Author: Dimo Vasilev

Ear and Earrings Symbolism

The ear has strong symbolism in various cultures and teachings. It is associated with the spiral and the Sun, and the auricle itself with the vulva. Small ears can symbolize shyness or low self-esteem, while large ears – extroversion, ease and adaptability.

Earrings and gold ornaments are ritual ways to honor the lifestyle, culture and mythological characters of many cultures around the world. The lower part of the earlobe is pierced to hang ornaments, which can also be a symbol of nobility and merit. This is evidenced by the so-called orejones (“people with big ears”), named by the Spanish conquerors, these were the nobles of the Inca kingdom in ancient Peru.

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The Myth of the Muses – Inspiration in the Ancient World

The famous inspiration goddesses, the Muses (Μοῦσαι, Moûsai, Μόσες, Múses), are patrons of poetry, the arts, and science. Their leader is Apollo. According to the Boeotian (Thracian) tradition, they were originally worshiped by the giants Oth and Ephialtes, worshiping three muses: Meleta (μελετη – “learning, experience”), Mnema (μνιμη – memory) and Aoida (ωδή – “song”).

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God of Medicine Asclepius

Asclepius/Aesculapius is the god of medicine, son of Apollo and the nymph Coronida (according to the writer Apollodorus is Arsinoea, great-granddaughter of Perseus, and according to others only of Apollo), his daughters are the “Asclepiades” – Hygeia (“Health”), Jaso (” treatment, recovery from illness”), Aceso (“treatment, healing process”), Aegle (goddess of good health) and Panacea (goddess of universal medicine).

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Halloween Meaning and Symbolism

holiday-festival. Their symbolic significance is very reminiscent of an ancient theater, such as in the Ellada period, or in the sarcophagi of the pharaohs, where a mask is placed on the mummy: a symbol of the image that resonates over the millennia. The ancient Balkan people, as well as later the Romans (including the expansion of the Roman Empire to the Balkans), used masks not only as an easy incarnation, but were also practical: an actor with many masks could play a whole mythological scene of different characters.

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