Our Lady of the Holy Death Is the World's Fastest Growing Religious Movement
Our Lady of the Holy Death devotees compose the fastest growing religion in the world. "She has between 10 and 12 million devotees, and she's only been public for 12 years," said Andrew Chesnut, autho...
Valkyrie
In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain") is one of a host of female figures who choose those who may die in battle and those who may live. Selecting among half o...
Valkyrie - Wikipedia
Our Lady of the Holy Death Is the World's Fastest Growing Religious Movement
Our Lady of the Holy Death devotees compose the fastest growing religion in the world. "She has between 10 and 12 million devotees, and she's only been public for 12 years," said Andrew Chesnut, autho...
Herja
In Norse mythology, Herja (Old Norse) is a valkyrie attested in the longer of the two Nafnaþulur lists found in the Prose Edda.Rudolf Simek says the name is etymologically related to the Old Norse her...
Belet-Seri
Belet-Seri (also spelled Beletseri, Belit-Sheri, Belit-Tseri) in Babylonian and Akkadian mythology is an underworld goddess. The recorder of the dead entering the underworld, she is known as the "Scr...
De Campo Uno-Dos-Tres Orihinal
De Campo Uno-Dos-Tres Orihinal (also referred to as De Campo 1-2-3) is a form of Filipino martial arts. The majority of its techniques are based on fighting with a single stick as opposed to the doubl...
Persephone
In Greek mythology, Persephone (/pərˈsɛfəniː/, per-SEH-fə-nee; Greek: Περσεφόνη), also called Kore (/ˈkɔəriː/; "the maiden"), is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest goddess Demeter, and is the qu...
Persephone - Wikipedia
Santa Muerte
Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte or, colloquially, Santa Muerte (Spanish for Saint Death), is a female folk saint venerated primarily in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. A personification o...
Santa Muerte - Wikipedia
Akka (spirit)
Akka is a female spirit in Sami shamanism and Finnish mythology. Worship of the akka was common and took the form of sacrifices, pleas for help and various rituals. Some Sámi believed the akka lived u...
Neith
Neith (/neɪθ/ or /niːθ/; also spelled Nit, Net, or Neit) was an early goddess in the Egyptian pantheon. She was the patron deity of Sais, where her cult was centered in the Western Nile Delta of Egyp...
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Balintawak Eskrima
Balintawak Eskrima or Balintawak Arnis is a Filipino Martial Art developed by Venancio Bacon in the 1950s to enhance and preserve the combative nature of arnis which he felt was being watered down by ...
Balintawak Eskrima - Wikipedia
Miru
In the Polynesian mythology of the Cook Islands, Miru is a goddess who lives in Avaiki beneath Mangaia. She intoxicates the souls of dead people with kava and then burns them eternally in her oven (a...
Doce Pares
Doce Pares, a form of Arnis, Kali or Eskrima, is a Filipino martial art that focuses primarily on stick fighting, knife fighting and hand-to-hand combat but also covers wrestling and other weapons as ...
Eingana
In Australian Aboriginal mythology, Eingana is a creator goddess and the mother of all water, animals, and humans. She is a snake goddess of death who lives in the Dream time. She has no vagina; she...
Eskrima
Eskrima (from Spanish esgrima, meaning "fencing"), Arnis (from old Spanish arnés meaning "armor") and Kali are umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines ("Filipino Martial Art...
Eskrima - Wikipedia
Dog Brothers
The Dog Brothers are a group of martial artists that have gained some notoriety in the Filipino Martial Arts community for their annual "Gathering of the Pack" collectives which feature dangerous weap...
Alaisiagae
In Romano-British culture and Germanic polytheism, the Alaisiagae (possibly "Dispatching Terrors" or "All-Victorious") were a pair of Celtic and Germanic goddesses deifying victory.
The Alaisiagae...
Nephthys
Nephthys /ˈnɛpθɨs/ (Greek: Νέφθυς) or Nebthet /ˈnɛbˌθɛt/ (Arabic: نيفتيس Nyftys) is a member of the Great Ennead of Heliopolis in Egyptian mythology, a daughter of Nut and Geb. Nephthys was typic...
Nephthys - Wikipedia
Żywie
Żywie, in Western Slavic mythology, was the goddess of health and healing.
Libitina
Libitina, also Libentina or Lubentina, is an ancient Roman goddess of funerals and burial. Her name was used as a metonymy for death, and undertakers were known as libitinarii. Libitina was associated...
Hildr
In Norse mythology, Hildr (Old Norse "battle") is a valkyrie. Hildr is attested in the Prose Edda as Högni's daughter and Hedin's wife in the legend of Hedin and Högni. She had the power to revive the...
Hildr - Wikipedia
Marzanna
Marzanna (in Polish), Morė (in Lithuanian) or Morena (in Czech, Slovak, Russian) or also Mara, Maržena, Morana, Moréna, Mora or Marmora is a Baltic and Slavic goddess associated with seasonal rites ba...
Marzanna - Wikipedia
Laima
Laima is a Baltic goddess of fate. She was associated with childbirth, marriage, and death; she was also the patron of pregnant women. Laima and her functions are similar to the Hindu goddess Lakshmi....
Ayao
Ayao is an orisha in the Santería pantheon. She is the orisha of the air. Ayao is considered to reside in both the forest and in the eye of the tornado. She works closely with Osain and is a fierce w...
Garimot Arnis
Garimot Arnis (or Garimot Arnis de Mano) is a Filipino martial art developed by Gat Puno (Chieftain) Abon "Garimot" Baet. He is the 5th generation inheritor of his family art. Garimot Arnis is a syst...
Ereshkigal
In Mesopotamian mythology, Ereshkigal (𒀭𒊩𒆠𒃲 EREŠ.KI.GAL, lit. "great lady under earth") was the goddess of Irkalla, the land of the dead or underworld. Sometimes her name is given as Irkalla, simi...
Itzpapalotl
In Aztec mythology, Ītzpāpālōtl /iːt͡spaːˈpaːlot͡ɬ/ ("Obsidian Butterfly") was a fearsome skeletal warrior goddess who ruled over the paradise world of Tamoanchan, the paradise of victims of infant mo...
Itzpapalotl - Wikipedia
Pinga
In Inuit mythology, Pinga ("the one who is [up on] high") was a goddess of the hunt, fertility and medicine. She was also the psychopomp, bringing souls of the newly dead to Adlivun, the underworld. ...