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Often confused with Mammoths, Mastodons (Mammutidae) are in their own family, since They split off from Elephants and Mammoths earlier. Therefore, there are many differences between the two Animals. Mastodons have larger and flatter brows than Mammoths. Moreover, They have paired low conical cusps for teeth, and upper jaw tusks. In addition, Mastodons are shorter and more muscular than Mammoths. Scientists have liken Them to a bus, whereas Mammoths are more like construction cranes.
Living side by side with Mammoths, Mastodons colonized Eurasia and North America about fifteen million years ago. As browsers, They preferred to live in spruce forests and open woodlands. During the winter, Mastodons had a double coat of fur to prevent Them from freezing in the icy cold. However, they preferred warmer climates to live in....
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to experience a pagan holiday in a pagan city, well, you don't have to wait until your next incarnation to find out.
Just come to pagan Minneapolis for Bealtaine.
For 42 years, the magic and artistry of Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater has brought the joy of May to Witch City. 50,000 people line Bloomington Avenue for the Parade and then follow it, dancing, in unbridled celebration of the Coming of the Sun and the melting of Winter's icy heart.
In Powderhorn Park, we call the Sun, which sails to us across the lake in its winged boat. By its power, the Tree of Life rises renewed, and the city-wide party begins.
A self-proclaimed witch stokes controversy after documenting human bones she'd acquired and offered for sale. A Pagan politician in Florida draws fire for his authoritarian views. And what should you know if you want to perform shadow work? It's Watery Wednesday, our weekly segment on news about the Pagan community! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
Spring is supposed to be about cavorting and frolicking through the new grass and flowers. Except in my world, spring is about work. It’s about being done with the fallow times of winter and moving forward with all the projects.
Growing up on a farm, spring was spent walking through the fields, picking rocks, preparing the land for planting. Now as an adult and no longer living on the farm, I find myself missing the distinctiveness of spring....
An Indian public figure react to the recent Panama Papers scandal. Concern rises about LGBT rights in Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country. And the role of masculinity in the current United States presidential election is considered. It's Fiery Tuesday, our weekly segment on political and societal news from around the world! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!