Sunday, 10. July 2005
Heilige Berge - Die Wohnstätten der Götter
Allen Kulturen dieser Welt, so verschieden sie auch sein mögen, ist die Ehrfurcht vor der Großartigkeit und Herrlichkeit der Schöpfung gemeinsam. Berge spielen in der Verehrung eine besondere Rolle, egal ob als Sitz von Gottheiten oder Mittelpunkt der Welt. So wie das Meer für das Diesseitige, stehen die Berge für das Jenseitige. Der Berg wird damit zum Mittler zwischen Irdischem und Göttlichem. Solange der Mensch sich in seinem Inneren seiner Göttlichkeit nicht bewußt ist, wird er sie im Äußeren, den Bergen suchen.
Heilige Berge - Die Wohnstätten der Götter von Georg Temme. (German only)
Tuesday, 05. July 2005
Manannan Mac Lir
I have myths and stories here, my own feelings and experiences, instructions on speaking with deities as well as information about the mystical arts.
Welcome to the Temple of Manannan Mac Lir
|Manannan is a Manx/Celtic God from a time and a pagan religion that precedes Christianity and even the written word. He comes from a time when man's relationship with the Earth was vital for daily survival, and where mutual respect for the elements was of great importance. He was known in many lands as the God of Oceans, a lord of storms and weather, a master of magic, and a friend to all who let themselves dream. Manannan walked the lands and was known as a personality full of mirth, humor, as well as wisdom. |
Little has changed over time. Manannan still thrives as a god to this day, offering his protection, guidance, and companionship to a new generation as well as souls that have lived through many lifetimes.
I hope this temple functions not only a tribute to Manannan, but also a source of valuable information.
Monday, 27. June 2005
Die, welche das Band zwischen Göttern und Menschen knüpfen
Die Wesen, welche das Band zwischen Göttern und Menschen knüpfen
|So wie die Dichtung vom Himmel zur Erde niedersteigt, verviel-fältigen sich die Göttergestalten. Die Einbildungskraft belebt die Quellen, Haine und Berge. Unter dem Bilde der Gottheit wird zuletzt die ganze leblose Natur geweiht, in welche der Mensch so innig sich verwebt fühlt und sich so nahe an sie schließt, daß durch dies Band die Götter- und Menschenwelt ein schönes Ganze wird. |
von Karl Philipp Moritz. Unten auf den Seiten mit "weiter" oder "zurück" navigieren. (German only)
Dies ist nur ein Teil aus dem grossartigen Beitrag im Projekt Gutenberg von Karl Philipp Moritz. Wer mehr wissen möchte geht hierhin:
Götterlehre oder Mythologische Dichtungen der Alten
Bild: "Die Schwingen der Genien bringen die grosse Botschaft" von Azzolino
Monday, 13. June 2005
111 Gods of Ancient Egypt
111 Gods of Ancient Egypt
|The old tradition from Heliopolis (Iunu) just north of Memphis in Lower Egypt said the creation of all the gods was made by Kheper, who was another form of their local sun god Re. |
He was self-produced and made the other gods out of the matter of his own body. He was the father of many gods like Osiris, Nephtys, Isis, Set, Horus and others.
by Ottar Vendel. (English only)
Friday, 03. June 2005
Browse the pantheons of the world, explore ancient myths, and discover Gods of everything from Fertility to Fluff with the fully searchable Holy Database Of All Known Gods.
We have more Gods than you can shake a stick at. Godchecker's Mythology Encyclo-pedia currently features over 2,100 deities.
- Your Guide to the Gods.
Saturday, 21. May 2005
Indian Gods and Goddesses
Indian Gods and Godesses
SURYA is one of the three chief gods of the Vedas. As one of the spheres, the physical sun is the celestial form of fire, Agni, and source of all life. SURYA is at the center of the spheres.Above it are the esoteric spheres of the Supreme Ruler and below it are the manifest spheres of the moon and the earth.
