Category: General

13 Enigma

Friday the 13th is a day of great apprehension for the superstitious, but it actually has some very lucky associations. Throughout western tradition, many stories are told of 12 companions surrounding a central god-head figure. Robin Hood had 12 merry men; King Arthur had 12 knights of the round table and of course perhaps one…


Janus

Janus is the Roman god known as the custodian of the universe. He is the god of beginnings and the guardian of gates and doors. He is lord over the first hour of every day, the first day of the month and January, the first month of the year. Two heads back to back represent…


Mars

Mars, the Roman God of War, was one of the most worshipped and revered gods throughout ancient Rome. He was the son of Jupiter and Juno and according to legend, fathered Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, with the vestal virgin Rhea Silvia. Because of this mythological lineage, the Roman people felt as though…


Lupercalia

Lupercalia is uniquely Roman, but even the Romans of the first century were at a loss to explain exactly which deity or deities were being exalted. It harkens back to the days when Rome was nothing more than a few shepherds living on a hill known as Palantine and was surrounded by wilderness teeming with…


Welcome to the Garden universe

Science and religion attempt to answer  the “how” and “why” questions surrounding our existence and purpose. In a modern western mindset, by compartmentalizing what we know from observation and what we believe in faith, we somehow manage to reconcile two often contrasting versions into one homogenized explanation we’re comfortable with. These two constructs – science…