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There’s so much to discover about mankind’s ancient past - ancient myths and legends you may never have heard of.

Events, artifacts and little-known places that have become virtually lost to the pages of history.

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My name is Joanna Gillan and I am a co-founder of Ancient Origins.

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First, I want to show you the world of wonders we have put together for you.

The astonishing mysteries behind myths and legends

mysteries behind myths

The word ‘Myth’ originates from the Greek word mythos, meaning ‘word’ or ‘tale’ or ‘true narrative’, referring also to its facts being rooted in truth.

As the age of science began questioning truth itself, the meaning of the word evolved. Early scientists and philosophers questioned the truth of their traditional myths, thus birthing the skepticism that would forever change the meaning of the word.

About 400 years later, myths became limited to fictional tales of superstition or fantasy. This is how the definition of the word ‘myth’ is still viewed—a story without proof.

However, a 400-year old story should not be assumed to be false merely because the proof or evidence to support it has not been found. In many cases, myths were a way for people to explain real—and perhaps perplexing—events using the knowledge and beliefs of their time.

Myths that have been proven true


In support of this theory, a number of events described in mythology, which were once considered mere fairy tales, have now been proven through archaeology to have existed.

A famous example is the city Troy, which is central to Homer’s The Iliad. Long considered to be a city of Myth, Heinrich Schliemann’s discovery of the actual site in 1868 elevated it to a place in history. Nevertheless, the remainder of The Iliad is still viewed as a myth and fantasy without any serious attempts being made to investigate whether or not there may be more truth behind the tale.

Regardless of the age of a story, a lack of supporting evidence to its truth is not evidence of its untruth, as many stories labelled as myths may, in fact, be based in reality.

Of course, it may well be the case that many myths and legends are merely fanciful and imaginative stories, though it does seem unwise to immediately discount all of them.

Imagine all the wisdom that can be found in these stories by studying the symbolism, representations, philosophic insights and hidden meanings commonly used in both popular and ancient culture and folklore.

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David Hatcher Childress
Known as the real-life Indiana Jones to the many fans of his books, is a captivating speaker and the author or coauthor of over 20 books.

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Born in Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.A. but grew up on the west coast of Canada. At age 11, he became fascinated with the Native art of the Haida native people.

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A Career Counselor and the Director of the Career Development Office at Hellenic American University, Nashua, NH, USA and Hellenic American College, Athens, Greece.

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One of the world’s foremost experts on Göbekli Tepe, having first visited the site in 2004. He has been investigating its Pre-Pottery Neolithic culture for over 20 years.

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The author of the major international non-fiction bestsellers The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, The Message of the Sphinx, Heaven’s Mirror,Underworld

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Educated at the universities of Lancaster, Cambridge and Copenhagen, Dr John Haywood is an expert on the history of Dark Age Europe. He is also the author of The New Atlas of World History, and many other popular works.

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World explorer, megalithomaniac and author of Earth Grids: The Secret Pattern of Gaia’s Sacred Sites (2008); co-author of Giants On Record: America’s Hidden History, and many others.

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Bestselling author Dr. Rita Louise is the founder of the Institute of Applied Energetics and the host of Just Energy Radio . She is a Naturopathic Physician and a 20-year veteran in the Human Potential Field.

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The author of The Gods of Eden: A New Look at Human History and Jesus Goes to Hollywood: The Alternative Theories About Christ . His primary fields of interest are history, sociology, and comparative religion.

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Has written several books about religions, mummification, and spirituality, including Living Buddhas, Christian Mummification, and Eternal Remains. He has appeared on numerous radio and television interviews, including several episodes of the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens.

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An international educational consultant, public speaker, archaeologist, historian, researcher, teacher and writer. Dr. Derfler has been uncovering the histories of Ancient Civilizations for 40 years. Tracing the development of western religions from their roots in the MiddleEast and EasternMediterranean countries,

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Carl A.P. Ruck
Professor of Classics at Boston University, an authority on the ecstatic rituals of the god Dionysus. With the ethno-mycologist R. Gordon Wasson and Albert Hofmann, he identified the secret psychoactive ingredient in the visionary potion that was drunk by the initiates at the Eleusinian Mystery.

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