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Mount Etna in Mythology

Mount Etna Various Myths Etna is a volcano in the northeastern part of the island of Sicily in Italy. Its height reaches 3323 meters with 200 craters and lava flows on its slopes. The age of the volcano is about 300 thousand years. The first historical eruption was...

Olympic Games – Next to the Ancient World

The Olympic Games might be rescheduled due to the Pandemic in 2020, but there is stil light in the tunnel: it might be this year in 2021 (In Tokyo, Japan, from 23 July to 8 August 2021), that we see the Olympics again. In appreciation of the games, let us look into the past and see the mythology and ancient ways, just to be in that “olympic spirit”, when the games begin again.

Easter – Origin in Full, Tradition and Symbols of Easter

Easter - Origin and Customs The great Easter holiday, which all Christians celebrate toward the end of April. We all know the Easter eggs, the buns/bread and the liturgies, but what lies behind this whole ritual dedication. Of course, the holiday has its history that...

Mummies- Origin and Practice

Mummies - Origin Practices The origin and the practice of mummification is directly viewed by the ancient people as connecting to the Heavens, the Gods, the Afterlife and prosperity in the Other side. One of the good examples that is preserved until today, is the...

Olympic Games – Next to the Ancient World

The Olympic Games might be rescheduled due to the Pandemic in 2020, but there is stil light in the tunnel: it might be this year in 2021 (In Tokyo, Japan, from 23 July to 8 August 2021), that we see the Olympics again. In appreciation of the games, let us look into the past and see the mythology and ancient ways, just to be in that “olympic spirit”, when the games begin again.

Chinese New Year – 2020

Chinese New Year – 2020

Chinese New Year - 2020 The 2020 Chinese New Year falls on January 25th and is on the Metal Rat. The calendar and the zodiac are two related components of Chinese tradition. The calendar is lunar, and its distribution with the zodiac is in 12-year cycles - each year...

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Christmas – Origin and Symbol

Christmas – Origin and Symbol

Christmas - Origin The holiday of Christmas as a symbolic origin story has a lot of history behind it from different cultures. And inspite of that, no matter the culture or the epoch in the center there is the timeless struggle between the Good and the Evil, Light vs....

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