Thoth is the Egyptian god of the mind - of intelligence, thinking, reason, and logic. Egyptians often thought of Thoth as the heart and tongue of the sun god Ra. (The heart, because in ancient Egypt people thought the heart was where you kept your intelligence.)
Ariadne - She was the daughter of Minos, and frequently associated with mazes and labyrinths, due to her minor role in the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Eventually she lost interest in mortal Theseus, married the god of wine, Dionysus, and lived out her life on the enchanted island of Naxos.
Howling Canine, 5th–6th century. Mexico, Mesoamerica, Veracruz. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1961 (1978.412.59) #dogs
By far the most popular figure in Polynesian mythology was Maui, the trickster god and hero. Though small in stature, he displayed amazing strength and had various magical powers. The many tales about his adventures reveal a cunning and determined hero who performed many great and wondrous deeds, including creating the Pacific islands with a magical hook and providing humans with more hours of daylight by slowing the sun's passage across the sky. Maui also tried, but failed, to become…