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1st C. BCE. Shunga period. Goddess and Attendants. Many molded plaques, this the largest, were found at the ancient city in Bengal - Chandraketugarh. Likely icons for personal devotion. All are dominated by a large naked heavily bejeweled female. The honorific umbrella, the lowered hand gesturing the grant of boons, suggests she is a deity. In this early phase, she routinely appears with weapons projecting from her headdress, a form later seen with Durga. India

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Hamlion - Common Narratives in Hamlet and the Lion King

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In Norse mythology, Gerðr (Old Norse "fenced-in") is a jötunn, a goddess commonly theorized to be associated with the earth, and the wife of the god Freyr. Gerðr is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources; the Prose Edda and Heimskringla, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson; and in the poetry of skalds. Gerðr is sometimes modernly anglicized as Gerd or Gerth.

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According to Irish legend, Fairy Rings are the location of gateways into the fairy kingdom. The physical appearance of a circle of mushrooms or flowers are commonly found throughout the Emerald Isle. Folklore states that a fairy ring appears where a Leprechaun, fairy, or any other sprightly mystical creature exists and they will often be found laughing and dancing in the twilight.

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