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10 08, 2017

Navajo creation myth – Native American religion

By |2018-04-09T23:07:31-07:00August 10th, 2017|Native American, Religion|0 Comments

Lake Isabelle, Colorado People didn't always live here, where they live now. First they walked through four different worlds. These other worlds were inside the earth. It was dark there. First people would get along, then they would fight and so the people would leave and go to another world, and then the [...]

16 07, 2017

What is animal sacrifice? History of religion

By |2018-04-23T13:51:56-07:00July 16th, 2017|Religion|5 Comments

Animal sacrifice: a sacrificial procession (Pitsa, ca. 530 BC) Sacrificing an animal In English, when we say "sacrifice", we mean that you have given up something you wanted in order to get something else, like you sacrificed your best piece of candy in order to get your friend to tell you his secret. In [...]

16 07, 2017

Who was Prometheus? Greek religion

By |2019-09-15T06:59:56-07:00July 16th, 2017|Greeks|5 Comments

Prometheus makes people (now in the Louvre museum) One of the Titans Prometheus was a Titan, one of the children of Ocean. He and his brother Epimetheus were Zeus' and Hera's cousins. They were not as powerful as Zeus and Hera and their brothers and sisters, but still had some god-like powers. They were very big, giants (that is why the famous [...]

15 07, 2017

Garden of Hesperides – Labors of Herakles

By |2019-08-12T21:35:17-07:00July 15th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Herakles (on the left) frees Prometheus (now in the Louvre) on his way to the Garden of Hesperides Another labor of Herakles Herakles was a Greek hero. He killed his wife and children, and as punishment, he had to do a lot of difficult things, the Labors of Herakles. Who was Herakles? Women [...]

29 06, 2017

Who was the Norse god Loki?

By |2017-06-29T02:14:05-07:00June 29th, 2017|Northern Europe, Religion|0 Comments

Norse god Loki? (Snaptun Stone, Sweden, ca 1000 AD) Loki was the German god of tricks. He was kind of like the Greek god Hermes. To help him in his tricks, he could transform himself into lots of different shapes including into girl shapes if he wanted. He was the father of Fenrir the [...]