Ramayana

Ramayana

Ramayana रामायणम् - A major Sanskrit epics of ancient India (another being the Mahābhārata) - Narrates the life...

Vahagn

Vahagn

Vahagn Vishapakagh Vahagn the Dragon Reaper or the Dragon Slayer, or Vahakn Վահագն – A god of fire,...

Baldr

Baldr

Baldr – In Norse mythology, son of Odin and Frigg - “The second son of Odin is Baldur,...

Aramazd

Aramazd

Aramazd Արամազդ - The chief and creator god, father of the other gods in ancient Armenian mythology.

Ibn Sina

Ibn Sina

Ibn Sina ابن سینا‎ or Avicenna (c. 980 – June 1037) - a Persian Muslim polymath, physician and astronomer...

Cemevi

Cemevi

Cemevi - A place where Alevi-Bektashiyyah populations gather around their traditions featuring music and dancing, and where both...

Khoomei

Khoomei

Khoomei Хөөмей or Hooliin Chor - Mongolian throat singing also practiced in Inner Mongolia, Tuva and Siberia -...

Bastet

Bastet

Bastet – A goddess of ancient Egyptian religion, originally a fierce lioness warrior goddess of the sun, later...

Stubbs

Stubbs

Stubbs (1997 – 2017) - A famous cat, mayor of the historic district of Talkeetna, Alaska from July...

Tsantsa

Tsantsa

Shrunken head or tsantsa – A practice of headshrinking by the Jivaroan tribes (Shuar, Achuar, Huambisa, Aguaruna) used...

Umayyads

Umayyads

Umayyads الأمويون or The Banu Umayya بَنُو أُمَيَّة‎ – The first hereditary and ruling family of the caliphate...

Socrates

Socrates

Socrates Σωκράτης (c. 470 – 399 BC) - A Greek (Athenian) philosopher, one of the founders of Western philosophy...

Ubuntu

Ubuntu

Ubuntu – A Southern African concept (Nguni Bantu term) involving "humanity" and “fraternity” and often translated as "I...

Tahu’a

Tahu’a

Tahu’a - A man of religion in Polynesian societies in charge of ritual ceremonies, having a broad knowledge...

Suleiman I

Suleiman I

Suleiman I (1494 – 1566) or Kanunî Sultan Süleyman (قانونى سلطان سليمان‎ "The Lawgiver Suleiman") or Suleiman the...

Jack Ma

Jack Ma

Jack Ma 马云 (1964-) - A Chinese billionaire, co-founder of Alibaba Group, 阿里巴巴集团, a multinational technology conglomerate.

Hongi

Hongi

Hongi - The traditional Maori greeting, two people pressing their noses together while touching foreheads- The breath of...

Marabout

Marabout

Marabout مُرابِط‎ - A Muslim religious leader and teacher in North and West Africa – The term may...

Li Shizhen

Li Shizhen

Li Shizhen 李时珍 (1518 - 1593) – A Chinese physician, naturalist, pharmacologist, herbalist and acupuncturist, known for his...

Asclepius

Asclepius

Asclepius Ἀσκληπιός - God of medicine in ancient Greek religion, son of Apollo – The rod of Asclepius...

Kotohira-gû

Kotohira-gû

Kotohira-gû 金刀比羅宮 - A Shinto shrine, also known as Konpira-dai-gongen 金比羅大権現 or Konpira-san, located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan...

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia Αγία Σοφία – Located in present Istanbul, Turkey – A Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, built...

Eihei-ji

Eihei-ji

Eihei-ji 永平寺 “temple of eternal peace” - One of two main temples of the Sōtō school of Zen...

Ôuchi-juku

Ôuchi-juku

Ôuchi-juku 大内宿 - A post station in Japan's Edo period located in Fukushima Prefecture – With traditional thatched...

Yoshinogari

Yoshinogari

Yoshinogari 吉野ヶ里 遺跡 - A large and complex site from Yayoi period, in Saga Prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan –...

Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang

Chinese science is based on the alternation and complementarity of yin (陰, simplified: 阴) and yang (陽, simplified:...

Popol Vuh

Popol Vuh

Popol Vuh – “Book of the Community” or “Book of Counsel” – A mythological text of Kʼicheʼ Maya...

Sika deer

Sika deer

Sika deer - nihonjika 日本鹿(ニホンジカ) "Japanese deer" - A species of deer native to East Asia, overabundant in...

Ayurveda

Ayurveda

Ayurveda आयुर्वॆद - An antic system of medicine in India – Divided into eight canonical components: general medicine,...

Momotarô

Momotarô

Momotarô 桃太郎, "Peach Boy" - A popular Japanese hero born from a giant peach. After befriended a talking...

Yoga

Yoga

Yoga योग "to attach, join, harness, yoke" - Disciplines or practices resulting from Indian philosophies that seeks through...

Sadhu

Sadhu

Sadhu साधु "straight, right, leading straight to goal" – A religious ascetic person in India who has renounced...

Inipi

Inipi

Inipi - A type of sweat lodge, a Lakota purification ceremony. Stones are heated and placed in the...

Chakras

Chakras

Chakras चक्र “wheel, circle” – Energetic points in the subtle body in old Indian traditions – Although variable,...

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture 针灸 - Traditional therapeutic system of Chinese medicine. Its principle consists to preserve or restore health in...

Qi Gong

Qi Gong

Qi Gong 气功 "Breath control". - Traditional Chinese gymnastics and a science of breathing based on knowledge and...

Tengu

Tengu

Tengu 天狗 ("heavenly dog") – A Japanese legendary creature taking their name from a dog-like Chinese demon and...

Olmecs

Olmecs

Olmecs – One of the oldest civilizations in Mesoamerica (present. Veracruz and Tabasco) – From 1500 BCE to...

Rakugo

Rakugo

Rakugo 落語 – A form of Japanese verbal entertainment, a storyteller (rakugoka) sitting on stage in seiza position.

Joyo Kanji

Joyo Kanji

Jōyō kanji 常用漢字 (literally "regular-use Chinese characters") – An official list of 2,136 characters issued in 2010 –...

Onsen

Onsen

Onsen 温泉 – One of the thousands of the Japanese hot volcanic springs – May be outdoor (roten-buro)...

Maneki Neko

Maneki Neko

Maneki-neko 招き猫 (literally "beckoning cat") – A Japanese figurine usually displayed at the entrance of shops or restaurants...

Genpuku

Genpuku

Genpuku元服 – A Japanese coming-of-age ceremony dating back to Nara Period (after a Tang Dynasty Chinese custom) –...

Bocce

Bocce

Bocce or bocci – The traditional maltese ball sport, closely related to the French Petanque, English Bowls and...

Daruma

Daruma

Daruma だるま (doll) – A Japanese traditional doll (generally painted red but not only) modeled after Bodhidharma, the...

Wabi-sabi

Wabi-sabi

Wabi-sabi侘寂 – A Japanese concept who calls for the acceptance of impermanence and imperfection – Many aspects are...

O-jigi

O-jigi

O-Jigi お辞儀 – The Japanese etiquette of bowing, with very precise codes depending on the protagonists and the...


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