Guess What? Halloween is more Christian than Pagan

I'm going to put this up for 2 reasons. 1- Every year I argue (and argue and argue) that Halloween is NOT a holiday that originated in America, and 2) I struggle greatly with not bursting into a lecture when someone tells me that Halloween is pagan and has nothing to do with the Christian [...]

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Negotiating with Death: Special Agreements for the Afterlife Around the World- Ancient Origins Magazine

"Death as an entity appears in many cultures across the globe. In the West, this entity is known as the Grim Reaper. In Japan, Death is represented by Shinigami, the Gods of Death. A lesser-known element of stories involving Death is the part about those who negotiate with the Grim Reaper. This is their story." [...]

A Very Brief History of Vegetarianism

  When the label "Vegetarian" is uttered most people know what the meaning behind it is but few know of its history and origin, so let’s remedy that with a brief look into its roots and evolution through the ages.     Originally vegetarianism was actually known as Pythagoreanism, named after the Greek Scholar, Pythagoras [...]

The Pied Pipper

On June 26 1284, or so the original story goes, a young man, handsome in appearance and dressed in brightly coloured clothes entered the small town of Hamelin, Northern Germany. Standing in the middle of the town he proceeded to play a magnificent tune on his silver pipe, drawing the children of the town out [...]

Malinche

At the turn of the 16th Century a baby girl was born to an Aztec chief in a province of Mexico. As was the custom of her people she was named after the day of her birth, a name that would later haunt Mexican history and become synonymous with the destruction of the Aztec empire for [...]