Category Archives: Mythology

The Poltergeist of St. Catherines, Ontario

You are most likely familiar with “The Shining” and the infamous room #237… Continue reading

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May yours be a Joyful Christmas: Robin Myths

The first Christmas robin myth tells us of a fire which had been lit in the stable near baby Jesus’ manger, keeping the infant warm. While Mary had stepped away for a few moments, the flames flared violently, threatening His safety. A brown … Continue reading

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La Befana – The Christmas Witch: Italy

  La Befana is known  throughout history as a wise and magical woman who arrives flying on a broom or sometimes even on a donkey bringing gifts to the children, leaving figs, dates, nuts, and candy on the eve of … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs

Proverbs:  1. “Faith is the bird that sings at night.” 2. “Every mother crow thinks her own little crow is the blackest.” 3.“Forbidden fruit creates many jams” 4.”We grow too soon old and too late smart” 5. “Children and fools … Continue reading

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Faust: The Opera – Opens March 19, 1859

  Faust is a grand opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré from Carré’s play Faust et Marguerite, (loosely) based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust, Part 1. It debuted … Continue reading

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The Whispering Witches of Poland

January 17, 1775 – Kalisk, Poland – 6 women said to be witches were burnt at the stake. Some sources claim 9 women while others say 14, yet others state the women may never have been executed at all. Not … Continue reading

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New Year’s – Are We’re Doing It Wrong!?

The Babylonians were the first to celebrate New Year’s festivities known as Akitu. This Spring Equinox festival began on the first days of the Babylonian year being in the months of March, or April – when soil was ready for … Continue reading

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Star Man: Prehistoric Figurine

      The name for this darling prehistoric figurine is quite suiting – Star Man. He was uncovered by archaeologists excavating the site at Fort Albany, Ontario. Star Man, was cut from a sheet of lead and is 2.0cm thick. … Continue reading

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The Witch of New Dundee

About the year 1800, an old woman said to be a witch lived in New Dundee, northwest of Roseville, Ontario. It was said she possessed a copy of The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses and that she would use … Continue reading

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