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  • Reports of mysterious objects emerging from the ocean depths have had as long a history as its “flying” counterpart. So, what are they?

    USO: The Mystery Under the Waves

    USO: The Mystery Under the Waves

    by Dean Traylor0

  • Mythological goddess are just as vital to traditions and customs as their male counterparts. Madder-Akka is a prime example. Her unique task was to inspire names for newborns, but she was a lot more to the ancient people of the Lapland and Baltic regions.

    Madder-Akka Goddess and Protector of Babies

    Madder-Akka Goddess and Protector of Babies

    by Dean Traylor1

  • Armed with a magical mantle, a pipe, and timpan, this Chief among the Aos Sí would come each year at Samhain to burn Tara. Were there any among the men of Ireland that could stop him?

    A Field Guide to Fairies: Aillen Mac Midhna

    A Field Guide to Fairies: Aillen Mac Midhna

    by Pollyanna Jones2

  • In the Finnish language, Jumala means “god”. Also, it refers to any god including the Christian Jehovah. However, Jumala was once a god in his own right. Moreover, the original gods associated with the word have become part of a realm within a superhero universe.

    Jumala: That’s Finnish for God

    Jumala: That’s Finnish for God

    by Dean Traylor3

  • Ares is the Greek god known for war and fighting, and was honored by the Romans as well. But many people do not know that Ares was first a dancer, and a long time lover of Aphrodite, with whom he had four children. Ares is the typical working guy next door that we all know!

    Ares: Greek Archetype of War, Dance, and Lover

    Ares: Greek Archetype of War, Dance, and Lover

    by Jean Bakula21

  • We have known for thousands of years that bees are important to human society, so it’s not surprising that we have built up a body of folklore surrounding them.

    The Folklore of Bees

    The Folklore of Bees

    by Rupert Taylor4

  • Dragons are well known in Greek mythology. There are four dragon-like beasts more well-known than all the rest — Typhon, the father of all monsters, Lernaean Hydra, whose heads multiply, Python, who lives in the center of the earth, and Ladon, guardian of the Golden Apples.

    Dragons in Greek Mythology

    Dragons in Greek Mythology

    by Angela Michelle Schultz2

  • There are a number of deadly mythological creatures from different cultures around the world. Many of these monsters are the stuff of our worst nightmares. Let's have a look at 20 of the strangest and most dangerous mythological monsters.

    The 20 Most Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures

    The 20 Most Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures

    by Random Thoughts14

  • Wreaking havoc, tempting monks into bad behaviour, and other general mischief, the Abbey Lubber is one fairy that won't be tamed with bread and honey!

    A Field Guide to Fairies - Abbey Lubbers

    A Field Guide to Fairies - Abbey Lubbers

    by Pollyanna Jones0

  • Ireland's Mer-folk often interact with us simple mortals. But beware, for Merrows may have a tendency to collect human souls!

    A Field Guide to Fairies - Merrows

    A Field Guide to Fairies - Merrows

    by Pollyanna Jones0

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