The other name of SURYA is SAVITRI, which means brilliance. In the later ages, like other many Vedic gods, this god became more or less a mythical figure superseded by Vishnu, who came to be regarded by Hindus as the supreme manifestation of the self-Existent the Supreme God. Still the most celebrated mantra (hymn), known as GAYATRI Mantra, is the incantation addressed to SURYA. Also many of the forms of meditation, prayers and rituals used in the daily ceremonies of Hindu Brahmins are addressed to this god.
by Indian Divinity
This websites bring you a lot of images and pictures:
Ganesh, God of India
|A large collection of Gods: Hinduism Pictures Gallery by the Shaivism Homepage. |
A few beautiful Images of Gods by Indian Heritage.
And the Gallery by Black Peacock.
In the hindu religion, the elephand head God Ganesh is also known as Ganapati, Ekadanta, Vinayaka, Heramba, etc. He brings joy and happiness to the family and may remove all the Obstacles. Innumerable crowds praise this benevolent Lord all over India. He is always worshipped first in temples and private houses.
by the Ganesh Website (1394 pictures on this site!)
Friday, 13. May 2005
Japanese Buddhist Deities and Gods
Located at Todai-ji Temple in Nara, this statue embodies the Birushana Nyorai. At 15 meters, it is the largest gilt-bronze statue in the world.
In some sects, Birushana is considered to be the reward-body of Shakyamuni Buddha, the Historical Buddha. In others, Birushana represents the true Buddha entity. Vairocana, Birushana's Sanskrit name, means "belonging to, or coming from, the sunlight." Birushana is also the main object of worship in the Kegon-Kyo (the Flower Garland Sutra, also called the Avatamsaka Sutra in Skt.), which is the scriptural authority of the Kegon sect in Japan. Among Japanese sects of Esoteric Buddhism, especially the Shingon sect, Birushana is known as Dainichi Nyorai.
|Japanese Buddhist deities are traditionally classified into four categories, and the same scheme is used at this web site. There are other deities that don't fit easily into any category. These latter deities are listed below in a fifth category called "Others." Nearly all listed deities originated in India. The majority of Buddhist sculpture in Japan belongs to the Mahayana tradition. Although sculpture belonging to the Theravada (Hinayana) and Vajrayana (Esoteric) traditions is less prominent, it is nonetheless plentiful. Sects from all three schools are still active in Japan.|
Japanese Buddhist Deities and Gods by Mark Schumacher - The Buddhist Corner
An excellent Website!
Check also Footprints of Historical Buddha --- Common Mudras (Hands) in Japan --- Mandara (Japanese) Mandala (Sanskrit)
Monday, 09. May 2005
The Olympian Gods and Goddesses
The Olympians are a group of 12 gods who ruled after the overthrow of the Titans. All the Olympians are related in some way. They are named after their dwelling place, Mount Olympus.
Ancient Gods - The Olympians
. An overview by Hellas On Line. (English)
Look also: The Titans and Other gods & Semi-gods
This picture shows Hera and Zeus:
|As the wife (and sister) of Zeus, Hera is the patron of marriage. She is also known as Juno (Roman). She has no unique attributes in iconography and so can only be identified by context or inscription.|
The Olympian Gods: Images and Texts by Laurel Bowman, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria. (English)
Other pictures and text: The Olympians
by Gordon Dean (English)
Olympians - Greek Gods and Goddesses in Myth and Art
by Mythography. (English)
Die berühmtesten und wichtigsten Götter, die auf dem Olympus lebten waren zwölf. Eine Übersicht: Die Götter des Berges Olympus
in der griechischen Mythologie (German)
Friday, 06. May 2005
60 Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
High quality colour images in Thai, Tibetan, Chinese,
Korean, Japanese and Sri Lankan style.
60 Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
Sunday, 03. April 2005
Hindu Gods and Goddesses
Relax and take a look!
Hindu deities represented through books, sculptures, and paintings.