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When we think of fairies many of the more popular tales tend to have an almost playful nature but it would be wrong to assume that this is means that fairies are always benign.
Many accounts within Irish folklore describe people who have had a much more disturbing fairy encounter and those who speak of these experiences are very often traumatised by what has happened to them.
David Halpin - 09/03/2019 - 18:53
The iconic profile of the world renowned prehistoric monument Stonehenge, found in Wiltshire, England, is unmistakable. The hewed standing stones rise up out of the earth in a testimony to ancient ideals, technology, and spirituality. One man believes that with our modern view we’re missing the point of Stonehenge, and to fully understand the purpose and use of it, we must think as our ancient ancestors did.
lizleafloor - 16/03/2015 - 23:44
... Jiahu in the 1980s about the artifacts, health, diet and music of the village’s ancient residents. The article also ...
Mark Miller - 11/01/2017 - 00:48
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton was an American socialite and philanthropist who lived between the 18th and 19th centuries. She is perhaps best-known for being the wife of Alexander Hamilton, one of the American founding fathers. The saying that “behind every great man is a great woman,” certainly holds water in the case of the Hamiltons. As a matter of fact, Eliza Hamilton outlived her husband by half a century.
dhwty - 28/11/2020 - 14:02
The Panathenaea was an ancient and important festival celebrated in the ancient Greek city state of Athens. This festival was held in honor of Athena Polias, the city’s patron goddess, and Erechtheus, the legendary founder of the city. The celebrations included sacrifices, ceremonies, and competitions.
dhwty - 03/02/2019 - 14:00
... in the fields of World Religions and Instrumental Music. He is author of Supernatural Gods: Spiritual ...
jim willis - 14/06/2019 - 21:27
... in the fields of World Religions and Instrumental Music. He is the author of The Quantum Akashic Field: A Guide ...
jim willis - 27/02/2020 - 01:06
... Book of Hours depicts a woman (a nun?) dancing to music played by a monk. ( Public Domain ) In the Rutland ...
dhwty - 06/04/2019 - 13:57
The Orphic Mysteries
(Part 1) The Thracians worshiped Ares, the god of war, Sabazios, the sky father god, and had faith in the Sun, son of the goddess Bendis, the incarnation of perfection and immortality. The most popular cults were the Dionysian mysteries, which surely came to Greece from Thrace, along with the cult of Orpheus and the Orphic mysteries.
madomartínez - 12/06/2014 - 13:27
... and literature. Shaunie’s other main interest is music composition. She has composed orchestral music for dancers and a storyteller, called GreenRobe, based ...
ancient-origins - 17/08/2018 - 23:50
“Spain is different!”. Napoleon took this view after his defeat by Spanish guerrilla warfare tactics. Generalissimo Franco’s government later made use of this slogan to promote Spain’s unique appeal to international tourists. Foreign visitors spend around €75 billion a year enjoying the country’s climate, food and cultural attractions. And one of the big ones is Easter – when Spain highlights a different approach to religious celebrations with colourful and macabre street processions.
ancient-origins - 31/03/2018 - 22:57
... around 1500 BCE. For the ancient Greeks, wine-making, music and dance were activities which marked a civilized and ... Odyssey , the suitors of Penelope amuse themselves with music and dancing and Odysseus himself is entertained at the ...
MartiniF - 18/10/2016 - 02:00
... has many a colorful legends about it. With its “fado” music, its colors and accent, its language expresses the ... which are key places if you want to hear the best fado music in the city. It extends from the Hill of São Roque. ...
ancient-origins - 28/06/2015 - 03:45
... at Iowa State University, where he was a professor of music theory and a successful composer. He is author of a number of college-level music theory textbooks. After his (early) retirement in 1994, ...
ancient-origins - 03/01/2013 - 08:14
... and most relevant to our study, antelope with long horns. Music was an integral part of life at Amarna under Akhenaten, ... to the musical milieu. As Lyn Green comments: “In fact, music in some form or other seems to have surrounded ... Vol. 39; pp. 13-31. Green, Lyn, Spring 2010. “Music in the Amarna Period,” In The Akhenaten Sun, Vol. 16, ...
Jonathon Perrin - 17/09/2020 - 13:56
An international team of archaeologists has found a massive statue of the god Horus, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. It was discovered during restoration work on a major temple. This find will provide a better understanding of the temple and may help in its eventual restoration.
Ed Whelan - 22/12/2019 - 13:50
... kuschk, 2010. Songlines: How Indigenous Australians Use Music to Mark Geography. [Online] Available at: ...
dhwty - 22/02/2016 - 14:49
In the ancient past, relationships between humans and animals were stricter than today and included the sphere of the imaginary and the sacred. Investigations on how the ancients approached different species can allow us to throw light on some beliefs and some concealed aspects of daily life not revealed in the ‘official’ history.
Maura Andreoni - 25/06/2019 - 23:03
A new archaeology paper published on Dec. 13 in the International Journal of Paleopathology called the discovery of a human skeleton in China, with an uncommon form of dwarfism, ´extremely rare´.
ashley cowie - 25/12/2019 - 17:57
The Royal Tombs of Ur is a 4,800-year-old Sumerian burial site of around 2,000 graves located in the ancient city of Ur in southern Mesopotamia (in the south of modern day Iraq). Sixteen of the graves were designated as ‘royal’ due to the spectacular treasures inside, including gold beads, bronze relics, cylinder seals, musical instruments and ceramics, as well as artifacts associated with mass ritual.
ancient-origins - 01/01/2017 - 22:15