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Tomyris

Tomyris, The Female Ruler Who Killed Cyrus the Great   Tomyris was a widowed queen who ruled over a nomadic tribe called the Massagetae near modern day Kazakhstan around the sixth century B.C. They were a warrior tribe notable for their battle skills and cannibalistic tendencies (they had an honored ritual of sacrificing their elderly […]

Lilith: The First Wife

The tale most people associate with Lilith, is that of Adam’s first wife, which stems from Jewish mythology, developed earliest in the Babylonian Talmud. Lilith is one of the oldest known female spirits of the world. Her roots come from the famous Epic of Gilgamesh and earlier civilizations such as the Hittites, Greeks, Egyptians, etc. […]

Christianity/Judaism: The First Humans

Not Adam and Eve In the Bible & Torah, the first creation account of humans appears in Genesis 1:26 which describes the simultaneous creation of both male and female human beings. In this version, man and woman are portrayed as equals, given equal dominion, and are both the pinnacle of God’s Creation. 26 Then God said, […]

Divination: An Introduction

Divination is the technical term for what most people would call fortune telling, but the reality of what divination is, is a bit more complicated than that. Most realistic practitioners will admit that most forms of divination simply offer a guideline, and the reader is simply interpreting the probable outcome based upon the forces presently […]

The Lost Civilization of Mu (Lemuria)

The name Lemuria came from the “English geologist Philip Sclater who was puzzled by the presence of lemur fossils in Madagascar and India but not in mainland Africa and the Middle East. Sclater proposed that Madagascar and India were once part of a larger continent, and named this missing landmass ‘Lemuria’.” The continent of Lemuria, […]

Interesting Facts about Angels

  The word angel comes from the Greek word angelos, which means “winged messenger.”   Although angels are generally found within three key religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, similar beings can also be found within Sumerian, Babylonian, Persian, Egyptian and Greek writings, as well, and are thought to have played a major influence upon the […]

Famadihana and the Black Plague in Madagascar

Although it may not be news to anyone anymore, Madagascar is still battling the worst outbreak of Bubonic plague in the last 50 years.  And yes, it is that Bubonic plague. The one that killed over 50 million people across Europe in the 14th century, not accounting for the unknown destruction it caused in Asia, […]