Glastonbury Tor, Somerset. Tor (meaning "hill"). The spot seems to have been called Ynys yr Afalon (meaning "The Isle of Avalon") by the Britons, and it is believed by some to be the Avalon of Arthurian legend. The Celtic name of the Tor was Ynys Wydryn, or Ynys Gutrin, meaning "Isle of Glass". At this time the plain was flooded, the isle becoming a peninsula at low tide. Excavations on Glastonbury Tor revealed evidence of Roman occupation and remains of a 5th century fort.
Little is known about the Minoan snake goddess, so named by Sir Arthur Evans who excavated Knossos and named the Cretan culture "Minoan" after its legendary King, Minos. Until Linear A, which developed about 2000 BCE, is deciphered, this iconic figure's true meaning/purpose in Minoan culture will remain a mystery. She might represent a goddess, a snake charmer, a dancing girl or something else entirely.
Silver Phaistos Disc-The Phaistos is a disc from the Minoan palace of Phaistos, on the south coast of Crete dating to the Minoan Greek Bronze Age (2nd millennium b.C.), covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols. Its purpose and meaning remain disputed
Мартеница: On the first day of March and for a few days afterwards, Bulgarians exchange and wear white and red tassels. In Bulgarian folklore the name Baba Marta (in Bulgarian баба Марта meaning Grandma March) is related to a grumpy old lady whose mood swings change very rapidly. This is an old pagan tradition that remains almost unchanged today. Many people wear more than one martenitsa. The tradition calls for wearing the martenitsa until the person sees a stork or a blooming tree.
Fighting a griffin. (Griffins existed in Ancient Greek mythology as well as several others like Ancient Egypt and Persia. "Adrienne Mayor a classical folklorist proposes that the griffin was an ancient misconception derived from the fossilized remains of the Protoceratops." I mean yeah! What would you think if you found the skeleton of a dinosaur before you knew what a dinosaur was?
Rhiannon celtic goddess of inspiration, the moon & horses (Epona, in Latin) The story of the Celtic goddess Rhiannon reminds us of the healing power of humor, tears, and forgiveness. The goddess Rhiannon is a goddess of movement and change who remains steadfast, comforting us in times of crisis and of loss. Her name means queen.