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Ankh: The ankh-shaped, gold-sheathed mirror case was taken from the tomb of Tutankhamun in southern Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. The Ankh form, found in many ancient Egyptian tombs, is the Egyptian hieroglyphic character meaning “life.”

Ankh: The ankh-shaped, gold-sheathed mirror case was taken from the tomb of Tutankhamun in southern Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. The Ankh form, found in many ancient Egyptian tombs, is the Egyptian hieroglyphic character meaning “life.”

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Vesta, flame and hearth goddess of Rome. Greek counterpart is Hestia. Goddess of domesticity, hospitality and family life.

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Meanings of Names in The Hobbit. Sigrid, Tilda, and Tauriel shouldn't even be in the hobbit. Especially tauriel.

Meanings of Names in The Hobbit. Sigrid, Tilda, and Tauriel shouldn't even be in the hobbit. Especially tauriel.

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Ankh: The ankh-shaped, gold-sheathed mirror case was taken from the tomb of Tutankhamun in southern Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. The Ankh form, found in many ancient Egyptian tombs, is the Egyptian hieroglyphic character meaning “life.”

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Perchta or Berchta was once known as a goddess in Southern Germanic paganism in the Alpine countries. Her name means "the bright one". Perchta was at first a benevolent spirit. In Germanic paganism, Perchta had the rank of a minor deity. That changed to an enchanted creature (spirit or elf) in Old High German - such as Grimm describes - but she was given a more malevolent character (sorceress or witch) in later ages.

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Gandalf: from the Old Mannish tongue meaning Wand-elf, alternate names include Mithrandir, Olorin, the Grey Pilgrim, the White Rider, Stormcrow, and Tharkun. #lotr

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