Tháng: Tháng Mười 2015

Ending Racism by Healing Wounds

pitlane Lần cập nhật cuối: 21 Tháng Mười, 2015
Ending Racism by Healing Wounds

Shadow Truths Never before in the history of racial relations in this country have we been closer to an opportunity for a healing of all wounds. The great strides towards a true equality we made during the 1960’s were remarkable it is true, but they did not put the...

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Skin Walkers

pitlane Lần cập nhật cuối: 20 Tháng Mười, 2015
Skin Walkers

Have you ever watched Teen Titans? One of the characters is called the Beast Boy, he transforms into different animals, from wolf to bear or coyote to birds and others. Pop culture uses skin walkers in many ways as to maybe introduce the culture and beliefs of Native Americans....

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Greek Goddess Hestia

pitlane Lần cập nhật cuối: 20 Tháng Mười, 2015
Greek Goddess Hestia

In the Roman mythology Saturnus and Ops are mentioned as Hestia’s parents. To the Greeks, these were Kronos and Rhea. Vesta was honored as the First Mother of Rome. She was first portrayed as a flame, or someone with a flame. Later on, the sign of Vesta became a...

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Rare Diseases Vampire Disease Blood Disease Incurable Diseases Origin of Vampires

pitlane Lần cập nhật cuối: 20 Tháng Mười, 2015
Rare Diseases Vampire Disease Blood Disease Incurable Diseases Origin of Vampires

The Vampire Disease, or porphyria in scientific term, is a set of genetic disorders characterized by the malfunction of the hemoglobin production. It is a rare disease that is said to originate from the intermarriages of the European nobility. The good news is, it is not contagious. Unfortunately, it...

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Myths about Black Cats

pitlane Lần cập nhật cuối: 20 Tháng Mười, 2015
Myths about Black Cats

Black cats are surrounded by myths and mystery.  Almost all cultures have some kind of superstition about black cats, some are positive and some are negative but there’s always some kind of myth about them.   Supposedly witches kept black cats as familiars.  A familiar is a sort of...

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The Oldest Man in the World

pitlane Lần cập nhật cuối: 19 Tháng Mười, 2015
The Oldest Man in the World

Utnapishtim was the world’s oldest man in Sumerian and Babylonian mythology.  He survived the Great Flood and knew the secret of life and death.  His name means “He who saw life”.  He is also known as Atrachasis, “the exceptional wise one.”  Depending on the version of the myth, he was either a...

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Origins of Vampire Beliefs

pitlane Lần cập nhật cuối: 19 Tháng Mười, 2015
Origins of Vampire Beliefs

It is possible that the concept of the vampire originated from the persecution of those few unfortunates with a congenital illness like porphyria, or from mental illnesses. The pervasiveness of the vampire trope, a blood-thirsty undead creature who survives by drinking the blood of the living is a stubborn...

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Mermaid Mythology

pitlane Lần cập nhật cuối: 19 Tháng Mười, 2015
Mermaid Mythology

Stories about mermaids are going very very far back in antiquity. The mythical creature of the mermaid/merman finds its roots from the Babylonians and Sumerians. They knew the god Ea or Enki, the god of the sweet waters, which is according to the mythology the creator and savior of...

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Pecos Bill Supercowboy

pitlane Lần cập nhật cuối: 19 Tháng Mười, 2015
Pecos Bill Supercowboy

Pecos Bill was the ultimate Texas cowboy. He was the strongest and meanest of them all, and could ride anything. The first tall tales about him were published in 1916, and collected in a book in 1923. The author, Edward O’Reilly, claimed that these were part of the oral...

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Luck of Numbers

pitlane Lần cập nhật cuối: 19 Tháng Mười, 2015
Luck of Numbers

Superstitions concerning numbers have been around for centuries. Numbers have long been associated with good and bad luck around the world. The best known of all the superstitious numbers is the number 13. However, there are many more numbers that contain superstitious connotations. The number 13 This number is...

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