Who is the Wizard? The reality behind the fantasy

According to the common and popular conception, a magician is a person with magical powers and supernatural abilities. The term itself is actually the transliteration of the Greek term magos(μάγος, plural μάγοι), that is, wise . It is a title specifically referred to the Magi: king-priests of Zoroastrianism, typical of the last period of the Persian empire. But thereContinua a leggere “Who is the Wizard? The reality behind the fantasy”

Gesture of the horns: all the meanings from antiquity to today

The gesture of the horns is one of the most famous and used hand gestures in the world. Gesture with various meanings: it can be of approval, good luck and complicity with diffusion in central and northern Europe, or vulgar and offensive with diffusion in Mediterranean Europe, whose origins date back to ancient Greece. MythologyContinua a leggere “Gesture of the horns: all the meanings from antiquity to today”

Aliens: who are they?

The word alien (from the Latin alienus , or ‘belonging to others, others; stranger; alien; adverse », assumes different meanings depending on the context), in general indicates any thing or person unrelated to the context. The term extraterrestrial instead (commonly understood as alien) means any object or subject of origin external to the planet Earth and can be related to material such as meteoritesContinua a leggere “Aliens: who are they?”