I Love Myths and Legends From All Cultures

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    What myths and legends do you love?

    I am especially interested If you would like to tell any myths or legends from your own country or family culture.
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    4 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    I always have had a love

    for unicorns and mermaids and after the Lord of the Rings dragons and elves are of interest to me. I also like vampires, werewolves, and witches.
    geminigirl54 geminigirl54
    41-45, F
    Nov 16, 2015

    One of my favorites is "The Song of Roland,

    " The nephew of Charlemagne and one of the Twelve Peers who died fighting the Saracens in 812 a.d.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 27, 2015

    Once upon a time it was autumn

    and the leaves started turning beautiful colours in Northern Ontario and the entire land was an autumn type of beautiful. Then the leaves started falling, taking their time because they had all season long. Near the end of the season the leaves that were left on the mama tree...
    Nyxii Nyxii
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2014

    One of my favourite myths is a Greek myth

    that some know but isn't really popular. It's the golden apples one about Atalanta and Hippomenes. Atalanta is left to die in the woods as an infant, but oddly gets discovered by a mother bear and is raised with Cubs as her siblings. Sometime later she is found by a group of...
    Stormbreaker101 Stormbreaker101
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2014

    As a child, my parents never took me

    nor my siblings to church, we never learned a prayer and we were never baptized. I am in my early 20's and I'm still not baptized and I've still never set foot in a church durning a service, or even on a Sunday. I grew up only knowing the God that I believed of in my head, and...
    GypsyySoul GypsyySoul
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 12, 2014

    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
    15 Responses Jul 29, 2009

    I just really love Norse Mythology

    and I've got so many different books that explain the legends and gods and it's just SO FASCINATING
    maddikaylin maddikaylin
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 10, 2015

    Myths and legends are very important to learn

    more about our origins and our past, as long as find the key to read them properly. For example, I'm very intrigued by the myth of Viracocha. I think he was actually an ancient North-European sailor, probably a Viking, who reached Americas before the last ice age. I am sure...
    Galpi Galpi
    41-45, M
    2 Responses May 11, 2015

    The Mythical Story of Pegasus Pegasus was a

    beautiful winged horse who sprang from the body of Medusa when she was slain by the hero Perseus, the son of Zeus and Danae. Spreading out his wings he immediately flew to the top of Mount Olympus, where he was received with delight and admiration by all the immortals. A place...
    Iamafrog1997 Iamafrog1997
    18-21, M
    Aug 24, 2015
    mrhedgeh0g mrhedgeh0g
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2016

    Percy Jackson books are all I read

    and the heroes of Olympus
    HellishAnime914 HellishAnime914
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2015

    My dad and my aunts always enjoy telling my

    siblings and I old stories or experiences of back when they lived in Mexico. They told me that back in the little town where they're from they sometimes had to take long trips to go get wood from the woods. They always tried to do it quickly because it is said that if you are...
    aquikay aquikay
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2014

    I absolutely love being told myths,

    legends. I find them intriguing.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2015

    We have aswang, kapre,

    diwata, duwende, and any sorts of mystical creatures here in the PH.
    QuasiRay QuasiRay
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2015

    I love everything about myths

    and legends from different kinds of literature. I am fascinated mainly on egyptian, greek, roman, and norse mythology.
    siranonimous siranonimous
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2009

    I love to read of characters like Odin

    and Thor.... Hermes, Poseidon, Dionysus and Helen of Troy.... Ganesh, Krishna, and Kali..... These characters fascinate!
    Gasquetas Gasquetas
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2015

    They make life interesting,

    and fun. Where would all the stories, books, and movies be like if there werent myths and legends?
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jul 26, 2015

    I have a huge bookshelf

    which 40% is myths and legends! When i was in primary i always borrowed myths and legends books
    TreasureGal TreasureGal
    18-21, F
    Apr 22, 2015

    If I were to pick 2 (cuz I can't pick 1)

    religions I really loved, it'd be Japanese and Greek. Everytime I watch Kamigami no Asobi (anime) and they say "Apollon" and "Hades" (like prounce it like Hods, not Hay-dis") I get so mad!!! And as for Japanese, it's mainly the yokai!!!
    Fubukiori Fubukiori
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 12, 2015

