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GabrielGabriel
photo3website0Gabriel, in the Bible, is the archangel who foretold the birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26–38), and who also appeared to Zacharias, father of John the Baptist, and to Daniel. In Islam, he is the arch…

no photoGaia
photo0website0Gaia in Greek Mythology is the Earth personified as a goddess, daughter of Chaos. She was the mother and wife of Uranus (Heaven); their offspring included the Titans and the Cyclopes.

GargoyleGargoyle
photo1website0A gargoyle is a sculpture at the grotesque appearance with a body halfway between man and animal and often with bat wings. It can also be a face (animal, human or monstrous) projecting from the eaves of a buildin…

GarudaGaruda
photo1website0Garuda is a mythical creature of imposing stature, half-eagle, half-human who served as a mount for Vishnu. It is a creature native to India as part of Hindu mythology, but was subsequently incorporated into Budd…

Genetic manipulationGenetic manipulation
photo7website0Genetic manipulation is fact to modify the DNA of a plant, animal or human (which is illegal for the latter in most countries) to fight against diseases, viruses, or simply increase the potential of the subject. …

no photoGenie
photo0website0A Genie is a spirit of Arabian folklore, as traditionally depicted imprisoned within a bottle or oil lamp, and capable of granting wishes when summoned.

GeryonGeryon
photo1website0Geryon, in Greek Mythology, is a giant with three bodies and three heads. It knows no death in the conflict between the Olympians and Giants, but on the tenth of the labors of Heracles. It has a huge herd of catt…

no photoGhost kung-fu comedy
photo0website0Ghost kung-fu comedy is a movie genre originated from Hong Kong. It is a blend of horror comedy, fantasy and ghost stories, but other supernatural beings such as vampires for instance, can also populated those st…

Ghost shipGhost ship
photo4website0A ghost ship is a boat that inexplicably disappears and is sometimes perceived long after it vanished by sailors and boaters. The Bermuda Triangle is well known to be a place where ships and planes disappear freq…

Ghost townGhost town
photo6website0A ghost town is a deserted town with few or no remaining inhabitants. In fiction, most of the time, the population have been drain away because of a plague, a virus, a manslaughter or a war.

Ghost TrainGhost Train
photo2website0A ghost train is a train that had a tragic accident in the past, causing many deaths. Because of so many souls claimed at one time, the ghost train can sometimes appear on the track it was traveling when the acci…

GhostGhost
photo24website1In his Dictionary of occult sciences, Julien Tondrian gives for the term ghost the following definition: "materialization of the spirit of a dead, visible but intangible, also called a spectre. The popular tradit…

GhosthunterGhosthunter
photo1website0A Ghosthunter is a person who searches and destroys ghosts in haunted places. They usually do it for a living.

GhoulGhoul
photo4website0Ghoul is an evil spirit or phantom, especially one supposed to rob graves and feed on dead bodies. It comes from ancient Arabian folklore.

GialloGiallo
photo8website0Giallo is the forefather of the Gore film, invented in Italy during the sixties by Mario Bava who was inspired by italian detective novels raging in his time and whose cover was yellow (Giallo in Italian). The fi…

Giant WormGiant Worm
photo9website0A giant worm, in science fiction and fantasy, is usually a sand worm that has blown out of proportion. The best examples are the sand worns from Dune and Tremors.

GiantGiant
photo8website0A giant is an imaginary or mythical being of human form but superhuman size. In Greek mythology, it referes also to any of the beings of this kind who rebelled unsuccessfully against the gods of Olympus.

no photoGiedi Prime
photo0website0Giedi Prime is a fictional 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 Harkonnen, the sworn enemies of House Atreides.…

no photoGigantomachy
photo0website0The Gigantomachy (literally fighting between the Giants), in Greek Mythology, is the name given to the confrontation between the Olympian gods and Giants. This bloody episode began shortly after the victory of Ze…

GnomeGnome
photo2website0A Gnome is a legendary dwarfish creature supposed to guard the earth's treasures underground. ORIGIN: Mid 17th century from French, from modern Latin gnomus, a word used by Paracelsus as a synonym of Pygmaeus, d…

GoblinGoblin
photo2website0Goblin is an evil creature, irritable and playful, described as disfigured or grotesque and looks like a gnome. Its size is between that of a dwarf and a human. Goblins are usually represented with various capabi…

GodGod
photo1website0God, in Christianity and other monotheistic religions, is the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being.

Golden FleeceGolden Fleece
photo4website0The Golden Fleece is the fleece of a golden ram, guarded by an unsleeping dragon, that was sought and won by Jason with the help of Medea.

GolemGolem
photo1website0A Golem (גולם) is a kind of robot made ​​of clay created by the rabbis Kabbalists and brought to life, for domestic purposes, by the simple power of words. To give life to his creature, the Kabbalist had …

GoreGore
photo8website0Gore film (also called Splatter film) is a kind of horror film focusing on the excess of blood that splashes here and there throughout the film. There are basically two kinds of gore film, the first kind tries ab…

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