Soviet Era ‘The Hobbit’ Vintage Illustrations

The folks over at Retronaut dug up these delightful illustrations for a Soviet-Era version of ‘The Hobbit’ of J.R.R. Tolkien fame. The simple, high-contrast illustrations give the book a child-like feel, but, let’s be honest, that Gollum is pretty creepy….

The Hellenic Revival: Plato, Pletho and Nietzsche (Gwendolyn Taunton)

Video presentation for a Congress in Greece 25-26th June.

Ammit – Divine Retribution

  Ammit (/ˈæmɨt/; “devourer” or “soul-eater”; also spelled Ammut or Ahemait) was a female demon in ancient Egyptian religion with a body that was part lion, hippopotamus and crocodile—the three largest “man-eating” animals known to ancient Egyptians. A funerary deity, her titles included “Devourer of the Dead”, “Eater of Hearts”, and “Great of Death”. Ammit lived near the scales of justice in Duat, the Egyptian underworld. In the Hall of Two Truths, Anubis weighed the heart of a person against the feather of Ma’at, the goddess of truth, which was depicted as an ostrich feather (the feather was often pictured … Continue reading