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Images in Roman mosaics meant to dispel the envious

Images in Roman mosaics meant to dispel the envious

Provided by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Office of Scientific Information Driving away bad luck, the evil eye and, in short, envious people—this was one of the purposes of mosaics in Ancient Rome, according to research coordinated by...

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Beast of Bray Road
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Beast of Bray Road The Beast of Bray Road is a cryptid roaming the area of Elkhorn, Wisconsin and from northern Illinois to Vancouver Island, Canada. It has been labeled as werewolf in local news articles but has never been observed transforming from human to a wolf. It has been described in various accounts as being bear-like, resembling Bigfoot and wolf-like and being able to walk on two legs. Its size varies from two to four feet tall when on all four legs, and around seven feet tall...

Mermaid
2014-01-22 09:57:56

A mermaid is a creature from folklore and myths that are said to inhabit oceans around the world. Almost every culture has a legend that relates to a mermaid. In some cultures, mermaids are claimed to create floods, storms, shipwrecks, and drownings. Other legends say that they fall in love with humans. The mermaid is described with the upper body of a beautiful woman and the lower body of a fish. The have long flowing hair and are said to lure sailors with their captivating voices. The...

Storsjöodjuret Stone
2014-01-20 08:23:29

The Storsjoodjuret is a legendary lake monster said to inhabit the 300 foot deep lake Storsjon in Jamtland, Sweden. In 1986, Storsjoodjuret, its offspring, and nest was put under a protection law for being an endangered species, but the law was withdrawn in 2005. Storsjoodjuret’s name was derived in 1899 as a combination of other Swedish words. The translation of these words, stor (great), sjo (lake), odjur (monster), when combined, the results become “Great Lake Monster”. The...

Pope Lick Monster
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The Pope Lick monster is a creature of urban legend that lives beneath the Norfolk Southern Railway trestle that spans over Floyd’s Creek in the Fisherville area of Louisville, Kentucky. It is described as a human-goat hybrid (faun or satyr) with powerful fur-covered goat legs and a deformed human body. Its face has wide-set eyes and a curved nose with short, sharp horns protruding from its forehead. Long greasy hair that matches the color of its fur surrounds the face. Many stories...

Chupacabra
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The chupacabra (goatsucker) is a legendary creature claimed to inhabit the Americas. The origin of the name derives from chupar “to suck” and cabra “goat,” resulting from the creature’s pattern of killing livestock, especially goats, and drinking their blood. The name was coined shortly after the first reports by comedian Silverio Perez. The origin of the chupacabra may have come from the science fiction film Species, where an eyewitness account of the chupacabra was in Puerto...

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