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    Myth behind Tattoos in Maori culture

    Tattoos exist around the world in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and interpretations. Depending on where you are in the world this type of body art can mean something very different. Tattoos are the intentional changing of skin pigment for a variety of reasons. In some cultures tattoos are used to mark social class, rank, […]

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    The Myth of Godzilla & King Kong

    Godzilla and King Kong have become cultural icons and cinematic legends remaining popular from their conception over 50 years ago. Today we focus on their size, power, and CGI graphics, but these monstrous icons began as so much more. Both of these grand creatures although separated by time, were influenced by the single factor of […]

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    The Myth Behind The Color Run

       It’s the “happiest 5K on the planet” and if you’ve been associated with just about any social networking site within the last two years you’ve probably seen multiple pictures of people smearing color powder all over their friends with huge smiles plastered on their faces. In fact, the array of colors covering the crisp […]

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    Leviathan’s in the Mediterranean

    Whales have been following the currents of the ocean for thousands of years like clockwork knowing and teaching the paths to generations to come. In some cultures, like the northern arctic Inuit in Canada, Russia, and Iceland, whales became a staple source of food and even shelter. However, for the people of the Mediterranean whales […]

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    Follow your Bliss

    “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where you would not have thought there would be doors and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else…” – Joseph Campbell Joseph Campbell was an early 20th century American scholar of world mythology. He dissected and analyzed ancient stories from every inhabited […]

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    Ancient Mayan City of Tulum

    The ancient Mayan city of Tulum was home to approximately 1,600 people and was built on top of the cliffs of the Yucatan in the Caribbean. Built around the sixth century AD Tulum remained occupied all the way until the age of conquests. The city greatly impressed Europeans sailing by with its grand size and […]

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    Kamadhenu

    The Bovine Goddess Kamadhenu has been described as the mother of all cows, or the “cow of plenty” that provides her owner with whatever they desire. There are no temples that are directly dedicated to her specifically, because all cows are venerated in Hinduism as an early form of Kamadhenu herself. This is why followers […]

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    Book of the Dead

    Above is a picture of an almost entirely complete Book of the Dead found in the Museum of Egyptian history in Turin Italy. This holy text was written for the deceased to bring with them on their journey into the underworld to give them magical spells and instruction to enter the realm of the gods. […]

  • It Ain’t Easy Being A 21st-Century Superhero

    It Ain’t Easy Being A 21st-Century Superhero Super Hero’s of old times have been re-imagined to fit into our younger generations. As many superheros like Batman and Superman have grown old they get a shot of new life from graphic novel retellings. One example is asking the question, “What if Superman was raised in the […]

  • Above is a photo of the living space designated for the priestesses of the Goddess Vesta of hearth fire, known as the Vestal Virgins. These priestesses were chosen at the young age of 6-10 yrs old to be initiated, and if selected were to give their services to the upkeep of the temple and the […]