Namaste

Namaste

Namaste नमस्ते - Indian greeting, also used for leave-taking - While spoken it comes generally with a slight...

Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis (Old Persian: Pārsa) - The ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BCE). UNESCO World Heritage...

Mindar

Mindar

Mindar 「マインダー」 - The first android priest robot conceived in cooperation between the Koudaiji, a Buddhist temple in...

Domovoi

Domovoi

Domovoi or Domovoy Домово́й - The household god in the Slavic religious tradition. Small and hairy, he is...

Ramayana

Ramayana

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

Baldr

Baldr

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

Confucius

Confucius

Confucius 孔夫子 (551–479 BCE) - A Chinese philosopher and politician who lived during the Spring and Autumn period.His...

Sauna

Sauna

Sauna (ancient Finnish word) - A small room or sometimes a dedicated building for experiencing dry heat sessions....

Morpheus

Morpheus

Morpheus Μορφεύς 'Fashioner' - A god associated with sleep and dreams - For some antic authors, he is...

Majlis

Majlis

Majlis مجلس‎ - A place and/or institution for an administrative, social or religious assembly in Islamic countries. Etym....

Banya

Banya

Banya баня - a Slavic steam bath consisting of a small room with a stove. Very central in...

Poporo

Poporo

Poporo – A spiritual device used by indigenous cultures in South America which may take a variety of...

Vahagn

Vahagn

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

Yennayer

Yennayer

Yennayer ⴰⵙⴻⴳⴳⴰⵙ ⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖ - Amazigh New Year (gen. 14 January, sometimes 13 or 12). ETYM Berber form of...

Sagu

Sagu

Sago or sagu - A starch extracted from the spongy centre of various tropical palm stems - Major...

Achuars

Achuars

Achuar “the people of the aguaje palm” – An Amazonian community belonging to Jivaroan groups, living along either...

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...

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...

Khoomei

Khoomei

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

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.

Nilometer

Nilometer

Nilometer – In ancient Egypt, a structure whose purpose was to measure the Nile River's level during the...

Tahu’a

Tahu’a

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

Umayyads

Umayyads

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

Suleiman I

Suleiman I

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

Cemevi

Cemevi

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

Socrates

Socrates

Socrates Σωκράτης (c. 470 – 399 BCE) - 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...

Tsantsa

Tsantsa

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

Asclepius

Asclepius

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

Marabout

Marabout

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

Mount Zaô

Mount Zaô

Mount Zaô 蔵王山 - A complex volcano between Yamagata Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture in Japan - Famous for...

Hongi

Hongi

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

Li Shizhen

Li Shizhen

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

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...

Eihei-ji

Eihei-ji

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

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

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

Yoshinogari

Yoshinogari

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

Ôuchi-juku

Ôuchi-juku

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

Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang

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

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...

Qi Gong

Qi Gong

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

Inipi

Inipi

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

Popol Vuh

Popol Vuh

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

Ayurveda

Ayurveda

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

Yoga

Yoga

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


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