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no photoUchronia
photo0website0Uchronia (also known as alternate history) is a kind of story that rewrites the present or the future by changing a past event, such as "What if Hadolf Hitler was not born?, or, what if the Roman Empire was still…

U.F.O.U.F.O.
photo19website0Definition of U.F.O., but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.

Uncharted islandUncharted island
photo2website0An uncharted island is an island that is unknown to cartographers and sailors. In fantasy literature, uncharted islands are often used as backdrops. The most famous example is The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne…

UndeadUndead
photo18website0The undead is one of the favorite themes of the new dark fantasy film Gore that appeared in the early 80s. In fact, if the vampire as the undead attack humans, it is better still, to fall "under the fangs" of a v…

no photoUnderwater City
photo0website0An underwater city is a city built under a body of water like for example Otoh Gunga, a city in Naboo planet, from the Star Wars franchise.

Underwater stationUnderwater station
photo3website0An Underwater station is an habitat for workers and scientists who need to be in deep waters for a long period of time. It is also a place in science-fiction and fantasy where claustrophobia and sea monsters are …

UnderworldUnderworld
photo5website0The Underworld, in Greek Mythology (also known under the name of hell) is ruled by Hades. The souls of the dead are first judged by the the three judges in the Underworld before finishing for eternity, according …

UnicornUnicorn
photo2website0A unicorn is a mythical animal typically represented as a horse with a single straight horn projecting from its forehead.

no photoUranus
photo0website0Uranus in Greek Mythology is a personification of heaven or the sky, the most ancient of the Greek gods and first ruler of the universe. He was overthrown and castrated by his son Cronus.

no photoUrban Fantasy
photo0website0Definition of Urban Fantasy, but also books, videos and web sites to illustrate it.

Urban LegendUrban Legend
photo3website0An Urban Legend is a humorous or horrific story or piece of information circulated as though true, especially one purporting to involve someone vaguely related or known to the teller; for example, a rumor that pe…

no photoUriel
photo0website0Uriel (translate God is my light) is one of the Archangels of post-Exilic Rabbinic tradition, and also of certain Christian traditions. His name might have analogies with Uriah. In apocryphal, kabbalistic and oc…

no photoUruk-hai
photo0website0An Uruk-hai is a fictional being created by J. R. R. Tolkien's. They are introduced in The Lord of the Rings as an advanced breed of Orcs that serve Sauron and Saruman.

no photoUtopia
photo0website0An Utopia is an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The word was first used in the book Utopia written in 1516 by Sir Thomas More. The opposite of Dystopia.

UzielUziel
photo1website0Uziel, in christian mythology, is a powerful Cherubim. His name means in hebrew "Strength of God."

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