1) Fictional supernatural being of Greek mythology, symbolizing the barbarism. Depicted as giants with one eye in the middle of the forehead ( Cyclops. or rather Ciclopi means “one-eyed”). Odnoglazoe Cyclops symbolized cultural limitations. The Cyclops were sons of Uranus (heaven) and Gaia (earth), embodies the archetype of Chaos. The names of the first three kiklopas: Bronte — thunder, Sterop — “lightning”, and Arges “Perun” — show a connection of Cyclops with the elemental forces of nature.
The Cyclops belonged to the most ancient generation of gods. They were overthrown by Uranus in Tartarus, but Zeus released benefiting from their help in the fight against the titans. It is the Cyclopes gave Zeus thunder, lightning and thunderbolts, which determined his permanent epithet — “the Thunderer”. Armed perunali Zeus. Poseidon. received from the Cyclops, the Trident, and Hades. who got the helmet, defeated the titans and became the rulers of the world, answer and sharing power.
Thus, through the gifts of the Cyclops is the legitimization of the new gods — Olympians. Subsequently, the Cyclops was interrupted by Apollo. that symbolized the victory of reason over savagery. Killed Cyclops Apollo. in retaliation for what they forged the thunderbolt which Zeus struck his son, the God-healer Asclepius. For this he was sent to Continue reading
Mysteries of ancient dolmens
On the black sea coast and in the mountains of the Western Caucasus there are unique ancient buildings – dolmens. Caucasian dolmens, strange little houses with a round hole in the centre, whose age is several thousand years old, considered the eighth wonder of the world. They are called dwarf houses, supposedly built by giants, aliens observatories and even frozen UFO. The dolmen was found in the 60-ies of XX century in Krasnodar territory has more than 5 000 years. Inside it were found the remains of three bodies – two female and male, bones of horse and several sheep, bronze and gold jewelry, fragments of pottery. Apparently, the dolmen was buried the local Prince, and with him in the other world went his property, war horse and two wives. Interestingly, women were imprisoned in a stone tomb, apparently still alive. They obediently waited their time near the body of the deceased spouse.
Translated from the Breton language dolmen means “stone table”.
Archaeologists have calculated that the dolmens from 3400 to 5000 years, there are even some older than the Egyptian pyramids. In the Caucasus there were more than 7 thousand, and there are about 150. Some dolmens are gathered in our century anew from the ruins.
After the great Patriotic war on a strange stone structures trained bomb experts, and many of these unique monuments were destroyed.
Scientists believe that dolmens ancient burial ground, where the primitive Continue reading
Catacombs, as a term, means from the Greek for erosion depression. These are the ancient underground cemeteries, which were mainly used for shelter in Rome. Many of the Christian and Jewish communities during the persecutions of the first and subsequent centuries was hidden here.
Christian catacombs have their origin, according to most experts, that of the second century. And until the mid-fifth century, their total volume was significantly expanded. The most important buildings of this kind, which were intended for burial in the Italian tradition, located on the outskirts of cities and towns. In funeral rites, which arose between the second and fourth centuries in Rome, there is a lot of interesting things. Originally, there were only burial, where Christians met in terms of funeral rites.
In times of persecution this chain of buildings only used in exceptional cases as a shelter. At that time there were in Rome above-ground cemeteries, which were probably widespread. They will be used in the future by Christians for several reasons. This attitude of Christians to the theme and philosophy of death created space problems, which largely influenced the development of culture in the catacombs. Using the surface of the cemeteries, the available space was soon exhausted, because the graves were used only once. The catacombs have solved this problem economically, Continue reading