Epona: A Celtic Deity for the Roman Cavalry


While monotheistic religions like Islam, Judaism, and Islam worship only one god who created all and everything, the Celts were doing it a bit differently. From the god of knowledge to something as ‘small’ as the realm of riding horses, everything was allowed to have its god, even horses. However, the horse goddess of the …

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Hades Helmet: The Cap of Invisibility


There are plenty of athletes that have almost made the Olympic games but just missed the thresholds to be considered for participation. The most famous ‘almost Olympian’ will probably go by the name of Hades. However, unlike other athletes, Hades the god is just as famous as the equipment he word, making Hades’ helmet one …

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The Ancient Weapons of Old Civilizations


Since ancient times, some of us have distinguished ourselves by being overly violent and conquering anything in our sight. Others live lives without violence, or intent to be subjected to violence. In case you were wondering, a mindset of not being subjected to violence actually worked for many groups. An example can be found in …

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Who Invented the Toilet? The History of Flush Toilets

Who Invented the Toilet The History of Flush Toilets

The modern flush toilet, as we know it today, was not invented by a single individual but rather developed and improved upon by several inventors over time. One of the early developments in toilet technology was made by Sir John Harington, an English courtier and writer, who designed a flushing water closet in the late …

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Japanese God of Death Shinigami: The Grim Reaper of Japan


Death is a fascinating phenomenon, not the least because every culture treats it differently. If you’re from Ghana, your coffin may take the form of an airplane, a Porsche, a Coca-Cola bottle, an animal, or even a giant cigarette packet. Outside of the shape and design of the coffins, however, there are many other differences …

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California Name Origin: Why Was California Named After A Black Queen?

California Name Origin

The starry glamor of Hollywood, the surfer and hippie vibes of Los Angeles, the beaches, the Mexican food, or just the overall kindness of the people: California is one of the most vibrant and well-known states in the United States. The actual inhabitants of California might even argue that the state can be divided into …

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