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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 appears in the Enigmatic Book of the Netherworld, found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. The symbol persisted into Roman times, often appearing on magical talismans. The World Serpent found its way into Western culture through the Greek Magical Papyri - a body of writing...

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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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Candles, General knowledge -

It's a sad day when the last of your Happy Piranha scented candle fizzles out. Don't worry though - we've got some tips on how to give some life to the leftovers and make your candle tin into a home for a houseplant.  We enjoy a good succulent or cacti here at Happy Piranha, we also enjoy putting effort into the designs on our candle labels, so we thought we'd combine the two. Here's how to hang onto your lovely labelled candle tin, avoid throwing it away and tips for turning it into your own piranha planter that a succulent...

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