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Brewer's: Magic Rings

This superstition arose from the belief that magicians had the power of imprisoning demons in rings. The power was supposed to prevail in Asia, and subsequently in Salamanca, Toledo, and It…

The Chinese Zodiac

The twelve animal signs of the Chinese calendar by Elizabeth Olson Related Links Chinese New Year Quiz New! Chinese New YearChina | Map The Chinese CalendarChinese New Y…

The Chinese Calendar

The Chinese lunisolar calendar is divided into 12 months of 29 or 30 days. The calendar is adjusted to the length of the solar year by the addition of extra mont…

Chinese Box

DirectorWayne WangWritersWayne Wang, Jean-Claude Carrière, Larry Gross and Paul TherouxDirector of Photography:Vilko FilacEditor:Christopher TellefsenMusic:Graeme RevellProduction Designe…

Brewer's: Chinese Gordon

General Gordon (afterwards killed at Khartoum), who succeeded in putting down the Taëping rebellion, which broke out in 1851 and lasted fifteen years. The rebels had ravaged sixteen of…

Magic Johnson

Name at birth: Earvin Johnson, Jr.Earvin "Magic" Johnson led the Los Angeles Lakers to five national championships in the 1980s, then abruptly retired from basketball in 1991 after announcing that he …

Brewer's: Magic Garters

Made of the strips of a young hare's skin saturated with motherwort. Those who wear these garters excel in speed. Were it not for my magic garters ... I should not continue the business lon…

Brewer's: Magic Wand

In Jerusalem Delivered the Hermit gives Charles the Dane and Ubaldo a wand which, being shaken, infused terror into all who saw it. In the Faërie Queene the palmer who accompanies Sir …

Rough Magic

Director: Clare PeploeWriters: Robert Mundy, William Brookfield and Clare PeploeDirector of Photography:John J. CampbellEditor:Suzanne FennMusic:Richard HartleyProduction Designer:Waldemar Kal…

Practical Magic

Director:Griffin DunneWriters:Robin Swicord, Akiva Goldsman and Adam BrooksWarner Bros.; PG-13; 105 minutesRelease:10/98Cast:Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Dianne Wiest, Stockard Channing, Aid…