Spanish mythology


Spanish mythology

Spanish mythology would encompass all the sacred myths of the cultures in the region of Spain. They include Galician mythology, Asturian mythology, Cantabrian 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 Roman and Greek mythology.

General

* Antillia
* The Arab Astrologer
* The Black Dragon of the Enchanted Wool
* The Black Legend
* Bonfires of Saint John
* Brujo (male), Bruja (female), (Brujería (Witchcraft))
* The Bull of Teruel
* Carnival
* Columbus legends
* The Daughter of Peter de Cabinam [http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/tfm/tfm173.htm]
* Hernán Cortés legends
* The Dark Queen
* Dis
* Duende
* Cult of the Bull
* Fiesta
* Gigantes - giants
* Gigantes y cabezudos
* Guisando bulls
* Haribdis
* The Isles of the Blest, near the Strait of Gades (near Spain).
* "Lobisome", the Galician werewolf
* The Lovers of Teruel
* Magellan legends
* Montesinos, the knight in a cave
* Lady Ruidera and her daughters
* Pepito el Corcovado [http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/tfm/tfm176.htm]
* The Tree of Creation
* The sunken treasure from the battle of Vigo
* The Water of Life (Spanish fairy tale)

Ancient Hispania

* Andalusia - Here, Hercules stole the Cattle of Geryon as one of his Labours.
* Arganthonios, king of Tartessos
* Erytheia
* Eurytion
* Gadeiros the Titan (Gades, Cádiz)
* Gargoris
* Geryon
* Heber - Iberes, Iberian
* Hercules grave - Hercules is buried in Spain, myths say.
* Hesperia
* Numantia, the symbol of heroic resistance against invaders.
* Orthrus
* Pillars of Hercules
* Tartessos
* Titanomachy - The final battle occurred in Spain.
* Scylla - ate Geryon's cattle

Reconquista

* "La Caba Rumía", cause of the ruin of Visigothic Spain
* El Cid, Castilian knight
* Bernardo del Carpio, who fought Roland.
* Battle of Covadonga
* Cosgaya, defeat of Moors running away from Covadonga, birthplace of Pelayo, death of Fávila.
* Fuenteovejuna, the people against the abuses of nobility.
* Guzmán the Good, patriotism over family
* Moros y Cristianos, the fiestas celebrating the local reconquests.
* King Pelayo of Asturias
* King Rodrigo
* Solomon's Table, in Toledo
* Vargas Machuca, knight of prowess
* Saint George, patron saint of Aragón & Catalonia
* Saint Lawrence
* Santiago - Saint James the Greater the Moor-Slayer, patron saint of Spain
* Way of St. James

Andalusian

* Carmen, the Sevillan femme fatale.
* Don Juan, the lover
* The House of Bernarda Alba, female submission in rural Spain.
* Tales of the Alhambra
* Figaro, the meddling barber

Asturian

* The "Cuélebre" (Asturian snake-dragon)
* Estantigua or "Santa Compaña", the procession of the dead.
* Mouros
* Nuberu
* The "Trasgu", Asturian goblin.
* "Xanas", Asturian fairy-like divinities.

Cantabrian

* Anjana, Cantabrian fairy-like divinities.
* Caballucos del Diablu, Devil's Little Horses. [http://www.cantabriajoven.com/mitologia/seres5.html]
* Cuegle, wild monster.
* Culebre, Cantabria snake-dragon
* Hombre pez, Fish-man.
* Guajona, old witch vampire.
* Ojáncanu, Cantabrian cyclop. [http://www.pantheon.org/articles/o/ojancanu.html]
* Ojáncana, Cantabrian feminine cyclop.
* Nuberu, bad spirit of the wind.
* Musgosu, kind wanderer.
* Ramidreju, fantastic animal born from a weasel.
* Mengues, malignant worms.
* Osa de Andara, Andara's Bear.
* Laro and Coroccotta, Cantabri warriors.
* Sirenuca, Little Siren.
* El Sol de los Muertos, The Deads' Sun.
* Trasgu, Cantabrian goblin. [http://www.cantabriajoven.com/mitologia/seres3.html]
* Trenti, Cantabrian friendly goblin.
* Tentiruju, Cantabrian goblin.
* Trastolillu, Cantabrian domestic goblin.
* Ventolines, good spirits of the wind. [http://www.pantheon.org/articles/v/ventolines.html]

Catalan

* Aloja
* Catalan mythology about witches
* Dip
* Dona d'aigua (water woman)
* Donyet
* Dragons
** Drac (a dragon, generally male)
** Víbria (specifically female)
* Encantaria
* Follet
* Gambutzí
* Goja
* Home del sac (man of the sack)
* Home dels nassos (man of the noses)
* Marraco
* Martinet
* Minairó
* Negret
* Paitida
* Pappu
* Pesanta
* Peix Nicolau
* Tió de Nadal
* The Three Wise Men or Tres Reis Mags d'Orient
** Page Gregory
** Page Fumera
*Vella Quaresma


=Galician=

* Bile (Belenus), Celtic god and son of Breogan
* Breogán, Irish hero and king of Galicia
* Estantigua or "Santa Compaña", the procession of the dead.
* Míl Espáine - Milesians
* Saint James's Way and its legends and miracles
* Stone of Destiny


=Basque=

* Akelarre, the meeting place for the sabbath
* Ama Lur
* Basajaun, the Basque Wild Man
* Eki
* "El vasco de la carretilla", pilgrim in Argentina.
* The Guernica Tree, symbol of the Basque freedoms
* Gaueko
* House of Haro [http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/tfm/tfm174.htm]
* Ilargi
* Jaun Zuria, first Lord of Biscay
* Jentilak, Basque Giants.
* Lurbira, goddess of the earth
* The Malato Tree, limit of the Basque armies
* Mari (goddess)
* Saint Michael of Aralar
* Odei
* Olentzero, Basque Christmas giant
* The battle of Roncesvalles
* Sorginak
* San Martin Txiki, the Basque trickster
*Sugaar, serpent god of storms and consort of Mari
* The Souriquois, Basque Amerindians
* Tartalo, (also called Tartaro or Bebrices) Basque cyclops

External links

*Cantabria joven mitologia (in Spanish) [http://www.cantabriajoven.com/mitologia/mitologia.html]


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