For anyone, travelling to a foreign place is bound to unearth some of the many wonders of the world, as well as some of the weirdest experiences imaginable. Most of the time, they’re understandable even though they’re not exactly something that you would do out of your own free will.
The vast majority of the populations of the world subscribe to some kind of belief system. At the top lie Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism. This is only a fraction of the religions that have been a part of our species, as we’ve believed in a higher power from long before recorded history.
The Sumerians are considered by most historians to be the first true civilisation that ever existed, and much of what they created then still affects the world even to this day. As part of ancient Mesopotamia, the Sumerians have a rich culture and an equally vibrant belief system, one that was so influential that countless other religions have been based upon it.
There has been an alarming trend around the world that physicists are struggling to understand. Despite the overwhelming scientific proof to the contrary, many people around the world have started to believe that the Earth is actually flat and exists in a disc shape. It’s reached a point where there are international conventions for Flat-Earthers.
As far as cults go, most aware of those that have gained notoriety. Everyone is aware of Scientology, for example, and what it involves. But as far as the broad range of cults in the world go, Scientology is rather harmless in comparison. Which is not to say that Scientology is okay, but rather that there are far worse cults out there, some of which are still active to this very day.
The Loch Ness Monster, commonly known as Nessie, is one of the most famous mythical creatures in Scottish folklore. For more than 200 years, people have been reporting sightings of a large aquatic creature said to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. There have even been a few blurry photographs, but is Nessie just a myth or is there any real evidence proving her existence?
Scary leviathans and legendary monstrosities have always captured our imagination whilst terrifying us at the same time, but while most of us have heard of bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster, there are some equally horrifying beasts down in Africa that are lying in wait out there in the dark.
Education all over the world focuses on mostly the male gods of times gone by. Sure, mention might be made of some pretty impressive female deities like Aphrodite, Juno, and Kali, but they rarely play a very important part of whatever’s going on.
For as long as humans have been telling stories, there have been endless tales of fantastical creatures that could only be found in the most remote corners of the earth. These are creatures that were once believed by the ancients to be nothing more than myth, but eventually turned out to be real animals.
Myths are a great way to uncover the psychology of humanity. Take a closer look at a myth, do a bit of research, put it all together, and you can generally decipher what the root of that myth is. But, do the same with the most horrific mythical creatures in history, and the realities you find are just as troubling as the creature itself.