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How Odin Became Santa Claus: Symbolism and Pagan Origins of a Gift-Giving Saint
The story begins in the northern regions of Europe where the supreme god Odin, also known as Wodan among the German tribes, reigned. (He still lives among us in Wednesday, which is Wodan’s day). Odin/Wodan was the god of wisdom, magick and occult knowledge,...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death
This extensive introduction includes some of the more well known, along with some lesser known Death "incarnations", and I use that term loosely, as in many cultures, the Angel of Death can be quite an adept shapeshifter. We have tried to cull...
Mystic Sciences >> Necromantic Studies
King James Bible: Leviticus, Chapter 21
Chapter 21 21:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none be defiled for the dead among his people: 21:2 But for his kin, that is near unto him, that is, for his mother, and for his father, and...
Old Testament >> Leviticus
Jesus Christ! You’re acting like one of those Christians
"He drew a circle that shut me out— Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win; We drew a circle that took him in!" – Edwin Markham The room was filled with Pagans, Witches and a few Asatru. The discussion had flowed from &qu...
Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life
Children of the Gods
Muslim stood with Jew, Pagan with Christian, Hindu with atheist, all protesting injustice, all making a stand as one people against hate. Downtown Denver was alive with a multi-hued tapestry of people, joined together in tragedy, and hope. A Denver police...
Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life
"Thunder", son of Odin and Earth. The most beloved god of the Viking Age, perhaps seen as the chief god at that time, and often known now as "god of the common man", Thor is best-known for his ceaseless battle against the giants. He is not...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic

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Blue plaque for lawn-mower inventor Edwin Beard Budding
The inventor of the lawn-mower has been honoured with a commemorative plaque on the site of his workshop. Engineer Edwin Beard Budding patented his world-first design in 1830. A plaque marking his achievement has been put on a wall of the Stroud ...
A Lawn Day's Journey from Scythes and Donkeys to Power Mowers
If this sounds like more trouble than it's worth, you can thank Edwin Beard Budding for saving the day. In 1827, the British engineer came up with the wheel-and-blade machinery behind the modern lawn mower. Budding's mower, which was invented decades ...
Trump's Supporters Okay with Him Going Third Party, World Leaders Condemn Him
Todd KraninMost of Donald Trump's supporters say they would still back him if he left the Republican Party and ran as an Independent. World leaders, meanwhile, have condemned him. Is Trump worse than Voldemort?
What The British Invented: 13 amazing creations from catseyes to crossword
In 1827 mechanic Edwin Beard Budding of Stroud, Gloucestershire, was considered crackers for inventing a contraption as weird as this. In fact, rumour has it he had to test the machine at night so no one would see him.
Who Made That Lawn Mower?
Before a British inventor named Edwin Beard Budding conceived of the mower, the cropped lawn was the province of the landed gentry, who would employ teams of men to trim grass with scythes. But lawn care was far from Budding's mind when he invented ...

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