City of Giants in Ecuador

Ecuador and the lost city of giants, Yet another tale of seafaring giant invaders, from peoples who were not known to each other how could this be unless the myths are true another ancient mystery. The objects of antiquity found on the coast of Ecuador, especially the remarkably sculptured stone seats of giants and other matters, attest to the advanced skill of some unknown people long before recorded history. Today, there is no knowledge obtainable of the earliest settlement of the Ecuadorian coast. According to Velasco the native historian of Ecuador writing in 1789, the first people of whom definite facts are known were the Caras, who were an immigrating or invading people, they came by sea on larger craft in a not very remote epoch, possibly during the 6th or 7th century A.D. The Giants were superior in intelligence and culture to the natives, conquering all, and rapidly covered…

Ursprünglichen Post anzeigen 46 weitere Wörter

Albion the Son of Poseidon

Albion is the son of Poseidon and oldest known name of the island of Great Britain. Today, it is still sometimes used poetically to refer to the island. Albania was Anglicised as Albany, which were once alternative names for Scotland with other variations of the same name for England Ireland and wales. In the complex mythology of William Blake, Albion is the primeval man whose fall and division result in the Four Zoas. The name derives from the ancient and mythological name of Britain, Albion. In the mythical story of the founding of Britain, Albion was a Giant son of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea a huge ancient mystery. He was a contemporary of Heracles, who killed him. Albion founded a country on the island and ruled there. Britain, then called Albion after its founder, was inhabited by his Giant descendants until about 1100 years before Julius Cæsar’s…

Ursprünglichen Post anzeigen 63 weitere Wörter

The spread of Egyptian cults across the early Hellenistic Aegean Sea

Novo Scriptorium

During the reign of the first six kings of the Ptolemaic dynasty, which is the period between the end of the 4th century BCE and the middle of the 2nd century BCE, Egyptian cults spread successfully from Egypt, particularly from Alexandria, to ports in the ancient Mediterranean. These cults were formed almost exclusively around the divine couple of Isis and Sarapis.

Ursprünglichen Post anzeigen 2.370 weitere Wörter

Sacred Fire of Rome and Greece

The Roman goddess Vesta is the virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and family. She was purported to be the daughter of Saturn and Ops, and the sibling of Jupiter, Neptune, Juno, Ceres, and Pluto. In the Roman religion she resided in the Forum Romanum and her official festival was the Vestalia, celebrated annually June 7-15. Her Greek counterpart was Hestia, or Ἑστία.

Although the gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome are the objects of innumerable representations, both pictorial and sculptural, the Roman goddess Vesta and Greek Hestia are surprisingly lacking in imagery.


Temple of Vesta, Tivoli,  the early first century BCE, vintage eTemple of Vesta, Tivoli, the early first century BCE, widely admired since the Renaissance, the acropolis of the Etruscan, vintage line drawing

In Ovid’s account, there are neither simulacra or effigies. Nothing but a perpetual fire occupies the central, circular enclosure of her temple. It seems that the absence, or rarity, of images consecrated to…

Ursprünglichen Post anzeigen 2.098 weitere Wörter

Augustus Caesar: I came to Rome to see a city made of bricks, I leave it to you now a city of marble.


The AMO Times

Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 12.28.29 am
(The Great Augustus; source:

„I came to Rome to see a city made of bricks, I leave it to you now a city of marble“ – Augustus Caesar, the Emperor of Rome.

The great Augustus Caesar of Rome needs no introduction to those who are readers of Roman history. His military conquests, statecraft abilities, and traditional reformations for the republic gave him a legendary status in the history of Rome. His leadership ushered the republic into an era of peace and prosperity known as ‚Pax Romana‘, one which would enable Rome to live on for the next one thousand and four hundred years before its ultimate dissolution. This article studies his remarkable life and achievements with which we can learn from in helping us to govern our respective communities forward.

The nephew of Julius Caesar, Augustus was born as Octavian in a rich patrician Roman family. His father died when he was still young, and…

Ursprünglichen Post anzeigen 2.223 weitere Wörter

The Triskele Stone, St Michael’s Church, Iselgate, Cumbria

The Journal Of Antiquities

The Triskele Stone from photo at St. Michael’s church.

NGR: NY 16240 33314. The Church of St Michael at Iselgate, half a mile southeast of Isel village, in the Derwent Valley, Cumbria, used to house the famous ‚Triskele Stone‘, a Celtic symbol of motion, but sadly it was stolen from this 12th Century Norman church in 1986. Only a photo survives. However, there are still two large fragments of an Anglo-Saxon cross-shaft. The Triskele is a pre-Christian symbol or motif consisting of a three-armed carving similar to the Manx symbol (Three Legs of Man) which might represent the Holy Trinity? although the symbol goes back thousands of years to the Neolithic, and was used in ancient Greece; this particular stone, however, had Viking origins, being associated with the Norse gods, Thor and Odin. The stone also had carvings of a sun-snake and a four-armed swastika (or fylfot – the symbol of Freya)…

Ursprünglichen Post anzeigen 834 weitere Wörter