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19 Topic Pages Found in Mythology & Folklore and starting with the letter S
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Place regarded as holy due to an association with a divine figure, relic, or event. Shrines are important places in most religions, and are often a

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Shu (Egyptian deity)

In the traditions of ancient Egypt, the deity Shu represented air, breath, and the atmosphere. As the god of air and sunlight, Shu's name means “the

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Sirens (Mythology)

One of the mythical monsters, half-woman and half-bird, said by Greek poets to entice seamen by the sweetness of their song to such a degree that the

Sisyphus (Greek mythology)

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was known as the most cunning of men. He ruled the great city of Corinth, but was also guilty of many crimes, for which


the vital, immaterial, life principle, generally conceived as existing within humans and sometimes within all living things, inanimate objects, and

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Mythological creature, depicted in Egyptian, Assyrian, and Greek art as a lion with a human head. The Greek Sphinx of Thebes was winged with a woman's


a religious folk song of American origin, particularly associated with African-American Protestants of the southern United States. The

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Spiritualism as a religious movement centers on direct contact with spirits of the departed through mediumship and similar means. In its origin in

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Stonehenge (England)

Stonehenge is one of the most recognized formations of megalithic architecture and has a long history of speculation as to its builders, age,