For many people, the word “myth” may immediately bring to mind rich images of the ancient Greeks and their...
Satyrs Making Wine
Satyrs making wine, dionysian bas-relief from altar of unknown date, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
Scota: Mother of the Scottish People
It gives us great pleasure to welcome Ms. Susan Abernethy, manager of The Freelance History Writer, to the Ancient History Encyclopedia...
Simorgh or Senmurv, the Sassanian Royal Symbol and the Mythology of Persia.
Shabti Dolls: The Workforce in the Afterlife
The Egyptians believed the afterlife was a mirror-image of life on earth. When a person died their individual journey...
The Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Luck from Japanese folklore. From left to right: Daikoku, Bishamonten, Ebisu, Fukurokuju...
The term "Slavs" designates an ethnic group of people who share a long-term cultural continuity and who speak...
Social Orders and Creation Stories: Crash Course World Mythology #5
In which Mike Rugnetta sits you down for a little talk about myth as a way to construct or reinforce social orders. Specifically...
A sphinx is a mythical creature with the body of a lion, most often with a human head and sometimes with wings. The creature...
Statue of Hypnos
Statue of Hypnos, god of sleep, 2nd century CE, from Illici (Elche, Spain). (National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid...