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Greek Mythology : Medusa

Medusa was a golden haired beauty before she became one of the most popular monsters of Greek Mythology.  She vowed to live her life in celibacy as a priestess of Athena. But she fell in love with Poseidon. She then…

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Greek Mythology : Centaurs – Half-Man And Half-Horse

In Greek mythology, Centaurs were half-man and half horse creatures that inhabited the mountains and forests of Thessaly. Centaurs were said to be primal, existing in tribes and making their homes in caves, hunting wild animals and arming themselves with…

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Greek Mythology : Atlas Bears The Heavens On His Shoulders

In Greek Mythology, Atlas was a Titan who was responsible for bearing the weight of the heavens on his shoulders, a punishment bestowed on him by Zeus. Atlas was given this task in retribution for him leading the Titans into…

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Greek Mythology : Apollo – God Of The Sun, Light, Music And Prophecy

Apollo is one of the most complex and important gods, and is the god of many things, including: music, poetry, art, oracles, archery, plague, medicine, sun, light and knowledge. He is the son of Zeus and the Titan Leto, and…

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World War II Stories: The Marine Carrying An Aircraft Machine Gun On Iwo Jima

This is the story of a marine carrying a aircraft machine gun one of Japan’s Volcano Islands called Iwo Jima. He took out over twenty Japanese troops and saved a number of his fellow Marines who had been wounded in…

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Breaking A Mirror Brings Seven Years Of Bad Luck

Breaking a mirror. If a small mirror accidently breaks (like the hand-held or self-standing kind) it usually produces no more thought in most people than that they must get a new mirror. The breaking of a large wall-mounted or floor…