Mythical Creatures: Medieval Mermaids

Mermaids are creatures that appear time and again throughout history and across cultures. Typically a mermaid is portrayed as having the top half of a woman, and the bottom half of a fish, though this sometimes varies slightly. The first known stories of mermaids come from Assyria around 1000BC; the goddess Atargatis, who was the... Continue Reading →

Is Selfie Culture New? Vanity Through Time

If you’re one of those pesky ‘Millennials’ then you’ve probably heard someone of an older generation (or even of your own) complaining about the vanity of youths today. We post pictures of ourselves on Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram. We send silly pictures to our friends, we show anyone who might follow us on social media... Continue Reading →

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