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  • In the folklore and mythology of every culture there have been stories and legends of giants. Were the myths based on facts or were the facts exaggerated into mythological legends over time?

    Human Giants in Lore, Myth, and Life

    Human Giants in Lore, Myth, and Life

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns21

  • For a fee, some people agreed to assume the transgressions of the dead in the belief this would ease their passage into heaven.

    Sin Eaters Paid to Purify the Dead

    Sin Eaters Paid to Purify the Dead

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • Have you ever noticed the rabbit in the moon? Are you familiar with the Moon Rabbit, or Jade Rabbit as it's sometimes called? "The Moon Rabbit In Legend and Culture" is dedicated to that big bunny pounding away in its pestle!

    The Moon Rabbit in Legend and Culture

    The Moon Rabbit in Legend and Culture

    by truefaith78

  • There is scholarly debate on whether or not shamanism was present in many European cultures. Prehistoric shamanism lingered on in the European folk tradition, it is simply often overlooked.

    The Question of European Shamanism

    The Question of European Shamanism

    by Carolyn Emerick9

  • The words 'Latin America' are used to describe the group of 21 countries (listed below) in the American continent where Latin languages are spoken. These countries are all located south of the US-Mexico border, starting with Mexico in North America,...

    What Is Latin America? Geography, Language and Culture Explained

    What Is Latin America? Geography, Language and Culture Explained

    by Marie McKeown26

  • Arguably, both intellectually and physiologically our species may be fast reaching the limits of its potential. What may come next?

    Has Homo Sapiens Peaked?

    Has Homo Sapiens Peaked?

    by John Paul Quester3

  • Who wants high-tech instruments, algorithms, and forecast models when all you need to know is that a plentiful crop of pine cones means a harsh winter is coming? Or not.

    Weather Folklore

    Weather Folklore

    by Rupert Taylor2

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