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17 Topic Pages Found in Mythology & Folklore and starting with the letter P
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Pandora (Greek mythology)

The first woman, and the cause of all mankind's woes – the nearest thing the Greek tradition has to the biblical Eve. The earliest story of her

Open Parthenon (Athens, Greece)
Parthenon (Athens, Greece)

Over the past two and a half millennia the Parthenon has been temple, church, mosque, ruin, reconstruction, and icon. Built as a temple to the goddess

Open Pegasus (Greek mythology)
Pegasus (Greek mythology)

Translated by Patrick Baker Winged horse that, along with Chrysaor, sprang forth from Medusa when she was beheaded by Perseus; Poseidon is considered

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Penelope (Greek mythology)

Penelope was the wife of the Greek hero Odysseus. Even though her husband took 10 years to return home from the Trojan War, Penelope never gave up


Persephone was the Greek goddess of agriculture and the underworld. She was daughter of Demeter, goddess of grain, and Zeus, king of the gods. Her

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Perseus (Greek mythology)

A great hero, son of ZEUS and DANAE . Perseus’ grandfather Acrisius, king of Argos, had been warned by an oracle that he would be killed by Danae's

Phoenix (Mythical bird)

In Egyptian and Oriental mythology, a sacred bird born from the sun. The Egyptians believed it was also connected with the soul and the obelisk. In

Open Poltergeists

A mysterious invisible force asserted to cause a number of phenomena, most commonly noises (bangs, thuds and rappings) and object movements (from the

Open Polytheism

( pŏl'ēthēĭzəm ), belief in a plurality of gods in which each deity is distinguished by special functions. The gods are particularly synonymous with


( pōsì'dən ), in Greek religion and mythology, god of the sea, protector of all waters. After the fall of the Titans , Poseidon was allotted the sea.