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Pact with the DevilPact with the Devil
photo1website0A pact with the Devil is a contract between a person wanting to obtain power, wealth or anything else, and Mephisto, one of seven princes of Hell. Mephisto fill the desire of the person who signs against his soul…

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photo0website0Paimon is one of the King of Hell.

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photo0website0Pan in Greek Mythology, is a god of flocks and herds, typically represented with the horns, ears, and legs of a goat on a man's body. His sudden appearance was supposed to cause terror similar to that of a fright…

Pandora's boxPandora's box
photo2website0Pandora's box, in Greek mythology, is a large jar carried by Pandora. Once opened by her, many terrible things were unleashed to mankind, such as, sickness, toils, ills but also hope. It was originally a jar but …

PandoraPandora
photo2website0Pandora in Greek Mythology is the first mortal woman. In one story she was created by Zeus and sent to Earth with a jar or box of evils in revenge for Prometheus' having brought the gift of fire back to the world…

Parallel universeParallel universe
photo6website0A Parallel universe (aka: Alternative reality) is a separate universe of ours, which has its own dimensions of space and time. In works of fiction, a parallel universe may exist through an arbitrary modification …

no photoParanoia
photo0website0Paranoia is a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically elaborated into an organized system. It may be an aspect of chronic person…

no photoParanormal
photo0website0Paranormal is a denoting events or phenomena such as telekinesis or clairvoyance that are beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding.

ParthenogenesisParthenogenesis
photo1website0Parthenogenesis, in biology, is a form of reproduction from an ovum without fertilization, in particular as a normal process in some invertebrates and plants. For humankind, one of the few known cases is the Virg…

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photo0website0Parvati in hinduism is a benevolent goddess, wife of Shiva, mother of Ganesh and Skanda, often identified in her malevolent aspect with Durga and Kali.

PazuzuPazuzu
photo1website0Pazuzu is the Sumerian God of Plagues, but in Assyrian and Babylonian mythology Pazuzu was considered the king of the demons of the wind, and son of the god Hanbi.

PegasusPegasus
photo3website0Pegasus, in Greek Mythology, is a winged horse. It is the result of lovemaking of Poseidon and Medusa in a temple dedicated to Athena. This offended the goddess who metamorphosed her into a gorgon before she get …

PersephonePersephone
photo2website0Persephone in Greek Mythology is a goddess, the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. She was carried off by Hades who made of her, the queen of the underworld. Demeter, vainly seeking her, refused to let the earth prod…

PerseusPerseus
photo6website0Perseus in Greek Mythology is the son of Zeus and Danae, a hero celebrated for many achievements. Riding the winged horse Pegasus, he cut off the head of the Gorgon Medusa and gave it to Athena; he also rescued a…

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photo0website0Definition of Persian mythology, but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.

no photoPhantasm
photo0website0A phantasm is a figment of the imagination; an illusion or apparition.

PhantasosPhantasos
photo1website0Phantasos, in Greek Mythology, is the the God of dreams of fantasy. He is an Oneiroi(a deity personifying the dreams), son of Hypnos, the God of sleep and Pasithea, the goddess of hallucination. He resides with h…

PhiPhi
photo4website0Phi (ผี) is the name used in Thailand to talk about ghosts. They are divided into two kinds; the Phi dee (ผีดี = good spirits) which are worshiped in the households, and the Phi rai (ผีร้า…

Philosopher’s stonePhilosopher’s stone
photo1website0Definition of Philosopher’s stone, but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.

PhobetorPhobetor
photo1website0Phobetor, in Greek Mythology, is the the God of nightmares. He is an Oneiroi (a deity personifying the dreams), son of Nyx, who created him parthenogenetically. He is known amongst other gods under his true name …

PhoenixPhoenix
photo1website0A Phoenix (in classical mythology) is a unique bird that lived for five or six centuries in the Arabian desert, after this time burning itself on a funeral pyre and rising from the ashes with renewed youth to liv…

PiratePirate
photo5website0A Pirate is someone who attack and plunder ships at sea or land convoys (eg cars, trucks ...), but in science fiction, pirates can also attack the spaceships.

PixiePixie
photo1website0Pixie is a supernatural being in folklore and children's stories, typically portrayed as small and humanlike in form, with pointed ears and a pointed hat, and mischievous in character.

no photoPlanetary romance
photo0website0Definition of Planetary romance, but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.

PoltergeistPoltergeist
photo6website0A Poltergeist is a ghost or other supernatural being supposedly responsible for physical disturbances such as loud noises and objects thrown around.

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