Nebuchadnezzar - King of Babylonia - had been the man responsible for the construction of the fabled Hanging Gardens of Babylon, but it turns out that these gardens, if they ever existed, may actually have been sited over 300 miles away from the iconic city.
This piece is presented in the form of a letter, written by a Leprechaun, offering advice to all those travelling in Ireland, to respect the legends and traditions that the leprechaun represents.
Legend is a story that is assumed to be true - it happened but was not considered holy or sacred by the community. Usually the legend is a myth associated with the origin of an object or place. Here is one example of a legend is happening in the community:
Peter Norman ran the 200m in the 1968 Mexico Olympic games. He won a silver medal but had the courage to wear a human rights badge on the podium, this small act that was a mark of respect to his beliefs that all men, women should be treated as equals, destroyed his life.
It is known through historic sources that the site was located in the ancient Phrygian city of Hierapolis - these days known as Pamukkale
Is the Chupacabra an imaginary creature? Perhaps and perhaps not.
We've seen the bottom 20 of this list of legends. Now we will focus on the top 20 and see the most influential personalities in this aspect of Music and even culture.
Hip Hop Music is one of the most popular and well listened genre of Music, especially among the youths. So, we will take our time and go through the journey of the personalities who actually made the Hip hop music and culture what it is today. This particular article will focus on the...
As every true Newfoundlander knows, winter is not over until Sheila has brushed the last remnants of the season away!
Chocolate is a confectionery item created out of cocoa, fats, sweeteners, and different added substances
a short poem about wales and it`s great past of myths and legends, a place for all to visit.
Clever as we humans might think we are, we just cannot resist the power of those captivating cats, and their truly incredible eyes.
The dog, an attendant of the storm king Odin, was a symbol of wind. Cats came to symbolize down-pouring rain, and dogs to symbolize strong gusts of wind - hence it's raining cats and dogs.
Worse still, the beast is said to feed on the blood of animals, mainly goats, which is why it has been dubbed the Chupacabras - goat sucker.
South Americans, however, saw the mythical of El Dorado in such a way that it revealed the true nature of the people and the place - El Dorado never being a place at all, but instead a ruler so wealthy that he habitually covered himself in gold
It was said that such shrunken heads derived from warriors decapitating enemies on the battlefield, and in ensuing spiritual ceremonies, carefully reduced through boiling and heating, the belief being that this action would lock in the spirit of the slain enemy and thus protect the ki...
This page provides an overview of Merlin the Magician, sorceror and wise counsellor of King Arthur, and his link to the ancient town of Carmarthen, South West Wales.
We are being swamped by countless images and books of things over which we can have no control, and our safety valve is superstition because it gives an illusion of some kind of protection.
This gigantic cavern system once housed hundreds of people, in what was, potentially, one of the oldest and most important prehistoric villages in Europe
The area was called Penhille in the 13th century – Penn taken from the Celtic language (Pen was their word for hill) and the confused English added their own version to it, though it quickly became Pendle, in popular use.
Witnesses claim he escaped by leaping a nine-foot wall in a single bound. Footprints were found, some three inches deep – suggesting some kind of spring mechanism in the shoes – and the name ‘Spring heeled Jack’ was born.
We simply could not get enough of the amazing new sound these Liverpool lads generated, and managed somehow to get copies of every new record as it came out.
Hindus all over the world celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi (Vinayaka Chaturthi) this year on 19th September. It is the birthday of Lord Ganesha, one of the most powerful and well-known deities of the Hindus. There are many legends for Lord Ganesha having an elephant’s head.
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Are you superstitious about your food? I mean, would you cheerfully tuck into a ‘wolf peach’, knowing that it was thought to have hallucinogenic properties, and might even lead to your becoming a werewolf?