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9 Topic Pages Found in Mythology & Folklore and starting with the letter N
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Open Narcissism

Narcissism in its extreme forms is considered a personality disorder. It is defined as a syndrome or combination of characteristics that includes the

Open Narcissus (Greek mythology)
Narcissus (Greek mythology)

The Greek myth of Narcissus, whose pride caused him to fall in love with his own reflection, has inspired artists and writers since the classical

Open Neith (Egyptian deity)
Neith (Egyptian deity)

The goddess Neith was represented as a woman wearing the Red Crown of Lower Egypt. She is primarily associated with her main cult center at Sais ( see

Open Nephthys (Egyptian deity)
Nephthys (Egyptian deity)

The goddess Nephthys is encountered most frequently in a funerary context, paired with her sister Isis. Her name, Nbt-Hwt, can be translated as "Lady

Open Nereids (Greek mythology)
Nereids (Greek mythology)

As their name indicates, these nymphs are daughters of Nereus , the Old Man of the Sea. These minor sea-goddesses, who represent the sea at calm, are


In Scandinavian and Germanic mythology, one of a race of dwarves whose hoard of gold is obtained by Sigurd (German Siegfried ); in the Nibelungenlied

Open Nike (Greek deity)
Nike (Greek deity)

Nike was the Greek goddess of victory. She was more a personification of victory than an actual character and consequently did not appear in stories.

Open Norns (Norse mythology)
Norns (Norse mythology)

Collective female spirits. Poets, especially in eddic verse, speak repeatedly of the judgment (dómr) or verdict (kvi ðr) of the norns, and this means

Open Nut (Egyptian deity)
Nut (Egyptian deity)

In ancient Egypt the goddess Nut was known as mother sky. Her body was both the day and the night sky, and the sun god traveled across and through her