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Mythology Tag

It was Rodin who stated that “Man never invented anything new, only discovered things.” Although it’s correct to say that certain symbols have been man-made for a particular purpose, it’s just as correct to argue that everything is somehow inspired by the natural world around us, by the forms of nature, plants, animals, the elements. Even a reaction against the...

Did you ever have an experience that turned your whole world upside down? Maybe you saw a ghost or a UFO. Perhaps you had an unusual, vivid dream that seemed real. Maybe you suddenly knew that a certain event was going to happen in the future. Or, perhaps you saw a creature or a being that did not fi t the...

The original version of Julius Evola's Mystery of the Grail formed an appendix to the first edition of his masterpiece, Rivolta contra il mondo moderno (1934). -  Revolt against the Modern World. Three years later he reworked that appendix into his "The Mystery of the Grail" book, which first appeared as part of a series of religious and esoteric studies published...

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 clouds are her linen things put out to bleach, and the gray clouds are her...

We already mentioned Saga, now let's meet Frigg.  Frigg was one of the more widely worshipped Germanic goddesses, appearing in Scandinavia, Britain, and on the Continent. Snorri names her the foremost of the Asynjur, a group of goddesses described as being equal in holiness and authority to the male Aesir (Gylfaginning, ch. 20). Nevertheless, very little is known about her...

Martinmas Have a nice Saint Martin's Day! November was to the ancient Celts and Teutons an important month and round Martinmas (November 11) popular customs seem to cluster thickly. In Silesia when it snows at Martinmas, they say that Saint Martin is coming on his white steed, it might be noticed also the "Schimmelreiter" (The Rider on the White Horse) shows up at...

Tidbits - backstory - For those who are into the many layers and the different themes of the Maier Files already noted that one of the themes associates with the Grail Quest, the hidden knowledge and the search for this power. The quest of the Golden Fleece and the Argonauts has always been in connection with the quest of the...

In Greek and Roman mythology, the palladium or palladion was a cult image of great antiquity on which the safety of Troy and later Rome was said to depend, the wooden statue (xoanon) of Pallas Athena that Odysseus and Diomedes stole from the citadel of Troy and which was later taken to the future site of Rome by Aeneas. The...