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22 Topic Pages Found in Mythology & Folklore and starting with the letter M
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Open Maat (Egyptian deity)
Maat (Egyptian deity)

Maat was the goddess of cosmic order or balance, as well as truth. She was the foundation of Egyptian religion ( see Religion, Pharaonic Egypt ),

Open Mandeville, John, Sir (c. 1300 - 1372)
Mandeville, John, Sir (c. 1300 - 1372)

14th-century English author of The Travels of Sir John Mandeville. Originally written in Norman French, the work became enormously popular and was

Open Manifest Destiny
Manifest Destiny

From the establishment of the earliest American colonies, the European settlement of North America was imbued with an attitude of “chosenness.”

Open Marduk (Babylonian deity)
Marduk (Babylonian deity)

In Mesopotamian mythology, Marduk was the chief god of Babylon. His cult became important during the reign of the Babylonian king Hammurabi in the

Open Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint

In the New Testament, the mother of Jesus through divine intervention (see Annunciation and Virgin Birth ), wife of Joseph . The Roman Catholic Church

Open Medea (Greek mythology)
Medea (Greek mythology)

In Greek myth, Medea was the daughter of King Aeetes of Colchis and the nymph Eidyia; her two grandfathers were the sun god Helios and the sea god

Open Medusa (Greek mythology)
Medusa (Greek mythology)

( mədu'sə ), in Greek mythology, most famous of the three monstrous Gorgon sisters. She was once a beautiful woman, but she offended Athena, who

Open Menelaus (Greek mythology)
Menelaus (Greek mythology)

Menelaus, king of Sparta and brother of Agamemnon, was one of the central figures of the Trojan War. Although not one of the main warrior heroes of

Open Mermaids

A mythical sea-creature with the upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish. Stories of mermaids, sea-dwelling creatures of human size with the

Open Midas (Legendary character)
Midas (Legendary character)

In Greek mythology Midas was a king of Phrygia, part of what is now Turkey. He famously wished that everything he touched would turn to gold. When his