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A Biography of Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr.

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“… each new crown was forged from a single golden monolith found in the tombs of our Founders, and the blood of the last King conquered. No man could lay true claim to the throne without spilling blood of the one who sat before. This was tradition, the way of the Hunt.”

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from io9

Mythological creatures are cooler when they're anatomically correct

Ocean Siren (Mermaid), from EB Hudspeth's The Resurrectionist, a two-part volume that includes The Codex Extinct Animalia, "a Gray’s Anatomy for mythological beasts" | This is a book I need! Ok so they aren't real but they are scientifically imagined.

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clairelizabethfraser: M e r m a i d s  //  {21st century} The earliest known mermaid legends come from Syria around 1000 B.C. where the Syrian goddess Atargatis dove into a lake to take the form of a fish, but the powers there would not allow her give up her great beauty, so only her bottom half became a fish and she kept her top half in human form. As myths tend to do, the story changed over time and Atargatis became mixed with Syrian goddess Ashtarte, who is generally considered the…

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