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What to do about fairy rings and lawn mushrooms

Fairy rings also occupy a prominent place in European folklore as the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance. According to the folklore, a fairy ring appears when a fairy, pixie, or elf appears. It will disappear without trace in less than five days, but if an observer waits for the elf to return to the ring, he or she may be able to capture it.

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Mount Nemrut, Turkey. 2,134 m high mountain in southeastern Turkey, notable for the summit where a number of large statues are erected around what is assumed to be a royal tomb from the 1st century BC.

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Rollo (c. 846 – c. 931), baptised Robert[1] and so sometimes numbered Robert I to distinguish him from his descendants, was a Norse nobleman of Norwegian or Danish descent and founder and first ruler of the Viking principality which soon became known as Normandy. His descendants were the Dukes of Normandy, and by later extension, the King of England.

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Henry II (1154-89) Arguably one of the most effective Kings ever to wear the English crown and the first of the great Plantagenet dynasty, the future Henry II was born at Le Mans, Anjou on 5th March, 1133.

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from XX Chromosomes

What to read - Weekly book suggestions #2

A dark and twisted retelling of the classic Snow White. While there have been many retellings, I was super super pleased to see that CJ Redwine's rendition is probably the most unique I've ever read #books

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from Playbuzz

Which Mythical Creature Are You?

Herne, Lord of the Trees, in His Form of The White Stag In Celtic mythology, Herne is the god of the hunt and protector of the forest.

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Early Sumerian Tablet -- 3100-2900 BCE -- Discovered in Uruk, (Southern Mesopotamia) -- Details of a land purchase which included one male slave. No further reference provided.

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