A festival to celebrate the red-haired people is held annually in Izhevsk Russiathe capital of Udmurtia, since Montague Summers, in his translation of the Malleus Maleficarum notes that red hair and green eyes were thought to be the sign of a witcha werewolf or a vampire during the Middle Ages. Studies have shown that red hair alleles in MC1R increase freckling and decrease tanning ability. This is why redheads and those with fair skin tones are more likely to burn easily. Black Blond Brown varieties: The child subsequently born to her was called Pyrrhus 'red-haired'either because he had red hair or because the disguised Achilles had been known at Lycomedes' court as Pyrrha.
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This Redhead Stopped Hiding Her Freckles and It Will Inspire You
The genetics of red hair, discovered inappear to be associated with the melanocortin-1 receptor MC1Rwhich is found on chromosome A Supplement to the English Universal History: Lately Published in London: Red hair is most commonly found at the northern and western fringes of Europe ;  it is centered around populations in the British Isles. Melanin in the skin aids UV tolerance through suntanningbut fair-skinned persons lack the levels of melanin needed to prevent UV-induced DNA-damage. As no insult is intended, none is taken. As these thoughts went through his mind, and he began to draw the great sword from the sheath, Athena came down from heaven: