EarthstOriez compiles, shares & preserves stories –
MYTH & FOLKLORE from HISTORY & HERITAGE
STORIEZ bear the characteristics of culture: history, folklore and customs of a people from which they originate. By delving into stories and traditions of communities, we can explore the similarities that run through our EARTH. Because the passing on of STORIEZ from history & folklore – mythology & legends – is intrinsically human, and something we can all come together to share.
EARTHSTORIEZ celebrates the people, places, the HISTORY & HERITAGE it meets travelling. FOLKLORE is a great way of connecting to a heritage, and an excellent way of learning about us – appreciating how we’re different and how we are all the same.
Everything here is based on our personal experience.
And those moments, when just for an instant, we feel close to the people and the meaning of a place. It is growing in the process – making the strange familiar, and the familiar strange.
Cultural heritage is in the food we eat, the coffee we drink, the clothes we wear, the religions we follow, the skills we learn – the stories we tell. Welcome to our stories of wonder and every day travel life.
Discover legendary Baba Budan and the aromatic journey from bean to cup of Indian coffee. read more
The mythical origins of coffee, are steeped in legend and topped with a creamy dollop of speculation. What is certain is that… read more
British Archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter along with his sponsor, Lord Carnarvon, discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922, in the Valley… read more
The Iceman — Ötzi, the Glacier Mummy is forever sleeping in a big refrigerator. The frozen mummy is stored in a specially… read more
Discover India’s cow and bull in History and Mythology and it’s use in traditional Indian medicine. Explore the varied meanings of the… read more
Along roadsides throughout Argentina we notice mystical shrines with red flags flying around them. Discover the folk saint Gauchito Gil. We hitchhiked… read more
The story of how cocoa and chocolate was first discovered and then spread to all of the major countries on Earth is… read more
Throughout Argentina, we notice roadside shrines amid of water bottles and a statuette of a lactating mother. Discover the folk saint Difunta… read more
Discover cacao in Popol Vuh and the iconographic relationship between cacao and maize reflecting their importance within Maya cultures. Before this, the… read more
Discover historical and mythical origins of Cacao in Mesoamerica. Cacao—or traces of the compounds theobromine and caffeine—have been found in archaeological deposits… read more
Discover cacao in Chichen Itza, the most important archaeological vestige of the Maya-Toltec civilization in Yucatan, Mexico. I am a historian and… read more
Narak Chaturdasi is celebrated for Diwali in Goa. Huge effigies of Narkasur, made of grass and hay, dressed in colorful paper clothes… read more
First thing you see when you arrive at the center of Bolzano is the monument in memory of the great poet Walther… read more
Traveling and discovering is sometimes about being in the right place on the right day, for us that day was today, when… read more
Discover Myths and Legends of the Mool Mahunag Annual fair of Karsog, where devotees pray, play music, carry the murtis (god statues)… read more
Discover Myths and Legends of the Thaipusam – Tamil Nadu’s Lord Murugan festival. Where Devotees carry the kavadi and pierce their backs,… read more
At sunset, the Dolomite mountains light up in fiery red, turning to purple before fading into the night: this is the Alpenglühen,… read more
Visiting South America, we have often been invited to share a mate, by friendly and curious locals. Having a mate or terere means… read more