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Mythological Figures: Tomoe Gozen (5E)

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Today’s post in Mythological Figures focuses on another truly badass woman warrior from the east, this time in Japan with the feared samurai Tomoe Gozen!

Epic Monsters: Loch Ness Monster (5E)

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Another modern tale from the British Isles is today’s entry in Epic Monsters as we head to Scotland for one of the only myths that gives it all away with the creature’s name: Nessie the Loch Ness Monster!

Mythological Figures: Cleopatra (5E)

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In today’s Mythological Figures post we’re examining the quintessential Queen of the Nile and a woman not at all unfamiliar with intrigue: Cleopatra!

Epic Monsters: Chupacabra (5E)

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In today’s Epic Monsters post we’re going after the feared beast of the lower North American desert, that eater of goats and terror in the night known to man as the Chupacabra!

Mythological Figures: Beowulf (5E)

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Welcome to Mythological Figures! This week we’ve got another hero from Britain’s ancient past, the star of the oldest epic in Olde English: Beowulf!

Epic Monsters: Gremlins (5E)

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Epic Monsters has a bit of an odd entry today but click onward to learn about the relatively recently conjured myth of Gremlins!

Mythological Figures: Rasputin (5E)

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We’ve got likely the most contemporary entry that Mythological Figures will ever have but someone we’d be behooved not to address. It is of course the Black Monk: Grigori Rasputin!

Mythological Figures: John Henry (5E)

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Today’s entry in Mythological Figures is probably my favorite American myth: the steel-driving man known as John Henry!

Mythological Figures: Odysseus/Ulysses (5E)

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In Mythological Figures today we’re headed after a person that is more popular in terms of ancient Western mythologies than probably anyone else: Odysseus/Ulysses!

Epic Monsters: Headless Horseman (5E)

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In our entry for Epic Monsters today we’re looking at a common motif in European folklore that didn’t really get its footing until The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I’m talking of course about the Headless Horseman!

Mythological Figures: Confucius (5E)

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Mythological Figures once again heads to the far east, this time considering one of the best known figures in all of recorded history, a person with teachings that still have influence today more than a century after their time: Confucius!

Epic Monsters: Drop Bears (5E)

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Today’s Epic Monster is probably my all-time favorite entry in the series because honestly how could it be anything else? I’m talking of course about the deadliest beast in all of Australia, the vicious creature from the bush: DROP BEARS!

Mythological Figures: Talos (5E)

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In today’s Mythological Figures entry we’re going after probably the only forged *cough cough* individual on the list: Talos, the metal man of ancient Crete!

5E Epic Monsters: Dracula (5E)

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It's Halloween, so this week in the Epic Monsters column we have a bonus entry! We’re going to Wallachia (or Transylvania, take your pick) for the master of all vampires: Dracula!

Epic Monsters: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (5E)

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"I learned to recognise the thorough and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both." In fewer words: today’s entry in Epic Monsters is Doctor Jekyll & Mister Hyde!

Mythological Figures: Conan the Barbarian (5E)

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WHAT IS BEST IN LIFE? Click here to find out! This week's Mythological Figure is one sure to generate a lot of discussion, as we delve into Conan the Barbabarian!

Mythological Figures: Drona (5E)

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Mythological Figures: Droṇa (5E) In Mythological Figures today we’re going after Droṇa, guru of princes and wielder of the world’s first, greatest weapon!

Mythological Figures: Queen Boudica (5E)

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We’re back in Britain for this week’s Mythological Figure although this time we’re going way, way back to just a few decades after Year 0 with Lady Boudica!

Mythological Figures: Robin Hood (5E)

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Today in Mythological Figures we’ve got the master of the bow, leader of the Merry Men, and maybe the world’s first famous and most beloved outlaw: Robin Hood!

Mythological Figures: Hua Mulan (5E)

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Today we’ve got another entry in Mythological Figures that’s had the House of Maus treatment, a warrior-general from ancient China: Hua Mulan!

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