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They were here and might return
Journeying the realms of virtu-reality where wo-man strives to decipher the conundrum........Note that: 1) may contain scary content. 2)In my ken, all beings thought of being gods are entities from other dimensions with supernatural powers way beyond regular human capacity. This made many people who have experienced their presence mis-perceive them as gods, demi-gods, etc.....Things change when a proportion of humans evolves into 'luminous' or the exohumans return; whichever may happen first...
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Pegasus, Pegasos

Pegasus, Pegasos | They were here and might return |


The famous immortal, winged horse which sprang forth from the neck of Medousa when she was beheaded by the hero Perseus...


Pegasus is amongst the very few of so-called epic creatures which are NON-evil....

 Pegasos was tamed by Bellerophon, a Korinthian hero, who rode him into battle against the fire-breathing Khimaira

The horse was also placed amongst the stars as a constellation, whose rising marked the arrival of the warmer weather of spring and seasonal rainstorms...

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YARA-MA-YHA-WHO   | They were here and might return |


Yara-ma-yha-who is a very nasty little toothless vampiric demon from the aboriginal Australian lore...


The Yara-ma-yha-who is said to live in fig trees. Instead of hunting for food, lying in wait for an unsuspecting traveller to rest under the tree.


The creature then drops down and uses its suckers to drain the victim's blood. After that it swallows the person, drinks some water, and then takes a nap.


When the Yara-ma-yha-who awakens, it regurgitates the victim, leaving them shorter than before.


The victim's skin also has a reddish tint to it that it didn't have before. The Yara-ma-yha-who repeats this process several times.


At length, the victim is transformed into a Yara-ma-yha-who themselves.


Legend has it that the Yara-ma-yha-who, playing dead until sunset, is only active during the day and only targets living prey, which can be thought of as a ploy to avoid attack. }{




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Amaguq | They were here and might return |


Inuit folklore tells that Amaguq is a trickster and wolf god...


The obvious attribute of the wolf is its nature of a predator, and correspondingly it is strongly associated with danger, destruction, making it the symbol of the warrior on one hand, and that of the devil on the other.


The modern trope of the Big Bad Wolf is a development of this.


The wolf holds great importance in the cultures and religions of the nomadic peoples, both of the Eurasian steppe and of the North American Plains.


The big question; however, is as follows: Could it be possible for Amaroq (spirit of the wolf) to be sometimes an Amaguq, the sly and cunning, in disguise?!!











See Alphyn,


See Fenrir  



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Uchchaihshravas ♘

Uchchaihshravas ♘ | They were here and might return |


The Mahabharata mentions about a bet between sisters and wives of Kashyapa - Vinata and Kadru about the colour of Uchchaihshravas's tail.


While Vinata - the mother of Garuda and Aruna said it was white, Kadru said it was black. The loser would have to become a servant of the winner. Kadru told her Naga ("serpent") sons to cover the tail of the horse and thus make it appear as black in colour and thus, Kadru won.


The Kumarasambhava by Kalidasa, narrates that Uchchaihshravas, the best of horses and symbol of Indra's glory was robbed by the demon Tarakasura from heaven. 



Uchchaihshravas, "long-ears" or "neighing aloud" (Sanskrit),  the best of horses, archetype and king of horses, is a seven-headed flying horse, created during the churning of the milk ocean.


Uchchaihshravas is often described as a vahana ("vehicle") of Surya, but is also recorded to be the horse of Bali, the king of demons.


Uchchaihshravas is said to be snow white in colour. 


The famous story of “Churning of the Ocean of Milk” explains the origin of ‘amrita’, and is mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana, the Vishnu Purana, and in the epic Mahabharata.


Engaged in continuous war with each other, the devas and asuras (demons) decided to work together for a millennium to churn the ocean and release Amrita, the nectar of immortal life ♞♘



By contrast, legend has it that in the folklore of Bali, the same horse is the king of demons... 



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Bonus How to pronounce Uchchaihshravas



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Guivre, Vouivre, Wurm, Givre

Guivre, Vouivre, Wurm, Givre | They were here and might return |


A guivre is a serpentine creature from the French folklore similar to a dragon (Wyvern).


