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The Almagest: A Mathematical and Astronomical Treatise

By |2019-08-24T03:43:51+03:00August 24th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Almagest is a 2nd-century Greek-language mathematical and astronomical treatise on the apparent motions of the stars and planetary paths, written by Claudius Ptolemy. The Almagest is of the most influential scientific texts of all time, it canonized a geocentric model of the Universe that [...]

Phaistos Disc – Οne of the Μost Famous Mysteries of Archaeology

By |2019-08-23T14:33:21+03:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

The Phaistos Disc is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age. The Phaistos Disc is about 15 cm (5.9 in) in diameter and covered on both [...]

Yggdrasil: A Mythical Tree in Norse Cosmology

By |2019-08-22T02:19:12+03:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Yggdrasil is an immense mythical tree that plays a central role in Norse cosmology, where it connects the Nine Worlds. Yggdrasil is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by [...]

Dragon Dance: A Form of Traditional Dance in Chinese Culture

By |2019-08-17T04:10:11+03:00August 17th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

The dragon dance is a form of traditional dance and performance in Chinese culture. Like the lion dance, it is most often seen in festive celebrations. The dragon dance is performed by a team of experienced dancers who manipulate a long flexible figure of a [...]

An Introduction to Islamic Astronomy

By |2019-08-16T17:27:06+03:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Islamic astronomy comprises the astronomical developments made in the Islamic world, particularly during the Islamic Golden Age (9th–13th centuries), and mostly written in the Arabic language. These developments mostly took place in the Middle East, Central Asia, Al-Andalus, and North Africa, and later in the [...]

Lono: Hawaiian God of Fertility, Music, and Peace

By |2019-08-15T03:10:36+03:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

In Hawaiian religion, the deity Lono is associated with fertility, agriculture, rainfall, music, and peace. In one of the many Hawaiian stories of Lono, he is a fertility and music god who descended to Earth on a rainbow to marry Laka. In agricultural and planting [...]

Sudarshana Chakra: The Disk of Auspicious Vision

By |2019-08-13T01:17:14+03:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Sudarshana Chakra is a spinning, disk-like weapon, literally meaning "disk of auspicious vision," having 108 serrated edges used by the Hindu god Vishnu. The Sudarshana Chakra is generally portrayed on the right rear hand of the four hands of Vishnu, who also holds a [...]

Ptah: God of Craftsmen and Architects

By |2019-08-12T19:17:38+03:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

In Egyptian mythology, Ptah is the demiurge of Memphis, god of craftsmen and architects. In the triad of Memphis, he is the husband of Sekhmet and the father of Nefertum. He was also regarded as the father of the sage Imhotep. Origin and symbolism Ptah [...]

The Bodhisattva Samantabhadra

By |2019-08-12T01:36:04+03:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Samantabhadra is a bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism associated with practice and meditation. Samantabhadra with Gautama Buddha and his fellow bodhisattva Manjusri, he forms the Shakyamuni trinity in Buddhism. He is the patron of the Lotus Sutra and, according to the Avatamsaka Sutra, made the ten [...]

Who are Anunnaki?

By |2019-08-11T01:37:02+03:00August 11th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

The Anunnaki are a group of deities that appear in the mythological traditions of the ancient Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians, and Babylonians. Descriptions of how many Anunnaki there were and what role they fulfilled are inconsistent and often contradictory. In the earliest Sumerian writings about them, [...]