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The Devil's Stone
A statue honors the local legend that the devil helped build St. Mary's church after being tricked into thinking it was going to be a wine bar.
Added by timstafford78
Lemnos Sand Dunes
A miniature desert appears out of nowhere on the lush isle of Lemnos, like something out of a Greek myth.
Added by thanasiskount
Yonkers, New York
The Great Forgotten Garden Party
An extravagant outdoor gala celebrating the beauty, history, and mythos of America's Greatest Forgotten Garden.
This temple is steeped in local folklore involving a teapot and a raccoon dog.
Added by KoinuSensei
The photographs of "fairies" that fooled much of the world (including the creator of Sherlock Homes) were taken at this English stream.
Added by AaronNetsky
The Mosaics of Paphos
The ancient mosaics here are considered among the finest in the world, and serve as a stunning record of Greco-Roman daily life.
Added by Dr Alan P Newman
Found: 47 Lumps of Orichalcum, an Ancient Alloy Attributed to Atlantis
March 01, 2017
Medieval Europe Couldn't Quit This Story About a Woman Eating Her Lover's Heart
Her husband tricks her into eating it.
February 14, 2017
Basilica of Saints Justus and Pastor
Possibly the oldest church in Barcelona, this basilica has its pagan and Christian mythologies all mixed up.
Added by FelipeTrigo
6 Stops on the Hunt for the Holy Grail
Tracing history’s most elusive holy relic will lead you to these real places.
February 06, 2017
The Texas Woofus
A mythical chimera first sculpted in 1936 as a mix of the main animals of Texas livestock.
Added by saltrack25
Gog and Magog
These mythological giants take time out of their busy day guarding a Victorian market to let you know what time it is.
Added by francesrosey
The Naked Ladies
No one knows who created the statues or if they are arranged properly, let alone the artwork's real name.
Added by georgeindc
One of the most remote spots in America and the first protected wilderness area in Nevada, named after an old legend.
Added by lewblank
The Complicated, Inconclusive Truth Behind Rat Kings
They've been mythologized for centuries.
December 23, 2016
How to Appease Household Spirits Across the World
Quit playing games with my hearth.
December 14, 2016
Kopiec Wandy (Wanda Mound)
An artificial hill and apparent calendric structure built in the Early Middle Ages immortalizes a legendary Polish princess.
Added by AdamTKincaid
Eskilstuna N, Sweden
Sigurdsristningen (Ramsund Carving)
Stone carvings record the Norse myth of Sigurd, providing a glimpse into Scandinavia's transition from paganism to Christianity.
Added by Ehnfors
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