Creation myth
A creation myth is a symbolic narrative of how the world began and how people first came to inhabit it. While in popular usage the term myth often refers to false or fanciful stories, formally, it doe...
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Esoteric cosmology
Esoteric cosmology is cosmology that is an intrinsic part of an esoteric or occult system of thought. Esoteric cosmology maps out the universe with planes of existence and consciousness according to a...
Serer creation myth
The Serer creation myth is the traditional creation myth of the Serer people of Senegal, the Gambia and Mauritania. Many Serers who adhere to the tenets of the Serer religion believe these narratives...
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History of the Center of the Universe
The center of the Universe is a concept that lacks a coherent definition in modern astronomy; according to standard cosmological theories on the shape of the Universe, it has no center.Historically, t...
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Buddhist cosmology
Buddhist cosmology is the description of the shape and evolution of the Universe according to the Buddhist scriptures and commentaries.
The self-consistent Buddhist cosmology which is presented in...
Svarga
In Hinduism, Svarga (or Swarga) (Sanskrit: स्वर्ग), also known as Swarga Loka, is any of the seven loka or planes in Hindu cosmology, which sequentially are Bhu loka (Prithvi Loka, Earth), Bhuvar ...
Norse cosmology
The cosmology of Norse mythology has "nine homeworlds", unified by the world tree Yggdrasill. Mapping the nine worlds escapes precision because the Poetic Edda often alludes vaguely. The Norse creatio...
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Pherecydes of Syros
Pherecydes of Syros (/fəˈrɛsɨˌdiːz/; Φερεκύδης; fl. 6th century BC) was a Greek thinker from the island of Syros. Pherecydes authored a cosmogony, derived from three divine principles, Zas (Zeus), Ct...
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Hades in Christianity
According to various Christian denominations, Hades is "the place or state of departed spirits".
In the Septuagint (the ancient translation of the Old Testament into Greek), the Greek term "ᾅδης" ...
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Biblical cosmology
Biblical cosmology is the biblical writers' conception of the Cosmos as an organised, structured entity, including its origin, order, meaning and destiny.The Bible was formed over many centuries, by m...
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The Urantia Book
The Urantia Book (sometimes called the Urantia Papers or The Fifth Epochal Revelation) is a spiritual and philosophical book that originated in Chicago sometime between 1924 and 1955. The authorship r...
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Japanese creation myth
In Japanese mythology, the Japanese creation myth (天地開闢, Tenchikaibyaku, lit. "creation of heaven and earth"), is the story that describes the legendary birth of the celestial and earthly worl...
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Naraka (Buddhism)
Naraka (Sanskrit: नरक) or Niraya (Pāli: निरय) is a term in Buddhist cosmology usually referred to in English as "hell", "hell realm", or "purgatory". The Narakas of Buddhism are closely related to diy...
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Raikva
Raikva, the poor unknown cart-driver, appears in Chapter IV of the Chandogya Upanishad where it is learnt that he knew That which was knowable and needed to be known, he knew That from which all thi...
Panchangam
A panchānga (Sanskrit: पञ्चाङ्गम् pañcāṅgam, Telugu: ప౦చా౦గము, Tamil: பஞ்சாங்கம், Kannada: ಪಂಚಾಂಗ, Malayalam: പഞ്ചാംഗം,Sinhala: පඤචාංග) is a Hindu calendar and almanac, which f...
Classical planets in Western alchemy
Alchemy in the Western World and other locations where it was widely practiced was (and in many cases still is) allied and intertwined with traditional Babylonian-Greek style astrology; in numerous wa...
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Old Babylonian oracle
Old Babylonian oracle is a Sumerian myth, written on clay tablets dated to between 2340 to 2200 BC.The myth was discovered on the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, cat...
Underworld
The underworld or netherworld is thought to be deep underground or beneath the surface of the world in most religions and mythologies. Typically it is a place where the souls of the departed go, an af...
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Aether (classical element)
According to ancient and medieval science, aether (Greek: αἰθήρ aithēr), also spelled æther or ether, also called quintessence, is the material that fills the region of the universe above the terres...
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Luwr
Luwr (or Luvr; Turkish: Lura, Hungarian: Búvár), is a legendary female animal in Turkic and Nivkh mythologies. It is the creator wildduck.
In Altai creaation myth, the beginning of the Earth emana...
World tree
The world tree is a motif present in several religions and mythologies, particularly Indo-European religions, Siberian religions, and Native American religions. The world tree is represented as a col...
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Gehenna
Gehenna (/ɡɪˈhɛnə/; Ancient Greek: γέεννα), Gehinnom (Rabbinical Hebrew: גהנום/גהנם) and Yiddish Gehinnam, are terms derived from a place outside ancient Jerusalem known in the Hebrew Bible as th...
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Max Théon
Max Théon (1848–1927) perhaps born Louis-Maximilian Bimstein, was a Polish Jewish Kabbalist and Occultist. In London while still a young man, he inspired The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor in 1884, bu...
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Firmament
The firmament is the sky, conceived as a solid dome. According to Genesis, God created the firmament to separate the "waters above" the earth from those below. The word is anglicized from Latin firmam...
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Hell
In many mythological, folklore and religious traditions, hell is a place of eternal torment in an afterlife, often after resurrection. It is viewed by most Abrahamic traditions as a place of punishmen...
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Hindu cosmology
In Hindu cosmology the universe is cyclically created and destroyed in the timespan of 8.64 billion years. Deeply rooted in Hindu literature including Vedas and Puranas, it is believed time is divided...
Anavatapta
Anavatapta (阿那婆達多 in Chinese and Japanese) is the lake lying at the center of the world, according to an ancient Buddhist cosmological view. The name Anavatapta means "heat-free"; the waters of the la...
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