Category Archives: History

How To Maintain A positive Attitude (Despite Negative Circumstances)

In the game of life, it’s not the major things which determine success or failure, happiness or misery; it’s our attitude towards life and circumstances that matters. 80% of happiness or unhappiness will come from your relationships with people, while 20% would come from what life throws at you. A positive attitude doesn’t mean ignoring…

Athena: A Reflection of My Being (Part II)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Athena: A Reflection of My Being

Athena blessing the olive tree Although our image adorns many a poleis within our temple upon various city summits, both watching over and protecting the civic space and its citizens of many, it is especially in the case of those to which our name has been leant in which the greatest potential can be seen.…

The Beginnings of Science and Philosophy (Ancient Greece) Part 1 of 2

Early in the 6th century BC, there occurred what it is fair to call the beginning of European philosophy. Certain thinkers of Miletus, a prosperous colony of lonian Greeks on the coast of Asia Minor, felt dissatisfied with mythological explanations of the world and endeavoured to account for its origins by reason alone. Hesiod’s account…

Field Land God

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series festival / celebration / history / archeology / study

At the Saturday, I took my son to prayer Land god. These statue is the god of the green land – Incarnation of plants and land ; left or right statues is literature Wealth God or Wugong Wealth God. 土地神-也就是中國人俗稱的土地公公, 乃是大地和綠野的化身,即自古以來,人們對於土地和綠色植物的念頭所轉化而成的神祇, 除了庇護人們的安居,還給與人們祝福,讓農作物能夠大豐收, 所以土地神亦能賜予人們財富, 但現在很多廟宇都會在土地神的左右兩側, 各擺上文財神和武財神, 文財神有多位,武財神亦有多位, 因關公-關聖帝君較為有名,所以大多處的廟宇擺的是他, 關公-關聖帝君即三國演義(三國志)理面的關羽-於桃園三結義之中排二, 關公也是財神-武財神. 在神像方面, 真正有靈的神像,要是天然材料所雕刻而成的-個人見解-若你的見解與我不同,請勿責怪. 我有信神的,這是我信神的理念,也許和你的理念不同,有所不同,勿怪. 為何說神像要是天然材料, 因為天然的東西,他在地球上存在了數億年,比如土石, 你想想,其上寄託的念頭會是多還是少?…

Athena: A Reflection of My Being (Part I)

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Athena: A Reflection of My Being

As I think back on that first time when I heard that piercing cry and saw though her eyes, the blade of Hephaestus open the crevice of the almighty Zeus’ head whence together we sprang, I cannot help but wonder how far we have come.  Although little is known about myself personally, the body that…

The Peasant’s Revolt of 1381 (Part 2)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Peasant

    The villagers feared government retribution and sent word out to other rural leaders in nearby villages, they banded together at a meeting in Bocking, Essex on June 2nd, 1381, swearing to destroy the system that kept them in perpetual servitude, live according to their own laws and they formulated future plans of action.…