There have been many great warriors throughout history – some of them as tough as it gets. But most people know only the same few we learn about from the movies: Spartacus, Alexander the Great, Hannibal Barca, King Leonidas I and his 300 Spartans, William Wallace… It’s truly annoying to realize that history itself has managed to manipulate us so much. There have been many other great warriors, and it would not be an exaggeration to say that some of them were even tougher than these “elite” ones…. Read More
When we think about harvest festivals, we automatically think of Thanksgiving in the United States. But there have always been harvest festivals everywhere – autumn celebrations jubilantly thanking the gods for their gracious, abundant bounty, and praying for their blessing to live and thrive for another year.
Harvest festivals go back to the dawn of agriculture. Naturally, the original holidays have long since faded away due to the vast social and religious changes over the centuries. But there are many modern harvest festivals and national holidays similar to the American Thanksgiving, each with its own traditions and stories. This list showcases ten harvest festivals, and their accompanying narratives….Read More
The Cold War was the geopolitical, ideological, and economic struggle between two world superpowers, the USA and the USSR, that started in 1947 at the end of the Second World War and lasted until the dissolution of the Soviet Union on December 26, 1991.
The Cold War was marked by continuous rivalry between the two former World War II allies. Conflict spanned from subtle espionage in the biggest cities of the world to violent combat in the tropical jungles of Vietnam…..Read More