The Ancient Scribe

Examining ancient culture's status in the modern era

Osiris and Isis The Legend that Journeyed through Time (Part II)

| May 6, 2010

Osiris’s evil brother Seth had always envied and hated both Osiris and Isis. As Osiri’s popularity grew with his good deeds, Seth’s wish to kill Osiris increased. Nonetheless, Isis always kept a watch on Seth and so his attempts never succeeded.

Osiris and Isis: The Legend That Journeyed Through Time (Part I)

| May 3, 2010

When I went to Egypt, one of the more fascinating legends that I heard about was that of Osiris and Isis. If you ever go there, you will realize that despite its Muslim population, the people over there are essentially deeply rooted in their old culture and keen to tell you any tale they know about the old Egyptian legends. Of course, myths have always been an integral part of our lives and have come down through the ages from one generation to another. I feel that we can learn a lot about the lifestyle and religious beliefs of a civilization.

Greek Mythology: The Role of Rituals and Beliefs (Part II)

| April 30, 2010

The Greeks often depicted their gods in human forms, just as the Romans and the Pagans did. In fact, the Greeks also believed that the gods also took the form of animals. Sometimes, the same Gods had two or more names. For instance, Zeus was also known as Omrios. Moreover, the Greeks depended on the Gods to explain the occurrence of certain, un-natural events.

Greek Mythology: The Role of Rituals and Beliefs (Part I)

| April 28, 2010

In the ancient era, the Greek religion had attained the shape of early Paganism, and so a lot of their traditions reflected the practices of Pagans, such as Witchcraft or Wicca. The ancient Greeks were polytheistic in nature since they worshipped numerous Gods, as they strongly believed that their gods would protect their states and guide them in their actions. The Greek Gods formed the most important part of the Greek religion, and they always made sure to please their gods to protect themselves from hardships and oppression.

Greek Gods: Their Beliefs and Rituals

| April 12, 2010

Greeks believed in the various forces of nature, and Greek mythology tells us that they used to hold up their hands towards the sky while praying to Zeus and the other gods of the heavens. While praying to Hades, the God of the underworld, they used to kneel down and hit the earth strongly, so that the gods could hear them.

Norse Religion: Of Asgard and Valhalla

| April 9, 2010

In early medieval history, some of the best known historic episodes revolved around the Viking raids during the 9th and the 10th centuries. We come across very few scripts or written records about the religion of the Vikings, before they took to Christianity.

Egyptian Gods: Showing a Different Face of Egyptian Mythology

| April 2, 2010

Egyptian history and mythology has always fascinated us, and the Gods of the Egyptians occupy a great place in Egyptian history. Man has always feared the forces of nature and dreaded their wrath. The Egyptians, however, always worshipped the forces of nature as beautiful forces, helping them to lead a better life. In fact, Egyptian beliefs had given human forms to their Gods.

Ancient Egyptian History: The Treasures of Time

| March 29, 2010

The study of ancient Egyptian history brings to life such a colorful picture, which reflected a far enhanced lifestyle that any other ancient civilization would never be able to match. Ancient Egyptian history comes to life with the curse of the Pharaohs, the powers of the pyramids, and their gods and goddesses of the underworld.

Celtic Mythology: Reflecting the Myths of Celtic Life

| March 19, 2010

Celtic mythology tells the story of polytheism in the Celtic society. This used to be the religion of the Celts belonging to the Iron Age. Just like the other European tribes in the Iron Age, the early Celts also began to follow the trends of polytheistic mythology. Celtic Mythologies did not come into being before the middle ages. You will find the details about Celtic mythologies in numerous specific and inter-related sub-categories corresponding importantly to the languages of the Celts.