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  1. Ancient Persian Inscriptions Link a Babylonian King to the Man Who Became Buddha

    ... Featured image: ‘Buddha offers fruit to the devil’ from 14 th century Persian manuscript ‘The Jāmiʿ ...

    Harvey Kraft - 04/05/2015 - 01:13

  2. Bringing the Secret Story of Shadows to Light

    ... If Heaven is the shadow of God and Hell is the shadow of the Devil, is life the shadow of a dream? Top image: Scary Shadows. Source: ( ...

    valdar - 30/05/2016 - 21:43

  3. True Remains of the Saint Behind the Santa Myth Believed Found in Turkey

    ... Krampus, Son of Hel: The Ancient Origins of the Christmas Devil Is This a Huge Million-Year-Old, Man-Made Underground Complex? ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 05/10/2017 - 22:55

  4. Sacred Plant of Eternal Love and Healing: The Mythology and Magic of Basil

    In Mediterranean cuisine it is the symbol of summer and its origins are lost in the mists of time. Fragrant and delicate with its green leaves it manages to tantalize the most demanding palates, it is basil. Basil (Ocimum basilicus) is an annual herbaceous plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family, and is easily recognized by the shape of its lanceolate leaves that vary from pale green to intense green to violet or purple of some varieties.

    Dr Massimo Bonasorte - 07/01/2018 - 01:58

  5. The Cossack Sorcerers of Folk Legends and Historical Chronicles

    ... They claim that he was born with his teeth and he killed the devil. They also say that he could predict who he would fight and during battle ... that the Turks and Tatars called him Urus Shaitan (Russian devil). The Turkish sultan issued a decree on prayer in mosques for the ...

    Ingvar nord - 31/03/2018 - 14:08

  6. Bigfoot Is Not the Only Elusive Creature Said to Roam the Canadian Wilds

    ... with this strange creature, which they described as a devil, or a werewolf with glowing eyes, large yellow fangs, and a long ...

    ancient-origins - 02/04/2017 - 19:04

  7. New Theories on the Shigir Idol Paint A Surprising Picture of its Life

    ... has a very wide range of meanings even in English, from devil to good genius. Given the Idol was created 11,500 years ago, we can't ...

    ancient-origins - 12/03/2019 - 00:48

  8. Medieval Science Fiction Existed – Here’s What it Looked Like

    Carl Kears & James Paz / The Conversation

    ancient-origins - 14/09/2018 - 00:31

  9. Beware the Wandering Wombs of Hysterical Women

    ... Trotula. However, in the years to come, the fear of the devil would become instrumental in the extreme treatments for hysteria when the ...

    B. B. Wagner - 07/09/2019 - 18:51

  10. Why We Should Welcome the Return of ‘Old Stinker’, the English Werewolf

    ... like a modern day Spring-Heeled Jack (the folk devil that plagued Victorian London). Wolf guilt Importantly, Old Stinker ...

    ancient-origins - 13/06/2018 - 01:57

  11. Patasola: The Destructive Femme Fatale of the South American Jungle

    Ancient civilizations who navigated the unforgiving coastlines of the North Atlantic, like the Vikings, feared, worshiped, and mythologized a pantheon of unforgiving sea creatures with origins half in this world and half in much, much darker places. Seductive sirens, alluring mer-folk and enchanting sea witches joined together to create the mythology of oceanic peoples; while the Shamans of jungle locked cultures toiled with similarly malevolent spirits in the form of insect, plant, and animal spirits, entities, and gods.

    ashley cowie - 14/01/2018 - 18:39

  12. Mysterious Labyrinth and Ritual Caves: Archaeologists dig up the Stone Age Past on Swedish Island

    ... the island, especially at Easter, to cavort and worship the devil. Large cavities in the rock along the shore, called “jättegrytor” ...

    lizleafloor - 23/09/2015 - 04:02

  13. Extra-terrestrials and Fissures in the Great Wall

    ... taught to fear anything unseen or occult as the work of the devil. If you don’t acknowledge the very existence of your enemy – who ...

    susan - 18/05/2013 - 14:53

  14. A Multitude of Demons: More on the Mythology of the Constantine TV Series

    Jacques Collin de Plancy was a French occultist, demonologist and writer. He published a number of books on occultism and demonology. The most famous of these books is probably his “Dictionnaire Infernal”. The “Infernal Dictionary”, as it is known in English, is a book on demonology describing demons organized in hierarchies. The book first appeared in 1818 and it went on to have several editions.

    valdar - 24/04/2018 - 22:58

  15. Agnes Waterhouse: The First Woman Executed for Witchcraft in England

    History remembers Agnes Waterhouse as one of the most influential witches of the Tudor period. Although the Inquisition in Europe started their trails and executions much earlier, Agnes was the first woman to be put to death for witchcraft in England - in 1566.

    Natalia Klimczak - 21/04/2016 - 00:53

  16. The Biblical Witch of Endor: Contacting the Spirit of a Prophet

    The Witch of Endor is also known as the biblical Medium of Endor. According to legend, she was a medium who apparently summoned the Prophet Samuel's spirit. She is known from the Old Testament but became a part of other traditions too.

    Natalia Klimczak - 17/09/2019 - 22:35

  17. Gone and Forgotten: The Sad Fate of the Witches of Prussia

    ... that witches were nasty creatures who collaborated with the devil and were dangerous for society. Propaganda by the priests around Europe ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 19/09/2016 - 14:49

  18. Willies, Ghillies and Horny Highlanders: Scottish Gaelic Writing has a Filthy Past

    Think of Scotland’s Highlands and islands and you probably think hills, glens, tartan, shortbread, bagpipes, caber-tossing, whisky, haggis, stags in the mist, grandiose aristocrats, bearded ghillies and high-kicking kilted dancers. Or for the more grimly realist among you, there’s clearances, depopulation, the decline of Gaelic culture, Presbyterianism, barren deer forests and disappearing European Union funding.

    ancient-origins - 05/11/2017 - 00:49

  19. Norwegian Scientists Unintentionally Provide Fuel for a Fringe Theory on the Bermuda Triangle

    ... Domain ) The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle is a region of ocean bordered by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto ...

    Alicia McDermott - 16/03/2016 - 20:47

  20. El Morro: The Great 16th Century Fort That Saved Puerto Rico from British and Dutch Invasions

    ... seen near a lighthouse known as La Garita del Diablo or the Devil’s Watchtower. Her apparition is usually seen floating along the ...

    ML Childs - 10/10/2017 - 23:04

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