Category «Mythology»

Aralez, the Gods of Ancient Armenians

Aralez, the Gods of Ancient Armenians

Aralez (Արալեզ) or Aralezner (Արալեզներ) (plural) were among the oldest gods of the Armenian pantheon. Aralez is a canine creature with the ability to resurrect fallen warriors by licking their wounds. They were the invisible spirits of dogs. Ara the Beautiful (according to a legend recorded by historian Movses Khorenatsi) Ancient Armenians believed that if …

The Mystery of Van’s Monster

The Mystery of Van’s Monster

Van is the largest drainage reservoir in the territory of Western Armenia. It was covered by several legends. The Assyrians called it “the sea of the Nairi country”. The Kurds avoided the site, telling horrible stories about the Van Monster. With the development of tourism in the region, rumors arose about the existence of a …

Torgom And Mesrayim – Origins

Torgom And Mesrayim – Origins

Having learned about the death of Aram, the titan Mesrayim gathered a large army and moved to the border of Ararat. The bad news reached Torgom. He met Mesrayim with a small detachment on the border separating Ararat and the Kingdom of Darkness. And Torgom said to Mesrayim: “King of the Titans, why are you …