Archive for the 'Mythology' Category

A surreal fable of a drunk rabbit, bowling dwarfs, and two bewildered girls…

 

An eerie and wonderful animation from 1917 – feast your eyes!

 

A fairy brings two dolls to life, part of a short lived stop-motion puppet series by animator Howard S. Moss, adapted from a series of books entitled Motoys in Life published by Toyland Publishing Company. Origin of American animation 1900-1921 describes the film as “Alice in Wonderland meets the Garden of Eden… [a] surreal fable of a drunk rabbit, bowling dwarfs, and the two bewildered girls of the title.” (The Public Domain Review)

 

Share

The Invisible Paintings of Angkor Wat

Hidden temple magic…

 

ant0880549

 

“The temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia is one of the most famous monuments in the world and is noted for its spectacular bas-relief friezes depicting ceremonial and religious scenes. Recent work reported here has identified an entirely new series of images consisting of paintings of boats, animals, deities and buildings. Difficult to see with the naked eye, these can be enhanced by digital photography and decorrelation stretch analysis, a technique recently used with great success in rock art studies. The paintings found at Angkor Wat seem to belong to a specific phase of the temple’s history in the sixteenth century AD when it was converted from a Vishnavaite Hindu use to Theravada Buddhist….”

 

For the complete article please click here to go to Antiquity Review.

Share

Stone Age “skull-smashing” culture: Fear of zombies?

Evidence of a fear of zombies in the ancient world? Perhaps the zombie craze comes from somewhere very old inside our brains, a primal fear…

 

The zombie apocalypse may be much more than a plot device exploited by modern horror movies. In fact, fears about the walking dead may go back all the way to the Stone Age.

The zombie apocalypse may be much more than a plot device exploited by modern horror movies. In fact, fears about the walking dead may go back all the way to the Stone Age.

 

 

Stone Age people may have battled against a zombie apocalypse

 

Discovery of skulls with their faces smashed in posthumously suggests Neolithic people believed the dead posed a threat to the living.

 

By: Bryan Nelson

 

 

“Archaeologists working in Europe and the Middle East have recently unearthed evidence of a mysterious Stone Age “skull-smashing” culture, according to New Scientist. Human skulls buried underneath an ancient settlement in Syria were found detached from their bodies with their faces smashed in. Eerily, it appears that the skulls were exhumed and detached from their bodies several years after originally being buried. It was then that they were smashed in and reburied separate from their bodies.

 

According to Juan José Ibañez of the Spanish National Research Council in Barcelona, the finding could suggest that these Stone Age “skull-smashers” believed the living were under some kind of threat from the dead. Perhaps they believed that the only way of protecting themselves was to smash in the corpses’ faces, detach their heads and rebury them apart from their bodies.

 

But here’s the creepy thing: many of the 10,000-year-old skulls appear to have been separated from their spines long after their bodies had already begun to decompose. Why would this skull-smashing ritual be performed so long after individuals had died? Did they only pose a threat to the living long after their original burial and death?…”

 

For the complete article click here.

 

Share

« Previous PageNext Page »