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C-HorrorC-Horror
photo4website0C-Horror is the name used for novels, manhua and horror movies from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or even Singapore, whatever the language used (Mandarin or Cantonese). Most of the stories include ghosts (鬼 = Guǐ, …

no photoCaladan
photo0website0Caladan is a fictional ocean planet which is one of the key locations in many of the Dune novels as well as the movies and mini-series. It is the home planet of House Atreides, who have ruled it for twenty-six ge…

CalypsoCalypso
photo2website0Calypso, in Greek Mythology, is a Nymph. Shipwrecked Odysseus arrives on the island of Ogygia where Calypso reign. She immediately falls for him and keeps him for ten years, even offering him immortality. But the…

no photoCamael
photo0website0Camael, (also known as Kamuel, Chamuel, Camiel, Camniel), is an angel in Judeo-Christian mythology and angelology, and is often included in lists as being one of the seven archangels. He is claimed to be the lead…

CamelotCamelot
photo1website0Camelot, in Arthurian legend, is the place where King Arthur held his court.

CannibalCannibal
photo11website0A Cannibal is a person who eats the flesh of other human beings. It may be a person driven to this extreme behavior because of starve or madness, but it can also be part of a tribe of cannibals who are due to the…

CarnivalCarnival
photo3website0A carnival is a traveling amusement show or circus where freaks, fortune-teller and other magicians live and work.

Carnivorous plantCarnivorous plant
photo1website0A Carnivorous plant is a plant that derive some or most of its nutrients from trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, typically insects and other arthropods. In science fiction, they are sometime able to pr…

CatacombsCatacombs
photo2website0The catacombs are underground cemetery consisting of underground galleries with recesses for tombs, as constructed by the ancient Romans. One of the most famous catacombs in the world is located underneath Paris …

CaveCave
photo2website0A Cave is a large underground cavity, generally of natural origin, in a hill or a cliff. Because of the darkness and atmosphere typical of such places, the caves have often been chosen as filming locations for ma…

no photoCeltic Cross
photo0website0The Celtic cross is bearing both Christian beliefs (the cross itself) and Celtic beliefs (the circles). Its circles represent the from inside to outside : - Gwenwed: (The circle of bliss). - Anwn: (The circle o…

Celtic mythologyCeltic mythology
photo2website0Definition of Celtic mythology, but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.

CemeteryCemetery
photo27website0A cemetery is a burial ground, especially one beside a church.

CentaurCentaur
photo7website0A centaur is a creature with the head, arms, and torso of a man and the body and legs of a horse.

CerberusCerberus
photo4website0Cerberus is, in Greek Mythology, a three-headed dog who has custody of the gates of Hell. It is the son of the monster Typhon and the viper Echidna. According to the authors, Cerberus has three (or fifty) heads, …

Chanbara fantasyChanbara fantasy
photo7website1A Chanbara fantasy is a genre of movies, manga, anime, and literature very similar to the Chanbara we all know, but here the action takes place in an imaginary feudal Japan, where atypical elements from the Fanta…

no photoChaos
photo0website0Chaos in Greek Mythology is the first created being, from which came the primeval deities Gaia, Tartarus, Erebus, and Nyx.

CharonCharon
photo5website0Charon in Greek Mythology is an old man who ferried the souls of the dead across the Styx and Acheron rivers to Hades.

ChernobylChernobyl
photo3website0Chernobyl is a town near Kiev in Ukraine where an accident at a nuclear power station in April 1986 resulted in serious radioactive contamination in Ukraine, Belarus, and other parts of Europe.

no photoCherub
photo0website0A Cherub is a winged angelic being described in biblical tradition as attending on God. It is represented in ancient Middle Eastern art as a lion or bull with eagles' wings and a human face, and regarded in tradi…

no photoChimera
photo0website0Chimera is, in Greek Mythology, like Cerberus, a monster born from the love of the monster Typhon and the viper Echidna. It has many heads and a composite body, with the hindquarters of a lion, the body of a goat…

no photoChinese mythology
photo0website0Definition of Chinese mythology, but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.

no photoChiromancy
photo0website0Definition of Chiromancy, but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.

Christian mythologyChristian mythology
photo1website0Definition of Christian mythology, but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.

Christmas elfChristmas elf
photo1website0A Christmas elf is a tiny creature who lives with Santa Claus at the North Pole and acts as his helper. Christmas elves are often described as having a long nose and pointy ears. They are dressed in green and red…

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