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45 When and how did the Greek mythos transfer to the Romans? 2015-04-28T23:37:00.797

39 What is the world's oldest joke? 2018-02-20T01:16:21.570

36 Why does looking at Medusa with a mirror work? 2015-04-30T16:39:08.750

32 Why were there exactly 12 main Olympian Gods? 2015-04-29T07:45:39.570

31 How was it decided which warriors would go to Fólkvangr and which to Valhalla? 2015-04-28T16:21:01.033

31 What is the difference between a God and a Titan? 2015-04-28T16:28:51.577

30 Are Excalibur and Caliburn different swords? 2015-04-28T17:01:14.340

30 Why did Zeus assume so many different forms for seduction? 2015-04-30T12:17:12.250

30 What is the difference between giants, Jotuns and trolls in Norse mythology? 2015-05-04T19:39:57.130

29 What is the earliest known dragon myth? 2015-04-30T15:24:04.607

28 Why was it a good thing that hope remained in Pandora's box? 2015-04-28T18:13:11.940

26 Why did Egyptian Gods have animal heads? 2015-04-28T16:58:10.430

26 Where did the Roman gods live? 2015-05-18T23:56:47.837

25 Was the Minotaur a single being, or a race? 2015-04-28T16:08:40.040

25 Who did Adam and Eve's son Cain marry? 2015-04-29T05:33:21.123

25 Why was Odin afraid that his ravens would not return back to him? 2015-05-04T11:50:52.950

24 Are there any myths we can plausibly trace back to a common Proto-Indo-European ancestor? 2015-04-28T16:44:17.923

24 What is Loki considered to be? 2015-04-29T19:49:29.547

24 Was Loki originally a fire god? 2015-05-19T18:04:46.720

23 Did the Gods and Goddesses in Norse mythology act as patron gods? 2015-04-28T16:06:15.057

23 Why are cats so important in Ancient Egypt? 2015-05-01T13:19:47.077

23 Why did God prefer Abel's offering to Cain's? 2015-06-19T15:09:07.483

22 Were any Buddhist narratives ever folded into the myths of the Greeks, or vice versa? 2015-04-28T16:51:59.180

22 Who worshipped the Titans? 2015-04-29T00:48:05.507

22 Is there any textual evidence that confirms the color of Hindu gods? 2015-04-29T06:35:40.323

22 Do Welsh fairies marry human women? 2015-04-29T16:15:03.980

22 Who commands the Heavenly Host in combat? 2015-05-03T13:04:17.613

21 Why, according to Joseph Campbell, is the monomyth so common? 2015-04-28T20:11:03.147

21 How long ago was the Dreaming? 2015-04-28T23:27:52.600

21 What species is the Lady of the Lake? 2015-04-29T16:34:48.403

21 Why did Charon collect a toll at the River Styx 2015-04-30T15:57:49.280

21 How did Athena keep from being turned into stone by her shield? 2015-05-04T00:19:46.270

21 Is there any relationship between the Ladies of the Lake? 2015-05-05T00:27:21.297

20 How were djinn traditionally depicted in pre-Islamic Arabic myth? 2015-04-28T16:29:40.317

20 What did the Mayans believe would happen when the Long Count rolled over to a new baktun, like it did on Dec 21, 2012? 2015-04-28T17:58:06.933

20 What happened to Medusa's sisters? 2015-04-29T10:55:42.613

20 Why is Athena considered the goddess of both fighting and craft skills? 2015-04-30T07:22:24.650

20 What kind of god was the Yellow Emperor? 2015-05-01T06:59:33.140

20 Why was Medusa the only mortal of the Gorgons? 2015-05-03T01:38:16.033

20 What is the difference between Hecate, Selene, Artemis, and Phoebe? 2015-05-03T23:53:00.360

20 Is there a canonical ending to the story of Antigone? 2015-05-04T20:18:27.563

20 What was Plato's inspiration for the Atlantis myth? 2015-05-15T10:52:21.270

20 Does any folklore of Pictish origin survive in Britain or Ireland? 2016-05-29T03:02:13.890

20 Did any Greek mythological hero father a son who surpassed him in fame? 2017-03-09T15:14:31.540

19 Are Kitsune and Huli jing the same? 2015-04-30T00:29:53.710

19 Are there any depictions of Horus being crucified and resurrected 2015-06-29T07:20:14.707

19 Why do some Asian dragons have fur (or hair)? 2015-07-28T04:52:42.947

18 Where can I find the earliest literary compendium for the Greek Pantheon? 2015-04-28T15:51:47.600

18 Did the Greeks build temples for all of the children of Cronus? 2015-04-28T15:57:27.380

18 Who gave Hermes his winged shoes? 2015-04-28T19:38:05.800

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