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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Hermes is a god of transitions and boundaries. He is quick and cunning, and moves freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as emissary and messenger of the gods, intercessor between mortals and the divine, and conductor of souls into the afterlife. He is protector and patron of travelers, herdsmen, thieves, orators and wit, literature and poets, athletics and sports, invention and trade. In some myths he is a trickster, and outwits other gods for his own satisfaction or the sake of humankind. Hermes is identified with the Roman god, Mercury.
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