Vahagn Vishapakagh Vahagn the Dragon Reaper or the Dragon Slayer, or Vahakn Վահագն – A god of fire,...
Ubuntu – A Southern African concept (Nguni Bantu term) involving "humanity" and “fraternity” and often translated as "I...
The Merry Cemetery (Cimitirul Vesel) – A cemetery in Romania, famous for its colorful tombstones with naïve paintings...
Sadhu साधु "straight, right, leading straight to goal" – A religious ascetic person in India who has renounced...
Ötzi or the Iceman, the Similaun Man, the Man from Hauslabjoch, the Tyrolean Iceman, and the Hauslabjoch mummy...
Fa'afafine - Samoan biological males who behave in a range of feminine/masculine-gendered ways - Integrated part of Samoan...
Koala - An arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia.
Ubugi (産着 or 産衣) - A baby kimono.
Nama and Hereros - A forgotten crime in Namibia (1904).
Omondi - The one who, when he was born, woke up his mother early in the morning."
Mashramani - Annual festival celebrating Guyana becoming a Republic in 1970.
Keirô no Hi 敬老の日... Respect for the Aged Day.
Kofun 古墳 - Megalithic tombs in Japan (3rd to 7th century AD).
Shichi-go-san 七五三 "Seven-Five-Three" - Rite of passage in Shinto.
Seppuku 切腹... "cutting [the] belly"... Japanese ritual suicide.
Inu hariko 犬張子- A little dog made with papier-maché - symbol of protection in Japan (partic. for children...
Abebuu adekai – The proverbial coffins in Ghana... produced by Ga people.
Domestication of dogs... Ancient genomes heat up dog domestication debate.
Dodo in Mauritius (and Indian Ocean)... an extinct flightless bird.
Fugu 河豚 - The "river pig" - Can be lethally poisonous.
Catacombs of Rome - Underground burial places under Rome - Beginning in the 2nd century AD.
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375) - 100 tales for escaping the Black Death outside Florence.
Día de Muertos - Day of the Dead in Mexico.
Banzai 万歳 - "Ten thousand 万 years 歳" to wish long life in Japan, esp. to the Emperor.
Amitābha अमिताभ - "The Buddha of Immeasurable Light and Life", representing longevity, discernment, perception and deep awareness.
Ankh - A symbol of life in ancient Egypt.
Ahimsa अहिंसा - Cause no injury, do no harm - A concept common to Indian religions.