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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Except Rasputin: Holy Fools, mystics and charlatans in the entourage of Nicholas II
The symbol of the moral degradation of power under the last Russian Emperor was the elder Grigory Rasputin. The uncritical confidence of the Royal family in the scandalous visionary caused…

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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

Socialism came 9,000 years ago, or what do we know about the Bronze age

The bronze age is not just an era when people began to kill each other with bronze swords instead of stone axes. It was in the bronze age that the first revolution took place, the goal of which was to achieve equality. In the bronze age, the first major battle of the two armies took place. In the bronze age, there were complex ideas about the afterlife and the first attempts to open the third eye surgically.
Freedom, equality, fraternity: the revolution that took place 9,000 years ago
In 1958, a bronze age settlement was found under one of the hills in Turkey, known as Chatal Huyuk. Excavations and research have shown that the settlement existed for at least fourteen centuries and was definitely located on this site in the period from 7000 BC to 6000 BC. Continue reading

Mysteries of the Mayan calendar
On August 11, 3114 BC, according to the Mayan calendar, the era of the Fifth Sun began. About the end of this era, which according to the Mayan calendar will…

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Are the aliens laying low?
Purely psychologically, navigators were always ready to meet sea monsters in the deep, which, by the way, happened more than once, according to the preserved records in the ship's logs.…

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Fascinating work, at the same time causing anxiety and emotion
The works of this Illustrator evoke mixed emotions – the viewer feels both emotion and anxiety. Invented by the artist, cute and strange creatures that walk in the company of…

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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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