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In Mesopotamian mythology Mamitu was the (sometimes) goat-headed Goddess of Destiny, who decreed the fate of the new-borns. She was also worshipped as Goddess of the Oath, later a Goddess of Fate and a Judge in the Underworld.

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According to Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman, created by Hephaestus on the request of God Zeus. She received special gifts from many Greek gods and goddesses, like beauty, intelligence, etc.

According to Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman, created by Hephaestus on the request of God Zeus. She received special gifts from many Greek gods and goddesses, like beauty, intelligence, etc.

A Phooka is a very dangerous and often violent shapeshifting trickster from Celtic myth, known for their ability to change into great fearsome black animals so that they can scare humans. Some Phookas take a liking to humans and just play harmless pranks (like Harvey the rabbit of Jimmy Stewart movie fame) other Phookas are blood-thirsty vampire-like creatures which lure humans to their doom.

A Phooka is a very dangerous and often violent shapeshifting trickster from Celtic myth, known for their ability to change into great fearsome black animals so that they can scare humans. Some Phookas take a liking to humans and just play harmless pranks (like Harvey the rabbit of Jimmy Stewart movie fame) other Phookas are blood-thirsty vampire-like creatures which lure humans to their doom.

Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus kidnaps naughty children in his sack and takes them back to his lair.

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Sunna - - the Norse Goddess of the Sun. Norse mythology, the Sun is female while the Moon is male.

Sunna - - the Norse Goddess of the Sun. Norse mythology, the Sun is female while the Moon is male.

Naga - an ancient race of semi divine serpent creatures beings first depicted in ancient Vedic Hindu mythology and oral folklore from at least 5000 B.C. They are extremely gifted shape-shifter, able to assume any shape they desire

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The Irish legend of the Children of Lir is about a stepmother transforming her children into swans for 900 years. In the legend The Wooing of Etain, the king of the Sidhe (subterranean-dwelling, supernatural beings) transforms himself and the most beautiful woman in Ireland, Etain, into swans to escape from the king of Ireland and Ireland's armies. The swan has recently been depicted on an Irish commemorative coin.

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In Welsh mythology and folklore, Cŵn Annwn were the spectral hounds of Annwn, the otherworld of Welsh myth. They were associated with a form of the Wild Hunt, presided over by Arawn, king of Annwn. They are often depicted as white with red ears.

THE FAIRY HOUND AND THE POOKA - A CRYPTO-FOLKTALE FOR CHRISTMAS

My very own Celtic fairy hound! (Dr Karl Shuker) During my time on Facebook, I've made many friends all over the world who share my interests in cryptozoology and animal mythology. One of these friends is Randi Allena Odom, from Texas, USA, to whom I recently recounted a very brief version of a traditional Irish folktale about a Celtic fairy hound. She liked it so much that she said she would love to read a full-length version of it if ever I decided to write one. Well, now I have done, so…

The Ozark Howler, also known as the Ozark Black Howler, is a legendary creature that is purported to live in remote areas in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Ozark Howler is typically described as being bear sized, with thick body, stocky legs, black shaggy hair, and as having prominent horns. Its cry is often described as being a combination of a wolf's howl and an elk's bugle.

According to an ancient Mayan legend, when mankind is at the brink of destroying himself and his planet, thirteen crystal skulls will come together with the purpose of giving humanity an ancient message that will prevent him from totally annihilating himself and his world. It is no coincidence then that another ancient crystal skull has recently surfaced. This skull is from Mexico and is considered to be at least 2,500 years old.

“PANCHO” THE ANCIENT CRYSTAL SKULL EVENT

Arawn Celtic god of the Otherworld found in the Welsh Mabinogion. He rounds up the souls of the dead in the Otherworld with his hounds (notable for their red ears and white bodies). Portrayed as a badass in modernity stemming from "our" religious construction of good and evil designed to taint the reputations of the Celtic/Pagan gods. On occasion Arawn is aligned with the Tuatha De Danaan and is said to have married into the Irish tribe. He may be Donn the Irish god of the Otherworld.

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In Hurrian mythology, the Hutena are Goddesses of Fate. They are similar to the Norns of Norse mythology or the Moirai of ancient Greece. They are called the Gul Ses in Hittite mythology.

In Hurrian mythology, the Hutena are Goddesses of Fate. They are similar to the Norns of Norse mythology or the Moirai of ancient Greece. They are called the Gul Ses in Hittite mythology.