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MERMAIDS: MYTHICAL CREATURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi   Mermaids are one of the more well-known aquatic creatures of legend with the top half of their bodies in a human form, but with the tail of a fish.  The stories, depicting mermaids from books, to TV, and even movies have varying … Continue reading

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SATYRS & FAUNS: MYTHICAL CREATURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY

  Brought to you by OBS staff reviewer Heidi Saytrs and fauns area a couple of similar mythical creatures that are half human and half goat like creatures; being human from head to waist and then transitioning into goat form the waist down.  And they have goat horns atop their … Continue reading

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DRAGONS MYTHICAL CREATURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY

Brought to you by OBS Staff member Karolina The concept of a dragon Dragons are mythological creatures that have captured many a heart and mind, all over the world. This creature seems to have evolved from Chinese myths, where it was considered a benevolent, healing and a creature which brought … Continue reading

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BANSHEE MYTHICAL CREATURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY

Brought to you by OBS staff member Heidi BANSHEE Banshee By Michelle Monique Banshees are believed to be spirits of nature and are commonly called fallen angels.  She is commonly believed to be an omen of death and screeches before someone is to die. The banshee normally wears a gray … Continue reading

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MYTHICAL CREATURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT ‘PEGASUS’

Brought to you by OBS staff member Heidi PEGASUS In Greek Mythology, Pegasus was a beautiful winged horse born of the neck of Medussa and was the son of Poseidón. When Medusa’s head was cut off by the Greek hero, Persues, Pegasus sprang from her body. His galloping created a … Continue reading

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MYTHICAL CREATURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT ‘GENIES’

Brought to you by OBS staff member Cassie K. Genies In Arabic, a genie (also jinn, jinni, djinni, from Arabic جني jinnī) is a supernatural creature which occupies a parallel world to that of mankind, and together with humans and angels makes up the three sentient creations of God (Allah). … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR AUGUST 3RD: WALKING DEAD, VAMPIRE DIARIES, AND BEAST LEGENDS

The Walking Dead: zombies shuffle centre stage by Owen Van Spall at The Guardian Vampires, you may have noticed, have been having something of a television moment – what with Being Human, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries it’s been a fangtastic couple of years for viewers who like their … Continue reading

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MYTHICAL CREATURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT ‘VAMPIRES’ PART 2

Brought to you by OBS Staff member Emily-June. Vampires: Myth, Superstition or Reality? Today vampires are like rock-stars – rock-stars into a chamber of horror. They are mostly gorgeous, cool, smart, well dressed and they are rich. But not in the beginning. It began all as a tale, a myth. … Continue reading

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MYTHICAL CREATURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT ‘CHIMERA’

Chimera, at the sound of the word we instantly imagine the mythological creature. The combination of several animals morphing into one monstrous being. We have grown up witnessing its voyage in the Greek mythology and throughout the modern days in popular culture. Those who have a fascination for myths and … Continue reading

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MYTHICAL CREATURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT ‘FAIRIES’

“Now, until the break of day, Through this house each fairy stray. To the best bride bed will be Which by us shall blessed be.” -Oberon from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Fairies: mythical beings also known as faery, faerie, fay or fae which means otherwordly, able to see … Continue reading

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