D anu Toba is a special place, a lake in a super volcano, the biggest volcanic caldera worldwide: … INDONESIA: On the origins of Lake Toba
A ccording to the Hindus, Buddhists and the Muslims, the tree is an emblem of immortality, because of its extraordinary capacity of continuing to produce flowers and leaves even after it has been uprooted. For this reason the tree is frequently planted near temples by the Hindus and the Buddhists. The Muslims plant it near the graveyards, where daily, the fresh creamy blossoms fall upon the tombs. The flowers are offered at the temples by the Hindus and Buddhists.
T hough Banana is not technically a tree, yet it is considered one because of its structure and size.
T he Aswattha is unrivaled throughout Hinduism, here is a mention of the tree from Vedic time onward. The tree is mentioned in the Bhagavata Gita as Aswattha or the “one that is not the same tomorrow”, with reference perhaps, to this world which is ever changing. … INDIA: On the Bodhi Tree
T o the Incas, quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) was a food so vital that it was considered sacred. In their language, Quechua, it is referred to as chisiya mama or mother grain. Each year, the Inca emperor broke the soil with a golden spade and planted the first seed. … PERU: On the origins QUINOA
T rees, throughout the ages, have been given deep and sacred meanings in many of the world’s mythologies. … On Tree Lore
W hat is a legend in one time and place may be a myth in another time and place, a Märchen (or fairytale) in another time and place [and called religion in yet another time and place.] … On Folklore