Category «Mythology»

Kachi – Myths and Legends of Armenia

Kachi – Myths and Legends of Armenia

Kachi link the natural chain between the Armenian dragon and the Armenian devs. In fact, they are identical with the widely known (not theological) devs. They are none other than European elves, kobolds, etc. Their name means “brave”. The ancient euphemism (as the modern Armenian expression “our best” or the Scottish “good people”) was applied …

The Legend of the Sacred Dizapayt Mount

The Legend of the Sacred Dizapayt Mount

“In the 17th century, the Katarovank monastery was founded on the top of the mountain Dizapayt. There, monks performed prayer rituals to clear the area of evil spirits,” Varsenik Mkhitaryan, a resident of the village of Tumi, said. The monastery of Katarovank is a high-altitude temple in Artsakh located at an altitude of 2480 meters …

The Shaki Waterfall and Its Legend

The Shaki Waterfall and Its Legend

The Shaki (Շաքի) River is a modest influx of the tempestuous Vorotan (Որոտան) river, which forms a waterfall with its own amazing beauty. According to a legend, the waterfall got its name in honor of the beautiful Shaki who jumped from a high cliff, not wanting to submit to the violence from one of the …

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 …