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I Love Myths and Legends From All Cultures

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    The Butterfly Lovers

    The Butterfly lovers is my favorite myth from Chinese culture. I was enchanted by it ever since I heard the famous music piece inspired by this story...it is almost like romeo and Julie and it was first told to be but someone who shared my pulsing heart and my passionate love...
    Abeautifulheart Abeautifulheart 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    Oriental Red-Finned Dragon

    As of right now , i don't have a photo of this creature handy but this is one dragon that really has true flow and movement as far as oriental dragons go because he is based mainly on the Chinese serpentine dragons found at the entrance to various religious temples as well as...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M Jul 27, 2013

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    Ana Y Miguel - Ana And Miguel.. By Mecano

    This is actually a beautiful Spanish song so these are the translated lyrics! The sun is not yet up And Ana and Miguel Are already aflame She is on top of him Man and woman They muss up the bedsheets And the sea, which is crazy about Ana Prefers not to watch Its jealousy would...
    lunaloveegood lunaloveegood 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2013

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    The Myth

    The lyrics depict a gypsy woman, who prays to the Moon for a husband. The Moon asks for the woman's first born as payment. After the child is born, his parents are dismayed to see that his skin is the whitest white and his eyes are grey, even though they both have dark skin and...
    kkim123 kkim123 36-40 3 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    The Salmon of Knowledge (irish Legend)

    This story, from Irish legend, tells how the great Irish warrior became wise. Fionn mac Cumhaill - pronounced Fu-yun ma coo-hal was a hunter-warrior of Irish mythology. The stories of Fionn and his followers, the Fianna, form the Fenian cycle (or Fiannaidheacht), much of it...
    iams iams 41-45, M 5 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    This is a story told to me by my maternal

    grandmother. She had many ghost stories and other stories about the supernatural. This is my favorite though, and it's also part of my family history I hope you enjoy it. The Demon Bull of the Red Bridge My grandmother's grandfather was a carriage driver for the Catholic...
    Mike389 Mike389 31-35, M Jan 30

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    A Fractured World

    this story was given to me by my ancestors every thing in creation is made out of  vibrations that are mixed together to form creation.... like a song which is made up of many different frequencies and notes played by the musicians. creation is also made up of many...
    jinda jinda 56-60, F 12 Responses Mar 26, 2008

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    Roots.

    While studying the cultures, manners of living and philosophies of the other people, I realizes two important things: * We all are really brothers because we act all in a similar way. * We have a common base of knowledge compared to the origin of our civilizations. I find...
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 20, 2011

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    The Rough Face Girl

    Like all cultures, the Native American culture has it's own version of the Cinderella tale. This one combines bits of the Cinderella tale, with some other aspects familiar in other fairy tales. This by far is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. To...
    ForgottenSunshine ForgottenSunshine 26-30, F Jul 12, 2013

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    Cassandra

    I love the story of my name. cassandra was the sister to the king of troy. apollo fancied her so he gave her the gift of prophecy. he made sexual advances on her and she refused so he cursed her so that no one would believe her propheciesand she would only see tragedy. she saw...
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 19, 2008

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    Poppykettle Gnomes-bidaars-little Hairy Men

    a poppykettle is a clay teapot that was fired by the thrower of the Gods in the ancient inca city of macchu piccu. they brewed poppyseed tea and would place 3 brass keys in the water (not sure of the reason for the keys) when the spaniads invaded seven hairymen or inca-gnomes...
    jinda jinda 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2008

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    The Devil's Appearance In San Antonio, Tx

    This story was told me to by my father which was told to him by my grandmother Juanita.  She told my dad that when she was in her 20's she went to a nightclub (this would have been in the 1930's during the prohibition) which her mother had told her to stay away from because...
    IntuitiveOne IntuitiveOne 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 9, 2011

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    Dying Civilization

    The deepest human instinct is to self annihilate. To kill. More primal than sex, this urge is in us all. Myth is the understanding of oneself, to see clearly in a mirror, the murderer that we are. Our current myth - civilization story is broken and is an illusion. The...
    benbingham benbingham 31-35, M Apr 2, 2013

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    The main reason I do is

    because all myths have at least a grain I truth or a physiological aspect that can describe a group of people
    Zephyr21 Zephyr21 18-21, M Dec 25, 2013

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    Public Interactions

    Have you ever been in a cafe or on a bus and had a stranger sit across from you and stare at you the whole time. And then they get up and leave when you leave. Is this a common sport that I do not know about? Do people go out to public places and play "I am your shadow" or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 30, 2012

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    Princess Urduja

    n the late 19th Century, Jose Rizal, national hero of the Philippines, who was also a respected scholar but who did not have access to William Henry Scott's sources, speculated that the land of Tawalisi was in the area of the northern part of the Philippines, based on his...
    David938 David938 56-60, M May 14, 2012

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    The Style Of The Old Republic Of China

    The characteristic of each time are total difference , there are some significant times of old China: Han dynasty , Ming dynasty, Qing Dynasty and old Republic of China. i will show you some signature elements of the time on my stories , here i will show your the Old Republic of...
    cookiekong cookiekong 31-35, F Oct 16, 2013

