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Nüwa, also known as Nügua, is a goddess in ancient Chinese mythology, best known for creating mankind and repairing the pillar of heaven.

Major Mythological Traditions of the World - these myths contain valuable ancient historical information

Baku: The Legend of the Dream Eater: The baku, otherwise known as the ‘dream eater’, is a mythological being or spirit in Chinese and Japanese folklore which is said to devour nightmares. The baku cannot be summoned without caution, however, as ancient legends say that if the baku is not satisfied after consuming the nightmare, he may also devour one’s hopes and dreams.

t h e c h a r i t i e s were three goddesses of grace, beauty, adornment, joy, mirth, festivity, dance, and song. they were attendants of the goddesses aphrodite and hera, conceived as the goddesses who gave festive joy and enhanced the enjoyments of life by refinement and gentleness. gracefulness and beauty in social intercourse are therefore attributed to them. they were sometimes depicted in classical art with crowns of myrtle.

Amaterasu [天照], Amaterasu-ōmikami or Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. In Japanese mythology, Amaterasu, the goddess of th

t h e g r a e a e were three ancient sea-daimones who personified the white foam of the sea. they were the daughters of the sea-deities phorcys and ceto and sisters to the gorgons. the graeae took the form of old grey-haired women; though at times, poets euphemistically described them as “beautiful.” their age was so great that a human childhood for them was hardly conceivable. they shared one eye and one tooth, which they took turns using. Women's Books, Diet, Fitness, Fashion, Makeup...