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27 Nov. 2023 - 21:42 UTC
Brumalia was likely a derivation of the ancient Greek Lenaia festivals dedicated to Dionysus, where excesses in wine drinking and the liberalization of customs also took place.
27 Nov. 2023 - 21:05 UTC
Koliada is a traditional Slavic event that features carol singing. It originally celebrated the winter solstice but now celebrates the time between Christmas and Epiphany.
27 Nov. 2023 - 20:59 UTC
In feudal Japan there were many different swords used by samurai.
27 Nov. 2023 - 20:02 UTC
A typical theatrical portrayal of the Christmas narrative based on the birth of Jesus Christ is the Nativity Play, which is a kind of Christmas play. During the Christmas Vigil, the Nativity drama is [...]
27 Nov. 2023 - 19:10 UTC
In Norse mythology, "Einherjar" refers to the chosen warriors who have died in battle and are taken to Valhalla by the Valkyries. These warriors are honored by Odin and prepare for Ragnarök, the [...]
27 Nov. 2023 - 18:37 UTC
Christmas Peace was a kind of royal authority in medieval Sweden that allowed the sovereign to exert control over groups that were considered kinfolk.
27 Nov. 2023 - 17:23 UTC
In Nazi Germany, Sunnwendmann ("Solstice Man") replaced Santa Claus.
27 Nov. 2023 - 8:49 UTC
In Norse mythology, Odin sacrificed his eye in exchange for wisdom and knowledge. He willingly gave up one of his eyes at Mímisbrunnr (Mímir's well), a source of great wisdom.
26 Nov. 2023 - 20:13 UTC
Plants with narcotic or medicinal effects used by ancient people.
25 Nov. 2023 - 21:23 UTC
You may be familiar with the iconic temple of the Parthenon, but you should also know about the other important temples of Ancient Greece.