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The Solomon’s Knot

By |2020-05-16T22:57:38+03:00May 16th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Solomon's knot is a traditional decorative motif used since ancient times and found in many cultures. Despite the name, it is classified as a link and is not a true knot according to the definitions of mathematical knot theory. Occurrences The Solomon's knot often occurs [...]

Christmas Tree Origin and Environmental Issues

By |2019-12-16T02:52:07+03:00December 15th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually, an evergreen conifer, such as spruce, pine or fir, or an artificial tree of similar appearance, associated with the celebration of Christmas. The custom was developed in medieval Livonia (present-day Estonia and Latvia), and in early modern [...]

The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

By |2019-09-09T00:42:25+03:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also known less precisely as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to an ancient, local form of the goddess Artemis. Temple of Artemis was located in Ephesus (near the modern town of Sel├žuk in present-day Turkey). [...]

The Origins and History of Santa Claus

By |2018-12-18T23:46:11+03:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or simply Santa. He is a legendary figure originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved children on Christmas Eve (24 December) and the early morning [...]

Valknut Symbol Appearances

By |2018-11-09T04:57:49+03:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

The Valknut is a symbol consisting of three interlocked triangles. The compound noun Valknut is from the modern era. The term used for the symbol during its historical employment is unknown. Scholars have proposed a variety of explanations for the symbol, sometimes associating it with [...]

The Meaning Behind the Triskelion Symbol

By |2019-01-10T03:41:45+03:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A triskelion or triskele is a motif consisting of a triple spiral exhibiting rotational symmetry. The spiral design can be based on interlocking Archimedean spirals, or represent three bent human legs. A triskelion is a traditional symbol of Sicily, where it is called Trinacria; the [...]

Triquetra Symbol – The Power of Three

By |2018-10-23T22:03:25+03:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Triquetra denotes a particular complicated shape formed of three vesicae piscis, sometimes with an added circle in or around the three lobes. Also known as a "trinity knot" when parallel doubled-lines are in the graph, the design is used as a religious symbol adapted from [...]

Winter Solstice History and Cultural Significance

By |2018-10-19T01:00:39+03:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The winter solstice, also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. It occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. It happens [...]

Summer Solstice History, Superstitions and Celebrations

By |2018-10-12T03:00:11+03:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and the shortest night. In the Northern Hemisphere it takes place between June 20 and 22, depending on the year. (The reverse is true in the Southern Hemisphere, where the longest day of the year [...]