In legend they possessed venomous breath and prowled the countryside of Medieval France.


Samson of Dol was present at an encounter between "La Guivre" and a priest. Samson had come to visit Saint Suliao with an entourage of followers. Suliao was impoverished but sought to provide a meal as best as possible for the group.


One priest, uneasy with the low quality of food, took a bread roll and hid it under his robe. Almost instantaneously he started convulsing and Suliao pulled apart his bosom, seeing what the man had done.


He admonished the priest and removed a hideous serpentine creature from the robe. There he exorcised it and then compelled another man to throw it from the roof of a building in Garot....G:::::e>..












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Ninkasi, Nin-kasi 

Ninkasi, Nin-kasi  | They were here and might return |


Hymn to Ninkasi

Borne of the flowing water,
Tenderly cared for by the Ninhursag,
Borne of the flowing water,
Tenderly cared for by the Ninhursag,

Having founded your town by the sacred lake,
She finished its great walls for you,
Ninkasi, having founded your town by the sacred lake,
She finished it's walls for you,

Your father is Enki, Lord Nidimmud,
Your mother is Ninti, the queen of the sacred lake.
Ninkasi, your father is Enki, Lord Nidimmud,
Your mother is Ninti, the queen of the sacred lake.

You are the one who handles the dough [and] with a big shovel,
Mixing in a pit, the bappir with sweet aromatics,
Ninkasi, you are the one who handles the dough [and] with a big shovel,
Mixing in a pit, the bappir with [date] - honey,

You are the one who bakes the bappir in the big oven,
Puts in order the piles of hulled grains,
Ninkasi, you are the one who bakes the bappir in the big oven,
Puts in order the piles of hulled grains.....



Ninkasi, (...)(You the sweet wort to the vessel)

The filtering vat, which makes a pleasant sound,
You place appropriately on a large collector vat.
Ninkasi, the filtering vat, which makes a pleasant sound,
You place appropriately on a large collector vat.


When you pour out the filtered beer of the collector vat,
It is [like] the onrush of Tigris and Euphrates.
Ninkasi, you are the one who pours out the filtered beer of the collector vat,

It is [like] the onrush of Tigris and Euphrates.



Ninkasi is the Sumerian tutelary goddess of beer...She is also borne of "sparkling fresh water". She is the goddess made to "satisfy the desire" and "sate the heart." She would prepare the beverage daily.



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Panotti, Panotii, Panotio

Panotti, Panotii, Panotio | They were here and might return |


In ancient Greek and Roman legend the Panotii were a tribe giant-eared men native to the cold islands of the far north who slept snuggled up inside the flaps of their gigantic ears.


According to some they also used these wing-like appendages to fly.


In the Natural History, Pliny writes about the strange race of people known as the Panotti who live in the "All-Ears Islands" off of Scythia. These people there have bizarrely large ears that are so huge that the Panotti use them as blankets to shield their body against the chills of the night.[1] Their ears were used in lieu of clothing. (╥﹏╥)




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Spriggan  | They were here and might return |



Spriggans are dour, ugly, wizened warrior fairies of Cornish tradition and can be spotted in the Scottish fay lore...


Spriggans are related to the trolls of Scandinavia. ... They may be a form of a piskie...


Ghosts of old giants, spriggans are now very small but may inflate themselves into monstrous forms...


Found around cairns, cromlechs, and ancient barrows, they guard buried treasure, but are also responsible for bringing storms and the destruction of buildings and crops...



In one story, an old woman got the better of a band of spriggans by turning her clothing inside-out (turning clothing supposedly being as effective as holy water or iron in repelling fairies) to gain their loot..




Spriggans are sometimes associated with the underground spirits called knockers who could often be heard working in tin mines. 







☉☉The lingering question is Why would turning clothes inside-out keep the Faerie away



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Nart Sagas

Nart Sagas | They were here and might return |


The Nart sagas are to the Caucasus what Greek mythos is to Western civilization.


The Narts are a tribe of heroes. They were huge, tall people, and their horses were also exuberant Alyps or Durduls... They were wealthy, and they also had a state. That is how the Narts lived their lives...


