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  • Assyrian Gateway Human Headed Winged Lions 'Lamassu' from the North West Palace of Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud. Background: Balawat Gates.
    'Poems of Heaven and Hell': Mesopotamian Poetry, Stories & Lots of Introduction
    This short book contains three well-known Mesopotamian stories: the Babylonian creation epic (Enuma Elish), Inanna’s Journey to Hell, (better known as Inanna’s Descent to the Underworld) and the story of Adapa, a man whose close...
  • The alkaline water myth hype you could die just having sex
    The alkaline water myth hype you could die just having sex
    The pH balance of the body is not a tricky as it seems. The body is a miraculous healing device left alone to its own. Alkaline is not a single pH in the body, certain organs and tissues need to be acidic in order to function properly. Skin is...
  • British researchers prove healthy obesity is just a phase
    British researchers prove healthy obesity is just a phase
    The multiple claims of healthy obesity are little more than mythology according to new research conducted by researchers from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London in England. The study also demonstrates...
  • Why do some people attack St. Nick?
    The truth and lies of Santa Claus
    Sometimes, being a deep thinker can be a bad thing.I often find myself over analyzing things: Cartoons have political agendas; history in docu-dramas is often exaggerated or made up; science fiction contains bad science. I cannot count how many...
  • Wishes and Sorrows’ by Cindy Lynn Speer
    Book review: ‘Wishes and Sorrows’ by Cindy Lynn Speer
    Wishes and Sorrowsis a well-written short story fantasy collection that interweaves myth, magic, romance, and fairytale elements. At times, the writing is darker and bordering on horror.The 14 stories in this collection range from the melancholic,...
  • Scientific American’s “EVOLUTION the human saga” continues the great myth
    Scientific American’s “EVOLUTION the human saga” continues the great myth
    The new Scientific American issue, titled “EVOLUTION the human saga,” is a perfect example of that which we elucidated in essays such as Scientific Cenobites and especially Atheist and Darwinian Science and Story Telling.Scientific...
  • Want “democracy?” Ditch electoral college, switch to PR & public funding
    Want “democracy?” Ditch electoral college, switch to PR & public funding
    It’s bad enough, the game is rigged. The "real money" never changes hands. For that reason, the holders of that wealth are like immortals, vampires they transcend the barriers that hold the rest of us back and withhold...
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    Surname changes in genealogy
    How many times have you heard the line: My ancestor had his name changed at Ellis Island? This is one of the most common myths (along with the three brothers story and the Indian princess story) in genealogy.Scenario 1An Irish man came to the...
  • Winter's tale
    A Winter's Tale, is more than what it appears
    Winter’s Tale:Rated “PG-13” (1 hour, 58 Minutes)Starring:Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, William HurtDirected by:Akiva Goldsman From what the trailer of this film presents to us, this is a...
  • Return on remodel
    Real estate folly: Remodeling is a great investment before selling your home
    One of the more common misconceptions people have before listing their home is the need to remodel or do major updates to their property in order to bring a higher sale price.Painting is fine and so is new carpet but experience has taught me the...
  • Prometheus unhinged – on the varied mythology
    Prometheus unhinged – on the varied mythology
    In the previous segments, XXII Olympic Winter Games - Sochi and Prometheus and XXII Olympic Winter Games - Olympics history, we considered the Prometheus myth, how it pertains to the Olympics and why it is centered in Sochi.The earliest source for...
  • A short history of Plymouth Rock
    A short history of Plymouth Rock
    Recently, vandals painted the renowned Plymouth Rock with one word: “LIES.” A symbol of the Pilgrims landing in 1620, Plymouth Rock was once part of a much larger rock formation, but it was broken, and over time, chipped away by...
  • Do you actually practice Hatha-Yoga or simply stretching the body by postures?-1
    Do you actually practice Hatha-Yoga or simply stretching the body by postures?-1
    Everyone claims to know what Hatha-Yoga is by knowing the names of few postures, practicing and sweating like any modern exercise fitness regime. The greatest myth about Hatha-Yoga is that it is stretching of the body and separate from meditation....
  • Thanatos
    "Pinned to the Grave"
    "Pinned to the Grave: Fear of the (un)Dead in Greek Sicily."On Thursday, November 21, at the Cathedral of Learning Room G24 at 4pm the Department of Classics at the University of Pittsburgh presents a lecture by Dr. Carrie L. Weaver.The...
  • Semiramis, occult, myth, legend, history
    Who was Semiramis?
    There are, at least, three versions of reality: 1) that which actually occurred, 2) history as our attempts to most accurately reconstruct that which actually occurred and 3) symbolic or mythological reconstructions which contain historical...
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