Bardo

“Bardo” (བར་དོ, Sanskrit: antarabhāva) refers to an “intermediate state” between death and rebirth, a concept which supposedly arose shortly after the Buddha’s death. According to Tibetan tradition,…

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Beer

Ah, beer — the great civiliser. As noted in the New York Times: Current theory has it that grain was first domesticated for…

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Cerberus

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Cerberus¹ (pronounced /ˈsɜrbərəs/), or Kerberos, (Greek: Κέρβερος) in Greek and Roman mythology, is a multi-headed hound (usually three-headed) which guards the gates of…

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Chthonic

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Chthonic (from Greek χθόνιος — chthonios, “in, under, or beneath the earth”, from χθών — chthōn “earth”; pertaining to the Earth; earthy; subterranean)…

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