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Let’s Be Fair to Fairies

Fairies in the Zelda series are largely of the English variety of tiny people with wings and magical powers, but there are exceptions. The Great Fairies in Ocarina of Time can fly without wings and look kind of like drag … Continue reading

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Let Our Powers Combine

Ah, Captain Planet. I remember watching that show mostly because my brother would turn it on at, like, 7 AM on Saturday, before any of the other cartoons came on. A bit of well-meaning but obnoxious preachiness from Ted Turner, … Continue reading

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It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature

The concept of Mother Earth is an ancient one, appearing in many different cultures. One of the most famous is the Greek Gaia, mother to the Titans, the giants, and many others. Obviously the myth-makers realized that nature has both … Continue reading

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For Great Justice

We’re all familiar with the depiction of Justice as a blindfolded woman holding scales. As with a lot of anthropomorphic personifications, this image largely derives from Greco-Roman mythology, but from a few different deities. The first relevant goddess is Themis, … Continue reading

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