Ursi's Eso Garden
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Wednesday, 12. October 2005
Centaurs Actually Existed
Researchers insist that centaurs actually existed by Prawda. (English)
Tuesday, 04. October 2005
Beyond the chains of mortality, pushing the envelope of the human mind and bending the boundaries of freedom, the dragon is a creature apart.
After years of ongoing research, seeking this most elusive of mythical monsters, we welcome you to Sommerland, a website dedicated to the dragon.
Tuesday, 09. August 2005
Dragons in the Tibet Sky
A photo of two peculiar dragon-shaped objects taken from a plane flying over Tibet’s Himalayas piqued many users’ interest when displayed on a Chinese website ... Looking at the photo, these two objects appear to have the characteristics of crawling creatures: The bodies seem to be covered by scales, the backs have spine-like protuberances, and also they have gradually thinning rear ends. Although the photo caught only a portion of the entire scene, it was sufficient create the appearance of two gigantic dragons flying in the clouds ...
Dragons in the Tibet Sky by The Epoch Times.
Update 17.09.05 @ 17.44 Uhr
... Li estimates the object to have been over ten meters long. It was at the altitude of an airplane but was much bigger and flying very fast. At first the flying object radiated a low metallic light. It then became more and more dazzling over the next two minutes before it disappeared into the southeast. “Seeing the flying object, I instantly took out my cellphone and captured its picture,” Li said emotionally.
Li was not the only person to see the dragon that evening. Law students Li Bing and Zhao saw it also. Li Bing said, “When I was leaving the library, I heard a girl yelling ‘Look! A dragon is flying in the clouds!’ I looked up, and I saw a red dragon-shaped object flying southeast. After just a minute, it flew away.” Zhao added, “The sky was completely illuminated at that moment.”
Dragon-shaped Flying Object Appears in Jilin Province by The Epoch Times. WITH PICS.
Friday, 29. July 2005
Mystery and myths in weird Wales
Thursday, 21. July 2005
A New Case for Atlantis
The first scientific congress of the history about Atlantis happend 11 - 13 July 2005 on the Greek island of Milos.
This Conference aimed to serve as a forum for the presentation and constructive discussion of all the issues related to the hypothesis of the lost land of Atlantis. The purpose of the meeting was to gather specialists of all the different disciplines involved in highlighting the scientific aspects of this fascinating subject.
Greece was the most appropriate location for hosting this conference, as the ancient Greek great mind Plato formulated the Atlantis hypothesis.
At the moment, most of the abstracts for Atlantis 2005 are online.
A wonderful lunchtime browse and a demonstration of how creative people can be.
“The same conference will be organised again in three years in order to establish what progress has been made in research about the Lost Land and it will probably be then that the scientific community will be ready to bring to light the secret of Atlantis”, stated Mr. Kostas Konstantinidis, Managing Director of Heliotopos Conferences, who also had the original idea of the conference ...The eagerly awaited Conference Proceedings will include all of the presentations and will be the first book about Atlantis to contain such a wide range of views and approaches to the Atlantis hypothesis. The book will be published within a few months ...
Press Release: 18 July 2005
UPDATE 09.08.05 @ 12.03 Uhr
Analysis reveals a large earthquake and tsunami hit Spartel Island about 12,000 years ago.
"Geological records revealed that in the geographic region chosen by Plato for his narrative, there are recurrent great earthquakes (magnitude 8.5-9) which create enormous tsunamis, with waves 5-15 meters in height. One such catastrophic event occurred around 10,000 B.C.," Gutscher told Discovery News.
When the people of Atlantis became wicked and decadent, the gods punished them by sending "violent earthquakes and floods."
"The power came forth out the Atlantic Ocean ... In a single day and night of misfortune ... the island of Atlantis disappeared in the depths of the sea," wrote Plato.
Study: Atlantis Sinking Has Scientific Basis by Discovery News
By the way: Marc-André Gutscher of the University of Western Brittany in Plouzané, France was involved in the conference above.
Wednesday, 20. July 2005
Nibelungen - Nibelungs
Brünhild hat übermenschliche Kräfte und nimmt nur den zum Mann, der sie in drei Wettkämpfen besiegt. Mit Hilfe der unsichtbar machenden Tarnkappe kann Siegfried Brünhild besiegen: Brünhild erkennt Gunther als ihren Gatten an und zieht mit ihm nach Worms ...
Die Nibelungensage (in Kürze) vom Nibelungen Museum Worms.
There is probably no poem of German literature that has excited such universal interest, or that has been so much studied and discussed, as the "Nibelungenlied". In its present form it is a product of the age of chivalry, but it reaches back to the earliest epochs of German antiquity, and embraces not only the pageantry of courtly chivalry, but also traits of ancient Germanic folklore and probably of Teutonic mythology.
