The sign and symbol of infinity, the Ouroboros dragon, serpent, snake is depicted in this picture.

Ouroboros, Symbol of Infinity

The term ouroboros is derived from two words in ancient Greek language. The first word is “oura” which means “the tail” and while the second word being “boros” which means eating. Combined, these two words give the meaning “he /it that eats his/its tail” or “tail eater”.  A serpent eating its own tail has been […]

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Ragnar Lothbrok, the Fearless Viking Hero of Norse History

Ragnar Lothbrok was a Danish Viking warlord and a renowned hero of Norse history who lived in 9th century. Both the name Ragnar and the surname/nickname Lothbrok had many variations in the accounts of the age. Sometimes his name could be written as Regnar or Regner whereas his surname could be written as Lodbrok or […]

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What is an upir?

Upir is the name given to vampires in Russian language/Slavic languages. Pronunciation of the name differs from country to country and it has variations such as Opir, Opur, Upyr and Upier. The most vivid stories regarding these creatures belong to Ukrainian and Belarusian cultures although their existence was a very common belief in countries such as […]

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Gaia, Mother Earth, the Mother of All

Gaia (Gaea) is the primordial goddess of Earth who was known as “the Mother of All”. She was born from the gaping void named Chaos (which is mostly interpreted as “nothingness”) during the creation of the whole universe all.   The name Gaia is derived from the Greek word ‘ga’ (or ‘ge’) which means ‘land’ in […]

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Rhea, the Mother of the Olympian Gods

Rhea is the Titan Goddess born as the daughter of Uranus (the god of sky) and Gaia (the goddess of earth, Mother Earth). She was the sister of Titans Cronus, Tethys, Theia, Phoebe and Themis. Her consort was her brother Cronus with whom she was told to have reigned during the Golden Age in Greek […]

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Atlas, the Titan Who Held the World upon His Shoulders

Atlas was the son of Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Clymene (who was also referred to as “Asia”) in Greek mythology and he was the brother of Titans Epimetheus, Menoetius and Prometheus. Atlas was mostly known in the mythology as “the Titan who held the world upon his shoulders”. The story behind this begins with […]

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