The Narts were courageous, energetic, bold, and good-hearted. Thus they lived until God sent down a small swallow...


...Sosruquo. . . . A rock gave birth to him...


The Narts sagas are fascinating preserved among four related peoples whose ancient cultures today survive by a thread...


In ninety-two straightforward tales populated by extraordinary characters and exploits, by giants who humble haughty Narts, by horses and sorceresses, "Nart Sagas from the Caucasus" brings these cultures to life in a powerful epos...


In these colorful tales, women, not least the beautiful temptress Satanaya, the mother of all Narts, are not only fertility figures but also pillars of authority and wisdom.


In one variation on a recurring theme, a shepherd, overcome with passion on observing Satanaya bathing alone, shoots a "bolt of lust" that strikes a rock--a rock that gives birth to the Achilles-like Sawseruquo, or Sosruquo. With steely skin but tender knees, Sawseruquo is a man the Narts come to love and hate...


Despite a tragic history, the Circassians, Abazas, Abkhaz, and Ubykhs have retained the Nart sagas as a living tradition.


The memory of their elaborate warrior culture, so richly expressed by these tales, helped them resist Tsarist imperialism in the nineteenth century, Stalinist suppression in the twentieth, and has bolstered their ongoing cultural journey into the post-Soviet future.


Because these peoples were at the crossroads of Eurasia for millennia, their folklore exhibits striking parallels with the lore of ancient India, classical Greece, and pagan Scandinavia...


The Nart sagas may also have formed a crucial component of the Arthurian cycle. Notes after each tale reveal these parallels; an appendix offers extensive linguistic commentary.


No longer will the analysis of ancient Eurasian myth be possible without a close look at the Nart sagas. And no longer will the lover of myth be satisfied without the pleasure of having read them...



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Reviewed by 
Victor Friedman 


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...The "Nart" sagas, Scythian oral traditions of the Caucasus passed down to their descendants, hold great praise for their women warriors, as led by the valorous Queen Amezan: "The women of that time could cut out an enemy's heart … yet they also comforted their men and harbored great love in their hearts."


The sagas point to the possibility of a Caucasian etymology for the Greeks' nomenclature of "Amazon." Mayor's work also clears up confusion over whether the word signifies women who sacrificed a breast to become better archers...


↬ Foreword, for John Colarusso's "Nart Sagas from the Caucasus" 


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Caucasian Epics: Textualist Principles in Publishing 


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The Connection between the Nart Sagas and Arthurian Legends 



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While on the Subject: "A new, important resource for those with a general interest in the lore of the North Caucasus, in comparative mythology, and in linguistics. . . . Colarusso's familiarity with the Indo-European traditions is seen in the copious commentaries and notes accompanying the sagas. Meticulous and at times very detailed, they not only serve as a guide to a better understanding of the sagas themselves, but provide an introduction to the vast field of Eurasian myth. . . . Colarusso is to be congratulated for this splendid contribution to the field, for his scholarship, for his devotion to the subject, and for bringing this collection of Nart sagas to us." Patricia Arant, Slavic and East European Journal


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Ptah, Tah, Phthah

Ptah, Tah, Phthah | They were here and might return |


I (Ramses III) made for thee (Ptah) a mysterious shrine of Elephantine granite, established with work forever, of a single block, having double doors of bronze, of a mixture of six (parts), engraved with thy august name, forever. Ptah, Sekhmet, and Nefertem rest in it, while statues of the king are by their side, to present offerings before them.... ﴾﴿

Restoration of Hat-ke-ptah, the House of the ka of Ptah at Memphis
Papyrus Harris, J. H.Breasted, Ancient Records of Egypt, Part Four.



Ptah, the son of Nun and Naunet, husband of Sekhmet and the father of Nefertum and Imhotep, is the chief god of the ancient city of Memphis. He is the god of creation, the arts, fertility and of craftsmen…. He used to brought things to being by thinking of them with his mind and saying their names with his tongue. Ptah is unique amongst Egyptian creation gods in that his methods were intellectual, rather than physical.


He is depicted in the bandages of a mummy holding a sceptre or as a blacksmith.


