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J-HorrorJ-Horror
photo8website0J-Horror is the name used for novels, manga and horror movies from Japan. Most of the stories include ghosts (幽霊 = Yūrei, in japanese) and curses but some stories are just based on gory events with a pinch o…

Jack-o'-lanternJack-o'-lantern
photo11website0Jack-o'-lantern a lantern made from a hollowed-out pumpkin in which holes are cut to represent facial features, typically made at Halloween.

Jack the RipperJack the Ripper
photo1website0Jack the Ripper is an unidentified 19th-century English murderer. In 1888, at least six London prostitutes were brutally killed . Authorities received taunting notes from a person called Jack the Ripper, who clai…

no photoJapanese cyberpunk
photo0website0Japanese Cyberpunk is a film genre created in the late 1980s in Japan. In such films, the main character usually experience a monstrous or even incomprehensible metamorphosis. Unlike the Cyberpunk, the backdrop h…

JasonJason
photo2website0Jason is the son of the king of Iolcos in Thessaly, and leader of the Argonauts in the quest for the Golden Fleece. He is wellknown to have killed the dragon who was guarding the fleece.

Jedi KnightJedi Knight
photo6website2A Jedi is a member of the mystical knightly order in the Star Wars films, trained to guard peace and justice in the universe.

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

no photoJiang Shi
photo0website0Jiang Shi (僵屍) is the name used in China to talk about certain type of vampire which can feed on blood but also on the "Qi" (lifeforce) of its victims. It moves by hopping from one place to another and hides …

JophielJophiel
photo1website0Jophiel is an archangel. His name in Hebrew means "Beauty of God", but when spelt Zophiel, it means "My Rock is God". It is said that he is a fellow of the angel Metatron and that he assists Michael in battle alo…

no photoJötunn
photo0website0Jötunn, in scandinavian mythology, is the name of a race of giants who fight against the gods since the dawn of time until the end of time (Ragnarök). However, many gods have mated with members of that race. Lo…

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