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O-fudaO-fuda
photo2website0An O-fuda (御札) is a talisman made of paper, wood, fabric or metal, having painted over a kanji representing the name or symbol of a kami (god or spirit) or the name of a Shinto shrine. This talisman serves as…

Occult detectiveOccult detective
photo7website0Definition of Occult detective, but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.

OccultismOccultism
photo4website0The occultism is the knowledge of the paranormal, as opposed to the knowledge of the measurable, usually referred to as science. The discipline includes all the arts and occult sciences (alchemy, astrology, magic…

no photoOcean planet
photo0website0An ocean planet is a hypothetical type of planet whose surface is completely covered with an ocean of water. This kind of planet is often use a backdrop scenary in Science Fiction like for the planet Kameno in St…

no photoOceanus
photo0website0Ocean, in Greek Mythology, is the god of the ocean. He is one of the Titans, master of the river around the world. He is Tethys wife and has countless children.

OdinOdin
photo3website0Odin (also Woden or Wotan), in scandinavian mythology, is the supreme god and creator, god of victory and the dead. He is also the father of Thor. The Cow Odhumla emerges Bure from the snow: this is the first of…

OgreOgre
photo2website0Ogre (in folklore) is a man-eating giant.

Olgoi-KhorkhoiOlgoi-Khorkhoi
photo1website0The Olgoi-Khorkhoi (aka the Mongolian death worm) is a mythical giant worm supposed to live in the Gobi desert, Mongolia. They say That it can spit sulfuric acid, which corrodes everything it touches. This substa…

OlympianOlympian
photo6website0Olympian in Greek Mythology is the name given to any of the twelve Greek gods regarded as living on Mount Olympus. Their number always remains twelve but sometimes, some other gods can exchange their places at th…

OlympusOlympus
photo6website0Olympus is the home of the twelve principal gods in the greek pantheon, identified in later antiquity with Mount Olympus in northern Greece.

OniOni
photo2website0An Oni (鬼) is a Yokai (monster) from Japanese folklore who is, generally of humanoid form, gigantic in size with sharp claws, two protruding horns on its forehead, tousled hair and a hideous appearance. They ar…

OnmyōdōOnmyōdō
photo3website0Onmyōdō (陰陽 道, The Way of Yin and Yang) is a traditional Japanese esoteric cosmology that combines natural science and occultism. It is based on the Chinese philosophy of yin and yang and the five element…

no photoOphiotaurus
photo0website0Ophiotaurus in Greek Mythology, was a creature that was half bull and half serpent.

OracleOracle
photo3website0An Oracle is a priest or priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity.

OrcOrc
photo3website0An orc in fantasy literature and games is a member of an imaginary race of humanlike creatures, characterized as ugly, warlike, and malevolent.

no photoOrgans thief
photo0website0An organs thief is a person who abducts people in order to collect their organs for subsequent sale to the highest bidder on the black market, or to save someone he knows.

OrpheusOrpheus
photo3website0Orpheus in Greek Mythology is a poet who could entrance wild beasts with the beauty of his singing and lyre playing. He went to the Underworld after the death of his wife Eurydice and secured her release from the…

no photoOrthros
photo0website0Orthros, in Greek Mythology, is a monstrous dog, son of the monster Typhon and the viper Echidna. It joins its mother, who will give birth to the Sphinx. It keeps the herds of the giant Geryon.

no photoOsiris
photo0website0Osiris, in Egyptian mythology, is a god originally connected with fertility, husband of Isis and father of Horus. He is known chiefly through the story of his death at the hands of his brother Seth and his subseq…

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