Trees in mythology
Tree worship (dendrolatry) refers to the tendency of many societies throughout history to worship or otherwise mythologize trees. Trees have played an important role in many of the world's mythologies...
Tracing Our 'Tree Of Life' To Its Roots: 3.8 Billion-Year-Old Molecule Reveals Clues About How Life On Earth Began...And It Could Help Us Find Aliens On Other Planets
By studying molecules in living human cells, researchers believe they have been able to trace the evolution of biology back to its roots. Experts from Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered t...
Scientists Create The First Digital 'Tree Of Life'
Scientists from 11 organizations have digitized a “tree of life,” a genetic map of 2.3 million named species of animals, plants, fungi and microbes that all branched off over time from a common ancest...
The Egyptians Had Their Own Version Of Ayahuasca They Called “The Tree Of Life”
The civilization of Egypt as we know spans back thousands of years to the days when the last great glaciers in the world were melting (10,000 BC). This information, as many of you may know, has been s...
Dryad
A dryad (/ˈdraɪ.æd/; Greek: Δρυάδες, sing.: Δρυάς) is a tree nymph, or female tree spirit, in Greek mythology. In Greek drys signifies "oak." Thus, dryads are specifically the nymphs of oak trees,...
Qliphoth
The Qliphoth/Qlippoth/Qelippot or Kelipot (Heb. קליפות, the different English spellings are used in the alternative Cabalistic traditions of Hermetic Qabalah and Jewish Kabbalah respectively), literal...
Tree worship
Tree worship (dendrolatry) refers to the tendency of many societies throughout history to worship or otherwise mythologize trees. Trees have played an important role in many of the world's mythologies...
Sephirot
Sephirot (/sfɪˈroʊt/, /ˈsfɪroʊt/; Hebrew: סְפִירוֹת‎ Səphîrôṯ), meaning emanations, are the 10 attributes/emanations in Kabbalah, through which Ein Sof (The Infinite) reveals himself and continu...
Tracing Our 'Tree Of Life' To Its Roots: 3.8 Billion-Year-Old Molecule Reveals Clues About How Life On Earth Began...And It Could Help Us Find Aliens On Other Planets
By studying molecules in living human cells, researchers believe they have been able to trace the evolution of biology back to its roots. Experts from Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered t...
Olea oleaster
Olea oleaster, the wild-olive, has been considered by various botanists a valid species and a subspecies of the cultivated olive tree, Olea europea, which is a tree of multiple origins that was domest...
Tree of life (biblical)
The tree of life (Hebrew: עֵץ הַֽחַיִּים,  Etz haChayim) is a term used in the Hebrew Bible that is a component of the world tree motif.In the Book of Genesis, the tree of life is first described...
Ashvattha
According to Hindu mythology, ashvattha (Sanskrit: अश्वत्थ, IAST: aśvattha) (or Assattha) that is, the Sacred Fig, is a sacred tree for the Hindus and has been extensively mentioned in texts perta...
Penelope (dryad)
In Greek mythology Penelope or Penelopeia is a dryad, the daughter of Dryops. She resides on mount Kyllene in Arcadia and is the mother of the god Pan or of Nomios (this is a title of Pan) by Hermes. ...
Netzach
Netzach (Hebrew: נצח‎, "victory") is the seventh of the ten Sefirot in the Jewish mystical system Kabbalah. Located beneath Chesed, at the base of the "Pillar of Mercy" also consisting of Ch...
Talking tree
Talking trees are a form of sapient trees in mythologies and stories, most famously known as the Ents in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth stories.According to Greek mythology, all the trees in the Dodo...
Vrindavan
Vrindavan ( pronunciation ) is a town in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the site of a forested region, where, according to the Mahabharata, Krishna spent his childhood d...
Ghagiel
Ghagiel ( variously Chaigidel, Chaigidiel, or Oghiel ), in the belief system of Kabbalah, is the name of the Qliphah corresponding to the Sephirah Chokmah in the Tree of Life. They are demons, the Hin...
Daphnaie
In Greek mythology the Daphnaie are the nymphs of the laurel trees.Like the other Dryads, they are the spirits of the trees and spend most of their time sleeping behind the bark. They only come out to...
Daphne
Daphne (/ˈdæfniː/; Greek: Δάφνη, meaning "laurel") is a minor figure in Greek mythology known as a naiad—a type of female nymph associated with fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other...
Tree of Jiva and Atman
The Tree of Jiva and Atman appears in the Vedic scriptures, predating current Hinduism, as a metaphysical metaphor concerning the soul.The Rig Veda samhita 1.164.20-22, Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.1-2, and ...
Cypress of Keshmar
The Cypress of Keshmar is a mythical cypress tree of legendary beauty and gargantuan dimensions. Although the story of its genesis seems of pure mythical origin, the fact of its existence and the inci...
Thagirion
Thagirion is the qliphah associated with the sephirah Tiferet in the kabbalistic Tree of life. It means the disputers, the painful movers, and the demons called the Zomiel are attributed to it, great ...
Sathariel
Sathariel (Hebrew סתריאל, Greek: Σαθιήλ) is one of the Qliphoth, corresponding to the Sephirah Binah on the kabbalistic Tree of life. It represents the Concealment of God, which hides the face of Merc...
Pow-Wow Oak Tree
The Pow-Wow Oak is an historic tree located in the Belvidere neighborhood of Lowell, Massachusetts. This 300-year-old tree is believed to have served as a gathering place for pow wows held by the Nati...
Charybdis Fig Tree
The Charybdis Fig Tree is a massive fig tree situated above the whirlpool monster Charybdis in the infamous Strait of Messina.
The fig tree's trunk is on the top of a cliff on the opposite side of...
Sacred grove
A sacred grove or sacred woods are any grove of trees of special religious importance to a particular culture. Sacred groves were most prominent in the Ancient Near East and prehistoric Europe, but fe...
Phylogenetic tree
A speculatively rooted tree for rRNA genes, showing major branches Bacteria, Archaea, and EucaryotaA phylogenetic tree or evolutionary tree is a branching diagram or "tree" showing the inferred evol...
Erato (dryad)
In Greek mythology, Erato is a dryad. A priestess and prophetess of the god Pan, verses were attributed to her at an ancient oracle of the god, located at Megalopolis near Acacesium. She was married t...