Skip to main content Skip to Search Box
8 Topic Pages Found in Mythology & Folklore and starting with the letter L
Details List
All A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Open Laocoön (Legendary character)
Laocoön (Legendary character)

Laocoon, a priest to either Apollo or Poseidon, figured prominently in the fall of Troy as the voice of caution whose efforts were frustrated by both


Traditional or undocumented genre of story about famous people, commonly religious in character and frequently posing problems of authenticity.

Open Leo (Astrology)
Leo (Astrology)

[Lat.,=the lion], northern constellation lying S of Ursa Major and on the ecliptic (apparent path of the sun through the heavens) between Cancer and


The name of a monster of the waters. In Job 41:1 and Psalm 74:14 it appears to refer to a crocodile, in Psalm 104:26 it is probably a whale and in

Open Lévi-Strauss, Claude
Lévi-Strauss, Claude

French anthropologist. He helped to formulate the principles of structuralism by stressing the interdependence of cultural systems and the way they

Open Libra (Astrology)
Libra (Astrology)

Faint zodiacal constellation on the celestial equator (see celestial sphere ) adjoining Scorpius, and represented as the scales of justice. The Sun

Open Loch Ness monster
Loch Ness monster

Prior to 1933, Loch Ness, a large expanse of fresh water – approximately 38.6 kilometres (24 miles) long, 1.61 kilometres (1 mile) wide and at least

Open Loki (Norse mythology)
Loki (Norse mythology)

Loki's nature . Loki (‘allure’ or ‘fire’; also known as Loder, Loke, Lokkju, Lopter and Lopti; German Loge), in Nordic myth, was both the oldest and