Pliny The Elder

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The rules of magic from various fantasy worlds

The Rules of Magic, According to the Greatest Fantasy Sagas of All Time

Magic is mysterious and ancient, and its workings are often beyond the understanding of mere mortals. But that doesn’t mean that magic doesn’t have rules.

Sempervivum Sampler. The name of this genus was derived by Pliny from semper vivo and means, literally, live forever. Although each leafy rosette dies after flowering, there always seems to be an abundance of new offsets the "chicks" to take its place. I enjoy, love growing them!!

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Pliny the Elder | Natural History, Book 10, 50: "There is a bird of Arabia called the cinnamolgus which makes its nest out of cinnamon twigs; the people of that country knock the birds down with lead-weighted arrows, and use them for trade." | Bestiarius - Bestiary of Ann Walsh (15th c.)

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Pliny the Elder | Natural History, Book 10, 50: "There is a bird of Arabia called the cinnamolgus which makes its nest out of cinnamon twigs; the people of that country knock the birds down with lead-weighted arrows, and use them for trade." | Bestiarius - Bestiary of Ann Walsh (15th c.)

Winged rabbit. Roman naturalist-scholar Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD), documented it in his massive treatise Naturalis Historia - in which he claimed that it inhabited the lofty mountain peaks of the Alps.

Winged rabbit. Roman naturalist-scholar Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD), documented it in his massive treatise Naturalis Historia - in which he claimed that it inhabited the lofty mountain peaks of the Alps.

4.) Ostriches do not hide their heads in the sand; Pliny the Elder started the rumor in one of the first Encyclopedias.

4.) Ostriches do not hide their heads in the sand; Pliny the Elder started the rumor in one of the first Encyclopedias.

Is Reintroducing Acorns into the Human Diet a Nutty Idea? Balanophagy—the practice of eating acorns from the oak and tan oak genuses, Quercus andNotholithocarpus, has played an important part in the diets of many cultures around the world. In fact, the Roman natural philosopher, Pliny the Elder, regarded the sacred oak as the “tree which first produced food for mortal man.”

Is Reintroducing Acorns into the Human Diet a Nutty Idea?

If harvested sustainably and treated to remove bitter tannins, acorns may once again have a more prominent place in the kitchen. As the world’...

Ammonite Necklace ♥ Pliny the Elder (d. 79 AD near Pompeii) called fossils of these animals ammonis cornua ("horns of Ammon") because the Egyptian god Ammon (Amun) was typically depicted wearing ram's horns. #necklace #ammonite

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