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    Polynesian Fishing Stories In Lillooet

     We’d been sitting in the traditional tribal st’at’imc style house of the slalish peoples of Lillooet Canada. It was a chilly evening and we had just finished dinner in the local hall so sitting round the central fire was a blessing and especially so being...
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 13, 2009

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    Part Of My Life

    I've always loved myths and legends, and it's never mattered what culture it came from, they just fascinate me. If someone gave me a book with every myth and legend from every culture across the world, I would probably sit down then and there and I wouldn't come out of that book...
    musicrelease musicrelease 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2010

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    Nemesis

    I often wonder how things so old can change so much in meaning over the years. Today, "nemesis" is a sort of arch rival. Someone we are always at war with. Someone close enough in talent or virtue that they are always a competetor in whatever areas we share.The Greek goddess...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 14 Responses Apr 10, 2011

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    Creation of the Butterfly-aboriginal Dreamtime

    our dreamtime is the time of creation BUTTERFLY DREAMING there were two sisters born.....twins  ... but their facial features were deformed and their mother was told to keep them out of sight from the tribe as they were too ugly to look upon....as they grew their torment...
    jinda jinda 56-60, F 8 Responses Jan 19, 2008

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    The Yoruba

    Destiny (Yoruba) The Yoruba (Nigeria) believe that the success or failure of a man in live depends on the choices he made in heaven before he was born. If a person suddenly becomes rich, they will say that he chose the right future for...
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 29, 2009

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    All Part Of My Love Of Reading.

    I do love myths and legends. I like the stories of ancient Greece and historical stories of China and Roman days. Egyptian legends are.......well........ummm.....legendary.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 26, 2012

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    I miss grapes, & figs,

    & avacodo's, & papaya's, & sticky rice, & cocnut milk, & evening fires, & the smell of her hair, & the howling wolf, & the white buffalo, & the black panther, & the knowledge of the stars, & feeling thirsty with the glow of the full moon, & sunsets, & tree houses, & wig - wams...
    benbingham benbingham 31-35, M Apr 3

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    Thoughts That Destroy The World.

    Eco - Villages, Intentional communities, Perma - Culture are not the answer in themselves. It does no good, to have a few pockets of intelligent people living in hidden corners of the world, living in beautiful gardens, while the rest of the world rages on in uncontrolled...
    benbingham benbingham 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 9, 2013

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    Traditional Character Indigo Blue

    That's beautiful , it used green and blue as the main color to show your a charming and mysterious character. share with you**************************************************To see the photos much more clear, you can link to my blog:http://lanshowcase.livejournal.com/24883.html...
    cookiekong cookiekong 31-35, F Oct 12, 2013

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    Dragons Are Transformation... My Story

    I began reading very early in my childhood and would read everything I could get my hands on, but, the first books I read were on myths and legends from around the world.  Also since early childhood I have had a fascination with dragons and as I have...
    Dragontopia Dragontopia 46-50 2 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    Egyptian Godess -isis

    The Goddess Isis originated in Egypt and has inscribed on Her temple in Sais, "I, Isis, am all that has been, that is or shall be; no mortal man hath ever me unveiled." By the period of the Roman Empire, she had become the most prominent deity of the Mediterranean basin. She was...
    icis2475 icis2475 36-40, F Nov 10, 2013

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    Ancient Ruins All Over The World

    i WOULD LOVE TO GO TO IRELAND, AND ICELAND, EGYPT AND CHINA, SOUTH AMERICA AND ALL OVER THE WORLD ETCI WOULD LOVE TO FIND ATLANTIS AND HYBRAZILAND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE UNDERWATER ANCIENT CITIES
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2012

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    I chose the name Eos

    as my user name, as she was the dawn goddess of Ancient Greece. Every morning she awoke and used her rosy fingers to open the gates of heaven, this enabled her brother Helios the sun God, to ride his chariot across the sky. She also brought the hope of each new day. The dew was...
    Eos13 Eos13 16-17, F Feb 2

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    Very Much Human

    I love myth and legends form around the world. The god and goddess where not perfect. Many of them dealt with there own problems like adultery, jealous, and greed. They fraught among themselves while as men. They where very much human.
    gene2613 gene2613 18-21, M 1 Response May 5, 2013

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    Pawn The Baby

    Pawn the baby --- something about the culture of Chinese PawnbrokerPawnbroker , the special business around the world having unique local characteristics. InChina, Pawnbrokers are flourish inMacauwhere the modern gambling gathering inLet's see the characteristics of Chinese...
    cookiekong cookiekong 31-35, F Jun 3, 2013

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    Two Wolves

     One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.  He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.  "One is Evil -  It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity...
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 21, 2009

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    The Monkey Hangers

    During the Napoleonic wars of the 19Th century, there were quite a few hostile feelings aimed at France by the British.. Even today's Sun newspaper would have had some envious eyes at the amount of anti-Gallic venom whipped up by the politicians & the military of the time...
    cpthaddock cpthaddock 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 21, 2013

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    Myths And Legends Culture...

