Tag Archive | Mythology

Christianity/Judaism: The First Humans

Not Adam and Eve In the Bible & Torah, the first creation account of humans appears in Genesis 1:26 which describes the simultaneous creation of both male and female human beings. In this version, man and woman are portrayed as equals, given equal dominion, and are both the pinnacle of God’s Creation. 26 Then God said, […]

Interesting Facts about Angels

  The word angel comes from the Greek word angelos, which means “winged messenger.”   Although angels are generally found within three key religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, similar beings can also be found within Sumerian, Babylonian, Persian, Egyptian and Greek writings, as well, and are thought to have played a major influence upon the […]

Arachne: The Woman Who Spoke the Truth

In Greco-Roman mythology Arachne was a mortal woman, who was challenged by Athena, goddess of wisdom and crafts, to determine which of them was the better weaver. There are three versions of the story. **Spiders are called arachnids after Arachne. Ovid’s Version In this version, Arachne was a shepherd’s daughter who began weaving at an […]