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Holi: The Festival of Colors and Love

By |2019-05-10T16:26:19+03:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is celebrated predominantly in India and Nepal but has also spread to other areas of Asia and parts of the Western world through the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent. Holi is popularly [...]

Mjolnir: The Hammer of God Thor

By |2019-05-09T15:43:08+03:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

In Norse mythology, Mjolnir is the hammer of Thor, the Norse god associated with thunder. Mjolnir is depicted in Norse mythology as one of the most fearsome and powerful weapons in existence, capable of leveling mountains. In its account of Norse mythology, the Prose Edda [...]

The Greek Magical Papyri

By |2019-05-06T17:06:43+03:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Greek Magical Papyri is the name given by scholars to a body of papyri from Graeco-Roman Egypt, written mostly in ancient Greek, which each contain a number of magical spells, formulae, hymns, and rituals. The materials in the Greek Magical Papyri date from the [...]

Amrita: The Drink of the Devas

By |2019-04-16T16:19:06+03:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , |

Amrita, Amrit or Amata is a word that literally means "immortality" and is often referred to in ancient Indian texts as nectar. "Amṛta" is etymologically related to the Greek ambrosia and carries the same meaning. Its first occurrence is in the Rigveda, where it is considered [...]

Anito: Ancestor Spirits and Deities in Philippine Folklore

By |2018-11-16T03:13:27+03:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Anito, also spelled anitu, refers to ancestor spirits, nature spirits, and deities (diwata) in the indigenous animistic religions of pre-colonial Philippines. It can also refer to carved humanoid figures, the taotao, made of wood, stone, or ivory, that represent these spirits. Pag-anito refers to a [...]