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Dying life of the tribe: Spectacular pictures by British photographer capture the people who are in danger of disappearing forever

In Polynesian mythology (Tuamotus), Faumea is a Polynesian ocean goddess. Tangaroa and Faumea had two sons together: Tu-Nui-Ka-Rere and Turi-A-Faumea. Later, Turi-A-Faumea's wife Hina-Arau-Riki was kidnapped by the octopus-demon Rogo-Tumu-Here. Faumea helped Tangaroa and their sons rescue Hina by withdrawing the opposing winds into the sweat of her armpit and then releasing them to power the heroes' canoes.


Dogmatic Photography: These Eolo Perfido Personal Projects Dictate Good Photography

"Go," I croaked "go before they come back" Tears welled up in Kitty's eyes and she reached out for me, taking a small step forward. "No! Kitty listen to me, you have to go." I turned to Nate "take her. Protect her- for me" He nodded and took Kitty's hand, beginning to lead her away. "Nate!" I called. I knew I wasn't getting out of here alive and this was the last time I'd see either of them. There was so much that I wanted to say but I couldn't do it. We just made eye contact and he knew. He…


"Tell me. Just work with me. What is it like to always be chased and threatened and beaten and tortured?" "Nothing. I've dealt with it for so long that it doesn't hurt to me anymore. Pain is eternal for me, so you and everybody else in this world can chase me, threaten me, beat me, and torture me, but it will not change anything. I'll still be me, you will still be you. So you can go bitch to your mom now, because you're are most definitley not getting me to tell you anything important."

Chin Tribe. In a 200 year-old custom, the Chin ethnic minority group in Myanmar would give their daughters elaborate facial tattoos to ward off attacks from neighboring princes who would often try to kidnap girls to be concubines.

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Up to 3,000 women and girls kidnapped by Islamic State jihadis in Iraq

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Writing Prompt Wednesdays: Prompt #7

It was in that moment, that I didn't care about saving myself anymore. That would be a side bonus. I needed to save the frail, helpless, starved girl to my right. Who knew how long she had been here? "What's your name?" I ask her softly. "I-I...I don't remember..." She stammers, her voice hardly more than a whisper. "I'll call you Cara." I reply. "Cara..." She says slowly, drawing the word out. "My name will be Cara." She repeats, approving it. ((OPEN. BE HIM. ROMANCE.)) Credit…


Kate - A 12-year old girl from Ethiopia disappeared in her own back yard. After looking for several days, police and family found her surrounded by a pack of lions next to a rather large blood stain. She told them that she was kidnapped by two men who tried to force her to marry one of them and they they even tried to rape her. Lions came out of nowhere and her assailants barely made it out alive. Media reported that her cries probably sounded like a cry of a cub and that's the reason…

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How a teenage Audrey Hepburn escaped a Nazi brothel... and other intriguing stories of how those who went on to become famous survived the last dreadful days of the war

Audrey Hepburn was a young girl in Holland during World War Two. She lived in fear of being kidnapped and taken to a military brothel as so many other girls had been. She was once picked up by the Germans to work on their kitchens but managed to escape. She began working for the Resistance, carrying messages in her shoes.