Egyptian Symbols and Their Meanings

2017-08-04T00:34:22+00:00 Categories: Symbols and Meanings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Filled with many mysteries and a great deal of spirituality, the mythology and culture of ancient Egyptians are surely an important part of the history of civilization. Admittedly only to a limited extent, today we are able to comprehend the hieroglyphs depicting the [...]

Ankh, Egyptian Symbol of Life and Immortality and Its Meaning

2017-08-15T13:21:32+00:00 Categories: Symbols and Meanings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Shaped as a cross with a circle/loop for the top part, the ankh is the most commonly used symbol among the ancient Egyptian symbols. Many Egyptian gods, Isis in particular, were depicted holding the ankh in numerous inscriptions. Also known [...]

Lotus Flower Meaning and Symbolism

2017-10-14T21:14:27+00:00 Categories: Symbols and Meanings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

With its presence dating back to 145.5 million years ago, the lotus flower is one of the most commonly used symbols throughout the history. It has been a significant symbol for several religions and cultures, particularly Hinduism and Buddhism. Rebirth [...]

Ivar the Boneless, Ragnar Lothbrok’s Son

2017-12-08T22:20:33+00:00 Categories: History|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ivar the Boneless (Inwaer/Ingvar/Hyngwar) was one of the greatest leaders of Vikings and the legendary commander of the Great Heathen Army. He was the third son of Ragnar Lothbrok (and Aslaug) after Eirik and Agnar (Ragnar's sons from Thora Townhart). Ivar [...]

Bjorn Ironside, Ragnar Lothbrok’s Son

2017-12-07T01:58:59+00:00 Categories: History|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Bjorn Ironside, Ragnar Lothbrok's son, was one of the kings of Sweden who lived in the 9th century and who is assumed to be one of the founders and the first ruler of the protohistoric Swedish dynasty named the Munsö [...]

Lagertha the Shieldmaiden, Ragnar Lothbrok’s Wife

2017-12-07T07:15:28+00:00 Categories: History|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lagertha the Shieldmaiden was a Norwegian historical figure and one of Ragnar Lothbrok's wives as depicted in History Channel's TV series, Vikings. She was born in A.C. 795 and although there is no certain information regarding her exact time of death, [...]

The Furies (Erinyes)

2017-01-14T20:59:42+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Furies are the three chthonic female deities of vengeance in Greek mythology. They are also called Erinyes (Erinys) which means “the avengers” in Greek language. The counterpart of the Furies is “Dirae” in Roman mythology. There are several myths regarding [...]

Doppelganger

2017-02-04T19:00:24+00:00 Categories: Mythical Creatures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Etymology The word doppelganger is the English form of the name “Doppelgänger” in German meaning “double goer/double walker”. This word was firstly used by Jean Paul in his work Siebenkäs in 1796 and derived into English later. What is a [...]

Griffins/Gryphons, Winged Mythical Creatures of Ancient Times

2017-08-22T22:01:20+00:00 Categories: Greek Mythology|Tags: , , , , , , |

Griffins or gryphons are winged mythical creatures with a lion’s body, an eagle’s head and ears resembling a horse’s ears. Rest of the physical features differs between the myths, i.e. they are sometimes depicted without wings. Griffins are most commonly [...]