Die Job by Lila Dare

By Lila Dare

After an tried homicide at a supposedly haunted plantation, the women of Violetta's attractiveness salon get to the bottom of secrets and techniques that hyperlink a highschool pupil, a centuries-old crime, and the roots to a really darkish secret.

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The Magickal menagerie E is for Enfield, from Ireland’s fame, Fox-headed wolf of the hero’s acclaim. After a battle, it watches and waits, Guarding slain chieftains and minding their fates. Each Tened (Gaelic, “Fire- 37 er. She also bore the Sphinx by her son Orthus. She dwelt in a cave near Scythia, where she was eventually killed by the 100eyed Argus Panoptes. The name Echidna has been given to the little egglaying “spiny anteater” of Australia. Eer-Moonan—Ferocious monsters of the Australian Aborigine Dreamtime, they have the bodies of dogs, the heads of echidnas (spiny anteaters), and the feet of human women.

See Alkonost, Halcyon. Gçush Urvan (or Gosh, Gôshûurûn, Gôshûurvan)— A vast cosmic cow in Persian mythology, she contained the seeds of all plants and animals. For 3,000 years she grazed upon the barren Earth until she was killed by Mithra. From her body emerged a pair of cattle plus 282 pairs of other animals, and from her legs arose 65 species of vegetation. One version of the myth has her as a bull. See Hadhayôsh. Ghul (pl. Ghilan)— Shapeshifting creatures of Arabic lore that haunt lonely places, where they lure travelers away from their companions to devour them.

Then, in 2003, the sub-fossil remains of seven diminutive hominids were discovered on the tiny island. Officially designated Homo floresiensis (“man of Flores”), they were immediately dubbed “Hobbits” in the popular press. Ranging in height from 3 to 4 feet, they appear to have been a dwarf island race of Homo erectus. Echeneis (Greek, “ship-detaining”; also Remora, Mora)—A tiny “sea-serpent,” only 6 inches long, that can stop a ship under full sail by attaching itself to the hull. Said to dwell in polar seas, it freezes the air and water to hold a ship fast in an icy grip; thus, it is considered the arch-enemy of the fire-dwelling Salamander.

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