According to the priests of Memphis, everything is the work of Ptah's heart and tongue: gods are born, towns are founded, and order is maintained…


Ptah status rose with that of his city, and by 3000 BC, when Memphis was the administrative capital of the newly-unified Egypt…§


Ptah was represented as a man in mummy form, wearing a skullcap and a short, straight false beard. As a mortuary god, he was often fused with Seker (or Soker) and Osiris to form Ptah-Seker-Osiris. ༼༽


 He is regarded as being incarnated as the Apis bull. ...The sacred bull Apis had his stall in the great temple of Ptah at Memphis and was called a manifestation of the god who gave oracles. 


 Ptah replaced Atum as the creator god, but Atum did not disappear from the new theology.




The Triad of Memphis: Ptah, Sekhmet and Nefertem











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See Hephaestus


See Vulcan



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Nuppeppō, Nuppefuhō

Nuppeppō, Nuppefuhō | They were here and might return |


Nuppeppō is a genderless Yōkai ("monster" or "goblin") described in Japanese folklore the as having a flabby appearance and a pungent body odor (worse than the stench of rotting flesh (some believe that the Nuppeppo is decaying flesh)..ͼ(ݓ_ݓ)ͽ   ಥ_ಥ   ಠ益ಠ)


Nuppeppō appears as a blob of flesh with a hint of a face in the folds of fat. Legend has it that the mythical "Blobby" is a passive, benign being who harmlessly wanders around deserted graveyards, temples and villages. ͼ(ݓ_ݓ)ͽ


Though largely amorphous, fingers, toes, and even rudimentary limbs may be attributed as features amidst the fold of skin...ಠ益ಠ)


The name Nuppeppō is a corruption of the derogatory slang Nupperi used to describe a woman who applies too much makeup. This is most likely a reference to the creature's saggy appearance, which is similar to the sagging of a face under heavy makeup...ಠ益ಠ)



Despite its odious nature, eternal youth allegedly awaits those who eat the skin of the lumpy spook and, altogether, it's hard not to find the 'the Blob' of Japanese legend just a little appealing..ಥ_ಥ 


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Gnowee | They were here and might return |


Gnowee is the sun goddess of an aboriginal people of southeast Australia.
The legend goes that Gnowee once lived on the earth at a time when the sky was always dark and people walked around carrying torches in order to see.
One day while Gnowee was out gathering yams, her baby son wandered off. She set out to search for him, carrying a huge torch, but never found him.
To this day she still climbs the sky daily, carrying her torch, trying to find her son via... Pantheon
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Buer | They were here and might return |

The 10th spirit,  wise in the art of medicine,  one of the 72 Spirits of Solomon, Buer is a demon of the second order...

Buer  appears in Sagittary, and that is his shape when the Sun is there...

Yet even more remarkable than Buer’s powers is his form, especially as captured by 19th century French painter Louis Le Breton.

The demon appears as a sardonic lion’s head encircled by five goat’s legs Others say that he appears as a starfish...

Buer appears as a "vestige" in the Dungeons & Dragons handbook, Tome of Magic. 




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Kvasir | They were here and might return |


Kvasir  (KVAHSS-ir) is the Norse god of wisdom and diplomacy...


Kvasir was born of the saliva of two rival groups of gods, the Aesir and the Vanir, when they performed the ancient peace ritual of spitting into a common vessel a the conclusion of their war. 


The war had ended with a truce. In the tale of the Mead of Poetry, whose storyline picks up where that of the Aesir-Vanir War leaves off, the deities sealed their peace treaty by coming together to produce an alcoholic drink by an ancient, communal method: everyone in the group chewed berries and spat out the resulting mush into a single vat.


This liquid was then fermented. In this particular instance, the fermented liquid became the god Kvasir, whose name is surely related to Norwegian kvase and Russian kvas, both of which mean “fermented berry juice.” 



Kvasir is attested in the Prose Edda and Heimskringla, both written by Snorri Sturluson in the 13th century, and in the poetry of skalds. According to the Prose Edda, Kvasir was instrumental in the capture and binding of Loki, and an euhemerized account of the god appears in Heimskringla, where he is attested as the wisest among the Vanir. 



