Santa’s Horned Helper: The Fearsome Legend of Krampus, Christmas Punisher

In ancient times, a dark, hairy, horned beast was said to show up at the door to beat children, and carry them off in his sharp claws. The Krampus could be heard in the night by the sound of his echoing cloven hooves and his rattling iron chains. The strangest part was that he was in league with Santa Claus. The Christmas Terror The unnerving beast was no demon, however. He was the mythical Krampus, companion to Saint Nicholas (known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, etc.) While Saint Nicholas now has the reputation of loving all children and visiting them at Christmastime, judging their character and giving gifts to the ‘nice’ ones and lumps of coal to the ‘naughty’ ones, Krampus plays the dangerous sidekick. It is believed that the long-horned, shaggy, goat-like monster with a long, angry face and lolling, forked tongue would visit the home […] Read More

Your Zodiac Sign Has Shifted: NASA Updated The Zodiac Signs For The First Time In 2,000 Years

Astrology can be summed up as the belief that the alignment of our sun and various constellations in transit affects our lives on a fundamental level. This belief originated roughly 2000 years before the common era. Now, astronomically speaking, a few millennia is chump change – but it does make a difference. The stars are a database of information, from overcoming struggles, to forming healthy relationships, to improving your character, and so much more. This knowledge has been used since ancient times in various cultures, and now it has been passed to you. NASA Updates Star Signs For The First Time In 2,000 Years The stars have shifted due to the wobbling effect of the Earth caused by the sun and the moon over the last two to three thousand years. The sky is different than what the ancient astrologers viewed. Now, the constellations are off by about a month. Therefore 86% of people are living […] Read More

Britomartis: The Original Virgin Huntress

The Minoan mistress of hunting and sea navigation, Britomartis is considered to be one of many goddesses to have been absorbed into classical Greek mythology. Britomartis appears to have played an important role in Cretan society before the coming of the Mycenaeans. Archaeology reveals that her image had been erected in numerous places of worship both in the woodlands and by the sea. Some of these are believed to have been created by the mythical artisan Daedalus who later invented the labyrinth to hold the Cretan Minotaur. Britomartis and Artemis The story of Britomartis comes to us today through the Greeks – as most myths of the Minoans do. Thus, what has been passed down does not give much credence to Britomartis as a goddess in her own right. While coins and paintings from Crete reveal the way in which the Cretans viewed Britomartis, in literature what remains is […] Read More

Evolving Forms: An Intriguing Look at Shapeshifting

The notion of shapeshifting has been around for nearly as long as human beings. The possibility that a person can take the shape of another being—most often an animal—can be traced back thousands of years, permeating various cultures and religions. While transmogrification has been widely valued in various religious mythologies, there is also evidence of its influence in pseudo-historical (possibly historical) records. Shapeshifting in Fairy Tales and Myth Shapeshifting appears very often in fairy tales and myths. In tales from Greek mythology, Zeus transformed into countless creatures, such as a swan, a bull, and an ant. The myths of the Egyptians depicted the gods with the heads of animals, as seen in the bird head of Horus and the dog head of Anubis, while the myths of the Norsemen showed the mischievous god Loki change into a giant, a woman, and various animals. More recently, in the well-known tale […] Read More

WINGED BEINGS

Stone glyph s portray them as coming from the skies. Other beings with wings are depicted in ancient texts, hieroglyphs and beautiful Egyptian cave paintings.  For the most part these beings look human other than the fact that they have wings.  Wings represent transcendence. DRAGONS Winged being from mythology. Supposedly they breathed fire. There are many page on the net about them but none that connected for me to link to.   HARPIES In earlier versions of Greek myth, Harpies were described as beautiful, winged maidens. Later they became winged monsters with the face of an ugly old woman and equipped with crooked, sharp talons. They are represented as carrying off persons to the underworld and inflicting punishment or tormenting them. Those persons were never seen again.The Harpies were driven away by Cailas Zetes, the Boreads, and since then they lived on the Strophades. Originally, Harpies were probably the personification of storm winds. They are: Aello (“the Stormswift”), Celaeno (“the Dark”) and […] Read More

2013: Giant Humans from the past

Hello kiddies and welcome to another  ride on the rollercoaster of  life, the coaster that even with proof, we will deny. This time lets look at Giants, Giants in our past. REAL? FAKE? You be the JUDGE! Giant (mythology) http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant (mythology) The mythology and legends of many different cultures include monsters of human appearance but prodigious size and strength. “Giant” is the English word (coined 1297) commonly used for such beings, derived from one of the most famed examples: the gigantes (Greek “γίγαντες”) of Greek mythology. In various Indo-European mythologies, gigantic peoples are featured as primeval creatures associated with chaos and the wild nature, and they are frequently in conflict with the gods, be they Olympian, Nartian, Hindu or Norse. We have all heard the tales of giants: Jack and the Beanstalk http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack and the Beanstalk “Jack and the Beanstalk” is a British fairy tale . (1842 and Joseph Jacobs rewrote it in English Fairy Tales (1890 Jacobs’ version is most … Gashadokuro http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gashadokuro In Japanese folklore, Gashadokuro, (がしゃどくろ) also known […] Read More