Monthly Archives: December 2017

28Dec, 2017

Who Were the Ancient Vikings? The Answer May Surprise You

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The common depiction of Vikings as smelly, hairy, pale-skinned men wearing horned helmets isn’t accurate.

The common depiction of Vikings as smelly, hairy, pale-skinned men wearing horned helmets isn’t accurate.
When someone says the word “Viking,” you probably picture muscular, weapon-wielding folk wearing horned helmets while sacking villages and filling their …

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21Dec, 2017

The Pagan Origins Behind Common Christmas Traditions

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Decidedly pagan origins are the foundation of some of the most popular Christmas traditions.

Decidedly pagan origins are the foundation of some of the most popular Christmas traditions.
With the winter months come a collection of holidays such as Advent, Christmas Day and Epiphany. However, many of their beloved Christmas traditions in the West have decide…

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07Dec, 2017

Baron Samedi: Haitian Guide to the Afterlife

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Baron Samedi’s main functions is to excavate the graves of the newly departed and meet their souls as they rise and then guides them to the afterlife.

Baron Samedi’s main functions is to excavate the graves of the newly departed and meet their souls as they rise and then guides them to the afterlife.
As humans, we naturally want to know what happens to our friends and loved ones after they die. That’s probabl…

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05Dec, 2017

Ravens and Crows: The Pre-Christian History Behind These Spooky Birds

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How did ravens and crows get such a bad reputation?

How did ravens and crows get such a bad reputation?
When asked to picture ravens and crows, what comes to your mind? If you think of images such as the unsettling visitor from Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem “The Raven,” you’re not alone. Unsurprisingly, …

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