Milesians – “Soldier of Hispania”

In the Lebor Gabála Érenn, a medieval Irish Christian pseudo-history, the Milesians (Irish: gairthear Mílidh Easpáinne) are the final race to settle in Ireland. They…

Theotokos – Mary, mother of Jesus

Theotokos (Greek: Θεοτόκος, Greek pronunciation: [θeoˈtokos]) is a title of Mary, mother of Jesus, used especially in Eastern Christianity. The usual Latin translations are Dei Genitrix or Deipara (approximately “parent (fem.) of God”).…

The Rus’ siege of Constantinople of 860

The siege of Constantinople of 860 was the only major military expedition of the Rus’ Khaganate recorded in Byzantine and Western European sources. The casus belli was the construction of…

Rus’ Khaganate – “the men who row”

The Rus’ Khaganate, also Russkiy Khaganate (Belarusian: Рускі каганат, Ruski kahanat, Russian: Русский каганат, Russkiy kaganat, Ukrainian: Руський каганат, Ruśkyj kahanat), is the name applied by some modern historians to a polity postulated…

Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia

The Principality or, from 1253, Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia (Ukrainian: Галицько-Волинське князівство, romanized: Halytsko-Volynske kniazivstvo; Latin: Regnum Galiciae et Lodomeriae), historically known as the Kingdom of Ruthenia (Old East Slavic: Королѣвство Русь, romanized: Korolěvstvo Rusĭ, Ukrainian: Королівство Русь, romanized: Korolivstvo…

Shireen Abu Akleh – killed by the IDF

The brother of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh Monday blasted the violent intervention by Israeli police into her funeral as “unacceptable and…

The Dalai Lama – His Holiness

The Dalai Lamas are believed by Tibetan Buddhists to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and…

FREE TIBET

China is very aware of the strength of the movement for Tibet’s freedom. Inside Tibet, it uses repression and violence…

Avalokiteśvara – compassion of all Buddhas

In Buddhism, Avalokiteśvara ( Sanskrit: अवलोकितेश्वर /ˌʌvəloʊkɪˈteɪʃvərə/) is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. He has 108 avatars; one notable avatar being Padmapāṇi, the one who holds the lotus…