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Hades (Greek deity)

King of the Underworld, which itself is often called simply Hades: see HADES (2) . He was one of the six children of the Titans CRONUS and Rhea,

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Halloween

There are many names for Halloween, including Halloweve, Halleve, Hallowtide, Hollandtide, Hallowmas, November Eve, Holy Eve, Whistle Wassail Night,

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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

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Hebe (Greek deity)

Hebe, meaning "bloom of youth," was worshiped by the Greeks as the goddess of youth. She was the daughter of Hera and Zeus, although one account

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Hecate (Greek deity)

The goddess Hecate, whose name means "she who works her will," occupies an ambiguous place in Greek mythology. In early accounts she is an

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Hecuba (Legendary character)

Hecuba was the chief wife of Priam, king of Troy, and the mother of many of his children, including sons Hector, Paris, and Troilus and daughters

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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