Islam – An Introduction

Islam is a religion that is much in the news of late. It is a faith that dates back to the early 7th century and is based upon the teachings of the prophet, Muhammad, who lived from circa 570 – 8th June 632. The Prophet was from the Arabian peninsula, having been born in Mecca. […]

Top 10 Terrifying Animals That Lived Alongside Humans

When deciding upon the content for this article, Rebel Voice┬áconsidered the addition of politicians and bankers. Unfortunately, the inclusion of those creatures would have been deemed too insulting to prehistoric animals and so they were left out. It does open the door to another article, however, perhaps titled, Monsters That Thrive As Humans Try To […]

Swords – Mythological Weapons Of Power

Who doesn’t love a good sword? Whether it’s the weapons of the Samurai and Ninja, or Excalibur or that brute of a thing that William Wallace carried in Braveheart, these ancient tools of war are a part of our development as a species. Some are ornate, some are basic, some are well made and some […]

Top 10 Biggest Secrets And Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptians have enthralled and mesmerized us for centuries. We westerners love to portray them in books, TV and movies. From mummies to alien civilizations that built the pyramids, the Egyptians have captured the public imagination and refused to let go. Yet, with all our modern knowledge and know-how, there are still many elements of […]

Judaism 101 – Monotheism Of The Ancient World

Judaism is said to be the oldest monotheistic religion in the world. The main book of the faith is the Tanakh, believed written approximately 500 BCE (according to the Talmud). The Jewish faith was the basis of both Christianity and Islam, although there are clearly many differences between them today. Of all the religions on […]

Jainism – Ancient Religion Of Peace

It has between 4-5 million adherents, most of which live in India. It was believed to have been founded approximately 500 BCE, but the first teacher, or tirthankara, was said to have existed millions of years before that. And the name for each practitioner, Jain, comes from the Sanskrit word, ‘Jina‘, which means victor. Jainism […]

Meso-American Cultures – An Introduction

Meso-America is the geographical area that encompasses much of modern Mexico and Central America. It was a land where the Zapotecs, Toltecs, Aztecs and Mayans all held sway at one time or another. It is a region of great culture, art and history. Then the Europeans arrived with their war and diseases. It’s never been […]