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00Macabre 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.
170A 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…
00The 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.
50A magic potion is a beverage that gives superhuman power or special abilities to those who drink it.
10Magical 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…
00A 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.
90Man-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 …
10Mandrake 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…
40The 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…
20A 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…
30Mardi 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 …
70Mars 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…
211A 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.
71Medieval 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…
30A medium is a person claiming to be in contact with the spirits of the dead and to communicate between the dead and the living.
40Medusa is in Greek Mythology the only mortal Gorgon, whom Perseus killed by cutting off her head.
10Mephistopheles (aka Mephisto) is one of the seven princes of Hell to whom Faust, in the German legend, sold his soul.
40Merlin 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…
50A 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.
10Definition of Mesoamerican mythology, but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.
60A 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…
10Metatron 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 …
00Metropolis is a fictional city in the DC Comics universe where Superman a.k.a. Clark Kent lives and fights the crime.
40Michael 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…
10Middle-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.