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Stribog ( In the East Slavic mythology, the god of the wind. In the East Slavic mythology, the deity of ancient pantheon, the idol which was established in Kiev in 980. The name Stribog dates back to the ancient roots "Strega" which means "elder", "paternal uncle". In the "Lay" the winds are named Stribozhimi grandchildren that arrows are blowing from the sea, which seems to indicate the atmospheric features Stribog.)


Minoan Bull's Head Rhyton, ca. 1450 B.C. from the Little Palace of Knossos, Crete. (via Ancient Greece, Sparta, Troy)


The Vikings were not one nation but different groups of warriors, explorers and merchants led by a chieftain. During the Viking age, Scandinavia was not separated into Denmark, Norway and Sweden as it is today, instead each chieftain ruled over a small area. - See more at: Viking map


Rembrandt - The Abduction of Europa, 1632. Oil on panel. The work has been described as "...a shining example of the 'golden age' of Baroque painting.