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NORMAN REEDUS: THE STAR OF DEATH STRANDING

A little less than three weeks from the release of the exclusive video game for PS4, which promises to be one of the most interesting as well as the most anticipated of the season for the quality and the colossal production among developers, designers and actors guided by the inventiveness of Hideo Kojima, a master […]

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THE BEANS AND THEIR IMPURE ORIGIN

(8TH/8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” ) As we say this link with death facilitated the step towards the declaration that they were also “contaminated” and therefore impure . Homer considered the black beans impure , according to him, in them resided the souls of the shadows returning from Hades. Quickly its impurity […]

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THE BEANS AND OTHER ROMAN RITUALS

(7TH/8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” ) There are other rituals of Ancient Rome that refer to beans and therefore to their affinity relationship with the deceased. A very curious one was performed in the nuptial rites , when a marriage was celebrated. It consisted of providing beans believing that each one would […]

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THE BEANS IN OLD RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGY

(6TH/8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” ) No wonder beans had such a bad reputation. At the time of the Roman Empire , they were used as protagonists in important funeral rituals . Beans were present in some of the most important and popular Roman festivities. Publius Ovid reported them in his famous […]

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THE BEANS AND PYTHAGORAS: MYTHS AND LEGENDS

(5th/8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” ) As we know for centuries, legends surrounding philosophical thinking and Pythagoras‘ conception of the world around him have been reinforced, probably driven by his same school prone to mystical symbols and esoteric customs . Obviously also the difficulty of direct information has contributed even more to […]

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THE BEANS: AN AMBIVALENT PLANT

(PART 4/8 “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” ) Indeed, sometimes the effects of certain foods could not be easily explained due to lack of scientific knowledge and entered into a true contradiction . It was the case of beans whose prohibitions, curious comments and beliefs about their nature and their properties in ancient times […]

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THE POTATOES: THE FOOD OF THE GODS

(3rd /8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” ) For the Andean Indians, the potato was a divine gift that prevented their extinction and provided them with strength to defend themselves against their enemies . According to a study from the University of Wisconsin , the potato could have existed 8,000 years ago . […]

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THE CARROT: THE CURSE OF PURPLE COLOR

(PART 2/8 “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS”) Curiously, the so enigmatic list of “cursed foods” was mostly only foods of high nutritional content . In fact, many of them, such as carrots, were already used in ancient Greece and Rome as a medicinal plant for their revitalizing properties. In fact, the Arabs considered it […]

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THE BLACK LIST OF “FORBIDDEN” PLANTS IN ANTIQUITY

September 29, 2019 (PART 1/8) We find it hard to believe that the… THE BLACK LIST OF “FORBIDDEN” PLANTS IN ANTIQUITY September 29, 2019 (PART 2/8 “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS”) Curiously, the… THE CARROT: THE CURSE OF PURPLE COLOR September 29, 2019 (3rd /8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” )… THE […]

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HOLOGRAMS: MAGIC IN THE CIRCUS

A SPECTACULAR ALTERNATIVE THAT RESPECTS ANIMALS Although less and less, popular circuses and recreational attractions in which animals are exhibited performing movements and unnatural actions continue to be an alarming reality in many parts of the world. Tigers and elephants in circuses, roosters in lucrative fights, heifers and goats in the popular festivals of the […]

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