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Legend

What was Parsifal seeking in Wolfram Eschenbach's poem that was referred to as "the Grail"? A stone ? The Lapsis exillis ? It is also said that a pagan astrologer read the mystery of the Grail in the stars: " Flegetanis, the heathen saw with his own eyes in the constellations things He was shy to talk about, Hidden mysteries...

In ancient and modern Gnostic literature, the ignorant and demonic ruling powers of the world of matter, created by the dark lord Ialdabaoth to help him maintain his dominion over human souls and keep them from escaping back to their home in the world of light were Archons. Many of the surviving Gnostic scriptures provide lists of the Archons, who...

Do secret societies have hidden knowledge about lost continents? Everyone can depict Atlantis or imagine in one degree or another how it really was, right? Well, the Atlantis legend has roots reaching back to the fourth century BCE, but the belief in several lost continents in the earth’s past is a much more recent phenomenon. During the century from 1875...

  Since ancient times, when myths filled the earth with underground kingdoms inhabited by monsters and goblins, the idea of hidden realms beneath the surface has captured the human imagination. As with mythology of other kinds, the truths behind the stories include spiritual and psychological symbolism, ancient astronomy and seasonal lore, visionary and shamanic experiences, and much else. Here and there,...

Legends and myths have commonly viewed as work of fiction, superstition, or fantasy. However, many have theorized that myths were, in fact, a way for people to explain real—and perhaps baffling — events using the knowledge and beliefs of their time. One of those myths is known as the Tannhauser tale, and a similar event will occur later on in the...

The dualistic religious system of Mani is a combination of Gnostic Christianity, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and various other elements, with a basic doctrine of a conflict between light and dark, matter being regarded as dark, evil and imperfect. The physical world, nature and life are considered as the realm of the dark creator or the true devil and should be resisted....

  TIDBITS - Backstory Apollo from Hyperborea - Apollo, the Bearer of Light, patron of poets and travellers, would never abandon his own in distress. He himself had become an outlaw, even seen as the Devil. But as he was not the Devil, he watched over, in accordance with the celestial laws, the forests and the routes. On the bridle of...

Except for Hel, Frigg was the most widely known of the early Germanic goddesses. Her name appears in many tales as chief among the goddesses, it was her name that was used for sole feminine weekday as a translation for "Venus", from which we get the modern "friday". Frigg's own dwelling-place is called Fensalir. She carried the keys, supervised the...