Rainbow Myths Around the World

By | 2018-09-23T11:17:45+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

The rainbow, a natural phenomenon noted for its beauty and mystical appearance has been a favorite component of mythology throughout history. Rainbows are part of the myths of many cultures around the world. The Norse saw it as Bifrost; Judeo-Christian traditions see it as a [...]

Fata Morgana: Strange Mirages at the Sea

By | 2018-09-11T11:36:30+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

If you’ve been reading about the sinking of the Titanic, you may have heard the term Fata Morgana. While there’s no doubt an iceberg was responsible for the sinking of the ship on April 15, 1912, new evidence suggests that this rare optical illusion might [...]

Pele: Hawaiian Goddess of Dance, Fire, and Volcanoes

By | 2018-08-05T16:33:26+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Lighting up ancient Hawaiian legends, Pele (pronounced peh-leh) the goddess of fire, lightning, wind, dance, and volcanoes is a well-known character. Otherwise known as ka wahine ai honua, the woman who devours the land, Pele’s home is believed to be Halemaumau crater at the summit [...]

6 Interesting Legends About the Sun

By | 2018-07-29T08:19:23+00:00 July 29th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Thanks to scientific discoveries, we know for certain that life on Earth depends upon the sun. But long before scientists even discovered that our planet revolves around it, ancient cultures recognized the importance of the sun – and they had a multitude of legends, myths [...]

Mariang Makiling – The Guardian Spirit of the Mount Makiling

By | 2018-07-16T00:09:30+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

As is often the case in many parts of the Philippines and around the world, mountains and volcanoes became associated with legends, myths, and ancient traditions. Mount Makiling is strongly associated with a mythical female entity named Maria Makiling. She is also known as Mariang [...]

Exploring the Mysteries of Easter Island

By | 2018-06-19T15:49:31+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Easter Island is a remote, triangular-shaped, treeless, island in the Pacific. It’s 14 miles long and 7 miles across, at its widest, and there is a dormant volcano at each corner. This small isolated land is 2,000 miles from the South American mainland and it’s [...]

The Hopi Indian’s Blue Star Kachina Prophecy

By | 2018-06-10T19:39:42+00:00 June 10th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

An ancient Hopi prophecy states that “when the Blue Star Kachina makes its appearance in the heavens, the Fifth World will emerge.” It also speaks about the manifestation of nine signs foretelling this world-changing event. Could it be happening right now? In long-forgotten times, people [...]

10 Facts About the Lost City of Atlantis

By | 2018-06-01T02:26:57+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

The world is full of unsolved mysteries. Despite the great achievements in the field of science, we, the human beings remain clueless about many things around us. Rather than the land we live, what seems strange to us is the ocean, which is home to [...]

3 Native American Legends by the Cherokee People

By | 2018-05-29T00:22:45+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

Long before European settlers came to the Great Smoky Mountains in the late 1600s, the region was inhabited by the Cherokee people. Today, the influence of the Cherokee in the Smokies is still very strong. Even the name “Smoky Mountains” is derived from the Cherokee [...]

Jimi Hendrix-Life And His Relation With Guitars

By | 2018-05-25T10:55:08+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Music|Tags: , , , , |

Jimi Hendrix is an electric guitar legend and hero. Even though his mainstream career only lasted four years, he is easily recognized as one of the most iconic and influential electric guitarists of the 20th century. Learn about what made him a legend, his [...]