Cultures

Myths about Black Cats

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Myths about Black Cats

Black cats are surrounded by myths and mystery.  Almost all cultures have some kind of superstition about black cats, some are positive and some are negative but there’s always some kind of myth about them.   Supposedly witches kept black cats as familiars.  A familiar is a sort of...

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Greek Goddess Hestia

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Greek Goddess Hestia

In the Roman mythology Saturnus and Ops are mentioned as Hestia’s parents. To the Greeks, these were Kronos and Rhea. Vesta was honored as the First Mother of Rome. She was first portrayed as a flame, or someone with a flame. Later on, the sign of Vesta became a...

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Skin Walkers

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Skin Walkers

Have you ever watched Teen Titans? One of the characters is called the Beast Boy, he transforms into different animals, from wolf to bear or coyote to birds and others. Pop culture uses skin walkers in many ways as to maybe introduce the culture and beliefs of Native Americans....

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Rare Diseases Vampire Disease Blood Disease Incurable Diseases Origin of Vampires

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Rare Diseases Vampire Disease Blood Disease Incurable Diseases Origin of Vampires

The Vampire Disease, or porphyria in scientific term, is a set of genetic disorders characterized by the malfunction of the hemoglobin production. It is a rare disease that is said to originate from the intermarriages of the European nobility. The good news is, it is not contagious. Unfortunately, it...

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Survivng a Zombie Attack

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Survivng a Zombie Attack

Considering the diseases, science experiments, epidemics and pandemics that are rampaging the daily news headlines, a future with flesh-eating, decomposing and bloody undead humans could be nearby. Worse, these undead folks or zombies, as they are popularly termed, could be stronger and scarier than what movies portray them to...

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How Vampires are Created

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How Vampires are Created

Vampires are created in several ways, depending on what you mean by a vampire. FICTIONVampires are created by writing a story about them. There is no such thing as a vampire. Those few unfortunates who suffer from porphyria or other congenital or mental defects that mimic vampirism are to...

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Origins of the Paul Bunyan Story

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Origins of the Paul Bunyan Story

Most of us heard the story of Paul Bunyon and his giant blue ox Babe when growing up, but it’s likely none of us ever questioned where the idea of this pair came from. Was he pure fictionalized fantasy, or did he have some roots based on a real...

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Superstitions of Gems and Metals

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Superstitions of Gems and Metals

Since the earliest times people all over the world have put their faith in the power obtained from gems, crystals and precious metals, and the have also relied on them for their ailments. Today the Chinese still use powdered pearls, corals and gems in their medicines, and various Native...

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Origins of Vampire Beliefs

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Origins of Vampire Beliefs

It is possible that the concept of the vampire originated from the persecution of those few unfortunates with a congenital illness like porphyria, or from mental illnesses. The pervasiveness of the vampire trope, a blood-thirsty undead creature who survives by drinking the blood of the living is a stubborn...

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Pecos Bill Supercowboy

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Pecos Bill Supercowboy

Pecos Bill was the ultimate Texas cowboy. He was the strongest and meanest of them all, and could ride anything. The first tall tales about him were published in 1916, and collected in a book in 1923. The author, Edward O’Reilly, claimed that these were part of the oral...

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