Kvasir was killed by two dwarves, Fjalar (Deceiver) and Galar (Screamer), who mixed his blood with honey to make a powerful mead that inspired any who drank it to speak with wisdom and poetry.


Odin drank all the mead to gain its knowledge. He spilled a few drops which fell into Midgard and was said to be the source of all the bad poets and artists. Odin is said to give the mead to those he feels worthy and this is the source for all the great poets... 




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More on the The Origin of Mead






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See Loki



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Yan-gant-y-tan, Wanderer in the Night, John with the Fire

Yan-gant-y-tan, Wanderer in the Night, John with the Fire | They were here and might return |


Yan-gant-y-tan is a demon from Brittany.


His name means 'Wanderer in the Night', but the translation of his name from Breton seems to be cognate to 'John with the Fire'.


Legend has it that Yan-gant-y-tan wanders the nights in Finistère...


Yan-gant-y-tan holds five candles on the five fingers of his right hand and spins them about like a flaming wheel, as a result of which he is unable to turn quickly for fear of extinguishing their light.


A sure way to ward off the bad omen of Yan-gant-y-tan is to leave a small bag of gold or of gold chain around a travelers post which Yan-gant-y-tan will steal and leave the house for another day.


He is often depicted as a wiry old troll or hairy wildman, but the only way to distinguish him from other such creatures is the 5 candles upon his hand.


In contrast to his nature as a bad omen it is said that he may appear and give five candles to a person who has none, thus lighting the way for a traveller the rest of the night.


Often he was spotted on road sides and in poorly beaten forest paths. 









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Nibhaz, Nibchaz

Nibhaz, Nibchaz | They were here and might return |


Nibhaz of Assyria is of uncertain meaning...with the last syllable of the name evidently being the Assyrian termination assar, or the Babylonian ezzar]...


Nibhaz of the Avites, introduced by them into Samaria in the time of Shalmaneser, is a dog-headed entity...


The rabbins derived the name from a Hebrew root nabach', "to bark," and hence assigned to it the figure of a dog,


There is no certain information as to the character of the deity, or the form of the idol so named.


Some indications have been found in Syria, a colossal figure of a dog having formerly existed between Berytus and Tripolis...


A singular trace of this is found in a basaltic gem in the collection of viscount Strangford. It is still more to the point to observe that on one of the slabs found at Khorsabad and represented by Botta we have the front of a temple depicted with an animal near the entrance, which can be nothing else than a bitch suckling a puppy, the head of the animal having, however, disappeared...



There is a suggestion that Nibhaz whose name is associated with Tartak,  might be another name of the demon Nib'az (Nabaz) denoting the lord of darkness in Syriac... ༼༼༼༼༼༼༼༼༼༼༼༼༼༼༼ri    Or could Nabhaz be the Elamite Ibnahaz of fresh water?! 




Nibhaz shares similarities with Anubis of ancient Egypt, but there is no aprioi improbability in this; the Egyptians worshipped the dog (Plutarch, De Isaiah 44), and according to the opinion current among the Greeks and Romans they represented Anubis as a dog-headed man, though Wilkinson asserts that this was a mistake, the head being in reality that of a jackal...






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Rumpelstiltskin,  Rumpelstilzchen, Rumple

Rumpelstiltskin,  Rumpelstilzchen, Rumple | They were here and might return |


The story of Rumpelstiltskin is part of the Grimm brothers' book of fairy tales published in 1812. Because Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were from Germany and collected stories of German folklore, the story is assumed to be set in Germany.


In many fairy tales, there are three common settings: a village where the people are poor and hard-working, a castle that houses royalty, and the forest, which may be associated with an evil villain or something kind of magic. There are examples of each of these settings in ''Rumpelstiltskin.''


The version of the story that we are most familiar with is probably set during the 18th century, but it is believed that the story first originated 4,000 years ago and was passed down between generations orally, or by word of mouth, until the Grimm brothers collected and published it.... 



The legend has it....

One of many appearances f Rumple was with a miller, who lies to the King that his daughter can spin straw into gold (recalling the mystical and much-sought after practice of alchemy).


