Ιωάννα Γιαννοπούλου
Nessie the
Monster
Stonehedge
Britain, like most European countries, is full of mythological creatures and
legends. Many of you have already heard of th...
Mermaids
… part fish and part human creatures have been
known for thousands of years and are mentioned in
many cultures, l...
The knights of the Round Table
Everyone has heard of the
Knights of the Round Table, but
many people are not familiar
with...
Banshee is a female spirit in I, usually Irish
mythology seen as an omen of death and a
messenger from the underworld.
In ...
Fairies, Pixies and
Selkies
Brownies, Knocker,
Will-o-whisp
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  1. 1. Ιωάννα Γιαννοπούλου
  2. 2. Nessie the Monster Stonehedge
  3. 3. Britain, like most European countries, is full of mythological creatures and legends. Many of you have already heard of the legend of Robin Hood, the Loch Ness Monster and Jack the Ripper. However, if you are a fan of the film "The Lord of the Ring", you will probably remember all these ugly, little creatures, like the goblins, boggarts, blue and red caps, who are "naughty" and responsible for making things disappear or destroying things in a house.
  4. 4. Mermaids … part fish and part human creatures have been known for thousands of years and are mentioned in many cultures, like the ancient Greek. The first mention of these creatures was God Oannes, the lord of the waters who was worshipped by the ancient Babylons. While there are several other sea creature gods, the mermaid in Britain probably comes from Celtic legend. Seeing a mermaid is believed to be a very bad omen, with storms, rough seas, possible shipwreck and/or death to follow… with supposed sightings as recently as the 19th century particularly around the coastal areas of Cornwall and the Northern Isles of Scotland.
  5. 5. The knights of the Round Table Everyone has heard of the Knights of the Round Table, but many people are not familiar with any of the Noble Knights save for Lancelot. But even Lancelot, however, is to many people something he was not. The Knights were men of courage, honor, dignity, courtesy, and nobleness. They protected ladies and damsels, honored and fought for kings, and undertook dangerous quests.
  6. 6. Banshee is a female spirit in I, usually Irish mythology seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the underworld. In legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die. In Scottish mythology, she is known as the bean sìth or bbean sigh and is seen washing the bloodstained clothes or armour of those who are about to die. Alleged sightings of banshees have been reported as recently as 1948. Similar beings are also found in Welsh, Norse and American folklore.
  7. 7. Fairies, Pixies and Selkies
  8. 8. Brownies, Knocker, Will-o-whisp

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