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HadesHades
photo6website0Hades, in Greek Mythology is the god of the Underworld, son of Cronus and Rhea. He has the function of sovereign of the dead but do not personified Death. This role is to Thanatos. Among the Olympians, he appear…

no photoHafgan
photo0website0The Celts like to have two reigning deities of the underworld. Arawn is one of them and its dual is called Hafgan. Arawn show himself to the hero Pwyll as a huntsman. He complains of his rival who usurped his pow…

HalloweenHalloween
photo15website1Halloween (also Hallowe'en) is the night of October 31, the eve of All Saints' Day, commonly celebrated by children who dress in costume and solicit candy or other treats door-to-door. It is also kind of a tradi…

HallucinationHallucination
photo11website0A Hallucination is an experience involving the apparent perception of something not present.

no photoHard SF
photo0website0The Hard SF (hard science fiction) is a genre of science fiction in which technologies, discoveries, developments or societal forms described are not in contradiction with the scientific knowledge at the time the…

HarpyHarpy
photo2website0Harpy, in Greek Mythology, is a winged monster giving off a stench. There are twice the mention of the Harpies. These monsters have a body of a bird with sharp talons, and a woman's head. They emit a foul odor. T…

no photoHaunted Castle
photo0website0A haunted castle is often perceived as a place inhabited by one or more disembodied spirits. This is often a former resident or a person being familiar with the castle. Paranormal activities inside the castle are…

Haunted ForestHaunted Forest
photo2website0An haunted forest is a forest or a wood in which ghosts, ghouls and other spirits live. Sometimes those who have the bad idea to go through a haunted forest meet them, but most of them never return to recount the…

Haunted houseHaunted house
photo15website0A haunted house is often perceived as a place inhabited by one or more disembodied spirits. This is often a former resident or a person being familiar with the property. Paranormal activities inside the house are…

HeavenHeaven
photo3website0The Heaven is a place regarded in various religions as the abode of God (or the gods), the angels and all the good people after their death, often traditionally depicted as being above the sky.

no photoHeavenly host
photo0website0The heavenly host is an army composed of angels from paradise fighting on behalf of and for God. They are similar and diametrically opposed to the legions of Hell.

HecatonchiresHecatonchires
photo2website0Hecatonchires, in Greek Mythology, are monsters born from the union of Uranus and Gaia. Cottos, Briareos and Gyes each have fifty heads and a hundred arms, Zeus ordered to have them chained in Tartarus, and then,…

HellHell
photo2website0The Hell is a place regarded in various religions as a spiritual realm of evil and suffering, often traditionally depicted as a place of perpetual fire beneath the earth where the wicked are punished after death.…

Henshin HeroesHenshin Heroes
photo9website0The Henshin Heroes are super-heroes from the Japanese tokusatsu tv programs (live action) and manga. Henshin means transform and characters of these series always use a voice-activated device (often a watch) or a…

HephaestusHephaestus
photo3website0Hephaestus, in Greek Mythology, is the god of fire and the forge. He is the first of the gods, the oldest, the fire below, the fire precipitated. When mythology is gaining in precision, He acquires a genealogy an…

HeraHera
photo4website0Hera, in Greek Mythology, is the queen of goddesses, wife of Zeus. She is the feminine counterpart of Zeus. This is not going smoothly because two opposing forces are annihilated. Zeus shows as fickle as Hera bec…

HeraclesHeracles
photo6website0Heracles, in Greek Mythology, is a hero who becomes immortal at the end of his life. Heracles (or Herakles), hero and scholar, wins his glory through Hera: that is the meaning of his name. His feast day is the su…

HermesHermes
photo4website0Hermes, in Greek Mythology, is the god of the inventors, thieves and travelers. It is the most turbulent of the gods. He watches with Hecate on the intersections, ready to accompany a soul and open the door of th…

no photoHeroic Fantasy
photo0website2Definition of Heroic Fantasy, but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.

High fantasyHigh fantasy
photo1website3High Fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy that the story evolves in parallel worlds resembling the middle ages, but inhabited by different types of monsters (e.g. dragons, trolls, goblins...) and other races (e.g. el…

Hindu mythologyHindu mythology
photo1website0Definition of Hindu mythology, but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.

HobbitHobbit
photo2website0A Hobbit is a fictional being (also known as semi-human because of their small size compared to a human being) who lives in the county, parts of Middle-earth in the High Fantasy novels written by JRR Tolkien.

HobgoblinHobgoblin
photo1website0Hobgoblin is in mythology and fairy tales a mischievous imp or sprite.

no photoHödur
photo0website0Hödur (also Höðr), in scandinavian mythology, is the blind god of darkness and winter, the son of Odin and Frigg, but also the brother of Balder. Guided by Loki he shot the mistletoe missile at his brother Bal…

HogwartsHogwarts
photo6website0Hogwarts (short for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry) is a fictional school of magic located somewhere in Scotland which is the primary setting in the Harry Potter franchise.

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