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2. Recipes for A Medieval Christmas Dinner
A way to make Christmas extra-special without spending a lot of extra money. A look at some Medieval Christmas traditions like the Bean King and the Barnacle Goose too. A flair for the fantastic makes the dinner magical, like chicken glazed with egg white and decorated in kaliedescopic colors.

3. Some Hoodoo Spells
Hoodoo magic!

4. Symbols in Fairytales
Part 1 of a brief synopsis of symbols in fairytales

5. Prometheus and Coyote: The Theft of Fire
Prometheus and Coyote both defied the gods in order to steal fire for humanity. They went about the theft in different ways, so they paid different prices for their crimes.

6. Ancient Holidays in December
The November feature was so popular here´s one about December too! Saturnalia, the Winter Solstice, ancient origins of Christmas traditions and more.

7. Ancient (and some current) Holidays in November
Not just Halloween, but many, many festivals have roots in mythology. There´s practically a holiday for every day in the month when you look at ancient ritual calendars; check it out. (This piece focuses heavily on Celtic traditions, but includes many others as well).

8. The Marriage of Rhiannon
In patriarchial societies, marriages are arranged, and women are given as prizes. Surprisingly, Welsh legend refutes this tradition with the story of the Goddess Rhiannon.

9. The Loa, Spirits of Voodoo
An introduction to the most central concept of Voodoo, the Loa.

10. The Legend of the San Nicholas Woman
Legends can be found all over the world. Here's one from California!

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