    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
    1 Response Aug 23, 2012

    I watch a show called Supernatural,

    you discover a new myth on each episode!
    lupos lupos
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 10, 2015

    Did you know that pixies are not what we all

    think them to actually be? They're not nice little colorful ladies who fly around with pixie dust to help bring good to the world and grant wishes. I thought so too, but I was wrong I guess. Here is what a real "PIXIE" is, according to urban legends. Culture : Mid evil...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

    Greek mythology is like the most awesome thing

    I've ever seen in my "little" life. Okay I know I'm just 13 but seriously it's just so... beautiful. all the gods, and the fights of gods, and the creatures... It's just amazing. I love Egyptian and Scandinavian mythology too. I can talk about Greek mythology for 2 hours, and I...
    darklotus01 darklotus01
    13-15, T
    1 Response Feb 7, 2016

    Creation Legend In norse mythology,

    the only two worlds that existed for a long time were the realms Niflheim and Muspellheim, and between the two, Ginnungagap (the void). Niflheim, the realm of ice, created huge glaciers that drifted into the void, and Muspellheim, as the realm of fire, created immense heat and...
    lightningelemental lightningelemental
    Oct 12, 2015

    But particularly "The Matter of Britain".

    The old stories of ancient Britain really feel so much closer and familiar to me than say, Greek or Roman legends and myths, being English and all. I feel that they give me a strong sense of connection to the past, to my ancestors and such. Besides, they're stories that not...
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28
    22-25, M
    Jul 17, 2015

    I am fascinated by the ways in

    which peoples throughout the world and across time have sought to make sense of the relationships between and among human beings, the world of Nature, and the Sacred -- both the similarities, and the differences! Given my own personal ethnic and cultural heritage, I am...
    AnglicanClergyman AnglicanClergyman
    51-55, M
    Feb 21, 2016

    I've heard of Krampus

    before it became a movie and thought it should be more known. Coal is expensive, let Krampus pay the naughty children a visit instead :}
    MidnightMeraki MidnightMeraki
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2015


    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

    "legends are lessons.

    they ring with truth." merida Brave
    deleted deleted
    Jun 25, 2015

    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

    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
    36-40, M
    Jan 30, 2014

    Yea, Greco Roman is really cool.

    But, the truly best ones are from the Chinese or the Nordic druidists....Damn! This dictionary really sux! Katt
    deleted deleted
    Dec 14, 2015

    They tell stories from antiquity.

    The stories of the Gods are fascinating. How the Gods fought the giants, and made a world for men.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad
    22-25, F
    Sep 25, 2014

    I love reading, and I love learning about what

    others believe/d. Myths and legends are a great way to find out how a group of people see their world and themselves.
    PeanutsauntieP1982 PeanutsauntieP1982
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Dec 25, 2015

    There's an explanation of religion I read

    once (long enough ago I can't remember the original source). It explained the truth to be like the sun, so bright we'd ruin our eyes if we stared directly at it. But we see reflections of the sun everywhere; in beautiful clear mountain lakes, in muddy puddles, all sorts of...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2015

    I am a hybrid plusa spellcaster

    if anyone wants to be a vampire
    Deadlyhollow123 Deadlyhollow123
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Aug 1, 2015

    have you ever read the Dark Hunters saga?

    it's full of greek gods and fantasy stories and i just absolutly love it!
    MichelleKnight MichelleKnight
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2015

    I like to make legends.

    I make certain religions and follow people who are legend makers too.
    Imamsleeped Imamsleeped
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2016


    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

    I find it interesting

    when I hear about the lochness monster if its real it would be crazy because thats a living dinosaur
    aaronpayne aaronpayne
    26-30, M
    Oct 16, 2015

    My favorite myths and legends are from Greek

    and Norse culture. Theyre the most interesting to me.
    AstoriaRumi AstoriaRumi
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    It's so great. Better

    than those books with dirty words.
    Secret32 Secret32
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015
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