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The Muses: Goddesses of Literature, Science, and the Arts

By |2019-02-11T05:11:05+03:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In ancient Greek religion and mythology, the Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. They are considered the source of the knowledge embodied in the poetry, lyric songs, and myths that were related orally for centuries in these ancient cultures. In [...]

Works of Art and Architecture Designed With the Golden Ratio

By |2019-01-17T01:59:24+03:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Many works of art are claimed to have been designed using the golden ratio. However, many of these claims are disputed, or refuted by measurement. The golden ratio, an irrational number, is approximately 1.618; it is often denoted by the Greek letter φ (phi). Early [...]

Lord Surya – Hindu God of the Sun

By |2019-01-09T18:15:10+03:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Surya is a Sanskrit word that means the Sun. Synonyms of Surya in ancient Indian literature include Aditya, Arka, Bhānu, Savitru, Pushana, Ravi, Mārtanda, Mitra, and Vivasvāna. Also connotes the solar deity in Hinduism, particularly in the Saura tradition found in states such as Rajasthan, [...]

Age of Enlightenment: The Age of Reason

By |2018-07-18T00:24:18+03:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

As a historical epoch, “The Age of Enlightenment” comprises the crucial developments of Western civilization in the 18th century. In France, which is considered the cradle of the Enlightenment, this period included the time from the death of Louis XIV (1715) until the coup d’état [...]