The Kraken

Posted by Roses on November 23, 2010
the kraken taking down a ship

the kraken taking down a ship

The Kraken is one of many mythical creatures but it is one of the most fierce and horrifying sea creatures in history. There have been many if not thousands of sightings of this creature. The last sighting of it was about a century ago. We don’t know if there were or are more then one Kraken or even what the sex is, but studies are still at large for this magnificent yet horrifying creature today. There are certain legends that says that there were two krakens made and that they can not and will not die till the earth itself dies. This creature was said to be able to reach the tallest mast of a  ship and take it down with ease along with its crew. The ship would be torn apart and the ships crew would be drown or eaten by the creature. Marie Celeste was and still is thought to have been victim to the kraken even though it was still in tact but the entire crew …

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Dolls Origins Magic and Ancient Beginnings

Posted by Roses on May 26, 2010

Dolls have been a popular toy for many years. They have also been an item of collection. Plastic or porcelain faces, whether beloved by a child or sitting in a pristine hutch, they look at us with their never ending expressions.

Many cultures have different types of dolls… dolls that were never intended to be used as playthings. They have been used to represent coming of age, as an offering for the hope of fertility, and in some cases… used to absorb the energy of someone and create magic.

Perhaps the oldest doll (or doll fragment) found to date is part of an alabaster doll from the Babylonian period. There are also wooden dolls that have been found in ancient Egyptian graves that date back to 3,000 BC. These dolls were actually intended for religious or ritual use, often depicting the gods and goddesses of their worship.

In Ancient Greece, dolls for girls were often made at the time of their upcoming marriage. The doll was then offered to Artemis, the goddess of fertility. It …

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