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.
Grim Reaper and Death – Combination of Myths
Personification Death is one of the most interesting topics that has aroused the imagination of many over the millennia. Her personalization happens later. The ancients of the world perceived death as a transition to another life and were later portrayed as an...
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...
How Zombies Became Popular – Origins of the Dead
Typically the origin of zombies are viewed as a cinematic fictional commentary of the mindlessness of the masses and later the great danger of chemical experimentation or a social commentary for the nature of humans in the bring of the Apocalypse.
This is all true but actually the origin is in Haiti from where slaves from West Africa were shipped, thus bringing the Voodoo religion with them. Haiti was a Catholic establishment, but Voodoo practices were present during night and zombification was taboo and yet used for selling slaves. Also, the Bible mentioned one very famous zombie – Lazarus.
Werewolf Origin and Legend
The origin and legend can be tracked down all the way to Proto-Indo-European mythology and it has been added and evolved to present day variations.
Werewolf or lycanthrope (from Ancient Greek λυκάνθρωπος lukánthropos (from λύκος lúkos “wolf” and ἄνθρωπος, ánthrōpos “human”) , sometimes refereed as therianthropic hybrid (the ability to shapeshift into an animal), is typically referred to interpretation of the Germanic and Balkan representations in spite of its more ancient origins.
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...
Vampire Origin Story – Mesopotamian, Slavic, Greek
Origin In its origin, the vampire is a combination of old myths of slavic and other cultures. In its roots, for example, the Mesopotamian, Ancient Greeks, Manipuri, the Romans and all older religions and beliefs are talking about evil entities and evil spirits....
Kaiju – Huge Monsters Not Only in Japanese Culture
Kaiju - Origin Kaiju (怪獣, kaijū) - the term is a little bit vague in its origin from where it comes from but it is mostly attributed to Godzilla's popularization of the term meaning "strange beast". For that reason is most probably a cinema term, but of course...
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...
Christmas Origin and Pagan Roots
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....
5 Parables of La Fontaine
The Horse and the Ass An Ass and rude horse were travelling together. The Horse carried little beyond his own tether. While the poor laden beast beside him did struggle; So overburdend that he finally faltered. He pleaded with the Horse to show him some pity, Else he...
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.