Demigods are usually, but not always, human-god hybrids throughout mythology. They could also be humans who became gods, or even just really powerful people, whose powers are almost godlike.
Some famous examples of demigods were the Celtic hero Cuchulain (Ku-Cline), the Sumerian king Gilgamesh, the Greek hero Herakles, and possibly even Alexander the Great.
In Greek mythology, heroes in general were demigods born to a mortal parent and a god. Generally, the mothers of demigods sleep with kings and gods in the same night, or are visited secretly by the god. The seed of both fathers mix, and thus the demigod can have incredible strength, cross worlds, and mediate between human and the divine, even after death.
Gods like Zeus and Poseidon were infamous in Greek mythology for affairs with mortal women. This often led to Zeus needing to protect and shield the women from his powerful wife Hera, who would always find out about the infidelity. This means that most demigods were born to human m
Did you know Hell existed before Christianity? Well, not the Hell you're thinking of, but still, the name and realm was around.
In Norse mythology, the trickster god Loki had three children with the giantess Angrboda. Hel was the daughter of the three, and was depicted as a disturbing woman to behold, with bones exposed and gangrene legs. In what seems to be a dick move for the ages, Odin, in at least one telling, banished her to Helheim, the Norse Underworld, for being the disturbing-looking daughter of Loki. It wasn't all bad though, as it was her realm, making her the queen goddess of the underworld.
In the Ragnarok, she's believed to play a large role in the resurrection of Baldr, the god that I've already explained Loki killed just for the fun of it.
Unlike Hell, with two ells, her domain was pretty much the exact opposite. It's a cold, damp place filled with apathetic souls. Most of those who went to Helheim were the people who sat around doing nothing for the majority of their l
Ancestral Protection spell
As I stand, before the veil now, before my ancestors I do bow.
Let this magick, which I now cast, bring me good fortune, and protection vast.
Let my blood, of ancestral lines, sing with the inherent ancestral power of mine.
With this spell, I now do cast, let all darkness and shadows be from this domain cast.
So I will it, and so it will be, with the powers of ancestral lines let me powerfully protected from negativity be.
Yomi is the Japanese underworld, which is guarded by monsters at all exits. According to Shintoism, related in Kojiki, the dead went to Yomi to dwell. If that wasn't enough, they also, evidently, rotted indefinitely for all eternity, though how long a being can rot is a good question when talking about that.
Much like the Greek Underworld, if a mortal ate in Yomi, they could no longer return to the land of the living.
Unlike Hades, however, what you were and did as a living being didn't matter in Yomi. All souls were believed to be gloomy shades. Yomi is generally believed to be beneath the earth, and has been associated with the mythological realm of Ne-no-Kuni, which is the land of origins.
Yomi is ruled by the goddess Izanami, and the entrance, which was believed to be in Izumo providence somewhere, was sealed by her brother Izanagi with a massive boulder.
And that was Yomi. Hope it was interesting.
The Yama-uba, or Yamamba is a youkai, a monster of Japanese mythology.
She was said to live deep in the forests and mountains of Japan, though numerous regions claim her as a native creature. Usually, she's depicted as living in a hut in said forests and mountains.
As a monster, she preyed on travelers who got lost in her domain. How she did it varies from story to story, though it's usually one of two methods. The first would be to take on the form of a beautiful young woman or loved one, and the second was the she would play the part of the helpless old woman. When she ensnared the victim, she would then close in on them and devour them, using her animated hair to pull them into the mouth atop her head.
Another tactic was the Hansel and Gretel variety. She would help the lost traveler, and lead them to her hut. She would then feed them until sufficiently large, and then eat them. Yet another method she employed was to lead travelers to a place in the mountains or woods where they wou