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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 [...]

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 [...]

Hathor: Goddess of Joy and Beauty

By |2020-02-19T03:29:03+03:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Hathor was a major goddess in ancient Egyptian religion who played a wide variety of roles. As a sky deity, Hathor was the mother or consort of the sky god Horus and the sun god Ra, both of whom were connected with kingship, and thus [...]

Hungry Ghost Festival – A Traditional Buddhist Festival

By |2020-01-11T02:14:55+03:00January 11th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, or Yulan Festival is a traditional Buddhist and Taoist festival held in certain East Asian countries. According to the Chinese calendar (a lunisolar calendar), the Hungry Ghost Festival is on the 15th night of the [...]

Isis: Goddess of Life, Ruler of Fate and Destiny

By |2019-04-19T16:20:30+03:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Isis was a major goddess in ancient Egyptian religion whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. Isis was first mentioned in the Old Kingdom (c. 2686–2181 BCE) as one of the main characters of the Osiris myth, in which she resurrects her slain husband, the [...]

Orion Constellation Myths

By |2019-11-20T15:20:15+03:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Orion is perhaps the most recognizable of all constellations. It's containing two of the night sky’s brightest stars, Rigel and Betelgeuse, it also straddles the celestial equator, meaning that it can be seen throughout most of the world, except near to the planet’s polar extremities. [...]

Strange Beliefs About The Afterlife From Around The World

By |2020-02-13T22:38:15+03:00April 4th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Wanting to believe in the afterlife is one of the most common reasons people flock to religion. Facing death is frightening and people need to feel as though the end is not truly the end. There are the basic afterlife scenarios: heaven and hell, purgatory, [...]