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Forest Trail, Plitvice, Croatia

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The Dhammakaya Temple,Luke Duggleby Photography

The Worlds Largest Buddhist Temple


The enormous Phra Dhammakaya Temple on the outskirts of Bangkok is renowned throughout Thailand for its mass ceremonies. From monk ordinations to celebrating Buddhist holy days the temple holds vast ceremonies involving tens, sometimes hundreds, of thousands of participants.
With centres all over the world and a live to air television network to view such events it is one of the most influencial and powerful Buddhist movements in the world.


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Innerdalstoppen, Norway
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Hathor, Museo Egizio

Basalt statue of the Ancient Egyptian goddess Hathor. From the New Kingdom, 18th dynasty (reign of Amenhotep III 1388-1351BC).

The statue was commissioned by Amenhotep III to celebrate his Sed Festival. Uniquely, in this depiction she holds a was-sceptre (not shown here), a symbol of power normally associated only with male gods. The statue was brought to Turin in 1753.

Hathor is the goddess of music, dancing, joy etc. and is often represented as a cow, hence the horns.

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Akkadian Word of the Week

šamšum “sun; sun-god; sun-disk; gold”

The Akkadian word šamšum “sun” is often written with the cuneiform logographic sign used to represent the sun god, Šamaš, who is pictured on the right in the image above. The image is a detail from the Šamaš Tablet, composed by the king Nabu-apla-iddina (9th century BCE) to commemorate his rebuilding of the temple to the sun god in the city of Sippar. Šamaš is also the god of justice, and in his right hand, he holds the two traditional symbols of law and divine authority: the ring and rod. In the center of the image is the sun-disk, which also represents Šamaš in his capacity as the sun god. 

References to and descriptions of the šamšum in its meaning of “sun” are found in literature, omens, expressions for time, etc., and the word is also used in epithets for deities and rulers.

Sources: Chicago Assyrian Dictionary Š (vol. 1), British Museum.

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Eretria Greece, 500-480 BC

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magictransistor:

John Martin (Mezzotint illustrations); John Milton’s Paradise Lost, ca. 1824.

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