Rainmaking is an old ritual during which a person or group of people attempt to induce rain in periods of dryness and drought. For the Rio Grande Pueblo and Bantu to name but two groups, these rituals were part of their cultural practices. It was customary for the Bantu people of Iron Age Africa to…
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Love Hurts!

February, the month that marks the Lunar New Year and includes noteworthy traditions like Groundhog Day and the Super Bowl, is perhaps best known for its association with love and affection. In previous blogs, we’ve covered the origin of Valentine’s Day and the history of St. Valentine, but today we are going to peer through…
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