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Balkan Revenant’s Cross: Also known as Crux Orthodoxa, the Eastern Orthodox Cross, and as a variant of the Greek Orthodox or Patriarchal Cross. It is most often seen in Russia, Ukraine and other Slavic countries. Traditionally, the top beam is...
Bathory, Countess Elizabeth: (1560-1614). Noblewoman and ‘vampire’ from the powerful Hungarian Bathory family of Castle Csejthe. Known as the ‘Bloody Countess’, from her obsession with blood and its occult powers, and her infamous and...
Baudelaire, Charles: French poet and critic of the 19th century, well known for his dark themes of lust, decay and depravity. His most famous work, Les Fleurs du Mal, propelled Baudelaire into notoriety, praised by fellow authors as ‘injecting...
Belle Époque: (French); ‘The Beautiful Era’. The golden age for the upper classes of Europe, ending around 1914, with the onset of The Great War; a bohemian time of peace between governments and Enlightenment-spurred creativity and ingenuity.
Bindrune: A pre-Viking Age inscription, composed of two or more single runes combined to form a new, collective meaning. It is believed that this concentrates the power of individual runes, making them more potent and harmonious.
P338 Bindrune Hammer Alchemy's Bindrune Hammer pendant, the head of which is chased with three powerful bind-runes. The three bind-runes cut into the head of this hammer are: Made...
Bosch, Hieronymus: Early Netherlandish painter, active during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. His works often focused on strongly moral and religious notions, and the most famous include The Garden of Earthly Delights; a triptych depicting...
Byzantine: Of Byzantium or the Eastern Roman Empire. The highly decorated style of art and architecture developed in the Eastern or Greek Empire during the period AD330 to 1453, from which much of the European gothic style derived.

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