The new clay tablets are being held at the Sulaymaniyah Museum. They contain 20 new lines of the Epic of Gilgamesh poem, telling of gods, men and mythical beasts, reports the media site Open Culture.
If a person were to put their hand in the boiling river's waters, even for a second, they can get 3rd degree burns. And if they fall in it - death is almost certain.
The legend of Prometheus has made its way to us thanks to ancient Greek myths. The legend goes that a long time ago, before humans, there were only animals. The sea was filled with fish, the land was home to all kinds of animals. . .
Besides the traditional legend of Santa Claus, before Christmas in some Alpine countries, they also tell the tale of the demonic Krampus, who punishes children who have misbehaved during the year by beating and torturing them.
According to the Doctrine of Races, the first race was that of the self-born - ethereal, angel-like beings who were up to 164 ft (50 m) tall. The second race was the so-called Hyperboreans.
Lycurgus was a legendary Spartan king and even more legendary lawgiver. His name was first mentioned by Herodotus but there is no other proof of his existence.
Legends about lost civilizations like Atlantis and El Dorado have always piqued human curiosity with their mysteriousness. Along the coasts of Micronesia, there lies another strange island called Nan Madol.
In one local legend, it tells that the king of Kannauj was to lead a great pilgrimage in honor of the goddess Nanda Devi. The pilgrimage ended at the Himalayan lake and the king was accompanied by 100 of his nobles and his pregnant wife.
Up until 713 BC, the ancient Romans had no names for the months of January and February. This was because they didn't believe that those particular months deserved to be named.
Even today, many Indian tribes from the American Northeast and Southwest speak of legends of red-haired giants, with which their ancestors fought terrible and long wars when they first encountered them thousands of years ago in North America.