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  Twins in mythology!
He also told the farmer that the twins his wife was expecting were not ordinary children, but were possessed of great powers and were of divine origin and must have their every desire satisfied.
Romulus and Remus, twin sons of Mars and the Vestal Rhea Silvia, were the mythical founders of Rome.
Utu is the son of Nanna and Ningal, the twin brother of the goddess Inanna and the god of the Sun and of Justice.
www.sfu.ca /archaeology/museum/ndi/twinmyths.html   (4894 words)

  Janus (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Roman mythology, Janus was the god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings, and endings.
Though he was usually depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions (Janus Geminus (twin Janus) or Bifrons), in some places he was Janus Quadrifrons (the four-faced).
However the result yielded is the perfect judge Dredd, and his DNA twin, the perfect criminal, Rico.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Janus_(mythology)   (651 words)

 Twin (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In virtually all the mythology of the world, the Twin represents some "other" aspect of the Self, a doppelganger in some way.
Often the twin is the "evil twin", or one may be human and one semi-divine.
In myth, the twin may be a brother, or a soul-mate, such as the "civilized" Gilgamesh and the "wild" Enkidu.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Twin_(mythology)   (93 words)

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The mythology of the Dahomey includes an entire pantheon of thunder gods; for example, Xevioso (also Xewioso) is the god of thunder in the So region.
Liza (male) and Mawu (female), married twin siblings, sons of Nana Buluku, are the creator deities, occasionally combined as Mawu-Lisa, an androgynous deity.
Gu -- son of Mawu and Lisa, Gu is the god of war and patron deity of smiths and craftsmen.
www.kisanji.org /default.aspx?modulo=wikipedia&arg=Dahomey_mythology   (503 words)

 Mayan Gods and Goddesses - Crystalinks
In Maya mythology, Hun-Apu or Hunahpu was a son of Hun Hunahpu and Blood Moon, and an older twin to Xbalanque; the two were the Maya Hero Twins.
The twins realized that the Lords had intended this ruse to be the end of them, but nevertheless they allowed themselves to be burned in the oven, killed and ground into dust and bones.
The twins left their father there in the ball court, but before doing so told him that he would be prayed to by those who sought hope, and this eased his heart.
www.crystalinks.com /mayangods.html   (4327 words)

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In the mythology of the Solomon Islands, Adaro is a sea-spirit.
In early mythology he was represented as one of the primeval forces of nature, the son of Chaos, and the embodiment of the harmony and creative power in the universe.
In Greek mythology, Eteocles was a son of the incestuous union of Oedipus and Jocasta and brother of Polynices.
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The mythology of Twin Peaks is primarily concerned with two "places," named The White Lodge and The Black Lodge.
In the final episode of Twin Peaks, we find that Special Agent Dale Cooper is posessed by Bob as he (more precicely: his evil shadow self) returns from the Lodge.
All of which, with the exception of Dune (of course) are inspired by Twin Peaks.
folk.uio.no /perjp/tp/mythology.php   (1567 words)

 Roman Mythology
ROMAN MYTHOLOGY, various beliefs, rituals, and other observances concerning the supernatural held or practiced by the ancient Romans from the legendary period until Christianity finally completely supplanted the native religions of the Roman Empire at the start of the Middle Ages.
mulius, in Roman mythology was a descendant of the Trojan hero Aeneas.
Her twin sons were then cast into the swollen Tiber, where she may have been drowned.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Delphi/8991/roman.html   (4901 words)

 08.07: HUMANITITES -- Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
If the twin mathematical and symbolic image is a master key to archetypal consciousness, we should be able to see this expressed symbolically in sun and moon myths, and in dreams of individuals and cultures.
In early religions and those of indigenous peoples, the sun and moon play a central part in mythology, and in different cultures, the sun and moon may be male and/or female, When looking at cultures for the twin light of consciousness, we find that males are almost always born as twins in myth structures.
Rarely are twin females born in myth cycles instead, the twin light of consciousness is manifested in sister- or mother-maiden myths.
www.imprint-academic.demon.co.uk /SPECIAL/08_07.html   (947 words)

 L'artiste Arynthya: Come get to know me
Her twin brother was Apollo, and her parents were Zeus and Leto.
Twin sister of Seth and younger sister of Isis and Osiris.
She was the daughter of Njord, and the twin sister of Frey.
www.freewebs.com /lareinegitane/mythology.htm   (1627 words)

 Mythology List
She was the twin sister of Apollo, and like her brother she was associated with death, only Artemis was blamed in the death of women.
In Greek mythology, the name is specifically given to a river of Hades, hence used to designate the underworld generally.
She is sometimes regarded as the mother of the Palici, twin gods of geysers.
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 EAWC Quiz: Greek Mythology
She sprang fully formed from the head of Zeus and is the goddess to whom the Parthenon is dedicated.
This twin sister of Apollo was the goddess of chastity.
This son of Aphrodite in later Greek mythology was the son of Chaos in the earlier.
eawc.evansville.edu /quizzes/greekmyth.htm   (212 words)