The King demands that the girl perform this act and shuts her in a tower filled with straw and a spinning wheel, threatening to kill her if she is not capable.


Naturally, she has given up all hope until a imp-like creature appears in the room and spins the straw into gold for her, in return for a necklace. This arrangement continues, in successively larger rooms, until the girl has run out of jewellery.


The king this time has promised to marry the girl if she completes the task, and so the imp extracts a promise that her firstborn child will be given to him. Time passes, and when her first child is born, the imp returns.


The (now-Queen) offers him all her wealth if she may keep the baby. The imp has no interest in her wealth, but offers to give up his claim if the Queen can guess his name within three days…



The name Rumpelstilzchen in German means literally "little rattle stilt", a stilt being a post or pole that provides support for a structure.


rumpelstilt or rumpelstilz was consequently the name of a type of goblin, also called a pophart or poppart, that makes noises by rattling posts and rapping on planks.


The meaning is similar to rumpelgeist ("rattle ghost") or poltergeist, a mischievous spirit that clatters and moves household objects. (Other related concepts are mummarts or boggarts and hobs, which are mischievous household spirits that disguise themselves.) The ending -chen is a German diminutive cognate to English -kin




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At the end of the Grimms’ tale of Rumpelstiltskin (though not in any others*), Rumpelstiltskin symbolically rips himself in two, thus revealing his dual nature.


There are no overt morals to the story, it could be read as warning against making promises that can’t be fulfilled, or a warning against bragging, idleness or lies, or even a cautionary tale that transformation (turning straw into gold and the girl into a queen), does not come without a price. But, as in all great tales, the exact interpretation is left up to the reader. 


*Other variants of the legend/tale. 



Maybe Rumple is older than you would expect...

Analysis showed Beauty And The Beast and Rumpelstiltskin to be about 4,000 years old....       ✩✩








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Lahamu, Lakhamu, Lachos, Lumasi, Lammasu

Lahamu, Lakhamu, Lachos, Lumasi, Lammasu | They were here and might return |


Lahamu is the first-born daughter of Tiamat and Abzu in the  Mesopotamian folklore.


Lahamu was one of the first to emerge from the chaos the emerged from the merging of her parents...


She is the mother of Anshar and Kishar, who were in turn parents of the first gods.


Usually, Lahamu  and her brother Lahmu represent silt, but in some texts they seem to take the form of serpents, and, because the wavy line of a gliding snake is similar to the ripple of water, some scholars believe that Lahmu and Lahamu may have been only synonyms of Tiamat.  


 It is suggested that the pair Lahamu-Lahmu were represented by the silt of the sea-bed, but more accurately are known to be the representations of the zodiac, parent-stars, or constellations...


Lahamu is sometimes seen as a woman with a red sash and six curls on her head.





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Weneg, Wng, Uneg

Weneg, Wng, Uneg | They were here and might return |


Weneg is a sky and death deity from ancient Egypt, who was said to protect the earth and her inhabitants against the arrival of the "great chaos".


Weneg is mentioned in Pyramid Texts of the 6th Dynasty. He is addressed as "Son of Ra".


Weneg is also a judge of other gods, administering the cosmic laws of Ra...


The name ‘Weneg’ as a such is otherwise known only as the name of a fairly mysterious king from the Second Dynasty, whose chronological position and length of reign is uncertain.



PT 363; column 607c - d:
Ra comes, ferry the king over to yonder side,
as thou ferriest thy follower over,
the wng-plant, which thou lovest!






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Kamrusepa | They were here and might return |


Kamrusepa is the Hittite goddess of healing,  medicine, and magic. She is the mother of the sea god Aruna...


Kamrusepa is involved in the Telepinu Myth, about the "missing" vegetation god. 


The Hittite lore tells that Kamrusepa  enlisted the help of a human to perform a ritual to remove the anger of an angry god, Telepinu. She used the following ingredients during her ritual: ceder essence, sap, chaff, grain, sesame, figs, olives, grapes, ointment, malt, honey, cream and oil.


Upon completion of the ritual she sacrificed 12 rams of the sun gods and directed Telepinu's anger into the Underworld.   










► The question is Who were the 'Hittites'?




