Behind Tomb Connected to Alexander the Great, Intrigue Worthy of "Game of Thrones" Suspense is rising as archaeologists sift for clues to the identity of the person buried with pomp and circumstance in the mysterious Amphipolis tomb in what is now northern Greece. The research team thinks the tomb was built for someone very close to Alexander the Great—his mother, Olympias; one of his wives, Roxane; one of his favorite generals; or possibly his childhood friend and lover, Hephaestion. Over the past three months, archaeologist Katerina Peristeri and her team have made a series of tantalizing discoveries in the tomb, from columns sculpted masterfully in the shapes of young women to a mosaic floor depicting the abduction of the Greek goddess Persephone.
Myths and legends So says novelist, broadcaster and journalist Frank Delaney. And he would know. Once called “the most eloquent man in the world” by the National Public Radio in the US, Delaney is also the author of The Last Storyteller and has lived a life immersed in literature. He’s not alone. Lyssa Description She personifies mad rage and frenzy, as well as rabies in animals. In Herakles she is called upon by Hera to inflict the hero Heracles with insanity. In this scenario she is shown to take a temperate, measured approach to her role, professing "not to use [her powers] in anger against friends, nor [to] have any joy in visiting the homes of men."
IRISH LITERATURE, MYTHOLOGY, FOLKLORE, AND DRAMA Irish PlayographyIrish Writers OnlineStudy Ireland: Poetry - BBCIrish Women Writers - M. OckerbloomThe Irish and LiteratureLyra CelticaIreland Literature Guide2002 Irish Author RoundtablePoetry Ireland / Éigse ÉireannEarly Irish Lyric Poetry - Kuno Meyer Sonnets from Ireland - E. Blomquist Colum's Anthology of Irish Verse - Bartleby.com Medieval Celtic ManuscriptsThe Book of KellsCarmina GadelicaCELT Irish Electronic Texts American Lore, Legends and Campfire Tales Around the campfire. From the beginning of time, people have told stories, regaling their friends and families with tales of adventure, hard times, interesting people, frightening experiences and everyday life. Sometimes these were truths, others exaggerations, and occasionally nothing more than tall tales.
The Grigori The Watchers The Lord spoke: "Have no fear, Enoch, good man and scribe of goodness. Come hear my voice. Go speak to the Watchers of Heaven, who have sent you to intercede for them. Tell them, You should intercede for men, and not men for you. Bulfinch's Mythology Contact: . Copyright 2000-2014, GreekMythology.comTM. For more general info on Greek Gods, Greek Goddesses, Greek Heroes, Greek Monsters and Greek Mythology Movies visit Greece.com Mythology. All information in this site is free for personal use. Who Brought Freedom, Gandhi or Netaji? – Folks Magazine Penned by Dr. NS Rajaram in the year 2010, this story is relevant even to this day. Enumerating several contributions of Netaji – as Subhas Chandra Bose was fondly known – it is probably one of the greatly read articles on Folks Magazine. We invite you all to read it yet again to celebrate Netaji’s 115th birth anniversary. There is a story that the late Mao Zedong, when asked his opinion about Napoleon as a leader replied: “How can I say?
Teutonic Myth and Legend Index Sacred Texts Legends and Sagas Buy this Book at Amazon.com Contents Start Reading Page Index Text [Zipped] This is Donald Mackenzie's able retelling of the Northern mythological cycle. INC: The Grigori (unofficial version) (unofficial version) by "Kirt A. Dankmyer -- aka Loki" (firstname.lastname@example.org) Celtic - ♠ Pagan Roots The Celts were animists, believing that all aspects of the natural world contained spirits, and that communication was possible with these spirits. Druidry The Celts venerated certain trees.
Antietam, the Civil War's deadliest day: On the battle’s 150th anniversary, remembrances from Oliver Wendell Holmes, William McKinley, Rutherford B. Hayes, Clara Barton, and other survivors A misty rain shrouded Antietam Creek as Pvt. David L. Thompson and other footsore soldiers from the 9th New York Infantry took their places on the Union line and unrolled their blankets. It was Sept. 16, 1862, a night marked by the sputtering fire of nervous pickets, the cursing of men tripping over objects in the dark (including a regimental dog), and waves of panic.
10 Universal Myths Of The Ancient World Religion No matter where you’re from, you probably have your fair share of wild myths. From stuff like the legend of King Arthur and his magic BFF to the mischievous gods of Ancient Greece to the insane epics of Hindu mythology, just about every culture comes with a set of stories that most other cultures call foreign or strange. But then there are the universal myths—myths that crop up repeatedly in cultures separated by hundreds of miles and thousands of years.
In Nomine Characters I've taken over the In Nomine Collection's Rogue's Gallery. Sorry to change the format so abruptly, but I'm trying to make it mesh with my GURPS Character Archive. Same rules as with the GURPS lot -- if you're not comfortable with a concept, don't read it. I'm not going to deal with the black background-white text trick, though.