World mythology has always been my greatest love. This passion, in turn, partly responsible for my fondness for video games and travel.
In recent years, I’m also grateful to Maven Inc’s Owlcation.com platform for publishing and showcasing my mythology write-ups. Other than the opportunity to indulge in my passion, I earn revenue. What’s greater than that?
If you’re also a mythology fan, do check out my glossaries and lists. Particularly, those on Chinese and Japanese myths.
All were written after weeks of research. Lastly, my information is compiled from multi-lingual sources. In other words, I took the effort to provide details rarely published in the English-speaking world.
This Chinese mythology glossary doesn’t just list commonly worshipped Taoist deities and Buddhist saviours. There are sections on ancient i.e. forgotten gods, literary characters, and hell gods too.
Do you know that Ancient China had several Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them compilations? And that the Ancient Chinese saw the world beyond their borders as full of strange, dangerous creatures?
Investiture of the Gods has always been my favourite classic Chinese fantasy saga. Because of the plethora of amazing magical artifacts featured in it.
Netflix’s Ragnarok series described Thor’s Mjolnir as the most powerful weapon in the world. Is that really so?
15 of the deadliest Yokai in Japanese folktales. Are you aware that Sadako of The Ring notoriety is herself considered by some as a type of Yokai?
These Yokai are mostly harmless, so to speak. But their antics will still drive you insane if you have to live with them.
Like other cultures, Japanese mythology is full of amazing weapons. What’s doubly interesting is that many such weapons are believed to be metaphorical representations of history.
My longest mythology glossary to date, and one that was supremely tough to write because information was so hard to find. With there being “eight million” gods and goddesses in Shintoism, many obscure to even native Japanese, I believe I will need to regularly expand this list.
Is it necessary to be familiar with classic myths before visiting Greece? I’d say, yes, if you want to make the most of your trip.
This listicle was inspired by … the Covid-19 pandemic. I’m not saying coronaviruses are caused by nasty gods, though. I’m highlighting that disease has always been mankind’s greatest fear.
Again, this was inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic. Just as plagues were regarded as the work of gods and demons in ancient times, salvation i.e. healing from illness was deemed possible only via divine intervention.
Personally, I think Asian vampires are far worse than Western ones. For a start, they aren’t classy and gorgeous looking. Many also feast on more than blood.
Terrifying monsters. Practically every culture has several. Some are also “forecasted” to ultimately bring about the end of the world.
A list of Chinese gods associated with hell and the afterlife. You’d see many of these fearsome deities venerated in community rituals, if you visit Chinese cities during the Lunar Seventh Month.
Chinese words and phrases commonly used in Xianxia games, movies, and books. Not exactly mythology but many terms did originate from Buddhism and Taoism.
A description of the ghastly, GHASTLY tortures awaiting the sinful in the Chinese version of hell. Inspired by one of Singapore’s greatest attractions. Wait, I mean, most gruesome attractions. The Hell Museum at Haw Par Villa.