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Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings, The Author J. R. R. TOLKIEN’S epic story of the destruction of the One Ring and the triumph of good over evil. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is considered one of the greatest literary achievements of the 20th century. It not only created the fantasy-story genre but spawned an entire industry of both serious research …

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Gedés

Gedés Also known as: Gédés; Guedes The Gedés are a category of Haitian Vodou spirit. They may be a subdivision of lwa or they may be their very own category, a parallel class of spirits. They are wild, rambunctious spirits, not easily categorized or pigeonholed. They are mediating spirits: • The Gedés mediate between the Rada and Petro pantheons. • …

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Diablesse, La

Diablesse, La Also known as: Lajabless Origin: Caribbean La Diablesse is a nocturnal spirit from the islands of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. During the day, she hides in the big root buttresses of kapok trees. At night, she emerges to roam around, usually on quiet roads, but she may come into populated areas, too, as the desire …

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Dirt Woman

Dirt Woman Also known as: Soil Woman; Mud Woman Dirt Woman stalks people’s dreams. She is primeval. She probably does not speak although she may make sounds. She probably means no harm, but she is so primordial that her presence can be frightening and overwhelming. She appears in Jungian discussion but rarely in mythology because Dirt Woman is so old, …

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Dragon Goddess of Borneo

Dragon Goddess of Borneo Origin: Dayak (Borneo) The Dragon Goddess of Borneo protects the living and guards the dead, guiding them to the next realm. She is the preeminent goddess of the Dayak, the indigenous people of Borneo. Her image is ubiquitous in Dayak culture, appearing on everything from baby carriers to funerary monuments. Dragon imagery is incorporated into traditional …

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Dragon King of the Sea

Dragon King of the Sea Origin: East Asia Dragon kings appear in the mythology of various East Asian people; they may or may not be the same spirit. Although there are many dragon spirits resident in the sea, the Dragon King is their chief, lord, and master. The Dragon King is the lord of water; he controls precipitation and thus …

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Dragon Queens

Dragon Queens Also known as: Dragon Ladies Before there were Dragon Kings of the Sea, there were Dragon Queens. These sacred Dragon Ladies control winds and precipitation. They protect sailors, travelers, ships, and all those who ply the sea, whether for food or trade. The Dragon Queens provide people with protection and prosperity. They are healing spirits who can cure …

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E’epa

E’epa E’epa is a Hawaiian term indicating a person born with something marking their close affiliation with spirits. This something, whatever it is, will manifest early; if not at birth, then in infancy or early childhood. The mark of the E’epa may be a gift: some sort of special ability, particularly psychic talents. It may be a physical manifestation, such …

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Eight Dharma Protectors

Eight Dharma Protectors Defenders of the Law Also known as: The Dharmapalas; Eight Terrible Ones Origin: Tibet The Dharmapalas or Dharma Protectors are guardians of truth and defenders of Buddhism. Although fierce, wrathful deities, they are simultaneously Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and so beings of sublime compassion and wisdom. They wage merciless war against enemies of Buddhism and evil spirits who …

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Eight Immortals

Eight Immortals Also known as: Pa Hsien; Ba Xian Origin: China The Eight Immortals are Taoist spirits who, though each also venerated separately, are venerated together as a group to reinforce each other and provide even greater inspiration, wisdom, healing, and protection, similar in manner to the Seven African Powers or the Shichi Fukujin (Seven Spirits of Good Fortune). The …

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