 Spenta Mainyu
In ancient Persian mythology, Spenta Mainyu ("holy spirit") is the god of life and the personification of the good and the light.
He is the twin brother of Angra Mainyu (Ahriman), the god of darkness, with whom he fights an eternal battle.
He still is the twin brother of Ahriman, but now their father is the primordial god Zurvan.
www.pantheon.org /articles/s/spenta_mainyu.html   (121 words)

 NIOBIDS, Greek Mythology Link.
Niobe 2 provoked with her insults the wrath of the children of Leto, Apollo and Artemis, who shot most of the NIOBIDS with their arrows, which in other words means that the Royal House was left desolate by plague.
When Amphion 1 and his twin brother Zethus killed the Theban usurper Lycus 5, who had governed the city for twenty years, they did not restore Laius 1 to the throne, though he was the legitimate king, being a descendant of Cadmus, the founder of the city.
That was the end of the house of Amphion 1, who killed himself because of grief at the death of his children; and as some add, he is also being punished in Hades for having mocked Leto and her children.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/NIOBIDS.html   (1228 words)

 Middle Eastern Mythology, Sumerian Mythology, Gilgamesh, Hurrian Mythology, Aratta, Armenian Mythology
Its name means "twin" in Akkadian, and thus was it portrayed on Babylonian cylinder seals --a twin-peaked mountain, described by poets as both the seat of the gods, and the underworld (60).
Its twin peaks are as high as the wall of heaven and its roots reach down to the underworld.
This heavenly Dilmun of Mesopotamian mythology was later identified with Bahrain on the Persian Gulf (77).
rbedrosian.com /Memyth.htm   (2325 words)

 Telling My Story - THE SEARCH FOR IDENTITY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Now Twin 1 was helpless and hopeless, with no feelings, nothing important to think about and he didn't have any idea of who he was or why he was living.
The second twin left his life-mate standing in the middle of the frozen nowhere and went off to search for what was missing.
Twin 1 shrugged helplessly and hopelessly; then he decided to do as he was told.
www.tellingmystory.com /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=42   (1644 words)

 False Gospel in the Stars: Gemini
"In Vedic mythology, the twin cosmic Ashwins (or Asvins), are often depicted as twilight, one half light, the other half dark, personifying the two luminous rays which precede the break of day, or, otherwise, the dawn of a new frame of mind.
Thus the children unite the forces of Heaven and the Abyss, the astral spirits and the elemental spirits." (1000) According to Webster's dictionary, "chthonic" is a Greek word meaning "in or under the earth… Designating, or relating to gods or spirits of the underworld, esp.
Gnostic Dualism maintains that Lucifer is the 'good twin' and Jesus is the 'evil twin', "'twinness' being a symbol of the inherent duality of manifest existence.
watch.pair.com /gemini.html   (5971 words)

 Information about Lithuania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The main sources of knowledge of the Lithuanian religion and mythology are the archaeological and etnographic data, as well as various written sources, toponymy and other objects of linguistic study.
The semantic analysis indispensable to the study of religion and mythology is inevitably connected with ancient philosophy.
God's twin children, in the shape of twin horses, are known from the myths; they are related to the fire of the sky, the Sun, and lighting.
www.litnet.lt /litinfo/religion.html   (2553 words)

He is also the twin brother of Castor and the son of Zeus and Leda of Sparta, who was a mortal.
The twins were born from eggs after Zeus visited Leda as a swan.
When the twins returned from the quest, they got in a dispute with two other men which was followed by a terrible battle.
www.pantheon.org /articles/p/polydeuces.html   (191 words)

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The twins are annoying (as child prodigies have a tendency to be) and the Jacondans are, with the exception of Barry Stanton's wonderfully melodramatic Noma, a little on the dull side.
The Twin Dilemma is your run-of-the-mill monster story featuring some ridiculous-looking monsters (based on slugs and birds), twin geniuses who are as interesting as spoilt milk (and badly portrayed to boot), and a B-movie villain.
Twin Dilemma probably suffers as being the regeneration story which most centres around the Doctor, the actual plot of the Jacodans, Gastropods, Azmael and the twins are forgotten about on many occasions - at times feeling like the background noise on what is really going on - the Doctor trying to sort his head out.
www.pagefillers.com /dwrg/twin.htm   (10021 words)

