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no photoMacrabre
photo0website0Macabre is disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury. It's also a style used in litterary, cinema and other mediums.

Mad ScientistMad Scientist
photo17website0A mad scientist is a scientist who has broken the Hippocratic oath by experimenting cons type (eg create life from dead body or parts of corpses, animal crossing species with humans, bringing to life of animal sp…

no photoMafia
photo0website0The Mafia is an organized international body of criminals, operating originally in Sicily and now especially in Italy and the U.S. and having a complex and ruthless behavioral code.

Magic potionMagic potion
photo5website0A magic potion is a beverage that gives superhuman power or special abilities to those who drink it.

Magical girlMagical girl
photo1website0Magical girl is a subgenre of the japanese fantasy widespread in manga, anime and tokukatsu (live action). This genre involves always a young girl has the ability to transform (with the help of a wand, or any oth…

no photoMalakim
photo0website0A Malak (Heb. מלאך mal'ak) is one of a class of celestial beings mentioned once in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh or Old Testament), in Isaiah. They are the fifth choir of angels.

Man-eating animalsMan-eating animals
photo9website0Man-eating animals are wild animals that hunt human prey in order to avoid starvation and thus survive. They sometimes do as they are injured or disabled and can not access their regular prey for food. They play …

MandrakeMandrake
photo1website0Mandrake is a mediterranean plant of the nightshade family, with white or purple flowers and large yellow berries. It has a forked fleshy root that supposedly resembles the human form and was formerly widely used…

ManhuntManhunt
photo4website0The manhunt is an illegal sport but that is sometimes practiced in literature and film genre, such as The most dangerous game (directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack and Irving Pichel in 1932), The Running Man (directe…

ManticoreManticore
photo2website0A Manticore, in Persian mythology, is a creature similar to the Egyptian Sphinx. It has the body of a lion, the head of a man with three rows of sharp teeth like sharks and sometimes bat wings. It is sometimes de…

Mardi GrasMardi Gras
photo3website0Mardi Gras is a carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday, the most famous being in the city of New Orleans in Louisiana, U.S.. The carnival began in France and spread to all places where the French have …

MarsMars
photo7website0Mars is a small, reddish planet that is the fourth in order from the sun and is periodically visible to the naked eye. Mars is also one of the favorite planets used as background scenery in the novels (e.g. The M…

MechaMecha
photo21website1A Mecha, is a walking vehicle controlled by a pilot (generally bipedal), often appearing in science-fiction manga or other genres involving a fantastic or futuristic element.

Medieval fantasyMedieval fantasy
photo7website1Medieval fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy. Such stories take place in a setting similar to the Middle Ages. For example, weapons, architecture and social order are usually the main points in common with the Middl…

MediumMedium
photo3website0A medium is a person claiming to be in contact with the spirits of the dead and to communicate between the dead and the living.

MedusaMedusa
photo4website0Medusa is in Greek Mythology the only mortal Gorgon, whom Perseus killed by cutting off her head.

MephistophelesMephistopheles
photo1website0Mephistopheles (aka Mephisto) is one of the seven princes of Hell to whom Faust, in the German legend, sold his soul.

MerlinMerlin
photo4website0Merlin is the most famous magicians, especially enjoyed today thanks to the Arthurian legends in which he plays a key role to King Arthur. It is said that Merlin has for parents a virgin and the Devil. But do no…

MermaidMermaid
photo5website0A mermaid is a fictitious or mythical half-human sea creature with the head and trunk of a woman and the tail of a fish, conventionally depicted as beautiful and with long flowing golden hair.

Mesoamerican mythologyMesoamerican mythology
photo1website0Definition of Mesoamerican mythology, but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.

Metal HeroMetal Hero
photo6website0A Metal Hero Series is a kind of Tokusatsu (live-action film or television drama) really popular in Japan and little known outside its border. The heroes of such series are generally spacemen or policemen who are…

MetatronMetatron
photo1website0Metatron is mentioned in the book of Enoch. According to the book, Metatron is the highest of the angels, and the only one to be constantly in the presence of God. He gives the divine light to others, and is the …

no photoMetropolis
photo0website0Metropolis is a fictional city in the DC Comics universe where Superman a.k.a. Clark Kent lives and fights the crime.

MichaelMichael
photo4website0Michael is an archangel of the Christian, Jewish and Islamic tradition. He is regarded as the field commander of the Army of God. He is mentioned by name in the Book of Daniel, the book of Jude and the Book of Re…

Middle-earthMiddle-earth
photo1website0Middle-earth is a fictional land created by J. R. R. Tolkien. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place entirely in Middle-earth, as does much of The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.

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