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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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    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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    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...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Books

    Someone recommend me some books!
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    I love the Greeks, Chinese,

    aztec, The Mira , the Inca, Rome, ect
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 27

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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 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I love reading of the myths

    and legends that are now represented as our modern day religious figures. I enjoy reading about the Greeks and Egyptians.
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 12 Responses Jul 29, 2009

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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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    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 1 Response Jan 30

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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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 13-15, F Sep 25

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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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    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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    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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    am a big fan of vampires

    and werewolves, especially the american mythology
    ReinaBeaulaveira ReinaBeaulaveira 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    So many esoteric truths hidden in mythology!

    Mythology is cosmology! Learn/decipher the language of symbols/spirit!
    Onechoice Onechoice 31-35, M Nov 9

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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 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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    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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    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 4 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 23, 2012

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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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 18-21, F Feb 2

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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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    Related Experiences

    I love to met new people and make new friends from all around the world. I'm from Australia
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 31

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    I believe in friendships from all over the world. A couple of years ago i met one of my best friends on the post secret app, i love her to death and some day i will have the money...
    freespiritone freespiritone 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    When I'm dancing I like when the guy hug me from behind. Then we get the touching and slow dancing.. If you know what I mean