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  1. Amazing New Year’s Traditions Around the World

    In many countries around the world, New Year’s Day is celebrated on January 1st with ... “year”—that preyed on villages every New Year. In order to frighten the hungry beast, the villagers took to ...

    Joanna Gillan - 01/01/2022 - 00:59

  2. Order of Santiago: The Knights of Spain and Their ‘Holy War’

    The Order of Santiago is a Christian religious-military order of ... Ferdinand II. As a consequence, they began looking for a new patron and found one in Alfonso III, the king of ... and governance of Spain’s possessions in the New World hailed from these orders. As the Order of Santiago was ...

    dhwty - 05/01/2019 - 14:02

  3. The Legendary Origins of the Most Noble Order of the Garter

    ... and the United Kingdom is no exception. The Most Noble Order of the Garter is an ancient order of chivalry that ... the amount of pomp and ceremony, creating something new and more spectacular. The Order of the Garter started a ... hand down. It is one of the most exclusive clubs in the world, with a rich history dating back hundreds of years. Top ...

    Robbie Mitchell - 23/10/2022 - 18:53

  4. The Cosmic Tales of Navajo Mythology: Portals to Evolving Worlds

    ... reservation that spans the American states Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado, forming the most important Native ... and animals had a common language, there was a dark first world illuminated by fires which burned inside incandescent ... Wanting to escape from this first world of hot craters in order to colonize other worlds, its inhabitants flew until ...

    Phoenix Vald - 16/12/2021 - 17:57

  5. The Teutonic Order: How a Hospice for Pilgrims Turned into a Legion of Crusaders

    The Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in ... year the field hospital, which formed the nucleus of the new Teutonic Order, was recognized by the pope, and the monks ... at: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14541b.htm New World Encyclopedia, 2015. Teutonic Knights. Available at: ...

    dhwty - 30/12/2018 - 18:44

  6. The Ancient Origins of New Year’s Celebrations

    On the 1st January of every year, many countries around the world celebrate the beginning of a new year.  But there is nothing new about New Year’s.  In ... God entered the human world as his only son, Jesus, in order to save humanity. It’s also a celebration of Mary’s ...

    Joanna Gillan - 31/12/2021 - 17:38

  7. Did the Conquest of the New World Save the Spanish Empire?

    ... established towards the end of the 15th century, when the New World was discovered.  The Spanish Empire was one of the ... leader, Túpac Amaru was assassinated in 1572 at the order of the Viceroy Francisco de Toledo of the Spanish ...

    dhwty - 23/03/2020 - 12:53

  8. New Study Provides Precise Date for Viking Presence in Newfoundland

    A new study has tackled a burning question which has ... first trans-Atlantic voyage, and laid the glory of world exploration squarely at the feet of the Vikings. By ... The team of researchers used a novel technique in order to date the exact time of Norse occupation at L’Anse ...

    Sahir - 20/10/2021 - 16:00

  9. Secret Societies and Hidden Knowledge: The Explosive Star that Inspired the Modern World

    ... that in 2022 something truly spectacular is to occur: a new star will appear in the heavens. It will be the first ... concept for the time – the emergence of a new political order based around a powerful woman or queen. The Comet that ... of movements that had considerable ramifications on world history. The Rosicrucian Manifestos included cryptic ...

    Graham Phillips - 01/03/2017 - 13:58

  10. Global Guides Animate the Past in Penn Museum’s New Galleries

    The new Penn Museum will include six new 'Global ... and Central America. Our technology driven world allows us instant access to documentaries, blogs, and ... diversity”? Just in case the answer is “no”, in order to teach about life in other societies, both modern ...

    ashley cowie - 13/11/2019 - 22:57

  11. The Shaman’s Secret World: Living in Light and Darkness

    ... of fire was the first awakening of hunter-gatherers to a world beyond their awareness. In the dark of night, the fire ... west-to-east through the underworld at night, to start a new cycle again the following dawn. Ancient Shamanic ... messengers. The executioner animals carry out a shaman’s order to assault an enemy, near or far. They are the jaguar ...

    george fery - 18/10/2019 - 22:39

  12. The Carthusians: Solitary Lives Dedicated to Pure Contemplation

    The world of a monk is a world of seclusion and solitude. It ... such perseverance and overcoming one’s human nature. The Order of the Carthusians is very old and closed-off from the ... his own vision, and designed the overall layout in a new way: the individual sleeping quarters all faced a ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 07/04/2021 - 02:02

  13. Chinese New Year 2022 and the Legend of Nian

    ... Korea, Vietnam, Japan and other countries around the world are today celebrating the Lunar New Year and welcoming in the Year of the Tiger as part of ... for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good ...

    Joanna Gillan - 01/02/2022 - 14:00

  14. Trailing the Mayflower - The Iconic Ship of a Pilgrim Voyage to the New World

    ... Mayflower. This ship became the symbol of the search for a new life and pilgrimage to the New World in the 17th century. 2020 marks the 400 year ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 24/11/2020 - 21:02

  15. Hades, God of the Underworld and His Unsung Powers

    ... but sometimes as a main one as well. Titanomachy Brings a New Generation of Gods The ancient Greeks believed that Hades ... legendary musician had traveled to the land of the dead in order to bring his deceased wife, Eurydice, back to life. ...

    dhwty - 12/10/2019 - 22:54

  16. Signs of Dynastic Incest at Newgrange Reveal Secrets Behind Irish Megaliths

    ... structures we see dotting the landscape today. A new study reveals secrets about one of the most famous Irish ... they write that either way “the offspring of a first-order incestuous union […] is a near-universal taboo for ... power has linked these ancient ruling elites around the world with elaborate monumental building projects and ...

    Alicia McDermott - 17/06/2020 - 17:34

  17. It’s March 25 – Happy Medieval New Year!

    Did you know that the new year was celebrated on March 25 in a lot of the world including Britain, Europe and America, right up until ... God entered the human world as his only son, Jesus, in order to save humanity. It also is a celebration of Mary’s ...

    Gary Manners - 26/03/2021 - 01:22

  18. Santa the Shaman Comes to the New World: The Shapeshifting Magic-Man from the Ancient Past

    ... from the Netherlands put into what would later be called New York Harbor and went about building a Dutch colony called ... him "Sinter Claes."  Thus, "Santa Claus" came to the new world. In 1626, a ship filled with folks from the Netherlands ... of the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, in order to insure that the sun would soon return and bring its ...

    jim willis - 10/12/2017 - 13:56

  19. Murder in Malbork Castle: The Demise of Werner von Orseln, Grand Master of the Teutonic Order

    The capital castle of the Teutonic Order at Malbork, Poland, was famous for being unconquered. ... fortress. On its completion in 1406, it became the world's largest brick castle. Nowadays, it's Poland's ... Malbork Castle by Jeroen Fossaert ( Flickr ) The new Grand Master - Werner von Orseln Werner von Orseln hailed ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 27/12/2015 - 03:00

  20. The Descent of Inanna into the Underworld: A 5,500-Year-Old Literary Masterpiece

    ... captives to the king ( public domain ) Among the World’s Oldest Poems The Descent of Inanna is thought to ... easily as she entered it. Ereshkigal, Queen of the Nether World ( mesopotamiangods ) A substitute had to be found, and ... Mingren References Anon., Inanna’s Descent to the Nether World [Online] [The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian ...

    dhwty - 02/01/2017 - 14:49

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