Animal Meaning _ Grizzly

Bear (spiritual animal symbol)- strength, introspection, self-knowledge (spirit-animal.net) Bear – caution, healing, leadership. The power of the Bear totem is the power of introspection.The answers to all our questions lie within us. Each… Continue reading

Animal meaning _ Moose

Moose (spiritual animal symbol) – unpredictability, spontaneity, confidence (spirit-animal.net) Calibou / reindeer (spiritual animal symbol) – travel, mobility (spirit-animal.net) Deer (spiritual animal symbol) – gentleness, sensitivity, peace (spirit-animal.net) Elk (spiritual animal symbol) –… Continue reading

Oxford Museum of Natural History

Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The section the attracts my attention in theNatural History museum was the animal skeleton exposition. The texture of bones, their shape and they they are connected in… Continue reading

Dolly Oblong _ Paper totem

Dolly Oblong. Paper Totem! Project that encourages artists to design their own totem based on the given paper toy. The Paper Totem project was launched in May 2009 and it is still ongoing.… Continue reading

What is a totem pole?

A totem is a carved wooden object, more often than not an animal representing a family or a tribe. It symbolizes a symbolic relationship between nature and humans. Totem poles often have very… Continue reading

Pitt Rivers Museum

As a part of my primary research a trip to Pitt Rivers Museum was organised. The museum’s collection facinates my from the first sight and the most appealing sight of it was a… Continue reading

Slavic Legendary Creatures

Domovoy (“[he] of the house”) is a house spirit in Slavic folklore. It is a masculine, typically small, bearded, and sometimes covered in hair all over. According to some traditions, domovye take on… Continue reading

Slavic Gods

Perun is the highest god of the pantheon and the god of thunder and lightning, very similar to Thor. His name comes from the root “to strike.” He carries an ax or mace, his… Continue reading

Slavic Mythology

*cover image – Mokosh (Ukrainian/Slavic Goddess of fertility, water and women) MOKOSH is the life-giving goddess in ancient Slavic mythology, inherited from the pre-Indo-European pantheon and debased during the early Christian era. She is… Continue reading

Aztec Calendar Stone

  Aztec Calendar Stone. The ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica developed complex calendar systems based on overlapping cycles of time. The Aztec Calendar Stone is a symbolic portrayal of the four disasters that led… Continue reading