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Pagan Religions - Who Is ALEMONA?

 

 

A Roman goddess who presided over the birth of infants.




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Pagan Religions - Who Is ALCYONE?

 


 

In Greek mythology, Ceyx's wife is Aeolus' daughter. 



She dove into the river in remembrance of her husband, who had drowned on his way to visit the oracle. Out of compassion, the gods changed them into kingfishers. 


  • The female is said to lay her eggs on the water and keep it quiet for seven days before and after the winter solstice. Halcyone, as well.




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Pagan Religions - Who Is ALCIS?

 





 

A Teutonic deity who is often mistaken with the Roman god Castor or his younger brother Pollux.



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Pagan Religions - What Is ALCHEMY?

 


 

The forerunner of chemistry seems to have started in Alexandria in the first century A.D., when Egyptian metallurgy was merged with Greek intellectual ideas and Middle Eastern religions' mysticism. 



The Egyptians regarded Hermes Trismegistus as the source of all knowledge and the creator of the hermetic art of alchemy. 

  • From Egypt through Greece, Italy, the Muslim world, Spain, and the rest of Europe, alchemy was practiced. 
  • The earliest Chinese literature on alchemy is from the second century A.D. and is strongly connected to Taoism. 
  • Although alchemy started as a practical series of chemical processes based on known ideas of nature and matter, the mystically inclined soon developed alchemical beliefs centered on divine revelation, the search for the holy elixir, and the secret of immortality. 
  • Educated people like Roger Bacon believed in the transmutation of base metals into gold throughout the Middle Ages. 
  • According to history, more than one imposter has been killed for failing to produce the philosopher's stone.



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Pagan Religions - Who Is ALBUNEA?

 







 

In Roman mythology, a Sibyl or priestess is associated with a dream oracle beside a waterfall.




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Pagan Religions - Who Is ALBIORIX?

 




 

Teutates is a variation of Teutates. 


  • He was a god of war and a Celtic deity who ruled over the universe.



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Pagan Religions - Who Are The ALBIGENSES?

 






 

A sect arose in Italy and southern France in the eleventh century. 


  • They were Manichaeans in theology, preaching the concept of unperfected soul transmigration. 
  • They were also known as Cathari and New Manichaeans. 
  • The Inquisition almost extinguished them.


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Pagan Religions - Who Is AL-AIT?

 





A Phoenician name for the god of fire, an ancient and enigmatic figure in Coptic occultism.



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Pagan Religions - Who Is ALAGARUS?

 





 

The second celestial ruler of Babylonia. 


  • He reigned for ten Sari (36,000) years and was known as the "Shepherd of the People." 
  • For further information, see the Sumerian King List.


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Pagan Religions - What Is AKUPARA?


 

In Hindu mythology, the universe is said to rest on a symbolic turtle.


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Pagan Religions - What Is AKO MANA OR AKA MANAH?

 





The Wicked Mind, or the collective wicked ideas of mankind under the Druj's influence, is a Zoroastrian concept.






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Pagan Religions - Who Were The AKKADIANS?

 





 

A Semitic people who resided in Babylonia and absorbed many of the Babylonians' religious beliefs, ceremonies, and customs.




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Pagan Religions - What Are The AKKADIAN-CHALDEAN INSCRIPTIONS?

 




An Akkadian etching from the seventh century B.C. was found in the Royal Library of Nineveh, detailing how to perform exorcisms against sickness, plague, demons, and other forms of evil.


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Pagan Religions - Who Was AKHENATON?

 


 

The Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep ('Amon is delighted') was born about 1370 B.C. and is credited with establishing the world's first monotheistic religion. 


  • He rejected Amon-Ra, the ancient Thebes provincial deity, changed his name to Akhenaton ('it is well with Aton'), moved the court to Tell el Amarna, founded a new city called Akhetaton, and outlawed the worship of Egypt's old gods. 
  • Aton had previously been associated with the orb of the sun and had evolved into a minor god. As the spirit of creation and life, Akhenaton believed he deserved to be worshipped.


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Pagan Religions - Who Was AKIBA?

 



 

According to the Cabala, the only one of the four Tanaim who entered and was successful in getting himself accepted into the Garden of Delight.




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