(Akelarre, Navarre) Akelarre is the Basque name ("meadow of the he-goat") of a place in Zugarramurdi, Navarra, Spain. ...more on Wikipedia about "Akelarre, Navarre"
Ama Lur means Mother Earth in Basque language. It is not clear whether it is a modern creation, in any case based on some genuine legends, or an actual ancient belief. In this case it would probably be an alternative denomination for Mari. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ama Lur"
Anbotoko Mari, Mari Urraca, la Dama de Anboto ("the lady of Anboto") and the possibly distinct Dama de Murumendi ("lady of Murumendi") was a goddess — a lamia — of the Basques. She was married to the god Majue. Legends connect her to the weather: that when she and Majue travelled together hail would fall, that her departures from her cave would be accompanied by storms or droughts, that which cave she lived in at different times would determine dry or wet weather: wet when she was in Anboto, dry when she was elsewhere (the details vary). Other places with where she was said to dwell include the chasm of Murumendi, the cave of Gurutzegorri ( Ataun), Aizkorri and Aralar, although it is not always possible to be certain which Basque legends should be considered to pertain to the same lamia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anbotoko Mari"
In Basque mythology, the basajaun (plural: baxajaunak) are a race of big hairy wild men who were megalith builders. Baxajaun means “Lord of the Woods”. They were a human race who once dwelled in the mountains of the Basque Pyrenees of northern Spain. They had knowledge of magic. The Basajaun was heavily built and about 2 to 3 meters tall. Dark hair reached their knees. They were very agile. ...more on Wikipedia about "Basajaun"
Ancient Basque mythology is centered around the figure of the goddess Mari, and her consort Sugaar (also called Maju). It is considered a chthonic religion as all its characters dwell on earth or below it. The sky is seen mostly as an empty corridor through which the divinities travel and herd clouds. ...more on Wikipedia about "Basque mythology"
Eki or Eguzki are the names of the Sun in the Basque language. In Basque mythology, Eki or Eguzki is seen as daughter of Mother Earth to whom she returns daily. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eki"
Galtxagorriak. In Basque mythology, galtzagorriak, meaning the red-pants, are a type of iratxoak or imps. ...more on Wikipedia about "Galtzagorriak" Please tell your friends about shortopedia shortopedia
In Basque mythology, Gaueko is a great black wolfhound that sometimes walks upright. He eats shepherds and their herds and rapes girls. He is called the “Lord of the Black Magic”. His howls can be heard on cold winter nights. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gaueko"
Herensuge is the name for dragon in Basque language. In Basque mythology, dragons appear sparingly. Only the god Sugaar is associated with this criature but more often with a serpent. ...more on Wikipedia about "Herensuge"
Ilargi or Ile is the name of the Moon in Basque language. In Basque mythology, she is the daughter of Mother Earth, to whom it returns daily. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ilargi"
Iratxoak (sing.: iratxo) are the imps of Basque mythology. Usually benevolent, they help with farming labors in the night if given presents of food. ...more on Wikipedia about "Iratxoak"
Jaun Zuria ("The White Lord") is the mythical first Lord of Biscay. According to the legend, he was born from a Scottish princess that had been visited by god Sugaar in the village of Mundaka. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jaun Zuria"
The jentilak (singular: jentil, meaning gentile from Latin gentilis) are a race of giants in Basque mythology. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jentilak"
Lamiak (sing.: lamia), also called laminak (sing. lamin). In Basque mythology are creatures with bird-like feet that dwell in rivers and springs. They are easily comparable with Greco-Roman nymphs. Normally female, they are usually portrayed with a golden comb, that often attracts the unmeasured ambition of some ill-fated peasant. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lamiak"
Mairuak (sing.: mairu). In Basque mythology, the mairuak, also called intxisuak in the area of the Bidasoa, were giants who built the cromlechs or stone circles. Like these, they are only known in the Pyrenees mountains. They are often associated with the lamiak, though these are known in all the Basque Country. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mairuak"
Odei. In Basque mythology, Odei is a genius associated to the storms or rather the very personification of stormy clouds. ...more on Wikipedia about "Odei"
Olentzero is a Basque Christmas tradition. According to Basque traditions Olentzero comes to town late at night on the 24th of December to drop off presents for children. There are many variations of this old tradition. Over the centuries the "story" of Olentzero has been modified over and over again to adapt it to the new times. Also, different villages have created their own interpretations of the tale. In some, Olentzero is just a Christmas log by the fireplace. ...more on Wikipedia about "Olentzero"
San Martin Txiki ("Little Saint Martin") is the Trickster figure from Basque mythology. ...more on Wikipedia about "San Martin Txiki"
Spanish mythology is the study of the folk tales and myths of Spain. They include Galician mythology, Asturian mythology, Catalan mythology and Basque mythology. They also include the myths and religions of the Celts, Celtiberians, Iberians, Milesians, Carthaginians, Suebi, Visigoths, Spaniards, Moors of Spain, and some Greek mythology. ...more on Wikipedia about "Spanish mythology"
Tartalo. In Basque mythology is a one-eyed giant very similar to the Greco-Roman Cyclops. It is speculated that the name may derive from the Greek underworld Tartaros. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tartalo"
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