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Celtic Gods and Heros: Introduction to Celtic Mythology
Youngsters of school age almost effortlessly learn about the gods and heroes of Greek and Roman mythology. Names like Zeus, Hercules, Diana, Ulysses, Mercury, Venus, and others become widely familiar. Paintings, popular movies, and books trace their stories...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
King Arthur and the Cymry Heroes
The Celtic Britons called themselves the Cymry, which meant "fellow countrymen" in their Celtic tongue. Once Roman rule ended in Britain in about 410 A.D., a power vacuum developed, leading to the onslaught of Germanic invasions by Angles and Saxons,...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Asatru, an Ancient Religion Reborn
"Asatru" (often known as "Heathenism," "Germanic Paganism," "Elder Troth," and other names) means "faith in the Aesir", which are the Gods of pre-Christian Scandinavia. The other Germanic peoples (Goths,...
Religions >> Asatru
Baba Yaga: A Demon or A Goddess?
Growing up in Kiev, Ukraine, I loved reading and listening to fairy tales. These stories, filled with Slavic flavor, were opening up a new world for me, a world where one is to learn lessons and always to succeed, a world in which no matter how many hardships...
Deities & Heros >> Slavic
The Green Man
One of the most ancient figures in European tradition, pre-dating perhaps even the Aryan invasions. He seems to be a God of vegetative strength, a masculine figure of fertility and life-energy. He is usually imaged as a large or giant male, clad entirely, or...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Thurisaz is the third rune of the first aett (group of eight) of the Elder Futhark, and has the phonetic value of "TH." Thurisaz is reconstructed Common Germanic for a creature later called Thurs or Jotun. These are the Giants of Norse Mythology....
Divination >> Rune Stones

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Cave-Dwelling Giant Tortoises Are a Big Surprise
But on the Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean, Aldabra giant tortoises (Aldabrachelys gigantea) have another strategy never before documented in tortoises, giant or otherwise—hiding out in caves.
Giant tortoise at Phoenix Zoo takes selfie
PHOENIX - An Aldabra tortoise at the Phoenix Zoo decided to get in on the selfie craze. Dr. Gary West, the zoo's executive vice president of animal health and collections, was examining Ali the tortoise's hiccups when the magic happened.
Reptile Gardens opens early for season
Visitors also do not want to miss out on meeting the Aldabra tortoises. The giant tortoises weighing close to five hundred pounds. Their oldest tortoise, Orville, is one hundred and ten years old.
Why the Seychelles are the most beautiful islands on Earth
The giant millipede population has an alarming penchant for 8pm conventions on the pavements between villas and the restaurant. But without them, Fregate would not be the luxurious cocoon it is; it would, in fact, be covered in rotting leaves.
Jonathan, a 183-year-old Aldabra giant tortoise, feels young again
A 183-year-old Aldabra giant tortoise Jonathan is thought to be the oldest known living animal on Earth. An unhealthy diet of twigs that the tortoise consumed on the British island territory of St.

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