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Medieval Map of Britain May Show Mythological Lost Welsh Islands

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A faded medieval map of Britain may reveal evidence of “long lost” islands detailed in Welsh mythology, a new study finds. Researchers discovered the “missing” islands after analyzing the 650-year-old Gough map, which is now housed in the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford. In the area now known as Cardigan Bay, in Wales, … Read more

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Writer Fuel: The Biggest Historical Mysteries That May Never be Solved

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There are some historical mysteries that may never be solved, from the date that Jesus was born to the identity of Jack the Ripper to the location of Cleopatra’s tomb. Sometimes, that’s because the relevant excavated material has been lost or an archaeological site has been destroyed. Other times, it’s because new evidence is unlikely … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: Where Unicorns Came From

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The unicorn is one of the most famous mythical creatures, often depicted as a white horse with a spiraling horn erupting from its forehead. It’s not hard to imagine a horse with a horn, and for much of the mythical creature’s history, people thought it actually existed. But where did this myth come from? Unicorn-like … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: Any Mythological Creatures Still Out There?

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From modern hikers spotting tall apes sauntering through deep forests to medieval sailors spying menacing leviathans swirling beneath their ships, fantastical tales of unknown beasts have fascinated us for generations. These ambiguous animals are often thought of as nothing more than stories, but are there any mythological creatures that haven’t been debunked? The short answer … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: The Origin of Unicorns

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The unicorn is one of the most famous mythical creatures, often depicted as a white horse with a spiraling horn erupting from its forehead. It’s not hard to imagine a horse with a horn, and for much of the mythical creature’s history, people thought it actually existed. But where did this myth come from? Unicorn-like … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: All About the Ark of the Covenant

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The Ark of the Covenant is a chest that is supposed to have held tablets engraved with the Ten Commandments, engraved by God for Moses on Mount Sinai, according to the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) and Christian Old Testament. According to the Hebrew Bible, the Ark was constructed by the Israelites while they were camping out … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Dragons (But Were Afraid to Ask)

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today: Dragons are among the most popular and enduring of the world’s mythological creatures, believed to have been real for centuries. Dragon tales … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: Facts & Legends About Mermaids and Mermen

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Centuries ago, mysterious sea serpents and mermaids were believed to be hidden in the world’s vast oceans. Merfolk (mermaids and mermen) are, of course, the marine version of half-human, half-animal legends that have captured human imagination for ages. One source, the “Arabian Nights,” described mermaids as having “moon faces and hair like a woman’s but … Read more

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REVIEW: Twin Flames – Lexi Ander

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Genre: Mythology, Fantasy, Shifters Reviewer: Ezinwanyi, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It On Amazon About The Book A Lycan descendant of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, Tristan is not as extraordinary as his ancestors. He is an average warrior, unremarkable throughout. But this fact does not trouble him because he has found his Twin Flame, the one person … Read more