Lagertha the Shieldmaiden, Ragnar Lothbrok’s Wife

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Lagertha the Shieldmaiden was a Norwegian historical figure and one of Ragnar Lothbrok's wives as depicted in History Channel's TV series, Vikings. She was born in A.C. 795 and although there is no certain information regarding her exact time of death, [...]

The Furies (Erinyes)

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The Furies are the three chthonic female deities of vengeance in Greek mythology. They are also called Erinyes (Erinys) which means “the avengers” in Greek language. The counterpart of the Furies is “Dirae” in Roman mythology. There are several myths regarding [...]

Doppelganger

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Etymology The word doppelganger is the English form of the name “Doppelgänger” in German meaning “double goer/double walker”. This word was firstly used by Jean Paul in his work Siebenkäs in 1796 and derived into English later. What is a [...]

Da Vinci’s Demons, Facts, Myths & Sons of Mithras

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Leonardo Da Vinci – The Facts and Myths What or, rather, who do we all remember when we hear the word “Renaissance”? Undoubtedly Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the names that come to mind firstly.  As one of most [...]

Ouroboros, The Infinity Symbol

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Etymology of Ouroboros, the Infinity Symbol The term ouroboros is derived from two words in ancient Greek language. The first word is "oura" which means "tail" and the second is "boros" which means "eating". Combined, these two words give the meaning "he [...]

Ragnar Lothbrok, the Fearless Viking Hero of Norse History

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Ragnar Lothbrok was a Danish Viking warlord and a renowned hero of Norse history who lived in the 9th century. The legendary Viking, who was also the king of Denmark and Sweden, was also known as Ragnar Sigurdsson as he was [...]

What is an upir?

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Upir is the name given to vampires in Russian language/Slavic languages. Pronunciation of the name differs from country to country and it has variations such as Opir, Opur, Upyr and Upier. The most vivid stories regarding these creatures belong to Ukrainian [...]