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Which god were the ancient Olympic games devoted to?
Zeus. Olimpia was a famous center of Zeus worship. This place was famous for the huge statue of Zeus (by Phidias), made of gold and ivory, considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Which deity was a rival of Horus in the Egyptian mythology?
Set. Horus was a god of arable land and the order, while Set was a god of the desert and chaos. Both fought for the throne of Egypt after Osiris, father of Horus, had been murdered by Set. Horus won the battle. Since then, all the pharaohs ruled Egypt as incarnation of Horus.
Where was Baal worshiped?
In Levant. The word “Baal” was a title meaning “owner”, “lord” and “husband” in Semitic languages. Therefore “Baal” was used for many gods of the Levant. The word “baʿl” still serve as the words for "husband" in modern Hebrew and Arabic.
Who was the supreme God in ancient Persia?
Ahura Mazda ("Wise Lord") was probably the main god in pantheon of the pre-Zoroastrian Iranians. In both the religion of Darius, Xerxes and Zoroaster, he was worshipped as the supreme god to the point that the rest were almost excluded.
How many wives did Heracles have?
Three. Herakles had three wives - Megara, the Theban princess, who he strangled with his children. Hebe, the goddess and the personification of love and grace, and Dejanira, who killed him, and then committed suicide by herself.
Who created Mjölnir, Thor's hammer? (in Norse mythology)
The dwarven brothers Eitri and Brokkr. Mjölnir is the hammer of Thor, the Norse god associated with thunder. Mjölnir is depicted in Norse mythology as one of the most fearsome and powerful weapons in existence, capable of leveling mountains. In his account of Norse mythology, Snorri Sturluson relates how the hammer was made by the dwarven brothers Eitri and Brokkr, and how its characteristically short handle was due to a mishap during its manufacture.
What is the other name of Hades?
Pluto. Hades in the ancient Greek religion and myth, is the god of the dead and the king of the underworld, with which his name became synonymous. Hades was the eldest son of Cronus and Rhea. Other names: Aides (meaning, like Hades, the unseen), Pluto (the rich one), Ditis Pater (all meaning the rich one), Orcus (killer), etc. He is the "one of many names".
Which beer name derives from the name of a Slavic god?
Radegast is a Czech beer brewed in Nošovice, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic since 1970, as well as in Šariš Brewery (Slovak: Pivovar Šariš), the largest brewery in Slovakia, located in Veľký Šariš. The beer is named after the Slavic, Moravian-prominent god Radegast. His sacred, temple animal was the horse, In 1068 Burchard, the Bishop of Halberstadt, invaded the country of the Slavic Lutici tribes. His forces razed the pagan temple, and the bishop returned to Saxony riding the sacred black horse.
In Roman religion, Terminus was the god who protected?
Borders. In Roman religion, Terminus was the god who protected boundary markers; his name was the Latin word for such a marker. Sacrifices were performed to sanctify each boundary stone, and landowners celebrated a festival called the "Terminalia" in Terminus' honor each year on February 23.