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Dogon Tribe - Nommo

Dogon Tribe - Nommo
Dogon The Dogon are an ethnic group located mainly in the administrative districts of Bandiagara and Douentza in Mali, West Africa. This area is composed of three distinct topographical regions: the plain, the cliffs, and the plateau. Within these regions the Dogon population of about 300,000 is most heavily concentrated along a 200 kilometer (125 mile) stretch of escarpment called the Cliffs of Bandiagara. These sandstone cliffs run from southwest to northeast, roughly parallel to the Niger River, and attain heights up to 600 meters (2000 feet). The cliffs provide a spectacular physical setting for Dogon villages built on the sides of the escarpment. A Dogon family compound in the village of Pegue is seen from the top of the Bandiagara escarpment. Abdule Koyo, a Dogon man, stands on the top of the Bandiagara escarpment that overlooks the Bongo plains. Without any equipment but his own muscle and expertise, a Dogon man climbs hundreds of meters above the ground. The Washington Post Related:  Pan African Culture and TraditionPeople, Geography, HistoryAfrican

Star Beings Gods and Sky Spirits Pawnee Indians - aka Star People The seemingly simplistic astronomical observational tools used to observe and determine the motions of the Moon, stars, and planets would have appeared extremely sophisticated to the Pawnee Indians living on the Great Plains of Nebraska a century ago. They were skillful sky watchers. Proof of their observational activities resides in the Pawnee collection at the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History. The importance of the sky chart to their culture was considerable, important enough to be included in a sacred bundle. One major Pawnee legend deals with the origin of the sacred tribal bundle, which was guarded and protected by the tribal shaman for its magical charms. The stars and constellations were a great influence on almost every aspect of their lives, and even their houses were laid out in patterns which duplicated the patterns of the constellations, indicating the positions of their most important star gods. Apache Indians - Gahe The Hopi Indians

Underground Cities: Turkey, Derinkuyu, Kaymakli Derinkuyu Derinkuyu Underground City is an ancient multi-level underground city in the Derinkuyu district in Nevuehir Province, Turkey. With its 13 floors extending to a depth of approximately 85 m, it was large enough to shelter thousands of people together with their livestock and food stores. It is the largest excavated underground city in Turkey and is part of a network of several underground complexes found across Cappadocia. Since you cannot carbonate stone, it is hard to date the age of Derinkuyu Underground City. Derinkuyu was first discovered in 1963 when a cave wall was opened revealing a passage way to an underground city thousands of years old and more than 280 feet deep. The underground city at Derinkuyu could be closed from the inside with 1,000 pound stone doors which can only be opened and leveraged from the inside. The complex has a total 13 stories which go deep into the ground, with ventilation shafts - small ventilation shafts that bring air to even the deepest levels.

Curves steal the spotlight at Lagos Fashion Week Lifestyle and fashion journalist Latasha Ngwube launched the About That Curvy Life platform to empower curvaceous women. As a curvy female, the plus-size fashion advocate is all too aware of the stigma faced by the plus-size community in Africa, and is using her empowerment platform to start a much-needed conversation about body diversity. In a first, plus size models took to the runway at Lagos Fashion & Design Week held in October 2016. "We're getting a foot in the door. The show took place after much lobbying to Lagos Fashion Week explains Ngwube. "I snuck into the crowd and was watching the girls go," recalls Ngwube. "I wish I could bottle that feeling and just sip on it every day of my life."

Religion in Ancient Egypt Religion in Ancient Egypt Egyptian Gods Index Ancient Egyptian Dynasties Ancient Egyptian Temples Ancient Egyptian religion was a complex system of polytheistic beliefs and rituals which were an integral part of ancient Egyptian society. Formal religious practice centered on the pharaoh, the king of Egypt. The religion had its roots in Egypt's prehistory and lasted for more than 3,000 years. The Four Main Religions Heliopolis Theology Memphis Theology Hermopolis Theology Theban Theology Theology The beliefs and rituals now referred to as "Ancient Egyptian religion" existed within every aspect of Egyptian culture. The Egyptians believed that the phenomena of nature were divine forces in and of themselves. The depictions of the gods in art were not meant as literal representations of how the gods might appear if they were visible, as the gods' true natures were believed to be mysterious. Many gods were associated with particular regions in Egypt where their cults were most important. Amarna Art

Nubia, Kerma, Kush, Meroe, Black Pharaohs Nubia Nubia Region Today Nubia was also called - Upper & Lower Nubia, Kush, Land of Kush, Te-Nehesy, Nubadae, Napata, or the Kingdom of Meroe. The region referred to as Lower Egypt is the northernmost portion. Upper Nubia extends south into Sudan and can be subdivided into several separate areas such as Batn El Hajar or "Belly of Rocks", the sands of the Abri-Delgo Reach, or the flat plains of the Dongola Reach. Nubia, the hottest and most arid region of the world, has caused many civilizations to be totally dependent on the Nile for existence. Historically Nubia has been a nucleus of diverse cultures. The most prosperous period of Nubian civilization was that of the kingdom of Kush, which endured from about 800 BC to about 320 AD. The regions of Nubia, Sudan and Egypt are considered by some to be the cradle of civilization. Nubia is divided into three regions: Lower Nubia, Upper Nubia, and Southern Nubia. History of Nubia Prehistory Nubia and Ancient Egypt Medja Temple Relief Kingdom of Kerma

