Japanese Mythology: The Disappearance of the Sun

Susanoo, the kami of the seas, was neglecting his duties and cried about how he longed to see his mother, Izanami, in the underworld. So, his father, Izanagi, sent him to go live in the underworld. Prior to leaving, Susanoo decided to visit his sister, Amaterasu, to say goodbye. She knew of Susanoo’s reputation as […]

A Trip to the Ancient Nile, Ancient Egypt 101

The Many Colors of the Nile River “Without the Nile, there would be no Egypt”. That would be a bold remark if it weren’t completely true. Before the advent of the first human species, Homo erectus, the Nile river, also called Iteru in ancient Egyptian, has dominated and characterized the East African terrain more than […]