Author: Majoj

Conan, the Snake and the Cosmogonic Duel

Conan the Thunderer? There has never been such movie. If this was the first thought that came to your mind after reading the above heading, then – well – you are basically right. Actually, the post’s title image comes from the movie “Conan the Barbarian“. In…

We answer questions!

Quora. Yes – that’s the place where I have been recently spending much time in order to figure out what people find interesting. And to draw their attention to our project. If you wish so, you can track my activity at my profile. Actually, I have…

There’s no smoke without fire

And no fire without dragons! Well, maybe some bonfire, campfire, foxfire, wildfire… you could probably name even more “fires” out there that have nothing to do with a dragon. But if you want a truly epic and legendary fire, then you simply can not do without…

Everything starts with a wolf

Welcome back! I know… It’s been a while since the last post, please forgive me. Reality chased me down so I had to face it, but now I’m back on track. With some really nice stuff, as today we’re going to look closer at the topic…

Thunders shall sound in November

Prepare yourself! For a Thunderer will roam the cinemas all over the world again. This time Chris Hemsworth will appear in “Thor: Ragnarok”. I wonder if guys at Marvel read the original myth and how far they want to follow it, as the very end of…

Norse Mythology artbook is coming!

Great news from Milivoj Ćeran! I’ve been curiously watching his progress with the “Norse Mythology” artbook for some time and… I must say that if the author aims to keep all the artwork at the level of “Sköll and Hati” (title image of this post) it’s…

Path of Trolls #5: Alfar

Hi there! By taking the next step on the Path of Trolls we came across the Alfar – archetype of Elves, Fairies, Sprites etc. Beautiful artwork was created by Helen Rusovich. Don’t forget to vote for the next step! Enter the Encyclopaedia to see the full…

Aphrodite Areía

The Warlike? Luis Royo is known for his mastery in painting girls with swords. Do you wonder why I put a girl with a sword to depict the goddess of love and beauty? Not only because the one on the picture is “kind of” beautiful. There…

Diomedes – for the full triad

Why nobody complains? All of you who already read the post on Achilles and Ajax. Didn’t you miss someone? Please don’t say that you didn’t notice this guy while reading Iliad. It is absolutely impossible. His role in the Trojan War was CRUCIAL. Not that he…

Achilles and Ajax times two

A lot of reading today! Did you know that Achilles and Ajax – the two greatest Achaean warriors of the Trojan War had namesakes? There will be not much talking from me, as both entries are quite substantial. First one – the killing machine – without…

Argus Panoptes

Walking the Path of Hydra… We just left behind the cold corpse of Echidna, the Mother of Monsters. Now let’s meet her killer – Argus Panoptes – whose fate eventually turned out to be no better at all. It seems that his story did not differ…

At the beginning there was nothing and inside it…

…there was an Androgyne. Indo-European cosmogony assumes that it (=he+she) existed in the primal nothingness (void, vacuum, oblivion…) and somehow split into Heaven and Earth (male and female, Father and Mother), thus giving birth to the world. In fact, this belief is quite similar to what…

There were Giants and there were Dwarfs

Hey middle-sized creatures! Did you know that the humans are only a medium-height temporary form that is not designed to last forever? We already wrote about giants as well as about dwarfs, thus it is high time to show you a more general view.  Both “categories”…

Looking for a dwarf

A little confession. Taking the next step on the Path of Trolls required the preparation of the Encyclopaedia entry on dwarves. Surprisingly, it turned to be one of the most difficult tasks since we’ve put this website on the internet. Not because the entry was especially…

Join the community!

Place for discussion is now open. We just added new functionality to the website. Enter the Mythic Agora and join the society here at MythoBlogy. It is based on BuddyPress, so maybe some of you are already familiar with it. We are running it for the…

Ajoj-Majoj: the fate of humanity?

Searching and the blues. After long hours spent looking around internet for the right image to depict the Ajoj-Majoj, I have finally found one. Obviously by accident (thank you Anwar). Thus, I am sure now that whenever you look hard enough and do not find anything…

Echidna & Echidna

She Viper – in Greek language Echidna.  Contemporary artists often like to depict women with serpent body waist down, probably due to the exciting mixture of admiration and disgust that they potentially arouse in the viewers. Indeed, well-painted snake-women might give you chills – take a…

Basilisk – not as Slavic as you might think

Original Basilisk was not a Slav. You can feel a bit surprised, especially if you are Polish and more into folklore and traditional tales than into mythology. After all, every child in Poland knows the legend about the Warsaw Basilisk, which dwelt in a cellar of…

Baba Yaga invites to the Slavic world!

Dear Indo-Europeans and Guests from all other cultural circles! As we already know, Museum of Slavic Mythology is about to open this year. It is good to prepare for this event by checking Enyclopaedia for some Slavic myths and legends. Today we want to present Baba…

Museum of Slavic Mythology

Mind blowing news Mytho-Maniacs! Museum of Slavic Mythology – the first museum related specifically to Slavic mythology is going to open this year. Here what the developers say about their project: “Children usually learn about Zeus, Jupiter or Odin at school, whereas nobody tells them about…