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Green Man - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Nightly
Types[edit] Lady Raglan coined the term "Green Man" in her 1939 article "The Green Man in Church Architecture" in The Folklore Journal.[3] Some commentators conflate or associate the term with "Jack in the Green".[4] Usually referred to in works on architecture as foliate heads or foliate masks, carvings of the Green Man may take many forms, naturalistic or decorative. The simplest depict a man's face peering out of dense foliage. Some may have leaves for hair, perhaps with a leafy beard. The Green Man appears in many forms, with the three most common types categorized as: the Foliate Head: completely covered in green leavesthe Disgorging Head: spews vegetation from its mouththe Bloodsucker Head: sprouts vegetation from all facial orifices (e.g. tear ducts, nostrils and mouth)[5][6] In churches[edit] To the modern observer the earlier (Romanesque and medieval) carvings often have an unnervingly eerie or numinous quality. Later variations[edit] Modern images[edit] Related characters[edit] Related:  Dioses y Monstruos Primordiales

Rosslyn Chapel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Nightly Rosslyn Chapel, formally known as the Collegiate Chapel of St Matthew, was founded on a small hill above Roslin Glen as a Catholic collegiate church (with between four and six ordained canons and two boy choristers) in the mid-15th century. Rosslyn Chapel and the nearby Roslin Castle are located at the village of Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland. The chapel was founded by William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness (also spelled "Sainteclaire/Saintclair/Sinclair/St. Clair") of the Sinclair family, a noble family descended in part from Norman knights from the commune of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte in northern France, using the standard designs the medieval architects made available to him. Rosslyn Chapel is the third Sinclair place of worship at Roslin, the first being in Roslin Castle and the second (whose crumbling buttresses can still be seen today) in what is now Roslin Cemetery.[1] In later years the chapel has featured in speculative theories regarding Freemasonry and the Knights Templar.

Caradoc Caradoc Vreichvras (/kəˈrædək/[1] or /ˈkærədɒk/;[2] in modern Welsh spelling, Caradog Freichfras, meaning Caradoc Strong (or Stout) Arm) was a semi-legendary ancestor to the kings of Gwent. He lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is remembered in Arthurian legend as a Knight of the Round Table as Carados Briefbras (French 'Caradog Short Arm'). Identification and historicity[edit] Though the name "Caradoc" and its various forms were by no means uncommon during the Middle Ages, it is probable some of the Caradocs referred to in Welsh genealogies and hagiographies such the Life of St. Some archaeologists interpret Caradog Freichfras as a plausible historical figure, also known as Caradoc ap Ynyr, who was the ruler of Gwent around the 6th century, and was based at Caerwent, the earlier Roman town of Venta Silurum. Welsh Triads[edit] French romance[edit] All goes well until the wizard attempts to escape. References[edit] Bibliography[edit]

El Origen de las Montañas Primeval Gods of Greek Mythology THEOI.COM The first born of the immortals, who formed the very fabric of the universe, were known in Greek mythology as the Protogenoi (protos meaning "first," and genos "born"). They were, for the most part, purely elemental beings - Uranus was the literal sky, Gaea the body of the earth, etc. A few of them were ocassionally described or portrayed in anthropomorphic form, however these forms were inevitably inseperable from their native element. For example Gaea or Thalassa might appear as a woman half risen from the earth or sea. AETHER (Aither) The Protogenos of the mists of light which fill the upper zones of air. ANANKE The Protogeonos of inevitability, compulsion and necessity. CHAOS (Khaos) The Protogenos of the lower air. CHRONOS (Khronos) The Protogenos of time was the very first being to emerge at creation self-formed. EREBUS (Erebos) The Protogenos of the mists of darkness. EROS The Protegonos of generation. GAEA (Gaia) The Protogenos of the earth. HYDROS The Protogenos of water.

