July 18, 2019
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Review Category : Mythical Places

Valhalla

Valhalla (pronounced “val-HALL-uh”; Old Norse Valhöll, “the hall of the fallen”[1]) is the hall where the god Odin houses the dead whom he deems worthy of dwelling with him.  According to the Old Norse poem Grímnismál(“The Song of the Hooded One”), the roof of the “gold-bright” Valhalla is made of shields, and has spears for its rafters. Seats made of breastplates surround the many feasting tables of the vast hall. Its gates are guarded by ...

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Agartha

Agartha (sometimes Agartta, Agharti,[1] Agarta or Agarttha) is a legendary Kingdom that is said to be located in the Earth’s core.[2] It is related to the belief in a hollow Earth and is a popular subject in esotericism.[3]  Nineteenth-century French occultist Alexandre Saint-Yves d’Alveydre published the first “reliable” account of Agartha in Europe.[4] According to him, the secret world of “Agartha” and all of its wisdom and wealth “will be accessible for all mankind, when Christianity lives up to the commandments which were once drafted by ...

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Xibalba 

Xibalba (Mayan pronunciation: [ʃiɓalˈɓa]), roughly translated as “place of fear”,[1] is the name of the underworld in K’iche’ Maya mythology, ruled by the Maya death gods and their helpers. In 16th-century Verapaz, the entrance to Xibalba was traditionally held to be a cave in the vicinity of Cobán, Guatemala.[citation needed] Cave systems in nearby Belize have also been referred to as the entrance to Xibalba.[2] In some Maya areas, the Milky Way is viewed as the road to Xibalba.[3][4][5]. Inhabitants Xibalba is described in the Popol Vuh as a court ...

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Olympus and the Twelves Olympians

Mount Olympus (Greek: Όλυμπος; also transliterated as Olympos, and on Greek maps, Oros Olympos) is the highest mountain in Greece and the second highest mountain in the Balkans. It is located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, between the prefectures of Pieria and Larissa, about 80 km (50 mi) southwest from Thessaloniki. Mount Olympus has 52 peaks, deep gorges, and exceptional biodiversity. The highest peak Mytikas, meaning ...

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