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Mythology

the heresy of Rolf Dietrich

19 Sep HERESY and HERETICS

Heretic Middle English: from Old French heretique, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek hairetikos ‘able to choose’ (in ecclesiastical Greek, ‘heretical’), from haireomai ‘choose’. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down=''] In the Encyclopaedia Britannica one can read: "The word heresy is derived from the Greek hairesis which originally meant...

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Labyrinth Maier files

01 Sep What were these labyrinths for?

Since the dawn of civilization, labyrinths have fascinated humankind. Knossos in Crete, has a distinctive circular maze design with seven rings. Exactly the same design appears mysteriously at different periods in history on stones and artifacts as far apart as India, Norway, Germany, Ireland, England, Arizona,...

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Otto Maier headed to Pohjola

24 Apr Where’s Pohjola?

It's been said that Otto Maier headed to Pohjola, but where's Pohjola? Pohjola_ (poch'-yo-la). means the Northland something very  similar to Hyperborea. Far up in the ice-bound north, where the sun is almost invisible in winter, and where the summer nights are bright as day, there lies...

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Secrets within Amber

30 Mar Secrets of Amber

The Amber Room is a world-famous chamber decorated in amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, located in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo near Saint Petersburg. Originally constructed in the 18th century in Prussia, the Amber Room disappeared during World War II and...

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Holle

22 Mar Where Holle dwells

We already mentioned Holle.  But  there are still some extra tidbits about Frau Holda, Holle. The benevolent Holle from central Europe reigns the sky and the weather—when she shakes out her feather bed it snows, when she does her washing it rains, the fluffy white...

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