Showing posts with label ancient history. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ancient history. Show all posts

01 February 2017

Legends, Myths, Fables, Folklore, Culture on Pinterest

My Pinterest account is a business account, thanks to the graciousness of the company owners. It also includes collections that are not business-related. The boards had been created when the account was a personal account and even though I converted to a business account, I kept the my pinboards. 


One of my favorite personal collections is Legends, Myths,Fables, Folklore, Culture. 

"Pegasus is one of the best known creatures in Greek mythology. He is a winged divine stallion also known as a horse usually depicted as pure white in color. He was sired by Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa." Wikipedia

If you have some free time, you really should visit and peruse my pins. My collection includes what the usual that Westerners have come to expect when you say the word “mythology”, i.e. winged horses, unicorns and Greco-Roman gods and goddesses. 


But there are also pins for anything and everything from Poliahu,the Hawaiian snow goddess TO A List of Poisonous Plants and Herbs and Their Lore.


Collected some information about nymphs.  Publishing the post here and will share it via Pinterest.  Enjoy!

(P.S.  I'm also expanding my collection to Tumblr.  See my first reblogged post below.)

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“Nymphs = in Greek and Roman mythology, one of the lesser goddesses, portrayed as beautiful girls who inhabited fountains, mountains, rivers and trees.” Source

Image: The Water Nymph By: Francois Martin-kavel

The Seven Kings of Rome


The Seven Kings of Rome

There was once a group of villages on seven hills which grew into an empire. But how did it happen? During the reign of Emperor Augustus, the historian Livy (Titus Livius) gathered myths, legends, folklore (possibly adding in facts and information that could be verified or authenticated by others) and wrote down the story of how the Roman Empire came to be.


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http://foxnet2017.tumblr.com/post/156689813676/victoriousvocabulary-oceanid-noun-sea



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05 April 2016

The Olive Tree has been highly regarded since ancient times ...

The olive branch holds a special place in Jewish and Christian beliefs and traditions.
Olive Branch

Olive trees are considered as "Immortal" because they can live for up to two hundred years, and just before a tree dies, new branches sprout from its roots.

There are artists living and working in the Holy City of Bethlehem who specialize in sculpting unique treasures and creating inspirational art from olive wood.
 
Olive tree  
Throughout history, the olive tree has been regarded as a symbol of peace and goodwill.


The craft of olive wood carving has been practiced since the 4th century.




lion and lamb olive wood carving

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Glackens - Hillside with Olive Trees Poster
Glackens - Hillside with Olive Trees Poster by Virginia5050
Shop for a Poster template or design online at Zazzle.com






Clipart Image Credits:  Olive Tree © Photographer: Scusi | Agency: Dreamstime.com; AND Olive Branch © Photographer: Cidepix | Agency: Dreamstime.com * * *

19 January 2015

Ancient History | Military Leaders | Alexander the Great

“My father will get ahead of me in everything, and will leave nothing great for me to do.”
 


Historical records indicate this is what Alexander the Great said when others informed him about his father’s conquests.



Image Credit: Close up of Alexander on the Alexander Mosaic, in the Naples National Archaeological Museum. (Wikimedia Commons)

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