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Here are the top ten articles for the Folklore and Mythology Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. 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.
2. Appalachia Folklore 12670
3. Symbols in Fairytales
Part 1 of a brief synopsis of symbols in fairytales
4. The Loa, Spirits of Voodoo
An introduction to the most central concept of Voodoo, the Loa.
5. Some Hoodoo Spells
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. Assyrian Gods and Goddesses
Some of the Gods and Goddesses of the Assyrians, (ancient Mesopotamia).
8. The Day the Sun Stands Still, The Winter Solstice
The Winter Solstice, an important ancient holiday, pre-dates Christmas by tens of thousands of years. Why was this day (today, in fact - 12/22), so important?
9. Anglo-Saxon Pantheon
Because records of Anglo-Saxon religion are almost nonexistant, it is difficult to assemble a full pantheon. Here are some of the major Gods and Goddesses they are believed to have worshipped.
10. Love Potions, Charms, and Foods
Do you believe in love at first sight, or do you think finding true love is harder? For many centuries people have used such things as love potions and charms to attract their mates. Read more to find out about these love potions, charms, and even foods that are said to have bonded lovers together.
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