The Great Huangdi - China culture Huangdi was the Lord of Central Heaven; the four directions of heaven were in the charge of other lordi respectively. The Lord of Eastern Heaven Fuxi , with Goumang the god of wood as his assistant, was in charge of the spring; the Southern, Yandi, with Zhurong the god of fire, the summer; the Western, Shao Hao, with Rushou the god of gold, the autumn; the Northern, Zhuanxu, with Xuanming the god of water, the winter. Taking up residence in the central heaven, Huangdi, with his assistant Hou Tu the god of earth, was in charge of all four seasons and all the directions. Legend goes that Huangdi had four faces so that he could see the four directions at the same time. No matter what happened, no matter where it did, nothing escaped his eyes. As the supreme ruler of the kingdom of gods, he had everyone under his rule. For instance, once Gu, son of Candle Dragon the god of mountain, conspired with another god and killed a god named Bao Jiang.

Nibiru's Orbit, The Red Star of Bethlehem, Sonic Levitation, Ancient Wisdom by David Millo Articles by David Millo All Articles Copyright 2002 by David Millo, Copyright 2002 The Red Star of Bethlehem by David Millo "We have seen his star appear in the first rays of dawn... and lo, the star which they had seen in the east, went on before them, until it came and stood over where the child was." This bible narrative from Matthew recounts the actions of ancient astronomers - Wise Men. With the first rays of dawn on February 1, 4 BC that star appeared. Mars had an Arean association to the Babylonians. Auspiciously, Mars' retrograde motion made it appear to stand still for some 5 days centered on the spring equinox. Antares becomes visible in the southeastern sky about mid-spring to observers in the northern hemisphere. The apostle Paul expounded on the 'UNKNOWN GOD'S" altar to the Athenians on Mars Hill (Acts 17:22-31). This 2003 opposition will be 56 million km. away. Mars is the god of war. Sonic Levitation Made Easy

Esther Mahlangu: The 81-year-old woman pimping BMW's rides Collaborating with BMW would be a dream for any designer, but for the 81 year old South African Ndebele artist it's all in a days work. Twenty five years ago, Mahlangu created an iconic BMW Art car, and now she's teamed up with the German car giants again for a new project. The BMW Individual 7 Series decorated with Mahlangu's work was unveiled at this year's Frieze Fair in London with the car going up for auction at the same event. Her painted artworks for BMW Number 12 car is being exhibited at the British Museum as part of 'South Africa: the art of a nation'. Mahlangu's unique artwork is rooted in Ndebele tradition, where women in the Ndebele tribe decorate the walls of houses in vibrant patterns and colors. These striking designs symbolize significant events and serve as a means of communication within the community. Of her second collaboration with BMW, Mahlangu said in a statement: "The patterns I have used on the BMW parts marry tradition and to the essence of BMW. " ...

AETA PEOPLE: ONE OF THE FIRST AFRICAN NATIVES OF ASIA AND THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF PHILIPPINES The Aetas, Agta or Ayta are the original black race (Africans) that live in scattered, isolated mountainous northern part of The Philippines on the island of Luzon before the Austronesian (Malays and Asian groups) migrations. Historians and anthropologists debate precisely when and how they migrated there, the consensus being that they crossed from the island of Borneo between 20 and 30 thousand years ago, using a land bridge that was partially covered by water around 5,000 years ago - the remaining part of which is now the island of Palawan. Aeta black people of Philippines Aeta woman in her traditional costume Whatever the migration path was, they are without doubt among the first - if not the first - inhabitants of The Philippines. beautiful Aeta childrenThe Aeta were included in the group of people termed "Negrito" during Spanish colonial rule as Negritos. Agta hunter Since the latter half of the 20th century, however, the Aetas have been declining in number. Aeta man Aeta tribe girl.

Ten Stunning Yet Little Known Ancient Treasures Across Africa The continent of Africa contains a plethora of ancient wonders, yet very few of them are well-known internationally or attract tourists from across the world. From over a thousand stone circles concentrated in a small area to ruins of great cities, megalithic calendars that predate the pyramids by tens of thousands of years, and the remains of towns that have seen the rise and fall of countless civilizations, there is no shortage of awe-inspiring sites across the continent. Here we feature just ten incredible sites that are little known in the wider world. The incredible Senegambian Stone Circles It is amazing that the Senegambian Stone Circles are not more well-known considering there are more than 1,000 of them spread over an area that is 100 km wide and 350 km in length in the countries of Gambia and Senegal in West Africa. To construct these stone circles, the ancient builders were first required to identify suitable lateritic outcrops for the carving of the stones.

Hopi mythology The Hopi maintain a complex religious and mythological tradition stretching back over centuries. However, it is difficult to definitively state what all Hopis as a group believe. Like the oral traditions of many other societies, Hopi mythology is not always told consistently and each Hopi mesa, or even each village, may have its own version of a particular story. But, "in essence the variants of the Hopi myth bear marked similarity to one another."[1] It is also not clear that those stories which are told to non-Hopis, such as anthropologists and ethnographers, represent genuine Hopi beliefs or are merely stories told to the curious while keeping safe the Hopi's more sacred doctrines. Major deities[edit] A mural depicting Tawa, the Sun Spirit and Creator in Hopi mythology. Most Hopi accounts of creation center around Tawa, the Sun Spirit. Masauwu, Skeleton Man, was the Spirit of Death, Earth God, door keeper to the Fifth World, and the Keeper of Fire. Feminist interpretations[edit]