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Who were Balios and Xanthos in Greek mythology?
BALIOS and XANTHOS were a pair of immortal horses which the hero Peleus received from Poseidon at his marriage to the goddess Thetis. They drew the chariot of the couple's son Akhilleus during the Trojan War. Balius and Xanthus are the Latin forms of the Greek names Balios and Xanthos.
In the Nordic mythology, what is the name of the dog guard at the gates of the kingdom of the dead?
In Norse mythology, Garmr or Garm is a wolf or dog associated with both Hel and Ragnarök, and described as a blood-stained guardian of Hell's gate.
Who was the ancient Egyptian goddess of wisdom, knowledge, and writing?
Seshat was seen as a scribe and record keeper, and is credited with inventing writing. She also became identified as the goddess of accounting, architecture, astronomy, astrology, building, mathematics, and surveying. These are all professions that relied upon expertise in her skills.
Which mythology the fields of Aaru are the heavenly paradise in?
In ancient Egyptian mythology, the fields of Aaru are the heavenly paradise where Osiris rules once he had displaced Anubis in the Ogdoad.The ancient Egyptians believed that the soul resides in the heart, and so, upon death, the Weighing of the Heart occurred. Those souls which balance the scales are allowed to start a long and perilous journey to the Field of Reeds, where they will exist in pleasure for all eternity. Hearts heavy with evil tip and fall into the crocodilian jaws of the demon Ammit. After this "second death", the soul is doomed to restlessness in Duat.
What is the name of the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes?
Pele, known as the goddess of volcanoes and fire, is an important figure in Hawaiian culture. She represents all the phenomena related to volcanos — the magma, steam, ash, acid rain. Pele is an akua, or goddess, but not in the way people outside Hawaii might think of gods and goddesses.
Who was the muse of lyric poetry in Greek mythology?
Euterpe was one of the Muses, the daughters of Mnemosyne, fathered by Zeus. When poets assigned roles to each of the Muses, she was the muse of music. In late Classical times she was named muse of lyric poetry and depicted holding a flute. A few say she invented the aulos or double-flute, though most mythographers credit Marsyas with its invention.
The symbol of which country is Chollima, the Winged Horse?
The Chollima Statue is a monument on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. The monument symbolizes the "Chollima speed" of the Chollima Movement. The legendary winged horse Chollima depicted by the monument is said to travel 400 km a day.
Which city did Danaids come from?
In Greek mythology, Danaids were the 50 daughters of Danaus. They were to marry the 50 sons of Danaus' twin brother Aegyptus, a mythical king of Egypt. All but one of them killed their husbands on their wedding night, and are condemned to spend eternity carrying water in a sieve or perforated device.
Who, according to legend, is the first emperor of Japan?
Emperor Jimmu was the first Emperor of Japan, according to legend. His accession is traditionally dated as 660 BC. According to Japanese mythology, he is a descendant of the sun goddess Amaterasu, through her grandson Ninigi, as well as a descendant of the storm god Susanoo. He launched a military expedition from Hyuga near the Seto Inland Sea, captured Yamato, and established this as his center of power. In modern Japan, Jimmu's accession is marked as National Foundation Day on February 11.