Colored image of a crowd at the Hastings Festival

Anthropology: A Look at Some of the Cultural Festivals in the UK

Cultural festivals play a significant part in enabling people to celebrate their culture and identity. They include performances and exhibitions of cultural creativity, expression, and diversity that are preserved and passed on from one generation to another. They are often … Continue reading Anthropology: A Look at Some of the Cultural Festivals in the UK

El Baile del Palo Volador takes place in Chichi for the festival of St. Thomas, the town's patron saint.

Anthropology: Guatemala’s Most Spectacular Festivals and Local Indigenous Traditions

Colonial History and Local Indigenous Traditions Guatemalan festivals raise the bar for Latin American celebrations by infusing both Christian and Mayan traditions with captivating art, mouth-watering food, innovative performances, and death-defying acts. Despite the everlasting mark of the colonial era, … Continue reading Anthropology: Guatemala’s Most Spectacular Festivals and Local Indigenous Traditions

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The Fairy Folk: The Story of Lilith and How She Gave Birth to the First Fairy (Story and Poems)

Pt. 1 The Story Birth of the Farries I am Lilith. The so-called mother of the night. Hear my tale and judge for yourself….. The beginning…. and the end of me. And The Creator opened his hands and the light … Continue reading The Fairy Folk: The Story of Lilith and How She Gave Birth to the First Fairy (Story and Poems)

The progenitor of Afrofuturist music

Afrocentric Music as Resistance to the Western Civilization Narrative

Music as Resistance and Survival Space is the place. One of many Afro-centric music compositions available to discover in modern media. (Photo Distributed by Impulse! Records and ABC/Dunhill Records. Photographer uncredited on the publicity photo itself; most likely Francis Ing, … Continue reading Afrocentric Music as Resistance to the Western Civilization Narrative

A Brief Introduction to Faeries and Folklore (Faerieology pt. I)

  Illustration of a fairy by C. E. Brock (public domain) Fairyology (Faerieology) The study of fairies Fairies have always been with us. From our earliest prehistoric origins, humanity as a species has always taken an interest in the unseen realm. Curiosity … Continue reading A Brief Introduction to Faeries and Folklore (Faerieology pt. I)

Painting of the festival of samhain people mystical creatures dancing in the woods

Anthropology: The Cultural Meaning of Different Halloween Symbols in Society

Each year, Halloween falls on October 31st. In the West, the spooky season we know today came from various religious rituals and ancient festivals. Did you know it’s one of the oldest holidays in the world? In countries like Australia, … Continue reading Anthropology: The Cultural Meaning of Different Halloween Symbols in Society