Summer Solstice, Reincarnation & The Sun card — True Tarot Tales

Photo by Lisa Fotios on Pexels.com We are coming ‚home‘ again, entering the zodiac sign of Cancer the Crab on Tuesday 21 June, the day of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, and the shortest day in the southern hemisphere. The word ‘sol –stice’ is from the Latin […]

Summer Solstice, Reincarnation & The Sun card — True Tarot Tales

Werewolf Week, Religious Returns: St. Augustine on Lycanthropy — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

In discussing tales of Diomedes’ companions being turned into birds, Augustine in De Civitate Dei (City of God) discusses werewolves (18.17, the full text): “In order to make this seem more likely, Varro reports other fantastic tales concerning the infamous witch Circe, who transformed Odysseus’ companions into beasts, and concerning the Arcadians, who were by…

Werewolf Week, Religious Returns: St. Augustine on Lycanthropy — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

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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