The Green Man

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The Green Man is a sculpture, or other representation of a face surrounded by or made by leaves. Branches and vines may sprout from his nose, ears and mouth and sometimes they have flowers or berries. The Green Man is all over government buildings, churches and Universities. Whats the deal? Who is the Green Man? Continue reading “The Green Man”

Amazons

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Were the ancient amazon women warriors real or is it all just made up? Most of what we know about them come from Greek myths, but what most people don’t realize is they have been depicted in myths and legends in Egypt, Persia, India, Central Asia and China. In historical times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and Pompey were said to have tangled with the Amazons. So who were these bold barbarian archers on horseback who glorified fighting , hunting, and sexual freedom? Continue reading “Amazons”

Fortuna

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Fortuna is said to be the Roman Goddess of luck. Whenever I hear the word luck I know magic is involved. People that don’t understand magic say someone is lucky. Fortuna is actually equivalent to the Greek Goddess Tyche and is the Goddess of fate and fortune. Continue reading “Fortuna”

Odin

 

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Odin pronounced Oh-din, is the Old Saxon Woden and it is where we get the name Wednesday or Woden’s day. Odin is one of the most enigmatic characters in Norse Mythology. Odin is a relentless seeker of wisdom and he gives wisdom. He is usually out in the cosmos on self-interested quests for wisdom, but he has little regard for communal values like justice, fairness, law and convention. Continue reading “Odin”

Santa Claus

 

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Who was Santa Claus? Since he is always associated with elves and flying reindeer, is he associated with Witchcraft? Is the name Santa a play on Satan or was he the real Saint Nicholas? Continue reading “Santa Claus”