ANCIENT TO MODERN MYTHOLOGY


Gods-and-Monsters.com is dedicated to deciphering the mysteries behind modern mythology by using ancient myths and folktales as a guide. From understanding the ancient gods and goddesses to sharing tales of recent paranormal encounters to identifying unnatural creatures, this site aims to provide information about yesterday's myths and today's mysteries.



New On The Site!

Check out the new page listing the Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses!


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We want to hear from you! Creatures and beings from myths and legends aren't just stories. Some of them are real! We would love to hear about any unusual encounters you might have had. If you don't have a story, you can still visit the Scary Story section and read about other peoples encounters.


Our Philosophy

Since the dawn of man, mythology has tried to answer life's greatest questions through stories and legends. Village elders from different cultures around the world passed on tales of creation, explanations of the meaning of life, and stories of the gods and monsters that rule the earth and the heavens.

Each culture has developed its own myths, and as people have moved about the Earth, and as armies have conquered foreign lands, many of these stories have moved with them.

Mythology is both the link to our past as well as the spark that inspires the flames of inspiration for modern day storytellers. The everlasting power of myth is all around us, informing our lives and personal experiences without us even knowing it. Once you begin to learn more about mythology, folklore, and ancient legends, you will begin seeing their influence everywhere.

As a mythologist, my goal is to bring you these stories, these myths of gods and monsters in a way that is both poignant and authentic. We will visit ancient legends and figure out how they have affected modern storytelling, as well as the very belief systems we hold as truth today.

Covering the ever growing world of mythology is a lifelong project for me, and as such, I expect this site to grow as we walk this journey together. Return often to find new information, updated stories, and connections to relevant places to explore.




"All myths are profound, and unless we make a little effort to think on a level of life other than what's for dinner... there's nowhere out of the snakepit of meaninglessness we have built with our own smallness." from "Astrology for Lovers" by Liz Green



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List of Greek Gods and Goddesses
The most complete list of Greek Gods and Goddesses you'll find, along with alternate names and descriptions.
Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - Gods & Monsters
The most complete list of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses you'll find, along with alternate names and descriptions.
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Agares : List of Demon Names
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Samigina : List of Demon Names
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Marbas : List of Demon Names
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Valefor : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Valefor.
Amon : List of Demon Names
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Barbatos : List of Demon Names
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Paimon : List of Demon Names
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Buer : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Buer.
Gusion : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Gusion.
Sitri : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Sitri.
Beleth : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Beleth.
Leraje : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Leraje.
Eligos : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Eligos.
Zepar : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Zepar.
Botis : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Botis.
Bathin : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Bathin.
Sallos : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Sallos.
Purson : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Purson.
Marax : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Marax.
Ipos : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Ipos.
Aim : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Aim.
Naberius : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Naberius.
Glasya-Labolas : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Glasya-Labolas.
Bune : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Bune.
Baalberith : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Baalberith.
Ronove : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Ronove.
Forneus : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Forneus.
Foras : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Foras.
Vepar : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Vepar.
Astaroth : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Astaroth.
Furfur : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Furfur.
Marchosias : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Marchosias.
Stolas : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Stolas.
Halphas : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Halphas.
Malphas : List of Demon Names
A comprehensive profile on the demon Malphas.




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