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A bestiary, or Bestiarum vocabulum is a compendium of beasts. Bestiaries were made popular in the Middle Ages in illustrated volumes that described various animals, birds and even rocks.
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RAVEN FOLKLOREThey slept until the black raven,the blithe heartedproclaimed the joy of heaven- BeowulfNative AmericanAccording to Jamie Sams and David Carson, in their excellent book Medicine Cards (which accompanies a beautiful deck of animal…Continue
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Here is a different take on what we know of the Crow. Some of which is obviously myth...and some might actually be fact. I had to make a few corrections to this article, but it is not mine in any way. I borrowed this excerpt from:…Continue
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Hecate, Greek goddess of the three paths, guardian of the household, protector of everything newly born, and the goddess of witchcraft -- once a widely revered and influential goddess, the reputation of Hecate has been tarnished over the centuries.…Continue
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The Goddess Nerthus & the Ancient Franks:(Pictured:Nerthus (1905) by Emil Doepler) During the time of Roman expansion in Europe, the Romans encountered many Germanic tribes on the other side of the Rhine and Danube rivers. The German people…Continue
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Water DeitiesA water deity is a supernatural being in mythology associated with water or various bodies of water. Water deities are common in mythology. Water deities usually were important among civilizations in which the sea or ocean, or a great…Continue
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World News - Construction sites are becoming popular scenes for discoveries of everything from prehistoric mammoth fossils to newly discovered spider species. In following that trend, a recent construction project near Gliwice, Poland uncovered a…Continue
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I was just doing a little reading and came across this. It just amazes me what some people will believe sometimes. The blind and misled are only out numbered by the things they choose to believe it seems. LycanthropyLycanthropy is the transformation…Continue
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The Color Quarrel
Once upon a time the colors of the world started to
quarrel: all claimed that they were the best, the most important,
the most useful, the favorite.
GREEN said: "Clearly I am the most important. I am the
sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, leaves,
trees--without me, all animals would die. Look out over the countryside
and you will see that I am in the majority."
BLUE interrupted: "You only think about the Earth, but
consider the sky and sea. It is the water that is the basis of life
and drawn up by the clouds from the deep sea. The sky gives space
and peace and serenity. Without my peace, you would all be nothing."
YELLOW chuckled: "You are all so serious. I bring
laughter, gaiety, and warmth to the world. The sun is yellow, the moon
is yellow, and the stars are yellow. Every time you look at a
sunflower, the whole world starts to smile. Without me, there would be no
ORANGE started next to blow her temper. "I am the
color of health and strength. I may be scarce but I am precious for I
serve the needs of human life. I carry the most important vitamins. Think
of carrots, pumpkins, oranges, mangos, and pawpaws. I don't hang
around all the time, but when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset, my
beauty is so striking that no one gives another thought to any of
RED could stand it no longer. He shouted out: "I am
the ruler of all of you! I am blood! Life's blood! I am the color of
danger and of bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause. I bring
fire to the blood! I am the color of passion and of love, the red
rose, the poppy and the poinsettia. Without me, the earth would
be as empty as the moon!"
PURPLE rose up to his full height. He was very tall
and spoke with great pomp: "I am the color of royalty and power.
Kings, chiefs, and bishops have always chosen me for I am a sign of
authority and wisdom. People do not question me, they listen and
Finally, INDIGO spoke, much more quietly than all the
others, but with just as much determination: "Think of me. I am the
color of silence. You hardly notice me, but without me you all become
superficial. I represent thought and reflection, twilight and deep
water. You need me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace."
And so all the colors went on boasting and
quarreling, each convinced of their own superiority. Soon, their
quarreling became louder and louder. Suddenly there was a startling
flash of bright lightening!
Thunder rolled and boomed! Rain started to pour down
relentlessly. The colors crouched down in fear drawing close to one
another for comfort.
In the midst of the clamor, RAIN began to speak: "You
foolish colors, fighting amongst yourselves, each trying to
dominate the rest. Don't you know you were each made for a special
purpose, unique and different? Join hands with one another and come to
Doing as they were told, the colors united and joined
hands. The RAIN continued: "From now on, when it rains, each of you
will stretch across the sky in a great bow of colors as a reminder
that you can all live in peace. The rainbow is a sign of hope for
And so, whenever a good rain washes the world, and a
rainbow appears in the sky, let us remember to appreciate one another.
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