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The Strange History of Shrunken Heads (Tsantas)

Shrunken heads, commonly referred to as tsantsas, played a role in ancient ceremonial rituals and traditions throughout the Amazon. Shrunken heads are ...

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What Do Gnomes Symbolize?

Gnome statues must be history’s most bizarre garden accessories. These little statues have been around for centuries in one form or another and have a rich ...

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The Druids of Ireland – Who Were They?

The Druids were the wise shamans of pre-Christian Ireland. They were educated in the arts of the time which included astronomy, theology, and natural ...

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Enki – The Sumerian God of Wisdom

The Sumerians were the earliest sophisticated civilization known in history. They were known for their worship of many gods. Enki was one of the major gods ...

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Yoga Symbols and Their Profound Meanings

The ancient practice of yoga is timeless. It is fortified by its wonderful symbology and goes way beyond mere stretching and poses. Even if you don’t ...

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Fox Symbolism and Meaning

Foxes are commonly represented in media and popular culture as sly, cunning, and deceitful. This is because foxes in the wild are known to be wily and ...

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Chinese Characters and Their Symbolic Meanings

Unlike an alphabet that represents only sounds, Chinese characters express a concept. Even though these characters are a system of symbols used to write, ...

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What Is the Prayer Wheel and What Does It Symbolize?

Prayer wheels are linked to the practice of Buddhism and is a common sight in Tibet. They are cylindrical objects, which can vary in size, shape, and ...

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Nana Buluku – Supreme African Goddess

In certain cosmogonies, it’s not strange to find deities that are considered older than the universe itself. These divinities are usually associated with ...

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Obatala – Supreme Yoruba Deity

One of the particularities of the West African Yoruba religion is that its supreme god, Oludumare, remains always far in the skies and governs the Earth ...

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Symbols of Brotherhood – A List

Brotherhood is defined as an association or community of people linked by a common interest. It’s also the relationship between brothers – strong, familial, ...

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Yewa – Yoruba Goddess of Virginity and Death

In the Yoruba religion, Yewa holds a place of honor among the deities that guide and watch the steps of the dead in the afterlife. Yewa is the goddess of ...