The Many Different Kinds Of Angels

Biblical lore tells a variety of different stories about the angels that serve as God’s messengers, as conduits between the mortal and the divine, and as personal guardians. There’s actually an established three-tier hierarchy of angels, consisting of three different types of angels in each tier. Each has their own distinct purpose, their own role to play and, in some cases, their own strange, strange appearance. The Seraphim, the Cherubim, and the Thrones make up the first tier, the Dominions, the Virtues, and the Powers the second tier, and the Principalities, the Archangels, and the Angels in the lowest tier.

The Different Types Of Mythological Brownies

Brownies are well known as the small (but eternally helpful) mythological creatures that are said to live in the British Isles. There are several different types of brownies, and some of them should definitely not be angered. Angry brownies can turn into boggarts, but there are also brownie-clods, named for their love of throwing dirt at people, and Brown Men, who protect the animals on Cornwall’s Bodmin Moor. And then there’s the gruagach, a brownie that was originally a divine creature that farmers and shepherds appealed to for the safety of their herds.

The Difference Between Being Shy And Being Introverted

Shyness and introversion are two types of personality characteristics that are very often written off as the same thing by those that don’t have to deal with one, the other, or both. Introversion is one of the pairs in the Myers-Briggs personality tests that is given a higher rating if the person recharges their energy by solitary activities such as reading, writing, and reflection. Shyness defines how a person deals with others and unfamiliar situations; those who are shy have a hard time talking to and meeting new people, and are often uncomfortable in new situations.

The Different Kinds Of Airships

The most iconic image of an airship is perhaps that of the Hindenburg, crashing as it’s engulfed in flames. That’s just one type of airship, however; the Hindenburg was perhaps the most popular zeppelin, characterized by its rigid metal frame. Blimps might look the same, but they lack the rigid internal structure of a zeppelin. There are also semi-rigid airships that contain only a partial frame, and it was one of these that was recognized as the first aircraft to traverse the frigid North Pole.

The Different Types Of Stone Circles

Stonehenge is perhaps the most well known of all the stone circles that are still strewn across the British countryside. A henge is characterized by earthworks consisting of an inner ditch and an outer bank and can also contain either stone or timber circles. Henges can also be classified by the number of circles they have, as well as their size, shape, and number of entrances.

Difference Between Paranormal And Supernatural

The terms “paranormal” and “supernatural” are often tossed around to mean the same thing—something we don’t understand. They’re actually two separate terms, though. “Paranormal” refers to something that’s not understood by current scientific knowledge; there’s the potential that something paranormal will someday be explained scientifically, and there’s a likelihood there’s a good, natural explanation for it. “Supernatural” refers to a phenomenon that is beyond our capability to understand, now and simply forever, because it just doesn’t operate under our rules.

The Difference Between Herbs And Spices

Although herbs and spices tend to be used interchangeably, they do have important differences. Herbs are only obtained from the leafy part of a plant while spices can come from any other part of the plant. Salt, even though widely used with food, is neither an herb nor a spice as it is an inorganic mineral.

Holland And The Netherlands Are Not The Same Thing

For centuries, it’s been very common for people all over the world to refer to the Netherlands—to the disdain of some of the Dutch—as “Holland.” It’s so common that some of you will be surprised to know that it’s wrong. The truth is Holland did exist hundreds of years ago. It was a beacon of knowledge and wealth in Europe, and it was so magnificent that it overshadows an entire nation to this day.

The Many Different Types Of Megalith

The British and Irish countrysides are home to thousands of massive standing stones. Some are contained in stone circles while some, called menhirs, are single, solitary monuments. Others form ancient burial grounds, like dolmens and court cairns. Passage graves, like Newgrange, are massive burial grounds.

The Difference Between The Kraken And Leviathan

The kraken and Leviathan are often considered vaguely interchangeable sea monsters, but they’re actually very different creatures with many misconceptions built up around them both, largely because of the influence of pop culture. (Sorry, Liam Neeson, but the kraken wasn’t even actually Greek.) The kraken was a squid-like monster from Norse mythology said to be so large it would attack ships and most likely born from real sightings of giant squid. Leviathan was a whale-like monster from Hebrew folklore.