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Mount Meru: The Center of the Physical and Spiritual Universe

By |2019-06-05T15:59:29+03:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

Mount Meru is the sacred five-peaked mountain of Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist cosmology and is considered to be the center of all the physical, metaphysical and spiritual universes. Many famous Hindu and similar Jain, as well as Buddhist temples, have been built as symbolic representations [...]

Phosphorus: The Morning Star

By |2019-05-23T17:14:03+03:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Phosphorus is the Morning Star, the planet Venus in its morning appearance. Phaosphoros and Phaesphoros are forms of the same name in some Greek dialects. This celestial object was named when stars and planets were not always distinguished with modern precision. Another Greek name for [...]

A Brief History of Greek Astronomy

By |2019-04-25T04:09:08+03:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Greek astronomy is astronomy written in the Greek language in classical antiquity. Greek astronomy is understood to include the ancient Greek, Hellenistic, Greco-Roman, and Late Antiquity eras. It is not limited geographically to Greece or to ethnic Greeks, as the Greek language had become the [...]

Myths and Legends About the Milky Way

By |2019-04-22T17:05:51+03:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

There are many myths and legends about the origin of the Milky Way, the crowd of stars that makes a distinctive bright streak across the night sky. Milky Way Mythology among cultures: Armenian Ancient Armenian mythology called the Milky Way the "Straw Thief's Way". According [...]

A Brief History of Babylonian Astronomy

By |2019-04-14T03:18:09+03:00April 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Babylonian astronomy was the study or recording of celestial objects during early history Mesopotamia. These records can be found on Sumerian clay tablets, inscribed in cuneiform, dated approximately to 3500–3200 BC. In conjunction with their mythology, the Sumerians developed a form of astronomy/astrology that had [...]

Hydra Constellation Mythology

By |2019-04-10T15:02:08+03:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, measuring 1303 square degrees, and also the longest at over 100 degrees. Its southern end abuts Libra and Centaurus and its northern end borders Cancer. It was included among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century [...]

5 Star Constellations That Everyone Can Find

By |2019-01-27T03:08:10+03:00January 27th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Do you ever look up at a night sky teeming with stars and feel lost with wonder? Maybe you've heard the names of constellations but don't have a clue as to how to begin to identify them? Don't worry, because, with some simple orientation and [...]

Astarte: Goddess of Sexuality and Fertility

By |2019-01-24T15:47:08+03:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Astarte is the Hellenized form of the Middle Eastern goddess Ashtoreth, a form of Ishtar, worshipped from the Bronze Age through classical antiquity. The name is particularly associated with her worship in the ancient Levant among the Canaanites and Phoenicians. She was also celebrated in [...]

A Brief History of Astronomy

By |2018-10-12T02:12:56+03:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Astronomy is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It applies mathematics, physics, and chemistry, in an effort to explain the origin of those objects and phenomena and their evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and comets; the phenomena include [...]

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 [...]