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The legend of St. George

Apr 16th, 2014 | author Antonella Bazzoli
The legend of St. George

The legend of St. George, the holy knight who rescued the princess from the terrible dragon that threatened her, gave birth to a famous subject that was widespread within the figurative arts during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
The scene of the dragon slayer versus the mythical monster represents the Catholic belief in Christ’s triumph [...]



Small pieces of a large mosaic

Feb 11th, 2014 | author Antonella Bazzoli
Small pieces of a large mosaic

Let’s compare our history to an ancient and complex mosaic, comprised of many small pieces. With the passage of time, it is natural that large gaps in knowledge will form and many of the pieces will be lost. Let’s imagine that each of us has [...]



The holy days of Saturn

Dec 10th, 2013 | author Antonella Bazzoli
The holy days of Saturn

It seems that our custom to exchange gifts during Christmas comes from some ancient traditions practiced at the Saturnalia, one of the most popular holidays in the Roman calendar.
The Saturnalia festival, that in later centuries would change into the Brumalia festival (from bruma, winter solstice), represented an occasion for visiting friends and presenting gifts, [...]



Eastern cults in the Apennines

Oct 21st, 2013 | author Ambra Antonelli
Eastern cults in the Apennines

In  the region of Umbria it is already possible to pick out the name of the goddess Isis from ancient inscriptions, especially at Terni and at Spoleto. These cities are geographically projected towards the area of Latium, where the port of Ostia, and naturally Rome, would have constituted the principle landing and launching point [...]



Trees growing on their roots

Jun 30th, 2013 | author Antonella Bazzoli
Trees growing on their roots

“Only a tree that grows out of its own roots may restore bountiful fruits to the earth.” This sentence represents the philosophy of Evus very well. Investigations, insights, opinions and new discoveries will be the focus in this new web magazine, in order to address [...]



The refused canonization of a Templar saint

May 8th, 2013 | author Antonella Bazzoli
The refused canonization of a Templar saint

It was on the 13th of October 1307 when the King of France, Filippo il Bello, ordered the arrest of the Templar Knights. The monks who belonged to the order were imprisoned and tortured, including the Great Master Jacques de Molay. Their property was confiscated, and all archives and documents were destroyed, making the task [...]



Iconography of a goddess

Jun 18th, 2011 | author Antonella Bazzoli
Iconography of a goddess

Isis, wife of Osiris and mother of Horus, is also commonly associated with another ancient Egyptian deity named Hathor. This name, which literally means “house of Horus”, represents a symbolic lap for her son, who is also the son of Osiris.
Following suit of her many forms, Hathor was the goddess of love as well as [...]



The Fountain of Women

Jun 18th, 2011 | author Antonella Bazzoli
The Fountain of Women

The reliefs and inscriptions that decorate the Main Fountain of Perugia catch the eye of every passer-by. In the past the reliefs of the fountain welcomed the visiting merchant for the fair, consoled the worried farmer during the harvest, lifted the spirit of those gathering in the Cathedral’s square, and made all quietly reflect, whether [...]



Isis, a mother goddess for all humanity

May 18th, 2011 | author Ambra Antonelli
Isis, a mother goddess for all humanity

Book XI of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses, or “The Golden Ass,” begins in the obscure silence of the night, with the moon rising from the sea in its unabashed fullness. Thus opens a fundamental chapter for the understanding of the cult of Isis.
“…video praemicantis lunae candore nimio completum orbem commodum marinis emergentem fluctibus. Nanctusque opacae noctis silentiosa [...]



Evus, lifting the veil

May 25th, 2010 | author Antonella Bazzoli
Evus, lifting the veil

Evus is the web magazine for those who want to re-appropriate history. It is a project that aims to link our past – full of mysteries and hidden traces – with our present, since we think that only through knowledge and awareness of the past [...]