Mythological Creature Archive, West African Folklore

Mythological Creature; the Anansi SPIDER of West Africa and the African Diaspora

Photo Credit: https://tinyurl.com/yyvam4ej The Ghanaian Anansi spider is believed to be a god, responsible for creating the sun, the stars and the moon, as well as teaching mankind the techniques of agriculture and were passed down in the oral tradition over the span of hundreds of years. The stories have survived a lot. According to… Continue reading Mythological Creature; the Anansi SPIDER of West Africa and the African Diaspora

Aztec Mythology, Aztec Religion, Aztec warfare, Mythological Creature Archive

The ‘Aztec Death Whistle,’ artifact of religion or of psychological warfare?

The Aztec death whistle was most likely used as a spiritual conduit of sorts during religious practices and it's also widely believed that it was used as a form of psychological warfare. It was used to terrify Aztec and pre-Columbian foes on the battle field.

Cryptozoology, Greek Folklore, Greek Myth, Mythological Creature Archive

Mythological Creature; Arion, a green maned, divine horse from Greek Mythology

According to greekmythology.com (I'll keep their hyperlinks so you can refer to their webpage for further research.) Arion was an immortal horse in Greek mythology, which was very fast and bred by the gods. According to a source, it also had the ability to speak.