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Star Cluster Pleiades in Folklore and Literature

By |2018-09-08T01:57:39+03:00September 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The high visibility of the star cluster Pleiades in the night sky has guaranteed it a special place in many cultures, both ancient and modern. The heliacal rising of the Pleiades often marks important calendar points for ancient peoples. North Africa (Berber people) The Tuareg [...]

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus): Ancient Medicinal Plant

By |2018-08-08T11:22:42+03:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , |

Verbascum thapsus, the great mullein or common mullein, is a species of mullein native to Europe, northern Africa, and Asia, and introduced in the Americas and Australia. It is a hairy biennial plant that can grow to 2 m tall or more. Its small, yellow [...]