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5 Potentially Misunderstood Figures from Religion and Myth

Since the days when mankind first adopted systems of dogmatic belief, there have always appeared tales of monsters and demons—seeking to either destroy or lead humanity astray. While we’ve come a long way intellectually, these creatures of nightmare that once terrified our ancestors still maintain this influence today… or do they? A critical eye and the study of alternate texts show that the monsters might, in fact, be the victim. Prepare to play devil’s advocate as we look at five potentially misunderstood figures from religion and myth!