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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 [...]

New Years Eve Day Traditions Around the World and Their Origins

By |2019-01-10T03:51:31+03:00January 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

In many countries around the world, New Years Eve Day is celebrated on 1st January with fireworks and festivities the evening before. But this is not the only type of New Years Eve day celebration and not everyone celebrates on 1st January. Here we look [...]

6 of the World’s Most Mysterious Standing Stones

By |2018-05-30T02:01:57+03:00April 26th, 2017|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

Standing stones, stone circles, and megaliths have been discovered across the world, but scientists and historians continue to debate their purpose, construction, and meaning. Many theories have been put forward for these creations, from astronomical sites to places of ritual and worship But perhaps even [...]