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27 Topic Pages Found in History Ancient and starting with the letter H
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Hanukkah

Hanukkah commemorates the successful rebellion of the Jews against the Syrians in the Maccabean War of 162 B.C.E ., but the military associations of

Open Hapi (Egyptian deity)
Hapi (Egyptian deity)

Hapi was a personification of the Nile River, and thus a god of fertility. He was immensely important in the Egyptian pantheon because without the

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Harpies (Greek mythology)

In Greek myth, the Harpies (meaning "snatchers") were female monsters who caused mischief, tormented wrongdoers, and carried souls to the underworld.

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Hathor (Egyptian deity)

In ancient Egyptian mythology, a sky goddess; wife or mother of the sky god Horus ; goddess of dance, music, and love, (equivalent to Greek Aphrodite

Open Hatshepsut, Queen of Egypt
Hatshepsut, Queen of Egypt

Hatshepsut was a queen who became a regent, later taking on the titles of a king. She and Neferu-bity were the daughters of Thutmose I and Ahmose B

Hegemony

Hegemony derives from the Greek term hēgemonía (), referring to the predominance of one of the city states (e.g., Sparta or Athens) over the others

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Heimdall (Norse deity)

The Norse god Heimdall was the guardian of Bifröst, a rainbow bridge that linked Asgard, home of the gods, to Midgard, dwelling place of mortals and

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Heket (Egyptian deity)

Heket was a goddess associated with birth, depicted as a frog-headed woman or as a frog. Some of the early images of frogs, associated with fertility

Open Helen of Troy (Greek mythology)
Helen of Troy (Greek mythology)

in Greek mythology, the most beautiful of women; daughter of Leda and Zeus , and sister of Castor and Pollux and Clytemnestra . While still a young

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Hephaestus (Greek deity)

In Greek mythology, the god of fire and metalcraft (Roman Vulcan ); the lame son of Zeus and Hera; and in Homer's Odyssey , husband of Aphrodite,