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Yarhibol, "lord of the spring"

Yarhibol, "lord of the spring" | They were here and might return |


Yarhibol is the Palmyrene sun-god whose name means "messenger of Bel".


He was depicted with a solar nimbus and styled "lord of the spring"…


With the sky-god Bel and the moon-god Aglibol, Yarhibol forms a powerful triad.


"The three gods on the reverse can be interpreted, on convincing iconographic grounds, as the so-called ‘triad of Bel’: Bel and his ‘acolytes’ Yarhibol (the sun) and Aglibol (the moon).


As is well known, these are the three gods to whom the north adyton of the great temple of Bel was dedicated in AD 32, on the sixth day of Nisan, as an inscription from thirteen years later records…a simplification of the actual cultic situation…


The fact that in AD 32 the temple was dedicated jointly to Bel and Yarhibol and Aglibol, is generally interpreted as the direct result of a priestly intervention, the creation of a new ‘triad’ on theological grounds. However, it is equally possible, if not more likely, that this joint dedication has to be explained simply as the initiative of the benefactor who paid for the north adyton…


An inscription from AD 127 points to the group of Bel, Yarhibol, Aglibol and Astarte having become a divine constellation in its own right by then…


If this hypothesis is correct, one could further suggest, with regard to the representation of Bel, Yarhibol and Aglibol on the Palmyrene coin, that the so-called ‘triad of Bel’, originally put together at the whim of one benefactor, had grown into a true civic symbol for Palmyra by the second century, when the city started to mint its own coins…" 




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Demogorgon, Demoirgon, Emoirgon, Demogorgona

Demogorgon, Demoirgon, Emoirgon, Demogorgona | They were here and might return |


The Demogorgon is much, much older than 'Stranger Things,' or even 'Dungeons & Dragons.'...


Demogorgon is a mysterious primordial demonic entity of the underworld….King Arthur was said to have gone into the cave that was the home of the demogorgon on his way to Morgan's palace…


The origins of the name Demogorgon, too terrible a name to say or spell out, are not entirely clear , though the most prevalent scholarly view now considers it to be a misreading of the Greek 'demiurge') based on the manuscript variations in the earliest known explicit reference in Lactantius Placidus…


The name Demogorgon is introduced in a discussion of Thebaid 4.516, which mentions 'the supreme being of the threefold world' (triplicis mundi summum); in a mystical passage that seems to show influence, as it mentions Moses and Isaiah); the author says of Statius, Dicit deum Demogorgona summum.... Prior to Lactantius, there is no mention of the supposed "Demogorgon" anywhere by any writer, pagan or Christian.


Alcina the fairy visits Demorgogon in his infernal pal ace:

“Aquí Demogorgon está sentado
en su banco fatal, cuyo decreto
de las supremas causas es guardado
por inviolable y celestial preceto.
Las parcas y su estambre delicado
a cuyo huso el mundo está sujeto,
la fea muerte y el vivir lúcido
y el negro lago del oscuro olvido”
— (Libro II, estrofa 19)of the epic poem El Bernardo written in Mexico by Bernardo de Balbuena and published in Spain in 1624…


With Dungeons & Dragons, the monster finally took shape: Standing 18 feet tall, it had a scaly, reptilian body, tentacle arms, and two giant baboon heads. It could charm, hypnotize, drain away life force, or make you deadly ill. It was called "The Prince of Demons." Truly, chaos was its calling card.


 In Percy Bysshe Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, published in 1820, in which it overthrows Jupiter and frees the title character from 3000 years of torture. The Romantic poet imagined the Demogorgon not as a creature, but as a dark, shapeless god residing in a cave deep in the underworld...


I see a mighty darkness
Filling the seat of power, and rays of gloom
Dart round, as light from the meridian sun,
Ungazed upon and shapeless; neither limb,
Nor form, nor outline; yet we feel it is
A living spirit...








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 Demogorgon Rising


 Milton's Demogorgon: "Prolusion I" and Paradise Lost"



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Xana, Xmas

Xana, Xmas | They were here and might return |


The Xana is an Asturian water spirit/nymph of extraordinary beauty believed to live in fountains, rivers, waterfalls or forested regions with pure water.


