MOIRAINE DAMODRED Simply put, Moiraine is the Gandalf of Robert Jordan’s “Wheel of Time” series, tasked with the thorny problem of how to turn a wool-headed sheepherder into a first-class warrior capable of saving the world from another destruction. Read more in the Wheel of Time Repository

MOROI n. In Romanian folklore, a moroi (from Old Slavonic mora = nightmare) is a kind of ghost, phantom or vampire. They are often associated with strigoi, vârcolac and pricolici. Like most things from folklore, the explanations of what moroi are, and what they look like, differ. They may be the offspring of a nosferat and a human woman. Or the living child of two strigoi. Or, perhaps, a human child who died before it was baptised.

  • In Richelle Mead’s “Vampire Academy” series, the Moroi are posh/royal mortal vampires with the lifespan of a normal human. They can only drink blood, and (mainly) feed off volunteering humans and human hybrids. Read more in the Vampire Academy Repository

MYS n. Mys is a Swedish word that can be used as a noun, an adjective (mysig) or a verb (att mysa). In short, it refers to a feel-good state of cosiness and things that evoke that feeling. Read more about mys and ways to have more mys in your life in Linnea’s Mys Articles.

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