Myths and Legends

Greek Mythology

As you probably know by now, I am writing a series of books in order to retrace the pre-history of humanity based on religious teachings, world mythology, alternative history and compare them with scientific data. Since I have already share with you the basic teachings of the 5 major religions in the world (i.e. Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism) now I would like to share with you world mythologies starting with Greek mythology.

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The Story of Moses

Most of us are familiar with the story of Moses in the Abrahamic religions (i.e. Judaism, Christianity and Islam). What many do not realize is that there are also several characters in world mythologies and even a  historical figure that have similar stories to the story of Moses.

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lost city of Atlantis

The lost city of Atlantis is a legendary city located in an island that submerged in the middle of the ocean due to the anger of the gods. The name Atlantis comes from the Greek word that means “island of Atlas”. In Greek mythology, Atlas was the primordial Titan (giant) who held up the celestial spheres.

The description of a tribe called Atlantean who lived in Libya was first mentioned by the Greek born in Turkey historian Herodotus (ca. 484 – 425 BCE). In his Book IV of History, he describes them as living in the area of Mount Atlas in North Africa and in Book I he mentioned that the ocean west to them is called the “Atlantis Sea”.

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The Story of Noah
Noah and the flood

There are so many ancient flood stories from around the world similar to the story of Noah. Actually there are not only 15 flood myths but there are hundreds! However in this post I will only be sharing 15 representatives of these (compacted) flood stories from the 5 major religions, i.e. JudeoChristianity Islam religions, that is of course: the story of Noah, from Hindu religion and Buddhist “religion”. Then we will continue with flood myths from the representatives of the 5 “continents” i.e. Middle East (ancient Mesopotamian areas and ancient Egypt), Europe (ancient Greece and Scandinavia/Norse mythologies), MesoAmerica, Asia (ancient China), Africa and Australia/Pacific.

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Names of the days of the week
Italian cameo bracelet representing the names of the days of the week.

Have you ever wondered where did the modern English names of the days of the week come from? The English (and some other languages) names of the days of the week originally were influenced by a religious system called Astrolatry and/or Astrotheology.

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Origin of Easter

Easter is one the most important holidays in Christianity. It is a festival to celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death by crucifixion. Today, many Christians go to the “sunrise services” in church on Easter Sunday, followed by Easter brunch with cakes, and children hunt for Easter bunny eggs. But what is the true origin of Easter? Is it truly a religious practice commanded by Jesus in the Bible or is it an ancient pagan tradition? What is the connection between Jesus’ resurrection, Easter bunnies and decorated eggs?

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