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Last modified: 30 Dec. 1997

Relicts of Ancient Religions

More than 250 pictures from prehistoric ritual monuments within the British Isles
Mythology of prehistoric sites in Ireland
The Mythological Cycle is a collective term for those stories in ancient myths that describe the activities of the 'Otherworld' characters who are reputed to have landed in Ireland in pre-historic times.
Computer based reconstructions of an old temple in Malta
Since the late 18th century the curious megalithic stone circle and the Ggantija temple on the Xaghra plateau of Gozo have been recorded by European travellers. In the 1820s, the Lieutenant Governor of Gozo, Otto Bayer conducted an "excavation" at the circle which was recorded by the local artist Charles de Brochtorff in 1825.
The Gods of Old Hawai'i were many, told in Mele (song) Oli (chant) and Hula (dance). Each Island had its own variation. Here are some of them.
HEIAU: Native Hawaiian Temples
In the early 1900's, Bishop Museum anthropologist John Stokes began his lifelong mission of documenting the existing Heiau (Temples) in the Hawaiian Islands.

"Myths and Legends" ( Christopher B. Siren )
List to lot of information about Myths from all over the world
[1997,July 11]
Added by: amueller@uni-freiburg.de
THE PAPYRUS OF ANI ( Translated by E.A. Wallis Budge )

"Netjer - the One God of Ancient Egyptian Religion" ( Rev. Tamara Siuda )
A large glossary of the Names of Netjer (gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt).
[1997,June 27]
Added by: Hetnetjer@aol.com ; WWW: http://users.aol.com/hetnetjer/private/hetntr.html
A philosophical examination
Mythology in Western Art
The object of this project is to create a collection of art images of mythological characters. See also Classical Mythology at Princeton.
by Thomas Bulfinch. THE religions of ancient Greece and Rome are extinct. The so-called divinities of Olympus have not a single worshipper among living men.
SUMMARY of Apollodorus's Library
This is an ancient Greek handbook of mythology

"The Angelseaxisce Ealdriht Web Page" ( Angelseaxisce Ealdriht )
This site contains information on the religion of the ancient Anglo-Saxons as well as its modern
[1997,October 17]
Added by: wodening@geocities.com ; WWW: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/6910
The Mithraic Mysteries
Owing to the cult's secrecy, we possess almost no literary evidence about the beliefs of Mithraism. The few texts that do refer to the cult come not from Mithraic devotees themselves, but rather from outsiders such as early Church fathers, who mentioned Mithraism in order to attack it, and Platonic philosophers, who attempted to find support in Mithraic symbolism for their own philosphical ideas.
Known throughout Europe and Asia by the names Mithra, Mitra, Meitros, Mihr, Mehr, and Meher, the veneration of this god began some 4000 years ago in Persia, where it was soon imbedded with Babylonian doctrines. The faith spread east through India to China, and reached west throughout the entire length of the Roman frontier; from Scotland to the Sahara Desert, and from Spain to the Black Sea. Sites of Mithraic worship have been found in Britain, Italy, Romania, Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Persia, Armenia, Syria, Israel, and North Africa.

"The Ancient and Universal Mysteries of Mithras" ( )
Mithras was worshipped in ancient times, and is worshipped in our time. Review the history, beliefs, and mission of this revealed, organized and living religion.
[1997,September 27]
Ephesus: Diana's City
Diana, alias Diana the Huntress, was a goddess in Greek and Roman mythology. Theoretically, she was the daughter of Zeus, and the sister of Apollo. This was the cult of Diana-Artemis of Anatolian fertility cult fame.
"the Shaking Tent" ( Innu Nation )
The shaking tent was one of the most important rituals in the yearly cycle of harvesting and ritual activities of the Innu people of Quebec and Labrador. It was not only an important method of direct communication with the caribou and other animal masters, as well as with Mishtapeu and cannibal spirits, it was also a source of amusement. The shaman used the tent to look into the hidden world of animal spirits, and to make contact with Innu in distant groups. On occasion, he brought the souls (atshaku) of people living in other groups into this tent, or waged terrible battles there with other shamans and cannibal spirits such as Atshen.

İArmin Müller
email: amueller@sunfly.ub.uni-freiburg.de