Fun Fact: France once experienced a Werewolf Epidemic. The Beasts of Gevaudan wreaked havoc in southern France in the 1760s. Accounts differ as to how many people were actually killed and devoured, but the number seems to be well over 100. The “werewolf” epidemic grew so out of control that the army, as well as expert huntsmen, were called in to find and kill the terrorizing animals. The beasts were described as wolf-like, but bigger. Theories abound as to the true nature of the dangerous animals roaming the hillsides.
Tags: horror, wolfman, wolf, werewolf, myth
An old English folk legend. Herne The Hunter was a poacher and some time gamekeeper of Windsor Forest who was killed in an unholy fashion. Now his antlered spirit is said to wander the wood, claiming the souls of those he meets. He was incorporated into the Robin Hood mythos by the 1980s TV show Robin Of Sherwood in which his appearance in Sherwood Forest encouraged Robert of Loxley to take on the mantle of the Hooded Man and defend the forest and its residents from injustice and black magic. Herne also appeared as a character in the fondly remembered BBC adaptation of the Christmas fantasy story, The Box of Delights.
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BOOM! The Thunderbird beats its mighty wings as it streaks across the plains of North America. Thunder and wind are stirred up in its wake as it claps its wings together. Bolts of lightning flash from its eyes, arcing across the billowing black clouds, illuminating the path of its flight and sending children and animals fleeing in terror.
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Cyclopes suffer from horrible depth perception. To overcome this disadvantage in the wild, they've developed a form of echolocation by way of whistling. So use caution the next time you're trekking through the woods and hear "The Andy Griffith Show" theme tune. That could be danger lurking ahead. http://www.artisticdyslexia.com/
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Tlaloc was an important god in Aztec religion; as supreme god of the rains, he was also by extension a god of fertility and of water. He was widely worshipped as a beneficent giver of life and sustenance, but he was also feared for his ability to send hail, thunder, and lightning, and for being the lord of the powerful element of water.
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The 1989 masterpiece from the creators of Last Ninja, IK+, Tusker, Vendetta, Turbocharge and many others: System 3. The real 8bit geek cannot miss the "baseball tee" version: pretty similar to the jacket of the C64 version!
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