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The Metternich Stela

By |2020-05-15T13:15:42+03:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Metternich Stela is a magico-medical stele that is part of the Egyptian Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The Metternich Stela dates to the thirtieth dynasty of Egypt around 380–342 B.C. during the reign of Nectanebo II. The provenance [...]

The Rod of Asclepius

By |2020-04-07T17:03:01+03:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In Greek mythology, the Rod of Asclepius, also known as the Staff of Aesculapius, is a serpent-entwined rod wielded by the Greek god Asclepius, a deity associated with healing and medicine. The Rod of Asclepius symbol has continued to be used in modern times, where [...]

The Magical Adder Stone

By |2020-03-15T15:31:22+03:00March 15th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

An adder stone is a type of stone, usually glassy, with a naturally occurring hole through it. Such stones have been discovered by archaeologists in both Britain and Egypt. Commonly, they are found in Northern Germany at the coasts of the North and Baltic Seas. [...]

Ophiuchus Constellation Location, History, and Mythology

By |2019-12-09T01:14:46+03:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ophiuchus is a large constellation straddling the celestial equator. Its name is from the Greek Ophioukhos; "serpent-bearer", and it is commonly represented as a man grasping a snake. The serpent is represented by the constellation Serpens. Ophiuchus was one of the 48 constellations listed by [...]

Melusine: A Spirit of Freshwater in European Folklore

By |2019-11-18T02:02:19+03:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Melusine or Melusina is a figure of European folklore and mythology, a female spirit of freshwater in a sacred spring or river. She is usually depicted as a woman who is a serpent or fish from the waist down (much like a mermaid). She is [...]