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”

Life, research and esoteric works of Helena Blavatsky

Eléna Petróvna von Hahn, in Russian Еле́на Петро́вна Ган, married to Blaváckij; Anglicized into Helena Blavatsky or even, Madame Blavatsky was a philosopher, theosophist, occultist essayist and Russian naturalized American medium. He was born on August 12 or 31, 1831 in Dnipro, Ukraine and died on May 8, 1891 in London. Also known with the initialsContinua a leggere “Life, research and esoteric works of Helena Blavatsky”

Lupercalia

Il 14 febbraio, come tutti ben sappiamo, si celebra la festa degli innamorati, in ricordo del martirio di San Valentino. Narrano le fonti agiografiche che il martire, nato a Terni da una nobile famiglia, si convertì al cristianesimo diventando vescovo poco più che ventenne. Fu arrestato in seguito sotto Aureliano e giustiziato tramite decapitazione il 14 febbraio delContinua a leggere “Lupercalia”

Druids

The druid (plural: druids) is the dignitary belonging to a priestly ruling class, which was responsible, among the Celts of Gaul and the British Isles, for the performance of cult rites including human sacrifice, in the interpretation of omens, the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge, the presidency of religious assemblies, arbitration in controversies betweenContinua a leggere “Druids”