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14 Topic Pages Found in Mythology & Folklore and starting with the letter G
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Gaia (Greek deity)

The Greek earth goddess Gaia (also called Ge) was a primal and elemental figure, the source of almost all life, mortal and immortal. She belonged to


Hindu god of prophecy, son of Shiva and Parvati ; he is represented as elephant-headed and is worshipped as a remover of obstacles. Hindus seek his

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The brightest and largest of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter. With a diameter of 5262 km it is the largest satellite in the Solar System. It

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Ganymede (Greek mythology)

In Greek myth, Ganymede was the son of Tros, king of Troy. His extraordinary beauty came to the attention of Zeus, king of the gods. He carried the

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Geb (Egyptian deity)

Geb was the most important of the Egyptian earth gods. Worshiped mainly in Heliopolis, he was the son of Shu and Tefnut. He married his sister Nut,

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Gemini (Astrology)

( jĕm'ənì, –nē ) [Lat.,=the twins], northern constellation lying on the ecliptic (the sun's apparent path through the heavens) between Taurus and

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Ghost stories

Tales in which the spirits of the dead encounter the living emerge from almost every culture, but it was not until the second half of the eighteenth

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The ghoul, a traditional monster frequently associated with the vampire, originated as part of Arabic folklore. It played a part in several tales in

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Mythical human beings of huge size. The folklore of most cultures around the world contains references to mythical giant human beings. In Greek


common name for nocturnal or crepuscular birds of the order Caprimulgiformes, which includes the frogmouth, the oilbird, potoos, and nightjars.