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16 Topic Pages Found in Religion & Theology and starting with the letter O
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Open Odin (Norse mythology)
Odin (Norse mythology)

Chief god of Norse mythology, god of war, and the source of wisdom. A sky god, he lived in Asgard at the top of the world-tree Yggdrasil . From the

Open Odysseus (Greek mythology)
Odysseus (Greek mythology)

Mythical king of Ithaca, son of Laertes and Antikleia; with Penelope, father of Telemachos. In the Iliad , he is already Odysseus "of the many wiles"


The son of LAIUS , king of Thebes, andjOCASTA (Epicasta in Homer), and the hero of one of the best-known of all legends. From Greek tragedy we know

Open Old Testament
Old Testament

Christian name for the Hebrew Bible, which serves as the first division of the Christian Bible (see New Testament ). The designations "Old" and "New"

Open Ophelia (Fictitious character)
Ophelia (Fictitious character)

A central character in Hamlet , Ophelia is Polonius' daughter and Laertes' sister. Ophelia loves Hamlet, but her brother warns her against Hamlet's

Open Opus Dei
Opus Dei

( ō'pəs dā'ē ) [Lat.,=work of God], Roman Catholic organization, particularly influential in Spain, officially the Prelature of the Holy Cross and

Orange Order

In Northern Ireland, solely Protestant organization founded in County Armagh in 1795 in opposition to the Defenders , a Catholic secret society. It

Open Orestes, King of Argos (Mythological character)
Orestes, King of Argos (Mythological character)

In Greek mythology Orestes is usually described as the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, mythical king and queen of the ancient city of Mycenae,

Open The Origin of the Jewish Tribes of Arabia in the Kitab al-Aghani
The Origin of the Jewish Tribes of Arabia in the Kitab al-Aghani

According to the Arab tradition, the predecessors of present-day Arabs in Arabia were originally known as “Amalekites.” They were tyrannical, and

Orion (Greek mythology)

In ancient Greek mythology, Orion was a giant hunter. He features in numerous legends, many of which give contradictory accounts of his life and