History became legend, legend became myth — Logarithmic History

7.86 – 7.44 thousand years ago This has proven my most popular post! For more on the general topic, here’s Patrick Nunn with an article and a book, The Edge of Memory: Ancient Stories, Oral Tradition, and the Post-Glacial World making the case that “some ancient narratives contain remarkably reliable records of real events.” And here’s an article on the […]

History became legend, legend became myth — Logarithmic History

BOOK TALK: Giants — Martini Fisher

Most European giants are represented as being evil and cruel. The term „giant“ and the reputation for cruelty derives  from the Gigantes of Greek mythology, who were savage creatures with men’s bodies and serpentine legs. According to Hesiod, they were children of Gaia and Uranus, born from the blood of Uranus after he had been castrated by his son Cronus. In a war between the Gigantes and the gods of Olympus, called the Gigantomachy, the gods prevailed and the giants were slain or restrained.

BOOK TALK: Giants — Martini Fisher

Obsidian dating provides proof for Naval Trade in the Aegean during the Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene (13-10,000 yBP) — Novo Scriptorium

In this post we present evidence of Naval Trade in the Aegean already since the Late Pleistocene. Franchthi Cave From the excellent paper titled: „Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene seafaring in the Aegean: new obsidian hydration dates with the SIMS-SS method„, by N. Laskaris, A. Sampson, F. Mavridis, I. Liritzis (2011), we read: „Seafaring before the Neolithic […]

Obsidian dating provides proof for Naval Trade in the Aegean during the Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene (13-10,000 yBP) — Novo Scriptorium

What are Ancient Pre-Christian myths and Sacred Lore really derived from? — The Germanic/Teutonic Center of Northern Cultural Arts

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For the serious seeker of Indo-European spiritual practices, within the pursuit of searching out anthropology based historical accuracy required to fill in some of the gaps behind them; one can began to assuredly start heading down a seemingly wide open road on a subject topic, only to quickly hit a blind turn, some gravel, and […]

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A Medieval Criticism of Greek Myth — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

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Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum Maius: “Let us come then to the Greeks so that we can see what they think about God. For the Greeks, saying that they were wise, became stupid – worse even than the Chaldeans – introducing the notion that there were many gods, some of them men and others women. They claimed […]

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Ancient Egyptian Creation Myths — The Eye of Ra

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I will share with you two versions of the Ancient Egyptian Creation Myths. Please note that multiple variants exist. These stories should not be taken literally, because Ancient Egyptians‘ myths are generally filled with metaphors and symbols. Each variant represents a different symbolic perspective, which enriches the general understanding of the gods and the universe. […]

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Mythical Creatures: Medieval Mermaids — just history posts

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Mermaids are creatures that appear time and again throughout history and across cultures. Typically a mermaid is portrayed as having the top half of a woman, and the bottom half of a fish, though this sometimes varies slightly. The first known stories of mermaids come from Assyria around 1000BC; the goddess Atargatis, who was the […]

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Poseidons Waffe

The trident is the weapon of Poseidon, or Neptune, the god of the sea in classical mythology. In Hindu mythology it is the weapon of Shiva, known as trishula (Sanskrit for „triple-spear“). In Greek, Roman, and Hindu mythology, the trident is said to have the power of control over the ocean. Trident A trident is […]

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