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Theogonia - The Greek Creation Myth by Fotopoulou Sophia

Theogonia, means the Genesis of the Gods. Ancient Greeks, where great storytellers with great imagination and endless humour. In their efford in trying to explain some materializations, they weaved many myths. Of course, they worked on the beginning of the world and the genesis of the many Gods they had. With their rich imagination they built huge genealogies that revealed the ancestors of the 12 Olympian Gods and all the smaller ones. Also, they revealed how Zeus became the leader of all Gods in the Greek mythology.

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Tibetan Dance by Lao Long

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Nearly every Tibetan can sing and dance. They sing anytime for any event and dance at festivals, weddings, gatherings and during their spare time. The Tibetan nationality, or Bo as it calls itself, has a population of about 3.87 million, scattered in Tibet, Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan, which are known for their highlands, grasslands, thick forests and abundant natural resources. The areas inhabited by Tibetans boats a great diversity of folk songs and dances.

From historical writings we can see that more than a thousand years ago folk religious and sorcerers' dances were very popular in Tibet.…

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Tree Peony the soul of China by Jim Down

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Flowers are the soul of nature and Chinese are flower-loving people. Among all flowers, the tree peony is their favorite. Since ancient times, the tree peony (Mudan) has been regarded as a symbol of wealth, fortune, luck, prosperity and happiness.

Tree peonies and Heze are so closely associated with each other that the "Heze Tree Peony" has become world famous. Long known as the "hometown" of the tree peony, Heze was formerly called Caozhou in ancient times. The famed Yellow River flows through Heze and the climate is moderate here with plenty of rain and fertile…

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Tuareg by Dimitris Katakalaios

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Tuareg is a term used to identify numerous diverse groups of people who share a common language and a common history. Tuareg camel caravans played the primary role in trans-Saharan trade until the mid-20th century when European trains and trucks took over. Goods that once were brought north to the edge of the Sahara are now taken to the coast by train and then shipped to Europe and beyond.

Tuareg history begins in northern Africa where their presence was recorded by Herodotus. Many groups have slowly moved southward over the last 2,000 years in response to…

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