She is usually described as small or slender with long blonde or light brown hair (most often curly), which she tends to with gold or silver combs woven from sun or moonbeams.


The origin of the Asturian word xana is unclear, though some scholars see it as a derivation from the Latin name for the goddess Diana. Both the Romanian word for "fairy," zânǎ and the Asturian word for "water nymph," xana, may be related to the name of Diana. 



References to where the mythological xanas lived are still common in Asturian toponyms. They also appear in Eastern Galician and Cantabrian lores... 


Xanas may have children, which are called xaninos, but because they cannot take care of them—xanas cannot produce milk to feed their babies—they usually take a human baby from his cradle and put their own fairy child in instead (akin to a changeling). 






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Eshmun, Eshmoun, Esmun, Esmoun, Ashmun

Eshmun, Eshmoun, Esmun, Esmoun, Ashmun | They were here and might return |
A portion of Damascius’ text is paraphrased in George Rawlinson’s History of Phoenicia (London: Longman, Greens, and Co., 1889), 335-336:

"According to Damascius, he was the eighth son of Sydyk, whence his name, and the chief of the Cabeiri. Whereas they were dwarfish and misshapen, he was a youth of most beautiful appearance, truly worthy of admiration.
Like Adonis, he was fond of hunting in the woods that clothe the flanks of Lebanon, and there he was seen by Astronoë, the Phoenician goddess, the mother of the gods (in whom we cannot fail to recognise Astarte), who persecuted him with her attentions to such an extent that to escape her he was driven to the desperate resource of self-emasculation. Upon this the goddess, greatly grieved, called him Paean, and by means of quickening warmth brought him back to life, and changed him from a man into a god, which he thenceforth remained.... "<[]>

Eshmun, Son of Sydyk. Brother of the Cabeiri<<, is the Canaanite /Phoenician and god of healing and the tutelary god of Sidon.


The god of medicine  who is usually portrayed holding a staff in his right hand around which a serpent is entwined.


It is said that the village of Qabr Shmoun (EshmUn's grave), near Beirut, still preserves the memory of the young god's tomb.*


Eshmun also symbolises the seasons' cycle: what dies and comes back to life per annum. The Phoenicians celebrated, at the onset of every spring, his suffering, death and re-birth.**


The earliest attestation of Eshmun seems to be the London Medical Papyrus, where we find, transcribed into Egyptian hieratic syllabic script, some short West Semitic magical texts, dated from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries bce..***



<< Eshmun is one of the Kabeiroi (Cabeiri or Cabiri), the mysterious gods of Lemnos and Samothrace, into whose mysteries the Argonauts were initiated. Interestingly, the Kabeiroi were, according to Phoenician legends, responsible for the same feat that later mythographers would assign to Argus, the creation of the first ship, a possible reason for later including these gods in the Argonaut myth... <[]>


It has long been recognised that the god Eshmun is related to the god Adonis or Tammuz.


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Gula | They were here and might return |


Beyond the role of the ashipu and the asu, there were other means of procuring health care in ancient Mesopotamia. One of these alternative sources was the Temple of Gula.


Gula is the Sumerian goddess of healing and the patroness of medicine. Her consort is Ninurta. The dog is her symbolic animal.  ... She is usually depicted surrounded by stars with her dog by her side.


Gula is often identified with Nin'insina, the tutelary goddess of Isin.

She is also associated with the underworld.


In his book Illness and Health Care in the Ancient Near East: the Role of the Temple in Greece, Mesopotamia, and Israel, Hector Avalos states that not only were the temples of Gula sites for the diagnosis of illness (Gula was consulted as to which god was responsible for a given illness), but that these temples were also libraries that held many useful medical texts.



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Voltumna, Veltha

Voltumna, Veltha | They were here and might return |


In Etruscan lore, Veltha was the chthonic (earth deity related to or inhabiting the underworld), who became the supreme god of the Etruscan pantheon, the deus Etruriae princeps, according to Varro.


Voltumna's cult was centered in Volsini (modern-day Orvieto) a polis of the Etruscan Civilization of northwest Italy.


Voltumna’s equivalanet for Romans is Vertumnus.






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