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Kukulkan – A Mesoamerican Serpent Deity

By |2020-06-02T01:43:57+03:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

Kukulkan is the name of a Mesoamerican serpent deity. Before the Spanish Conquest of the Yucatán, Kukulkan was worshipped by the Yucatec Maya peoples of the Yucatán Peninsula, in what is now Mexico. The depiction of the Feathered Serpent is present in other cultures of [...]

What is a Fairy Ring?

By |2020-05-27T22:38:05+03:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms. The fairy ring may grow to over 10 meters (33 ft) in diameter, and they become stable over time as the fungus grows and seeks food underground. It [...]

Raskovnik: A Legendary Herb in Slavic Folklore

By |2020-04-20T16:34:09+03:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants|Tags: , , , , , , |

In Slavic folklore, the raskovnik or razkovniche is a magical herb. According to lore, the Raskovnik has the magical property to unlock or uncover anything that is locked or closed. However, legends claim it is notoriously difficult to recognize the herb, and reputedly only certain [...]

Sudhana: The Child of Wealth

By |2020-04-14T14:19:04+03:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sudhanakumara mainly is known as Sudhana and Shancai Tongzi in Chinese, and translated as Child of Wealth, is the protagonist in the last and longest chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra. Sudhana appears in Buddhist, Taoist and folk stories; in most of them he is one [...]

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 [...]

The Hollow Earth Hypothesis

By |2020-03-30T17:48:19+03:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Hollow Earth is a concept proposing that the planet Earth is entirely hollow or contains a substantial interior space. Notably suggested by Edmond Halley in the late 17th century, the notion was tentatively disproven by Pierre Bouguer in 1740, and definitively by Charles Hutton [...]

The Lotus Sutra

By |2020-03-28T21:42:08+03:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Lotus Sutra is one of the most popular and influential Mahayana sutras and the basis on which the Tiantai, Tendai, Cheontae, and Nichiren schools of Buddhism were established. According to British professor Paul Williams, "For many East Asian Buddhists since early times, the Lotus [...]

Rusalka: A Female Water Entity in Slavic Folklore

By |2020-03-07T02:09:36+03:00March 7th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

In Slavic folklore, Rusalka is a female entity, often malicious toward mankind and frequently associated with water. Folklorists have proposed a variety of origins for the entity, including that they may originally stem from Slavic paganism, where they may have been seen as benevolent spirits. [...]

Patasola: A Female Vampire in South American Folklore

By |2020-01-26T03:34:33+03:00January 26th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Patasola or "one foot" is one of many myths in South American folklore about female monsters from the jungle, appearing to male hunters or loggers in the middle of the wilderness when they think about women. Patasola appears in the form of a beautiful and [...]