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The term mythology can refer to either the study of myths, or to a body of myths. Comparative mythology is the study of connections between myths from different cultures. In the study of folklore, a myth is a sacred narrative explaining how the world and humankind came to be in their present form. Many scholars in other fields use the term "myth" in somewhat different ways. In a very broad sense, the word can refer to any traditional story.

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Grim Reaper

Anthropology; Mythology

The Grim Reaper is a name often used in place of the word Death to represent death as a sentient entity. The Grim Reaper is a skeletal figure carrying a large scythe and clothed in a black cloak with ...


Anthropology; Mythology

The concept of death as a sentient entity has existed in many societies since the beginning of history. In English, Death is often named the Grim Reaper and is a skeletal figure carrying a large ...


Anthropology; Mythology

In Greek mythology, Lethe was one of the five rivers of Hades. The Lethe flowed around the cave of Hypnos and through the Underworld, where all those who drank from it experienced complete ...


Anthropology; Mythology

In Greek mythology Sisyphus was a king punished by being compelled to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and to repeat this action forever.

Asphodel Fields

Anthropology; Mythology

The Asphodel Meadows is where the souls of people who lived lives of near equal good and evil rested. It essentially was a plain of Asphodel flowers, which were the favorite food of the Greek dead. ...


Anthropology; Mythology

Orpheus was a legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion and myth. The major stories about him are centered on his ability to charm all living things and even stones with his ...

Diarmuid Ua Duibhne

Anthropology; Mythology

Diarmuid Ua Duibhne is a son of Donn and a warrior of the Fianna in the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology. He is most famous as the lover of Gráinne, the intended wife of Fianna leader Fionn mac ...

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