Traditionally, zombies originated from the customs and rituals of Haitian Voodoo. The modern concept of zombies, particularly in American pop culture, was invented by renowned movie maker George Romero in his 1968 cult film, "Night of the Living Dead."Know More
Zombie is derived from the Haitian word "zombi," which means "spirit of the dead." Voodoo priests, known as bokors, were able to revive the dead through black magic and the oral application of "coup padre," which contained a lethal chemical called tetrodoxin. The zombies of Voodoo culture were soulless mechanical drones controlled by the bokors.
In contemporary times, Romero popularized the flesh-eating monsters not as the mindless creatures of Voodoo legends but as a horrifying blend of zombies, werewolves and vampires. Critics claim that Romero revolutionized the film horror genre with his cinematic masterpiece.Learn more about Folklore
The Incas' customs and traditions included agriculture, worshiping many gods, festivals, weaving, goldsmithing and architecture. The Incas were an indigenous population of Peru. Their empire was one of the strongest American Indian civilizations.Full Answer >
Examples of Spanish nursery rhymes are "Los Pollitos Dicen," "Aserrin Aserran," "Pin Pon es un Muneco" and "Tengo una Muneca." "Los pollitos dicen" translates to "the little chicks say" in English. "Aserrin aserran" translates to "saw, sawdust," "Pin Pon es un muneco" translates to "Pin Pon is a doll" and "tengo una muneca" translates to "I have a doll."Full Answer >
In Greek mythology, Telemachus was the son of Odysseus and his wife Penelope. He grew up without his father's presence for much of his life while Odysseus was fighting the Trojan War and on the long journey back home.Full Answer >
Donkeys live for 30 to 50 years, while an American's life expectancy at birth is around 80. Relative to the lifespan of an American human, a donkey year is, at a minimum, around 2.67 years. In informal usage, the expression "donkey's years" indicates an extremely long period of time.Full Answer >