Among the strange sights and entities described in the Christian Bible, two creatures have always stood out among historians and theologians for their colorful descriptions: the Leviathan and the Behemoth. The Behemoth is first mentioned in the Book of Job, where God uses its description to illustrate the immense power of God to Jacob. According […]Read more "Behemoth, the Biblical Monster"
Voodoo, specifically the kind practiced in New Orleans and referred to as “Louisiana Voodoo” or “New Orleans Voodoo,” are a series of underground religious practices that originated with the African religious beliefs of the French, Creole, and Spanish speaking African Americans in Louisiana, which are themselves based on the West African Dahomeyan Vodun. Compared to […]Read more "The Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau"
While the Vietnam War raged from the 60’s to the 70’s, changing American politics and culture, another war was going on next door in Laos. While the U.S. military and its allies fought a major war in Vietnam, the CIA was covertly fighting the Laotian Civil War. Out of this conflict, a legend would arise […]Read more "Anthony Poshepny, the CIA’s Rogue Agent"
When a ceasefire to the Korean War was brokered in 1953 between UN and Communist forces, the war didn’t technically end, which caused the Korean Peninsula to remain in a state of war from 1950 through today. While it may not seem as obvious or relevant aside from the occasional threat of North Korea’s nuclear […]Read more "The South Korean Unit 684"
In the second article on the works of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, this one is going to focus on what is called the “Cthulhu Mythos.” Right away, most people are familiar with the name Cthulhu and the vague image of an octopus-headed, dragon-bodied, winged alien demon entity. But there is much more to the Cthulhu […]Read more "Lovecraftian Horror: The Cthulhu Mythos"
While most people can easily recognize Cthulhu, the titular deity from H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, what many do not realize is that Lovecraft’s work was actually divided into two major categories. One being the Cthulhu Mythos, featuring aliens and cosmic deities that has received almost all of the mainstream attention, while the second is referred […]Read more "Lovecraftian Horror: The Dream Cycle"
If there is one universal symbol that many associate with Halloween, it would have to be the image of a bright, orange pumpkin with a face carved into it. People leave Jack-o-lanterns on their porches, children carry plastic versions to carry candy for trick-or-treating, and it’s even the logo for the horror film Halloween. But […]Read more "The Story of the Jack-O-Lantern"