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2012-01-21 13:00:00

Shmoop offers educators of Mythology, excellent guides to all the main gods and demi-gods. Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2012 Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, aims to expose students to a wider array of fabled fictional figures by also introducing them to several characters and stories present in Norse mythology. Rather than merely covering the biggies (Loki, Odin and Thor), Shmoop delves a little deeper. In Shmoop´s guide, a student can read about the...

2009-07-16 22:32:01

Pagan police officers in England and Wales can take time off on religious holidays like Halloween and the Summer Solstice, the Home Office said Thursday. The days off will be deducted from officers' annual vacation time, The Daily Telegraph reported. But practicing Wiccans and Druids will be guaranteed free time on their sacred days. Andy Pardy, a constable with the Hertfordshire Police, follows the Norse religion, worshipping Odin, Thor and Freya. He discussed more official recognition for...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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