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In Norse mythology, the acorn is the symbol of life, fecundity and immortality and is sacred to Thor . Research Acorn In Norse mythology, Aegir was the god of the sea, seashore and ocean and a son of Mistarblindi.
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This computerized program about Germanic Mythology was an Independent Study project created by Bridget Herrera. She graduated from Dickinson College with a Bachelor's degree in the field of German studies, and a concentration in Nordic/Celtic mythology. This program was completed in August 1995 with special thanks to Prof.
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A werewolf , also known as a lycanthrope (from the Greek λυκάνθρωπος : λύκος , lykos , "wolf", and ἄνθρωπος , anthrōpos , "man"), is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or an therianthropic hybrid wolf-like creature, either purposely or after being placed under a curse or affliction (e.g. via a bite or scratch from another werewolf). This transformation is often associated with the appearance of the full moon . Early sources for belief in lycanthropy are Petronius and Gervase of Tilbury . In addition to the natural characteristics inherent to both wolves and humans, werewolves are often attributed strength and speed far beyond those of wolves or men. The werewolf is generally held as a European character, although its lore spread through the world in later times. Shape-shifters similar to werewolves are common in tales from all over the world.
Sacred Texts Legends and Sagas Celtic Buy this Book at Amazon.com Contents Start Reading Page Index Text [Zipped] This is one of the most in-depth and scholarly attempts to explain the phenomena of the Celtic belief in fairies. Based on Evans-Wentz' Oxford doctoral thesis, it includes an extensive survey of the literature from many different perspectives, including folk-lore, history, anthropology and psychology.
The aos sí ( Irish pronunciation: [iːs ˈʃiː] , " ees shee ", older form aes sídhe [eːs ˈʃiːðʲə] ), " ays sheeth-uh ") is the Irish Gaelic term for a supernatural race in Irish mythology and Scottish mythology , (usually spelled Sìth, however pronounced the same) comparable to the fairies or elves . They are said to live underground in fairy mounds, across the western sea, or in an invisible world that coexists with the world of humans. This world is described in the Book of Invasions (recorded in the Book of Leinster ) as a parallel universe in which the aos sí walk amongst the living. In the Irish language , aos sí means "people of the mounds" (the mounds are known in Irish as "the sídhe "). In Irish literature the people of the mounds are also called daoine sídhe [ˈdiːnʲə ˈʃiːə] ; in Scottish mythology they are daoine sìth .
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