Traditions and Culture

Traditions and Culture

 Traditions are the very foundation of every culture in the world. Through Africa, Asia, Europe, America, Australia – traditions preserve the old ways and introduce them into the modern world. 

Traditions and culture – here we will explore the connection of the old that clashes with the new, modern life and old practices that survived to show us how are forefathers had lived and what beliefs they have shaped through their own mythos.

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.

Origin of Halloween: Jack-o-Lantern, Treats, Costumes

Origin of Halloween: Jack-o-Lantern, Treats, Costumes

Halloween is on October 31 against November 1-st. Like many modern holidays, Halloween has its roots in paganism, the Celts, the Romans, the Egyptians, the Native American tribes: a tribute to the dead and their souls, as the “barrier” between the world of the living and the dead is considered to be the thinnest. Halloween (Hallowe’en, Alhalloween, All Hallows ’Eve, All Saints’ Day) is also a time of homage to saints, martyrs, all who died in the “true faith” (after the Christianization of the holiday), relatives and friends.

Idol of Shigir – Oldest Wood Idol in the world – 11 600 years

Idol of Shigir – Oldest Wood Idol in the world – 11 600 years

The interesting sculpture was discovered on January 24, 1894, at a depth of 4 meters in Shigir (about 100 km from Ekaterinburg, Siberia). According to data from 2014, as it was previously thought that the idol is about 9500 years old, the new research pushes the dating even earlier – to 11,600 years! Much of the wooden sculpture has survived, it is about 3.35 meters and is stored in the Regional Museum in Sverdlovsk.

Mount Etna in Mythology

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

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.

Giants – Mythology and The Bible

Giants – Mythology and The Bible

Before the Flood – According to biblical texts before the Flood (Genesis), the Nephilim (the “fallen”) and the Giborims – “the mighty” on the earth which are also translated as “giants”. Some cite the two terms as interpreting that the giants were the “fallen”, of which existence is contrary to God’s will.

What can you find here?

In this blog you can find mythology, legends, stories and culture from all around the world.
The main line is your interest in how your imagination will take you on a journey throughout that does interest you in the story department – from fictional to fact-based.

What is the purpose of the website?

The main purpose here is… reading and Imagination (with a capital letter).
My belief is that Reasoning and Imagination are the perfect spectre of harmony if used correctly for a human being that wants to excel in whatever category in Life. And books, factional or fictional, can give that richness.
You can also see the ‘About Page‘ for more details about the inspiration of this project.

What can you expect in the future?

There are a lot of ideas that comes to mind which direction to take.
For now, it will be in the eight main categories, and one of them is for this Blog’s author personal writings in Stories and Poems.

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