The Nibelungenlied: Online Medieval and Classical Library Release #31, Translation by Daniel Bussier Shumway (Houghton- Mifflin Co., New York, 1909) (English)
Saturday, 16. July 2005
The Medieval Bestiary
In the Middle Ages, animal stories were immensely popular throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. The people of the time were, of course, dependent on wild and domestic animals for their survival, and so had an obvious interest in the animals around them.
The Medieval Bestiary - Animals in the Middle Ages by David Badke. (English)
Tuesday, 05. July 2005
Manannan Mac Lir
I have myths and stories here, my own feelings and experiences, instructions on speaking with deities as well as information about the mystical arts.
Welcome to the Temple of Manannan Mac Lir
Tuesday, 14. June 2005
Mythical Creatures and Places
Dave's Mythical Creatures and Places
Monday, 30. May 2005
The Arthurian Legends
Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies and basic information
Arthurian Resources by Thomas Green. (English)
Arthur: A Man for the Ages by David White - Explorations in the History and Legends of Arthur. (English)
Arthurian Legend by Françoise Taylor - features illustrations for Le Morte d'Arthur, Pictures by the 20th century. (English)
Es war einmal, vor langer Zeit, ein mächtiger und gerechter König namens Artus. Sein prächtiges Schloss trug den Namen Camelot, und dort versammelten sich die edelsten und tapfersten Ritter des Landes. Man nannte sie: Die Ritter der Tafelrunde.
Der Ratgeber Artus' war der weise Zauberer Merlin, der den jungen König vor der Hochzeit mit Ginevra, in welche dieser sich verliebt hatte, warnte. Doch Artus befolgte den Rat des Magiers nicht und heiratete Ginevra. Diese verliebte sich in Lancelot, den besten und treuesten Ritter des Königs, und bald brachte die verbotene Liebe dem Reich den Untergang ...
Arthuriana - Auf der Suche nach König Artus (German)
Arthur, der König der Menschen von Stefan Kähmzow, Celtic Spirit. (German)
Saturday, 14. May 2005
The Holy Grail - Der Heilige Gral
Der "Heilige Gral" von Rennes-le-Château - und das Geheimnis der Gralslegende. (German)
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Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival presents the grail as a stone which provides sustenance and prevents anyone who beholds it from dying within the week. In medieval romance, the grail was said to have been brought to Glastonbury in Britain by Joseph of Arimathea and his followers. In the time of Arthur, the quest for the Grail was the highest spiritual pursuit.
The Holy Grail by The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester (English)
The Grail, according to my own interpretation, is the goblet used at the Last Supper in which Joseph of Arimathea caught the Saviour's blood on the Cross.
[Richard Wagner, letter to Mathilde Wesendonk]
The Grail Legend: from ancient stories to Wagnerian opera by Derrick Everett (English)
Grail Legend by Timeless Myths (English)
Wednesday, 20. April 2005
Ignatius Donnelly wrote a popular book in 1882 that inspired an entire movement: the search for a mystical Atlantis. He was a dreamer and an idealist. In 1857 he tried to found a utopian society in Minnesota, but it failed. He was elected to Congress and spent much of his time in Washington D.C. at the Library of Congress researching his theory that Atlantis was the original Garden of Eden.
The complete book: Atlantis, the Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly (1882)
Kommentierte Linkographie zu Atlantis - More than 150 links to Atlantis pages: Thorwald's Atlantis-Seiten (German and English)
Atlantis - wer hat nicht schon einmal davon gehört oder gelesen. Jene versunkene Kultur zieht die Menschen seit Jahrhunderten magisch an, zahlreiche Forscher versuchten, Atlantis zu finden, unzählige Bücher überschwemmten den Markt, und auch Filmemacher wurden von der Faszination dieses Themas angesteckt. Doch was steckt dahinter? Hat es Atlantis wirklich gegeben? Oder ist alles nur eine Fiktion, ein Mythos, erdacht von einem griechischen Philosophen im fünften vorchristlichen Jahrhundert?
Atlantis - Der 8. Kontinent, versunkene Kultur, Mythos? von Dr. Klaus Richter
Wer sich mit der Frage nach Atlantis beschäftigt, stößt früher oder später auf ein ernstes Problem: Nicht der Mangel an Ideen, was es mit Atlantis auf sich haben könnte, sondern im Gegenteil die chaotische Überfülle an Hypothesen , die sich im Laufe der Jahrhunderte zu diesem Thema gebildet haben, macht uns rat- und orientierungslos. Dieser Artikel versucht, diesen Missstand durch eine geeignete Klassifizierung der Hypothesen zu Atlantis zu beheben.
Klassifizierung der Hypothesen zu Atlantis von Thorwald C. Franke