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…

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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…

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A hell of a lot of wax and bronze. Horned self-portraits of Jan Fabre in the sculpture series CHAPTERS I - XVIII
The "great and terrible" Belgian Maestro Jan Fabre won fame with provocative paintings, sculptures, installations and art performances. His work is so shocking that the degree of strangeness can compete…

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The unsolved mystery of the “humpback horse”: what hidden knowledge could the author encode in the fairy tale?

When Pyotr Yershov wrote “the humpback horse”, he was only 18 years old. The genius of this tale, which has not lost popularity until now, as well as the fact that after it the writer was no longer able to create anything outstanding (the other works were clearly weaker), does not cease to surprise readers and literary critics. But fans of mysticism and hidden meanings find a lot of encrypted information in the “humpback horse”. They believe that in this way the author wanted to pass on some secret knowledge to descendants.

Yershov with the participation of Pushkin
This brilliant work, translated into dozens of languages and published in our country at least 150 times, is shrouded in a veil of mystery. Continue reading

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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A hell of a lot of wax and bronze. Horned self-portraits of Jan Fabre in the sculpture series CHAPTERS I - XVIII
The "great and terrible" Belgian Maestro Jan Fabre won fame with provocative paintings, sculptures, installations and art performances. His work is so shocking that the degree of strangeness can compete…

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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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