    Myths and legends are stories that explore the world and the nature of humanity. They are an excellent way to introduce students to other cultures and beliefs. Students who know nothing about mythology will be surprised to meet familiar characters, such as Robin Hood, King Arthur...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Aug 20, 2013

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    The Devil'S Beating His Wife

    I said this the other day b/c it was raining and the sun was shining. No one knew what I was talking about
    lasch lasch 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    They Fascinate Me

    I like to learn about different religions and cultures. I love learning about mythologies, especially from ancient civilizations.I love the Greek mythology and legends. I love Egyptian theological history. I like to compare Greek and Roman mythologies. I even really like the...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 Jan 15, 2013

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    How Koi Become Dragons

      In the wild, koi are cold water fish who gain strength by swimming against currents. It seems they have captured the imagination of fish fanciers for centuries.   Many years ago, in a time before recorded history, a huge school containing thousands of koi swam up...
    Koiponder Koiponder 46-50, F 11 Responses Jul 29, 2009

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    The 1000 Years Of Fishing Skill

    Osprey fishing -- The traditional fishing skill is gradually faded away, you only can see this kind of performance in some tourist area (eg. Wuzhen twon , a very beautiful water town in China, you can find the link of my other article about the town on the bottom of this article...
    cookiekong cookiekong 31-35, F Sep 16, 2013

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    I wonder how they begin & how they get

    so popular. Maybe it's the truth or just fantasy. But it's no doubt that they're super fun to read & talk about!
    EmiTru EmiTru 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I Want To Know Your Favorite

    I would love to hear about your favorite myth(s) or legend(s) and why you are so fond of them. Don't hold anything back!
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 11 Responses Aug 31, 2010

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    Do You Know The Story Of Banzan?

    It has been a story that perplexed me for so long and I knew there was some reason that it kept popping up in my subconcious. There is true beauty within this small gem of a story! The story of Benzan. Before he became a great Zen master, he spent many years in the pursuit of...
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2012

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    Arthurian Is My Favorite

    I absolutely adore Arthurian legend. I don't remember the first time I heard the legend of Arthur Pendragon as a child, but whenever it happened, it just struck a cord. There are many takes on this legend. Some people say that Vivian and Nimue' are the same being, and others see...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2012

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    I've always enjoyed learning of other cultures

    folklore, myths and legends. It's why I love comics. I think it's our modern day folklore. You can learn a lot from a society based on stories they tell or told their children.
    KellyP64 KellyP64 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    Is The Egyptian Afterlife A Myth, Legend Or Really What We Should Expect When Death Occurs?

    I am obssessed with learning about all types of myths and legends from all cultures, and honestly I don't know which one I would ever start with because they're all so fascinating. Perhaps I could pick one randomly and give my opinion. One of the cultures that captivates me to no...
    cheddarc2020 cheddarc2020 18-21, F Mar 23, 2011

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    They are so interesting to me,

    especially Greek mythology. I have also held interest in Greek myths and I also love to hear a good legend , lol I might have already read half of them lol :P
    crazymornings crazymornings 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Why I Believe In Dragons And Elves And Mankind Overlapping The Fantasy World On Earth

    the banished beings were the beings of the supernatural realm. all the beings that had fallen from god the creator were the demons and demons took formations into many diffirent forms of supernatural beings. vampires zombies or undead deathlords as demons and a more enriched...
    aitan20 aitan20 26-30, M Feb 2, 2013

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    Furies Today

    If there were furies around today do u think it would be the original three? Would they have had children? Maybe a human furry cross breed? Let me know your thoughts. FYI this is for a developing story idea.
    kayz76 kayz76 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    Mythology

    I have always been fascinated by the Greek / Roman mythology, so full of adventures and stories that seem in one way or another bring a different point of view to our own times. The Gods were feeling entities, capable of amazing love and unequal hatered. Beasts reflecting our...
    Falcran Falcran 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    Sammy The Fiddler And The Devil

    To start off, I notice when most people think myths and legends they think of stuff from somewhere else, but if you look around your home town you may find a few. Here is one I first heard when I was a kid way back when. It is from my home state (New Jersey) and dates I think to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 26, 2013

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    I am sick of suberbia & noise,

    & blank faces, & fast food, & dis - engaged kids, & old follks homes, & factory education, & fancy cars, & sexy clothing, & religious morals, & nationality, & the military, & the idea of private property, & human value being a monitary value, & sterile hospitals, & happy endings...
    benbingham benbingham 31-35, M Apr 3

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    Norwegian Tales.

    I love the Norwegian tales of East o' the Sun, West o' the Moon. O' is of. I love these tales. There great and inspiring. I read a book called East,based on one of the tales. It was extremely wonderful and breath taking. I loved it. It was almost as good as the Maximum Ride...
    Goldpaw Goldpaw 13-15 Nov 23, 2012

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    I Love To Be Up All Night With My Love😍 It Gives Me A Reason To Go To Sleep Happy And With A Smile On My Face😘😍😁
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