The entire subject surrounds Stonehenge to an utmost annoyance. Beginning with just basic Celtic ranging all the way to Arthurian legend aka just Merlin. (“Stonehenge”, Greenehaven) .The fact that Merlin is the only one mentioned for this place is a little disheartening. Sure Merlin waved around his hand that was decorated with magic items and picked the monument up with magic. The question with magic the is movement, that is why the legend was made.
Indispensably, various satanic groups use the “Mendes Pentacle” or the Sabbatic Goat Emblem, (a symbol for the goat god); as their logo. This insignia became first connected to Satanism in the nineteen sixties, attributed to the nineteenth century occultist, Elipas Levi. Historically, the unfathomable ancient symbol appeared first in Mesopotamian writings, dating to approximately 3,000 B.C. (over 5,000 years ago). Notably, this symbol exists within numerous world civilizations such as the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Persians, Chinese, East Indians, and
Egyptian history has always been a mystery. Kings and queens have been found mummified ,opening a new world that we did not know about.With the help of scientists we have been able to make theories and understand more about their mysterious lives.There were many different rulers in Egypt, but one that draws most attention is King Tut.King Tut with an really interesting life and even a more sudden and weird death. He was born in Circa 1341 B.C.E., King Tut was the 12th king of the 18th Egyptian dynasty.His parents named him Tutankhaten, but as a sign of rebellion and rejection to his parents religion he changed his name to Tutankhamen.King at the early age of 9 and got married with his half sister Ankesanutum.King Tut liked hunting and used
Tricksters, much like wise old men, dragons, and knights are common story characters; however, characters like tricksters are not just for story books or tales, they are also widely found in religious writings. Gods like Loki in the Norse mythology, or Set in the Egyptian mythology used trickery or underhanded tactics to gain power or cause damage in their own stories. Hunahpu and Xbalanque are described as tricksters in the story, in one literal sense, when Seven Macaw is talking about them, on page 2497 Macaw refers to them as tricksters. Aside from this, the tactics the boys use also suggest that they are trickster archetypal characters. The two examples that best show this are how Hunahpu attacks Macaw with a blow-dart when he is eating,
This explains the use of gold in the artefacts found in the tomb of Tutankhamun including the King Tut mask.” (Alchin) King Tut's death mask also included an inscription on its back and sides. “The inscription engraved on the shoulders and on the back of the mask is a spell that first appears on masks of the Middle Kingdom, some five hundred years before the time of Tutankhamun. It was later incorporated in the Book of the Dead (Chapter 151 B).” (Bos) The Egyptians used spell 151 B as a road map for the afterlife. Legend has it, anyone brave enough to open a sealed tomb would suffer the fury of the mummy. “When Howard Carter opened up the tomb of Tutankhamun more than 80 years ago, there were grim predictions that all who entered the burial chamber would be cursed from that day forth.” (Baracaia) I found it funny that this idea of a curse was generated by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock
C) as noted in Memorable Providences Relating to Witchcraft and Possessions by Cotton Mather, who at that time was a reputable expert in the "invisible world." It seems strange to 21st-century dwellers that people believed that witches could be identified by marks of the devil, as portrayed in an 1853 painting by T.H. Matteson (Doc. D). Today, it is frightening to imagine that people accused others of “bewitching your first husband
Gilgamesh is an epic full of reoccurring symbols and gestures. Gilgamesh is one of the oldest works in existence. It is believed he was a Sumerian king who was two thirds god one third human. Its author is unknown and it was passed down orally till the Babylonians translated and preserved the scripts. On the other hand the Adoration of the Disk was written as a correction of gods in ancient Egypt, the
The Great Pyramid is located on the Giza near the modern city of Cairo and was built between 2580 to 2560 B.C for Pharaoh Khufu of the 4th dynasty. There was no evident of why pyramids were built nor how they were built. Scientists have been spending years for studying pyramids and they come up with so many theories to explain the purpose of building the pyramid, but the most accepted one is explaining that the pyramid was built as a tomb for the king, Pharaoh. In the ancient Egyptian society, Egyptian believed that there was the Afterlife and they also believed that when Pharaoh passed away, the king started his journey from the Underworld and had to go pass twelve gates to complete some quests in order to be emerged as Ra, the Sun God. Therefore, when the king passed away, his body went through a process of mummification and was placed inside the pyramids.
The mystery behind the fascinating predictions of Nostradamus can be summed up into two simple theories, was he an outstanding prophet, or fraud? While Nostradamus is well known for his surprisingly accurate predictions of tragedies, such as World War II and 9/11, there are a very few things that Nostradamus scholars agree on. Firstly, the prophet is born “Michel de Nostradame on December 14th 1503, in St. Remy de Provence”(“Nostradamus” The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy).When Nostradamus reached the age of 14, he left his home to study at the learning center at Avignon (“Nostradamus” UXL Biographies). During his studies there, he was often scolded for upholding the theory that the earth was round because the school was also a religious institution. Later in his life during medical school, he was nicknamed “Little Astrologer”.
Prophets has always been another main source of previsions. Differently to seers, who interpret external signs, prophets are possessed by divine spirit. Their prophecies usually announce a new leader that will restore or create a new order. One of the most ancient prophecy texts ever found is the Prophecy of Neferti, actually written during the early 12th Egyptian Dynasty (c.1991 – 1786 BC). (it was written 500 years after the described events, to justify the rising of Amenemhat I, who was not connect to the previous sovereign family) Astrology appeared later than the other divinatory practices: the first Babylonian Horoscope dates back to 410 B.C., but it will be the Greeks to make the practice more structured.