 GREEK vs. NORSE MYTHOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
I see mythology as an attempt by a people to explain the powerful forces which affect and shape it, that are beyond its control, such as weather, the elements, and nature.
Both were sons of the supreme god in their respective mythologies and both had twins (Balder and Hod, Apollo and Artemis.) While Apollo was known as the sun god, Balder was usually thought to have light shining from him.
If a mythology is taken as a reflection of the society that worships it, that leads to the conclusion that the Norse women had less stature than Greek women.
webhome.idirect.com /~donlong   (9260 words)

 twin-peaks on deviantART
Twin Peaks is created by David Lynch and Mark Frost and it is directed by Lynch.
Twin Peaks took fact and blended it seamlessly with fiction, so that it's not clear where one begins and the other ends.
If you want submit your work related with Twin Peaks, you must be a member of this community, and then send us a note with 'Submit Work' as the subjet and include the link to your work.
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 Appendix C: Future Mythology
Whereas these mythologies (which have also many Jewish adherents worldwide) are often antisemitic in their roots, the new Yahadut myth draws its main inspirations from the Judaic tradition and places the Heavenly Jerusalem (and the city of Jerusalem) as its main focus.
In line with the understandings about the heavenly Jerusalem/Yerushalayim shel Ma'ala as the assembly of understandings and of transcendence, this twin characterization is a specification for the twin spiritual disciplines needed for reaching and inheriting this city - listening to the other to forming understanding and humor (positing "You-More") for transcending ego-based boundaries.
The form of this gate is of a twin gate whose doors are blocked.
www.thehope.org /futmyth.htm   (1803 words)

 Leto - Mythology
Leto was born of the titans Coeus and Phoebe.
Hera, found out that Zeus was the father of Leto's children, and in a jelous fit prevented Eileithyia (goddess of childbirth) from hearing Leto's pain with the second twin.
She came and the final twin, Apollo, was born.
www.bellaonline.org /articles/art4947.asp   (167 words)

 Constellation Gemini
The two were born from an egg laid by Leda after she was seduced by Zeus in the disguise of a swan.
The twins were raised by the centaur Chiron (now the constellation Sagittarius) and later joined Jason and the Argonauts in search of the Golden Fleece.
This took the Twins off guard and they watched helplessly as their two cousins wolfed down their quarters of the cow.
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /lms/planetarium/myth/gemini.html   (420 words)

 Middle-earth Mythology - Amrod
He was a Noldorian Elf, of the house of Feanor.
Amrod was the youngest son of Feanor, and with his brother twin brother Amras and his other brothers, he swore to the oath of Feanor, and accompinaed his father to middle earth.
Took part in Dagor-Nuin-Giliath, and after the death of Feanor and capture of Meadhros, his eldest brother, withdrew to the south shore of Lake Mithrim under the leadership of Maglor.
www.realgoodwin.com /middle-earth/character.php?id=6&Specie=Ainur   (238 words)

The sense of twins as two parts to one whole really interests me. There are lots of important sets of twins in literature, and they are often used as a device to show the effects of society.
Often, the twins are the creators of the human race or something else, and have obviously done some procreating.
Twins are thought to be a sign of the mother’s infidelity in some cultures.
students.ou.edu /A/Heather.G.Arnott-1/intro.html   (506 words)

 Gods, Heroes, and Myth: Native American Mythology: Cherokee
The Red Man or Woman evoked in spells to cure the ill. Asgaya Gigagei is either male or female, depending on the sex of the patient.
Her sons, the Twin Thunder Boys, killed her when they spied upon her and decided she was a witch.
Kanati and Selu live in the east, the Twin Thunder Boys live in the west.
www.gods-heros-myth.com /cherokee.html   (261 words)

Daughter of Zeus and LHTW, twin sister of Apollonas, goddess of hunting, queen of the mountains and forests, protector of small kids and animals.
They say that Artemis was born in the rock-island Ortygia, that her mother, Lhtw, went there to find shelter from the anger that Hra, the legal wife of Zeus, had for her, like all the girls that Zeus had love affairs with them.
She helped her mother to born her twin brother Apollonas, so from then, Greeks identified her with EILEITHYIA the goddess of parturition.
www.mythologia.8m.com /ukartemis.html   (1218 words)

 Castor and Pollux
In one version of the legend, after Castor was killed by Lynceus, Pollux, in accordance with the classical tradition that one of every set of twins is the son of a god and thus immortal, begged Zeus to allow his brother to share his immortality with him.
Leda, in Greek mythology - Leda, in Greek mythology, daughter of Thestios, king of Aetolia, and wife of Tyndareus, king of...
Gemini - Gemini [Lat.,=the twins], northern constellation lying on the ecliptic (the sun's apparent path...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/ent/A0810787.html   (242 words)

 The Hero Twins In Rock Art From Learning About Rock Art
The Mayan Hero Twins Myth is similar to Old World Greek mythology, in which the Greek Gods were less powerful than God, but more powerful than Man. The Twins spent their time in larger than life adventures and quests, many taking place in the Underworld.
In all the Twin stories worldwide, there is a repeating theme of injury or death to one of the twins, losing life essence and power, and then a resurrection or rebirth taking place.
Hopi legends refer to the twins who were called the Child of the Sun and the Child of the Water.
www.angelfire.com /trek/archaeology/twins.html   (386 words)

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