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40C-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, …
00Caladan 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…
20Calypso, 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…
00Camael, (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…
10Camelot, in Arthurian legend, is the place where King Arthur held his court.
110A 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…
30A carnival is a traveling amusement show or circus where freaks, fortune-teller and other magicians live and work.
10A 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…
20The 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 …
20A 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…
00The 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…
20Definition of Celtic mythology, but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.
270A cemetery is a burial ground, especially one beside a church.
70A centaur is a creature with the head, arms, and torso of a man and the body and legs of a horse.
40Cerberus 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, …
71A 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…
00Chaos in Greek Mythology is the first created being, from which came the primeval deities Gaia, Tartarus, Erebus, and Nyx.
50Charon in Greek Mythology is an old man who ferried the souls of the dead across the Styx and Acheron rivers to Hades.
30Chernobyl 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.
00A 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…
00Chimera 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…
00Definition of Chinese mythology, but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.
00Definition of Chiromancy, but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.
10Definition of Christian mythology, but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.
10A 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…