Maximon isn’t an easy idol to comprehend. He is both divine and devilish, fiend and friend, a communicator to Ajaw, the supreme Mayan god, but also a trickster that may double cross whoever presents an offering.
“The more I sought, the more evidence has appeared to demonstrate the probability, nay certainty, that all men are of one blood.” Robert Fitzroy, Voyage of the Beagle and Adventure Vol. 2, 1839.
From July to November 1916, one of the bloodiest battles, not just in the First World War, but all of human history, took place. For many, the Battle of the Somme truly symbolised the horrors of the Great War.
Poverty and hunger were very real in Hamelin in 1286. Northern Europe never really recovered from the abrupt temperature drop and subsequent famine of 1257-58. The promise of food, especially delicacies like dried fruit, would have been a powerful draw.
These symbols appear distinctly pagan, consisting of linear figures, similar or identical to Viking runes or pagan Lithuanian ideograms.
A result of the very long unpaid or inadequately paid period of apprenticeship, during which survival is dependent on adhering closely to programs established at the higher levels of the hierarchy, is training in avoiding independent thought, especially avoiding noticing when the results of research are not serving the general public.
Since 1982, the castle has been owned and operated once again as a hotel by the van Kuik family. For about the price of a mid-range hotel, in this part of Europe you can stay in a real castle! Only one disappointment… we didn’t see any ghosts.
The American flag almost had fourteen stripes, not thirteen… and Nova Scotia nearly became an American state, not a Canadian province. In fact, it is doubtful that Canada would even exist in its present form if this event had occurred. Quite possibly all of North America, from the Arctic Ocean and south to the Rio Grande, would today be known as the United States of America.
Few know that the Scots were once forbidden by law to wear their tartans. This measure was taken because of the rather irritating tendency (at least to the English) for the Scots to want to return he whom they believed to the ‘legitimate king’ to the throne of England.
With all of Donald Trump’s talk of borders, ever wonder how our eastern border with the United States evolved?