First Nations Masks The myths and legends of the First Nations people in North America can be a rich and endless source of inspiration! Not only are the masks colorful and intricate, but they each hold wonderful mythical stories behind them.
Hindu Mythology Hinduism is a religion rife with mythological gods and deities that are not only colorful but also a great source of inspiration. Some more well-known Hindu gods and godesses are Vishnu, Shiva, Brahma, Shakti, Lakshmi, Ganesha, Kali and Rama.
Egyptian Mythology The Egyptians believed that the phenomena of nature were divine forces in themselves. These deified forces included inanimate elements such as air, animal characteristics such as the ferocity of lions, or abstract forces like the authority of kingship. The Egyptians thus believed in a multitude of gods, which were involved in all aspects of nature and human society. Many gods in Egyptian mythology represent a different force - for example: Amon is associated with wind, Hathor is the goddess of love, dance and alcohol, Horus has the shape of a falcon with the sun and moon as his eyes, Nut was the mother of the sun, moon and heavenly bodies, Osiris is the king of the dead in the netherworld. The possibilities are endless!
Chinese Mythology Historians have conjectured that the Chinese mythology began in the 12th century B.C. The myths and legends were passed down in oral form for over a thousand years. Some myths survive in theatrical or literary formats, as plays or novels.
Nu Kua (Creation Goddess)
Chang Er (Mood Goddess)
Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy)