The fantastic worlds

Autumn sketches, or fortune-Telling on coffee grounds
On a typical October evening, I was rushing to the store to restock my groceries. Hesitating at the newly opened tea and coffee Department, I caught the thought: "I'll Come…

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Mystery and fantasy in an unusual paintings by Alexandra Modeller
The gallery of strange creatures, embodied fears and sinful desires in the paintings of Alexandra Bodeller will easily take you to the farthest borders of fantasy. Each canvas is a…

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The fantastic worlds of Jules Verne
106 years ago, on March 24, 1905, the great writer and passionate traveler, the founder of the genre of science fiction, Jules Verne, died. The writer lived in the past…

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The calendar of the ancient Slavs

Most vividly, the dual faith is reflected in the peasant land-farming calendar, where the veneration of Christian saints is closely intertwined with pagan beliefs and rites. Over time, many of the most important rituals for the pagan were taken less seriously and gradually turned into children’s games.

Here is how the year of the Russian peasant passed. On the day of the winter solstice (December 25), it would be necessary to help the sun gain strength-because farmers burned bonfires, rolled burning ears, symbolizing the sun. So that the winter was not too severe, they made a snow woman, depicting winter, and broke it with snowballs. Continue reading

God of fertility

The God of fertility associated with Navya (the lower world) was Veles (Volos, Vlas). The name Veles goes back to the ancient root “vel” with the meaning “dead”. But since the world of the dead was associated with the idea of magic power, the owner of which subdues people, the same root means power and is found in the words “power”, “command”, “possess”, “great”. Descent into the other world brings the hero omniscience, special wisdom, often associated with poetic features, so Veles is simultaneously the God of wisdom and poetry (the prophetic singer Boyan in” the Word about Igor’s regiment “is called the grandson of “Veles’s grandson”). Continue reading

Ancient Russian shrines

Externally, the sanctuary looked like a real fortress on the high Bank of the Desna: a deep moat, a high horseshoe-shaped rampart and wooden walls (fence?) on the upper edge of the platform. The diameter of the rounded (now triangular) site was about 60 m, i.e. it was equal to the diameter of medium-sized marsh settlements.

The inner structure of the courtyard of the sanctuary-fortress was as follows: along the entire rampart, close to it was built in the Western part of the site a long, curved structure with a width of 6 m. its Length (including the collapsed part) should have been about 60 m. Continue reading

Destruction of Atlantis

The fall of an asteroid or comet fragments to explain the death of Atlantis, supporters of its location in the Atlantic ocean are most often attracted to space disasters.
The first who linked the death of Atlantis with the appearance of the comet was G. R. Carly who published his work in 1784.
S. bashinsky in 1914 suggested that the remnants of the asteroid is Australia. His hypothesis has no geological justification.

The Polish astronomer M. M. Kamensky concluded that Atlantis was destroyed by Halley’s comet in 9541 BC.
German atlantologist O. Muck studied the traces of the fall of the Karolinska meteorite (diameter 10 km, mass 200 billion tons, speed 20 km / s) and came to the conclusion that it was the cause of the death of Atlantis. The force of the impact was equivalent to the explosion of 30 thousand hydrogen bombs.

Polish atlantology L. Seidler believes that Atlantis was destroyed in a collision of the Earth with Halley’s comet. Continue reading

Atlantis, what is Plato’s mistake? Where to find the remains of the Atlantean civilization?

Since the time of the ancient Greeks, this mystery has been haunting mystery lovers. The eternal question is already two and a half thousand years old. The first to write about Atlantis was the great ancient Greek philosopher Plato, on whose writings today’s researchers and seekers of the sunken island are based. All that Plato knew about the mysterious Atlantis is told in his two dialogues “Critias”and ” Timaeus”. In them, Plato’s ancestor Critias recalls conversations between the ancient Greek sage Solon and an unnamed Egyptian priest. The conversation took place in the VI century BC. The Egyptian told, referring to the sacred Egyptian texts,that there was a great country of Atlantis, which lay behind the pillars of Hercules, which perished in a terrible catastrophe. . “…There was an island lying in front of that Strait which is called in your language the pillars of Hercules. This island was larger than Libya and Asia combined. Continue reading

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