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The History, Legend & Origins of Dream Catchers

The dream catcher is most commonly associated with Native American culture. Originating with the Ojibwe people, who lived primarily in the northern USA and Canada, the dream catcher shares a story that bends the the seams between dreams and reality.

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Mesopotamian Inventions | Culture Exchange Blog

Mesopotamian Inventions : The Dawn Of Ingenuity

Mesopotamia, known as the cradle of civilization, was situated near the Tigris–Euphrates river system. Many distinct cultural concepts and easily recognizable Mesopotamian inventions are still used today.

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Vodun Tradition | Culture Exchange Blog

Vodun : A Misunderstood Tradition

Vodun (Vodoun, Voudou, Voodoo, Sevi Lwa) ; More commonly known as Voodoo (vû’dû) to the general public. The term ‘Vodun’  is derived from the god ‘Vodun’ ; Worshiped by West African Yoruba men and women who lived in 18th and 19th century Dahomey. Its origins in Africa date back over 6,000 years.

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Mongolian Religion

Religious History of Mongolia

Tengrism originated with from the huns but lost it’s vibrance within the hun community when the Uyghur Khaganate’s proclaimed Manichaeism as their sovereign religion.

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Animism In Modern Africa | Animist

Animism In Modern Africa

Africans have a long standing history of practicing animist oriented religions, however, in the 1900s, there was an interruption to their religious practices. Africans were introduced to Christianity by the missionaries that came to redeem and bring salvation to the “Dark Continent” ; but does animism still hold a place in modern African society?

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Aztec Traditions : Human Sacrifice

Aztec Traditions : Human Sacrifice

The festival of Panquetzaliztli was when mass sacrifices of slaves and prisoners of war were carried out, but not before the sacrificial victims were painted in blue body paint and dressed up in Huitzilopochtli’s costume. Finally, there was a consecration (or reconsecration) of the Great Pyramid at Tenochtitlan when, over the course of four days, anywhere from 4,000 to 84,000 people were slaughtered to please Huitzilopochtli.

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