Folk magic
Folk religion, sometimes also termed popular belief, consists of ethnic or regional religious customs under the umbrella of a religion, but outside of official doctrine and practices. Folk religion ha...
Christian mythology
Christian mythology is the body of myths associated with Christianity.Mythology refers to the collected myths of a group of people—the body of stories which they tell to explain nature, history, and c...
Folk Catholicism
Folk Catholicism is any of various ethnic expressions of Catholicism as practiced in Catholic communities, typically in developing nations. Practices identified by outside observers as "folk Catholici...
Christianity and Neopaganism
Christianity and Neopaganism overlap when the beliefs or practices of one religious path influence, or are adopted by, the other. Historically, Christianity sometimes took advantage of traditional pag...
Islamic mythology
Islamic mythology is the body of traditional narratives associated with Islam from a mythographical perspective. Many Muslims regard these narratives as historical and sacred and believe they contain ...
Druze
The Druze (/druːz/; Arabic: درزي‎ derzī or durzī, plural دروز durūz; Hebrew: דרוזים‎, druzim) are a monotheistic religious and social community found primarily in Syria, Lebanon, Israe...
Alevi
Alevism or Alevi (/'ælɛvij/, also /æˈlɛviː/ or /əˈleɪviː/, Turkish: Alevîlik or Turkish: Anadolu Alevîliği/Alevileri, also called Qizilbash, Spiritual Shiism or Sufi-Shia by outsiders) is a m...
Alawi
The Alawites, also known as Alawis (ʿAlawīyyah Arabic: علوية‎), are a prominent religious group, centred in Syria, who follow a branch of the Twelver school of Shia Islam but with syncretist...
Maan family
The Banu Ma'an tribe (also Ma'n, ALA-LC: Ma‘nī, adjective:Ma'anid, Ma'nid), were a tribe and dynasty of Qahtani Arab some of which later became Druze and rulers of the Lebanon Mountains during a perio...
Alevi history
The history of the Alevism is that of a community of Shia Muslims of Anatolia and neighbouring regions.
During the great Turkish expansion from Central Asia into Iran and Anatolia in the Seljuk pe...
Israeli Druze
The Israeli Druze (Arabic: الدروز الإسرائيلية‎, Hebrew: דְּרוּזִים יִשְׂרְאֵלִים) are a religious minority of Arab descent located in Israel. In 2012, there were 130,600 Druze living in the ...
Sivas massacre
The Sivas massacre (Turkish: Sivas Katliamı, Madımak Katliamı) refers to the events of July 2, 1993 which resulted in the killing of 35 people, mostly Alevi intellectuals, and two hotel employees....
Ottoman persecution of Alevis
The Ottoman persecution of Alevis is best known in connection with the Ottoman sultan Selim I's reign (1512–1520) and his war against the Safavids in 1514. But there are examples that indicate that th...
Jesus Christ and comparative mythology
The study of Jesus Christ in comparative mythology is the examination of the narratives of the life of Jesus in the Christian gospels, traditions and theology, as it relates to Christian mythology and...
1860 Lebanon conflict
The 1860 Druze–Maronite conflict was the culmination of a peasant uprising, which began in the north of Mount Lebanon as a rebellion of Maronite peasants against their Druze overlords and culminated i...
Biblical narratives and the Qur'an
The Qur'an, the central religious text of Islam, contains references to more than fifty people and events also found in the Bible. While the stories told in each book are generally comparable in most ...
Seven pillars of Ismailism
The Ismā'īlī Shi'a – the Nizari, Druze and Mustaali – have more Pillars than those of the Sunni. The Shahadah (profession of faith), is not considered a Pillar and is instead seen as the foundation u...
Battle of Ain Darra
The Battle of Ain Dara took place in the town of Ain Dara in 1711 between the Qaysi and Yemeni Druze, with the Qaysis victorious.
Traditionally there had been two Druze socio-political branches li...
Hauran Druze Rebellion
The Hauran Druze Rebellion was a violent Druze uprising against Ottoman authority in the Syrian province, which erupted in 1909. The rebellion was led by the al-Atrash family, in an aim to gain indepe...
Jesus Christ in comparative mythology
The study of Jesus Christ in comparative mythology is the examination of the narratives of the life of Jesus in the Christian gospels, traditions and theology, as it relates to Christian mythology and...
Shihab family
The Chehabs (or "Shihabs"; Arabic: شهابيون / ALA-LC: Shihābiyūn) are a prominent Lebanese noble family. The Chehabs were the traditional princes of the Wadi al-Taym, who traced their lineage to the Ba...