Most Mysterious Peoples of the World

There are no fewer mysteries among the living peoples than among those who disappeared without a trace from the face of the earth. If you love history and historical themes, then you will definitely like the gates of Olympus casino slot.

The unknown origin, mysterious traditions that have been stubbornly adhered to for centuries, closeness from the world – all this attracts attention and a desire to understand where and how these people came to our world. That’s what we’ll figure out in this article.

Parsis – “Fire Worshippers”

Who are they: The Parsis are an ethno—confessional group in South Asia, of Iranian origin.

History: The ancient Parsis professed Zoroastrianism — one of the oldest religions in the world. They lived in Iran during the reign of the Sassanids in the historical region of Iran, which is called Greater Khorasan. After the conquest of the Arabs, they moved to Gujarat and now live mainly in Bombay. These amazing people demonstrated amazing abilities to survive in any environment and to preserve their original culture throughout millennial history. In Gujarat, the Parsis continued to engage in trade, sharply standing out from the environment with discipline, organization, and down-to-earth realism, so lacking in indigenous Indians.

Religion: Zoroastrianism. There was no strict dogma at the foundation of Zoroastrianism, and the main laws of religion were the worship of the supreme god Ahura Mazda and free adherence to the canons of morality. The Zoroastrians showed special reverence for the light of the Sun and fire as divine images — until now, a sacred source of unquenchable fire is maintained in their temples. The vessel with fire is one of the most important symbols of this religion, and its protection, right up to death, was the meaning of life for special priests. That is why they do not burn the dead, like the Hindus, but give them to the vultures, in the so-called towers of silence, so as not to desecrate the sacred element of fire for them. By the way, it is interesting that there is a similar approach in the Kingdom of Mustang (Tibet).

Tuaregs – “Blue People of the Desert”

Who are: the people of the Berber group in Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Algeria, and Libya.

History: The Tuaregs are strikingly different from all other peoples of the African continent, and indeed the whole world. There is a legend that they come from the great ruler — queen of the Sahara Tin-Hinan. It is claimed that she was an Amazon since one of the hypotheses states that the mythical kingdom of the Amazons was located on the land of the Tuaregs. It is believed that the Tuaregs are descendants of the Zenaga Berbers. They were originally engaged in agriculture in the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula. But in the 8th century were displaced by Arab conquerors to North Africa. The Tuaregs never submitted to the Arabs. They simply switched to a nomadic lifestyle, preserving their language and culture. They roam the Sahara and the countries adjacent to it, not paying attention to the borders. One of the first to collect reliable information about the Tuaregs was the French ethnographer Henri Lot, who wrote a book about them, The Tuaregs of Ahaggar.