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From a performer at a carnival or circus, to the IT obsessed, unfashionable and socially inept,  to someone who’s just really enthusiastic about something, the word ‘geek’ has evolved over the ages from a pejorative to a badge of pride. We take a little look at the definition of a geek and ask ourselves, what does it really mean to be geeky?

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General knowledge, History and Mythology -

Runes were used in Germanic language before the introduction of the Latin alphabet, including by the Vikings. Believed to hold power, symbolize inherent qualities and associated with magic, they also have meanings in more modern divination and oracle reading. Here we take a look at their origin, etymology and meanings.

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General knowledge, History and Mythology, Zodiac -

News (if you can actually call it that) of NASA discovering a thirteenth zodiac star sign has been spreading like wildfire on social media, as has the panic that people’s zodiac signs may have shifted. Don’t panic, here’s what’s really happened. In short, it’s the same as it’s always been.

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General knowledge, History and Mythology -

The depiction of a serpent or dragon consuming its own tail is an old one. A symbol of the cyclical nature of things - and linked to the end of the world and immortality - it's woven its way through time and across cultures for over a millennia. Origins and influences Originating in ancient Egyptian iconography, the Ouroboros first seems to appear in the Enigmatic Book of the Netherworld, found in the ancient tomb of Tutankhamun. The symbol persisted into Roman times, often appearing on magical talismans. The World Serpent is thought to have found its way into Western culture through...

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If you’re delving into the world of divination, two things you’ve likely heard of are Tarot and Oracle Cards. Both are decks of cards with images on, both can be used for readings, but how are they used and what’s the difference? Here’s a quick rundown.

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