. Dragons are generous and tender lovers, however you must keep your promises. Enjoy three stories of dragon love.
Many people hold at least one superstitious belief. Do you? Find out the reasons behind our most paranoid practices.
A Scottish folktale set during the times of Viking raids around the Western Isles, pitches Norse magic against that of the local Gaelic inhabitants.
Discover lucky signs and symbols from all over the world. Some symbols ward off evil and some items protect people from curses. Here are 50 of the most spectacular good luck symbols and charms from the various cultures of the world.