Considering everyone has one, skeletons still manage to creep a lot of people out. Some argue its our innate fear of death that causes skeletons to send shivers down our spines, while others point out finding a skeleton somewhere unexpected is often a sign of danger. And that's before we get into dark magic undead… Continue reading How to say SKELETON in 50 languages with Europe in a Day!
Dragons, werewolves, vampires, zombies... monsters comes in many forms and while we may be told that such things don't really exist, they are still capture our imaginations - and our nightmares! From the creature following you through the woods to the thing that lurks under your bed, here are just some of the terms for… Continue reading How to say MONSTER in 50 languages with Europe in a Day!
Forming a bright spectrum of colours across the sky, rainbows are caused by light refracting through water droplets. That might be their scientific explanation, but there is something magical about them that has always captivated people! In Norse mythology, rainbows were thought to be the bridge from the mortal world to that of the Gods,… Continue reading How to say RAINBOW in 50 languages with Europe in a Day!
Described as horse-like creatures with a single spiralling horn, unicorns appear throughout different mythologies both in Europe and around the world. Said to be pure and incredibly rare, alleged unicorn horns fetched a high price for their magical properties while it was widely believed that these powerful creatures could only be captured by a virgin.… Continue reading How to say UNICORN in 50 languages with Europe in a Day!
A common feature in folklore, dragons are found in cultures all over Europe. Generally depicted as monstrous fire-breathing reptiles with large bat-like wings, legends about these ferocious creatures date back as far as the days of the Romans - and they are still a hugely popular part of fantasy literature today! Whether they are hoarding… Continue reading How to say DRAGON in 50 languages with Europe in a Day!