Friday, August 18, 2017

Mythology and Fairy Tales

  • Flaming Swords and Winged Beasts: What Were These Ancient Creatures? The Origins of Cherubim – Part II
    The word angel comes from the Old English engel, or ‘messenger’. Angels have an ancient and global tradition, but with belief in these powerful but elusive supernatural beings still going strong today, it’s good to take a look at what the ancient Biblical description of these creatures were. Read moreSection: NewsMyths & Legends ... Read more...
    Source: Ancient OriginsPublished on Friday, August 18th, 2017By Cam Rea
  • Mapping the Menacing Sea Monsters in Medieval and Renaissance Cartography
    Until a few years ago, no serious consideration had been made of the many and varied representations of monsters found on world maps from the 10th century through to medieval and Renaissance times. Yet they made so many appearances for a reason. Read moreSection: NewsMyths & LegendsEurope ... Read more...
    Source: Ancient OriginsPublished on Thursday, August 17th, 2017By aprilholloway
  • The Life and Death Power of Eclipses in the Ancient World
    On Monday, August 21, people living in the continental United States will be able to see a total solar eclipse. Humans have been alternatively amused, puzzled, bewildered and sometimes even terrified at the sight of this celestial phenomenon. Read moreSection: NewsGeneralMyths & LegendsAsia ... Read more...
    Source: Ancient OriginsPublished on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017By ancient-origins
  • Ancient Angels: Heavenly Messengers or Myths? The Origins of Cherubim – Part I
    If one does a Google search and types in “movies about angels”, you will receive a plethora of films that feature angels or what could be angels. Of course, this list includes the fallen ones as well. Read moreSection: NewsMyths & Legends ... Read more...
    Source: Ancient OriginsPublished on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017By Cam Rea
  • God’s Gate and the Sun Temple: A Mysterious Incan Portal Leading to Other Worlds
    Peru has a rich and mysterious history.  With extant indigenous groups such as the Uros, Quechua, Aymara, and the Jivaro, which are known for their head-shrinking techniques, and historical populations like the Wari and the Chancay Read moreSection: NewsMyths & LegendsAmericasAncient PlacesAmericas ... Read more...
    Source: Ancient OriginsPublished on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017By Ken Jeremiah
  • A Tour in Ancient Athens
    Athens is mostly associated with its ancient past rather than its modern turbulent state of the latest two hundred years. While walking the centre of the luminous city, the visitor can easily observe both ends of Hellenic culture. The city offers plenty of ancient examples in every corner, the visitor must only roam aimlessly in the narrow alleys of the old town, and they will stumble upon these details ... Read more...
    Source: Ancient History EncyclopediaPublished on Friday, August 11th, 2017
  • Amarna Period of Egypt
    The Amarna Period of ancient Egypt was the era of the reign of Akhenaten (1353-1336 BCE), known as 'the heretic king'. In the 5th year of his reign (c. 1348 BCE), he issued sweeping religious reforms which resulted in the suppression of the traditional polytheistic/henotheistic religious beliefs of the culture and the elevation of his personal god Aten to supremacy. According to some scholars ... Read more...
    Source: Ancient History EncyclopediaPublished on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
  • Amarna
    Amarna is the modern Arabic name for the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Akhetaten, capital of the country under the reign of Akhenaten (1353-1336 BCE). The site is officially known as Tell el-Amarna, so-named for the Beni Amran tribe who were living in the area when it was discovered. A 'tell' in archaeology is a mound created by the remains of successive human habitation of an area ... Read more...
    Source: Ancient History EncyclopediaPublished on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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