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Legends of Orkney is a book series based on Norse mythology. Learn more about the gods and creatures that inspired the books here!

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Star Wars, Disney and myth-making

Dec 19th 2015

FROM a galaxy far, far away to a cinema just down the road: “The Force Awakens”, the newest instalment of the Star Wars saga, is inescapable this Christmas. The first Star Wars title since Lucasfilm, the owner of the franchise, was acquired by Disney in 2012 for $4.1 billion, it represents more than just the revival of a beloved science-fiction series.

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Santa’s Horned Helper: The Fearsome Legend of Krampus, Christmas Punisher

Dec 3rd 2015

In ancient times, a dark, hairy, horned beast was said to show up at the door to beat children, and carry them off in his sharp claws. The Krampus could be heard in the night by the sound of his echoing cloven hooves and his rattling iron chains. The strangest part was that he was in league with Santa Claus.

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