The Legend of the Noble Deed of Lady Godiva

The Legend of the Noble Deed of Lady Godiva

A 900-year-old legend speaks of the Lady Godiva, who sacrificed her own dignity in front of the entire town, in an effort to lower the taxes imposed on its citizens.

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Legends - The Woman with the Plastic Face - Real or an Urban Legend?

The Woman with the Plastic Face - Real or an Urban Legend?

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According to the legend, the tale played out in June 1972 in Cedars Senai Hospital, when a woman in a white dress walked in, whose outer appearance completely stunned hospital personnel.

Legends - The Epic of Gilgamesh Expanded with Newly Discovered Text

The Epic of Gilgamesh Expanded with Newly Discovered Text

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The new clay tablets are being held at the Sulaymaniyah Museum. They contain 20 new lines of the Epic of Gilgamesh poem, telling of gods, men and mythical beasts, reports the media site Open Culture.

Legends - The Legendary Boiling River of Mayantuyacu in the Amazon Boils People Alive

The Legendary Boiling River of Mayantuyacu in the Amazon Boils People Alive

24.02.2016047

If a person were to put their hand in the boiling river's waters, even for a second, they can get 3rd degree burns. And if they fall in it - death is almost certain.

Legends - The Legend of Prometheus

The Legend of Prometheus

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The legend of Prometheus has made its way to us thanks to ancient Greek myths. The legend goes that a long time ago, before humans, there were only animals. The sea was filled with fish, the land was home to all kinds of animals. . .

Legends - The Sinister Krampus Punishes Misbehaving Children Before Christmas

The Sinister Krampus Punishes Misbehaving Children Before Christmas

23.12.2015084

Besides the traditional legend of Santa Claus, before Christmas in some Alpine countries, they also tell the tale of the demonic Krampus, who punishes children who have misbehaved during the year by beating and torturing them.

Legends - The Legend of the 6 Races

The Legend of the 6 Races

11.12.2015091

According to the Doctrine of Races, the first race was that of the self-born - ethereal, angel-like beings who were up to 164 ft (50 m) tall. The second race was the so-called Hyperboreans.

Legends - Historical Figures That May have Never Existed

Historical Figures That May have Never Existed

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Lycurgus was a legendary Spartan king and even more legendary lawgiver. His name was first mentioned by Herodotus but there is no other proof of his existence.

Legends - Nan Madol: The Greatest Archaeological Secret

Nan Madol: The Greatest Archaeological Secret

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Legends about lost civilizations like Atlantis and El Dorado have always piqued human curiosity with their mysteriousness. Along the coasts of Micronesia, there lies another strange island called Nan Madol.

Legends - The Greatest Mystery in the Himalayas - a Lake Filled with Skeletons

The Greatest Mystery in the Himalayas - a Lake Filled with Skeletons

16.01.20150181

In one local legend, it tells that the king of Kannauj was to lead a great pilgrimage in honor of the goddess Nanda Devi. The pilgrimage ended at the Himalayan lake and the king was accompanied by 100 of his nobles and his pregnant wife.

Legends - Strange Facts about the Month of January

Strange Facts about the Month of January

09.01.20150128

Up until 713 BC, the ancient Romans had no names for the months of January and February. This was because they didn't believe that those particular months deserved to be named.

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