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 […]
The world we live in is steeped in superstition, and many of us believe in them to a greater extent than we’d openly admit. Although the details may vary from culture to culture, they usually cover attracting good luck and avoiding bad luck, and who knows? There may be some kind of power in them […]
The myths and legends of the Māori people of New Zealand offer an interesting perspective on the island’s origins and the creation of Earth as a whole. There are plenty of stories about native gods (known locally as ngā atua), mythical Kiwi creatures, nature, war and astronomy in Maori culture to explore. Here are 10 […]
Evolving from isolated groups to communities, societies, and later civilisations, these oldest civilisations may no longer exist in their original form, but they were no less important to the progress of mankind. Join us as we explore the world’s oldest civilisations.
The 12 centuries of Ancient Roman civilisation were defined by a religion which developed from a local, pantheistic animism and was incorporated into the early institutions in the city. As the Empire and the Republic advanced, the Roman religion adopted the Greek pantheon and took on Emperor worship before eventually embracing Christianity in the final […]
The Norse, also known as the Vikings, were an incredibly prosperous people that reigned around 1000 years ago. Based in the Scandinavian countries of Northern Europe, the Vikings became famous around the world thanks to their raids, many of which took place in England and France. They had a diverse and fascinating religion that was […]
Are you superstitious at all? If you don’t think so, you’re not alone, as most of us deny the label. But maybe you’ve found yourself knocking on wood once or twice, or crossing your fingers and hoping for the best? For every person who doesn’t take these kinds of beliefs seriously, there is someone who […]
The loss of baby teeth is a rite of passage that every child around the world will go through, but once the tooth has been shed, what do you do with it then? Well, that depends on which country you reside in. Whether left in a slipper or under the pillow for collection by the […]
Even though many believe that Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492, it was in fact a group of Vikings led by Leif Eriksson who first set foot on North American soil in approximately 1000 AD. However, long before any outsiders arrived, there were indigenous tribes of people who freely roamed the Americas and were governed […]