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The word mystery is etymologically derived from the Greek verb myein (“to close”), referring to the lips and the eyes. In common usage, a mystery is a description for something which is inconceivable, unknown or unexplainable. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Not to be confused with Entomology, the study of insects. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Mystery may also refer to:

  • Mystery fiction, a genre of detective fiction, in print, on the stage, or on film
  • Mystery play, a form of dramatic theatre that deals with religious themes
  • Mystery (TV channel), a Canadian digital television channel
  • Mystery!, a long-running PBS program showing British detective fiction
  • "Mystery" (song), a song by Hugh Laurie as seen in series one of the television series A Bit of Fry and Laurie
  • Mystery Strange, a fictional cat belonging to Emily Strange
  • Mysteries (novel) (Mysterier), an 1892 novel by Norwegian Knut Hamsun
  • Mystery (seduction guru) (real name: Erik Von Markovik), creator of the Mystery Method of seduction
  • "Mystery" (Pee-wee's Playhouse), an episode of the children's show Pee-wee's Playhouse
  • Mystery (novel), a horror novel by Peter Straub
  • Mystery, a fictional band depicted in the film Detroit Rock City

Mystery fiction is a distinct subgenre of detective fiction that entails the occurrence of an unknown event which requires the protagonist to make known (or solve). ... Sherlock Holmes, pipe-puffing hero of crime fiction, confers with his colleague Dr. Watson; together these characters popularized the genre. ... Mystery plays are among the earliest formally developed plays in medieval Europe. ... Mystery is a Canadian category 1 digital cable television channel which presents movies and television series of the mystery genre and suspense. ... Mystery! (also written MYSTERY!) is a long-running television series in the USA, which airs on PBS and is produced by WGBH. The show has brought a large number of detective series and television movies - most of them British productions from the BBC or various ITV companies - to air on... Emily the Strange and her cats Emily the Strange (sometimes written as Emily Strange) is a counterculture comic character, drawn by Buzz Parker (and latterly by a team of artists) and published by Cosmic Debris Etc. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Mystery (whose real name is Erik Von Markovik, legally changed from Erik James Horvat-Markovic in his early 20s[1][2]) is the creator of the Mystery Method and one of the pioneers of the seduction community, and a main character in the non-fiction book The Game: Penetrating... Mystery is the 37th episode of Pee-wees Playhouse. ... Peter Francis Straub, born March 2, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a writer of fiction and poetry, best known as a prolific horror author. ... now. ...

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Mystery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (174 words)
In common usage, a mystery is a description for something which is unknown or yet unexplained.
Mystery fiction, a mystery novel and subgenre of detective fiction
Mysteries is an 1892 novel by the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Mystery (1316 words)
In the New Testament the word mystery is applied ordinarily to the sublime revelation of the Gospel (Matthew 13:11; Colossians 2:2; 1 Timothy 3:9; 1 Corinthians 15:51), and to the Incarnation and life of the Saviour and His manifestation by the preaching of the Apostles (Romans 16:25; Ephesians 3:4; 6:19; Colossians 1:26; 4:3).
Mystery, therefore, in its strict theological sense is not synonymous with the incomprehensible, since all that we know is incomprehensible, i.e., not adequately comprehensible as to its inner being; nor with the unknowable, since many things merely natural are accidentally unknowable, on account of their inaccessibility, e.g., things that are future, remote, or hidden.
Rationalists further object that the revelation of mysteries would be useless, since it is the nature of reason to accept only the evident (Toland), and since the knowledge of the incomprehensible can have no influence on the moral life of mankind (Kant).
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