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Lagertha the Shieldmaiden, Ragnar Lothbrok’s Wife

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...
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What is a Chimera?

Chimera (Chimaera or Khimaira) is a mythical creature which is believed to be formed of three different animals; a lioness, a goat and a...
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Fenrir

Fenrir is the giant wolf in Norse mythology born from the union of the god Loki and the giantess Angrboða. He is therefore the...
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The Furies (Erinyes)

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...

Doppelganger

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...
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Griffins/Gryphons, Winged Mythical Creatures of Ancient Times

Griffins or gryphons are winged mythical creatures with a lion’s body, an eagle’s head and ears resembling a horse’s ears. Rest of the physical...
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What is a manticore?

Manticores are mythical creatures in Persian mythology that lived in India according to the accounts of the ancient times. The name “manticore” is considered...
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Arachne, the First Spider

Arachne is a figure in Greek mythology known for her challenge against the goddess Athena. According to the myth, she was the first spider of...
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Mormo (Mythology)

Mormo was a spirit in Greek and Roman mythology that was said to bite children. Caretakers used to scare children with stories about Mormo...
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What is a Harpy?

Harpy: Etymology and Origin A harpy was a partly woman partly vulture creature in Greek and Roman mythology. Harpies were said to be wind spirits...