6 Mythological Creatures from Around the World

6 Mythological Creatures from Around the World

Mythological creatures from around the world have fascinated humans since ancient times. These creatures have filled folklore, stories, artworks, and songs. The origins of these fantastical creatures are varied and often disputed, but there is no doubt they have...
Ancient Egyptian God Ra | Sun Deity

Ancient Egyptian God Ra | Sun Deity

Ra was the Egyptian god of the sun, he became this major figure about 4500 years ago in the Fifth Dynasty. He was one of the most, if not the most important god in the Egyptian world for centuries or millennias. Which is quite plausible considering that it is the Sun...
10 Strange Ways Ancient People Tried to Heal Themselves

10 Strange Ways Ancient People Tried to Heal Themselves

Science is always changing, and the field of medicine is no exception. In fact, within the last century, the medical field has moved forward in veritable leaps and bounds. But you know what they say—we owe it to the ones who came before us. Even so, some of the things...
7 Unique Religious and/or Ethnic Groups in the Middle East

7 Unique Religious and/or Ethnic Groups in the Middle East

Most people think the Middle East—a transcontinental region arguably stretching from Egypt through Iran—is a uniformly Muslim place, with a small pocket of Jews in Israel, and scattered Christian communities around parts in close proximity to the Mediterranean. But...
Death and the Afterlife According to Ancient Peoples

Death and the Afterlife According to Ancient Peoples

Most people today conceive of the afterlife as a place where winged babies dance among the clouds. While it’s hard to prove exactly what an afterlife might look like, everyone seems to have their own conception of “what dreams may come when we have shuffled off this...
8 Remarkable Magic Books Throughout History

8 Remarkable Magic Books Throughout History

If you’ve ever read a horror story like those by Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft—or watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer—you’re probably familiar with the idea of creepy old books filled with magic spells somehow making their way into the modern world. But did you know...

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