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The Legend of the Wandering Jew

By |2020-04-11T16:11:02+03:00April 11th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Wandering Jew is a mythical immortal man whose legend began to spread in Europe in the 13th century. The original legend concerns a Jew who taunted Jesus on the way to the Crucifixion and was then cursed to walk the earth until the Second [...]

Top 15 Inspiring Mother Teresa Quotes

By |2020-06-27T00:49:20+03:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mother Teresa was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. Mother Teresa was born in Skopje (now the capital of North Macedonia), then part of the Kosovo Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire. After living in Skopje for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then [...]

Syamantaka: The Most Famous Jewel in Hindu Mythology

By |2020-04-09T11:42:20+03:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Syamantaka, Syamantaka mani or the Syamantaka Jewel, is perhaps the most famous jewel in Hindu mythology, supposed to be blessed with magical powers. The story of Syamantaka appears in the Vishnu Purana and the Bhagavata. The jewel originally belonged to the Sun god, who wore [...]

The Miasma Theory

By |2020-04-08T15:56:25+03:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The miasma theory (also called the miasmatic theory) is an obsolete medical theory that held diseases—such as cholera, chlamydia, or the Black Death—were caused by a miasma (ancient Greek: "pollution"), a noxious form of "bad air", also known as the night air. The miasma theory [...]

The Rod of Asclepius

By |2020-04-07T17:03:01+03:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In Greek mythology, the Rod of Asclepius, also known as the Staff of Aesculapius, is a serpent-entwined rod wielded by the Greek god Asclepius, a deity associated with healing and medicine. The Rod of Asclepius symbol has continued to be used in modern times, where [...]

The Pyramid Texts

By |2020-04-06T12:27:04+03:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Pyramid Texts are the oldest known corpus of ancient Egyptian religious texts dating to the Old Kingdom. Written in Old Egyptian, the pyramid texts were carved onto the subterranean walls and sarcophagi of pyramids at Saqqara from the end of the Fifth Dynasty, and [...]

Gankyil Symbol – The Wheel of Joy

By |2020-04-05T20:56:45+03:00April 5th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Gankyil or "wheel of joy" is a symbol and ritual tool used in Tibetan and East Asian Buddhism. It is composed of three swirling and interconnected blades. The Gankyil as the inner wheel of the Dharmachakra is depicted on the Flag of Sikkim, Joseon [...]

Medical Renaissance – A Period of Progress in Medical Knowledge

By |2020-04-04T13:08:14+03:00April 4th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Medical Renaissance, from 1400 to 1700 CE, is the period of progress in European medical knowledge, and a renewed interest in the ideas of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, along with Arabic-Persian medicine, after the Latin translation movement. Such medical discoveries during the [...]

The Myth of Er

By |2020-04-02T21:14:21+03:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Myth of Er is a legend that concludes Plato's Republic. The story includes an account of the cosmos and the afterlife that greatly influenced religious, philosophical, and scientific thought for many centuries. The story begins as a man named Er the son of Armenios [...]

Hyperborea: Legends and Modern Interpretations

By |2020-04-01T18:38:23+03:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In Greek mythology, the Hyperboreans were a race of giants who lived "beyond the North Wind". The Greeks thought that Boreas, the god of the North Wind lived in Thrace, and therefore Hyperborea indicates that it is a region beyond Thrace. Hyperborea was supposed to be [...]