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Monster Dogs of Myth and Legend


It’s National Dog Day, Suvudu readers!
Founded in 2004 by Animal Behaviorist and author Colleen Paige National Dog Day recognizes the important roles that dogs play in human lives as companions, rescuers, protectors, and guides, and raises awareness about the many shelter dogs that need to be adopted.
All of my dogs (and cats) have been [...]

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‘Sea Serpent’ Washes Up On SoCal Beach


Giant FishIt’s a truism that many of the fantastic monsters of folklore and mythology are based on real-life creatures. Case in point: The serpent-like oarfish that recently washed up on a southern California beach. Eighteen feet of glistening, slimy, slithering, snaky fish, the creature was hauled away for study by marine science instructor Jasmine Santana and fifteen helpers.

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An Interview with Dr. Robert Curran, Author and Expert in the Paranormal


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Psychologist Robert Curran is an well-known expert in folklore and the paranormal, who has written dozens of fascinating books on faeries, vampires,werewolves and stranger things. His most recent book is The Ghost Handbook, a study of ghost fiction and possibly ghost fact. When he’s not writing and exploring the dark corners of our world, Dr. Curran works as a community advocate and educator in his native Ireland.

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Meet Krampus, the Christmas Devil


“If you’re bad, Santa Claus is going to leave switches and coal in your stockings.” That’s what my family used to tell me when I was growing up, and it was usually – depending on how close it was to Christmas – enough to keep me in line…at least until I snarfed down another bunch [...]

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Two Books Explore Faeriedom, Light and Dark


As any hapless woodsman, princess or wandering orphan can tell you, dealing with faeries can be dangerous business. Keebler aside, most of the elves you’ll bump into aren’t going to make you cookies…well, unless they make you into cookies. And dwarves? Forget Doc , Grumpy, Sleepy, Sneezy Dopey, Bashful and Happy. You’re more likely [...]

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