Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Mystery of Hindu Statues Drinking Milk

On 21st September 1995, reports started to come out of New Delhi of Hindu statues drinking milk. Worshipers were offering spoonfuls of the substance as a sacred gift, and the symbolic carvings of Lord Shiva and Ganesha were actually consuming it. Queues built up around temples, and the local authorities had to increase the city's milk supply by 100,000 liters because of a shortage. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Pyramid Texts

The Pyramid Texts are the oldest of the three principal collections of Egyptian funerary literature. 19 They are also among the earliest religious writings known from anywhere in the world. The texts are divided into sections; each is preceded by an Egyptian phrase meaning "words to be spoken" but sometimes translated as "spell" or "incantation." These incantations can be as short as a single sentence or many paragraphs long..