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Gothic Fiction: A Halloween Post

The Goths, as recounted by a Gothic historian named Jordanes (mid 6th Century AD), were a Teutonic-Germanic people whose original homeland was, according to this same Jordanes, in southern Sweden. At that time, this half-barbaric band was ruled by a king called Berig. It was King Berig who led his people south to the shores…

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Unsolved Mystery: Comte de Saint Germain

He is not nor was he ever regarded as a saint by the Catholic Church, and the St. before his name refers to his putative homeland. No one knows where the enigmatic Comte de Saint Germain came from, and no one knows for sure where he went. He vanished into time without any trace. The…

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