Lake Guatavita - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Nightly The Zipa used to cover his body in gold dust and, from his raft, he offered treasures to the Guatavita goddess in the middle of the sacred lake. This old Muisca tradition became the origin of El Dorado legend. This model is on display in the Gold Museum, Bogotá, Colombia Votive objects found at the bottom of Lake Guatavita in the British Museum The lake is circular and about a quarter mile in diameter, formed by what appears to be a crater. There are hot springs nearby giving the name of the nearby Municipality of Sesquilé, which means hot water. The name of the lake is derived from Spanish laguna: pool or pond, and Guatavita from Chibcha (language of the Muisca people) gwa: mountain or gwata, gwate: high elevation, or gwatibita: high mountain peak; hence, a pool at a high mountain peak. [2] The lake is now a focus of ecotourism, and its association with the legend of El Dorado is also a major attraction. Muisca mythology[edit] See also[edit] Trivia[edit] References[edit] Jump up ^ Dietz, R.

Giants (Welsh folklore) In the Mabinogi of Branwen ferch Llyr, Britain is ruled by the giant Bran the Blessed, who has never been able to fit inside any dwelling. In Culhwch and Olwen, giants feature as antagonists throughout. Ysbaddaden, chief of giants, is the father of Olwen, a beautiful maiden sought by Culhwch fab Cilydd, a cousin of King Arthur's. He is slain at the tale's close by his nephew Goreu fab Custennin,[2] while Wrnach, another giant, is killed by Cei. A well-known tale concerns Rhitta (or Rhudda) Gawr, a giant who held court in Snowdonia. Maelor Gawr, the giant of Castell Maelor, was captured in Cyfeilog, about twelve miles from his own castle and was sentenced to death. Maelor's son, Cornippin, who was hunting with his horse and his hound, heard the sound of his father's hand and lamented over his suffering. Cribwr the Giant lived in Castell Cefn Cribwr in Morgannwg. Cribwr take thy combs And cease with currish anger If I get a real chance—surely What they have had, thou shalt have too.

Literatura infantil: miedo, brujas, ogros y autocensura | Cultura Home Los autores de libros para niños y adolescentes lamentan la sobreprotección de los niños y el celo de los editores, que les impide escribir con libertad Dubravka Ugreic contaba en alguna de sus novelas que, en el viejo idioma serbocroata, no se usa «este bebé duerme como un angelito»; se usa «este bebé duerme como si lo hubieran degollado». ¿Aún se dice así? La frase, tan brutal, suena graciosa de lo anacrónica que es ahora que el problema, para muchos, es la sobreprotección de los niños. El principio de este cuento está en una entrevista con el escritor peruano Santiago Roncagliolo, hace un año, en la época en la que publicó La noche de los alfileres. En aquella entrevista, Roncagliolo dejó caer una frase: «Ahora, cuando escribo libros para niños, ¡no me dejan poner malos!». ¿Es así? Marinella Terzi, que es autora de libros para niños y que ha sido editora, también está de acuerdo pero con matices. «Éste es un tema que me escandaliza», dice el escritor Jordi Sierra i Fabra.

Religión indoeuropea Las religiones indoeuropeas son una familia de creencias religiosas politeístas practicadas por los diversos pueblos indoeuropeos (arios) desde la Edad del Bronce. La existencia de similitudes entre ellas, probadas mediante su estudio comparativo así como por la evidencia lingüística común a las lenguas indoeuropeas, sugieren indirectamente la existencia de una religión protoindoeuropea de la cual descienden. Se pueden encontrar suficientes pistas de esta religión ancestral en las coincidencias entre idiomas y religiones propias de los indoeuropeos como para presuponer que esta religión existió, aunque cualquier detalle es una conjetura. Mientras las similares costumbres religiosas entre los indoeuropeos pueden facilitar evidencias de una herencia religiosa compartida, una costumbre compartida no indica necesariamente una fuente común para dicha costumbre; algunas de esas prácticas pueden haber surgido en un proceso de evolución paralelo. Mitología Cosmogonía El Caos Gemelos Gran Diluvio