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The Vikings settle down - Explore Viking settlement and place names with this activity.

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IT'S BEAUTIFUL (and it's completely okay to be a promiscuous or polyamourous pansexual too)

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The Cry Of The Banshee

The Banshee, from the Irish “bean sí” (“woman of the síde” or “woman of the fairy mounds”) is a female spirit in Irish folklore, usually seen as a harbinger of death, as well as a messenger from the Otherworld. In Irish legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die.

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In Celtic mythology, Lugh or Lug was a god of the sun and light known for his handsome appearance and skills in arts and crafts. A patron of heroes, Lug appears in many Irish and Welsh legends. Lug was the son of Cian and the grandson of Balor, the king of the evil Formorians, a race of violent, supernatural beings who lived in darkness. Lug became king of the Tuatha Dé Danaan, married the mortal woman Dechtire, and had a son named Cuchulain, who became a great hero.

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African mythology ..Yoruba gods http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/these-african-deities-are-the-best-gods-youve-never-heard-of?sub=2681890_1827339#.fbxWeBeEq

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Fairytale inspired drawings by Jeremy Hush

The Morrígan ("phantom queen") In Irish mythology she is a goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty. She sometimes appears in the form of a crow, flying above the warriors, she also takes the forms of an eel, a wolf and a cow. She is generally considered a war deity comparable with the Germanic Valkyries. She is often depicted as a trio of goddesses, all sisters, although the triad varies; the most common combinations are Badb, Macha and Nemain. or Badb, Macha and Anand.

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Sinann - Irish River Goddess in ancient Celtic mythology associated with the river Shannon, the longest river in Ireland which was sought out for its hazelnuts of wisdom.

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Thistla: Some character just has to have these three dogs, and they are probably named after some gods or dieties and terrifying

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Viking Runes ---could do a Runic Word Search, or pair it with something else - leather carving? Let people carve their name in runes in wood, or soapstone? :) For a nominal materials fee perhaps?

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