Xhosa Proverbs

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The Goatman Bridge, a popular spot in Maryland where people often go in search of the legend. In the Siva temple, there is a king cobra. Myths are often used to explain universal and local beginnings and involve supernatural beings. The other man awoke to the screams of his friend as he watched both him and the treasure sink into the ground. For example, one story ( Hopi ) tells of a flood which was avoided and never occurred. He crushed the ten biggest snakes in baskets of mixed fresh and salt water and threw them in the ocean.
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The People of Denendeh: Ethnohistory of the Indians of

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For further reading, First Day Covers has a page on Malaysian folktales, served in concise paragraph form. Please read Chapter 9 from Russell, D. Exploring new interpretations of past and place in archaeology, folklore and mythology, this archive includes about 90 online articles. The men of Waianae came that same day and stood in review on the sandy plains of Puuloa. They carried their property and provisions and used stones tied to straps as anchors to prevent being swept out to sea.
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Native American Mythology

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The sister later found herself with child and ran away in shame, following the course of the river. Callie is able to mentally escape the prison of her body, and she uses this power to lash out, wreaking havoc according to the narrative conventions of the fairy tales she knows. Even today, the cloud-grey Korat is ceremonially sprinkled with water to bring rain for the crops. W. and Otto Siebert. 'Legends of the Dieri and Kindred Tribes of Central Australia', Royal Anthropological Journal, London, 1904, 34, pp.100-29.
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The Grail: The Truth Behind the Myth

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She also aided Thor in his fight against the giant Geirrod. So where did people get the idea that all Goths are Satanists? Besides, I spent a few years in the military for starters, which is more than most "Canadians" have done, dontchya think? This is a fun dictionary page featuring descriptions of all sorts of mythical creatures, from dragons to faeries. Of all the fairies people, the one that most people today are familiar with is the leprechaun. The writer witnessed this in 1845 with his own eyes.
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The Templars: Selected Sources

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This chief was a skilful hiaku fisherman, his grounds being outside of Mamala until you came to Moanalua. Persephone - Persephone was the Queen of the Underworld and the daughter of Demeter. Some are beautiful, angelic and light as gossamer; others are wizened, moth-eaten, prickly old men. The story is handed down from earlier times, but will continue to evolve with time. On one side, Scylla thrashes around her six snakelike heads, ready to crunch on passing sailors.
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Early Field Recordings: A Catalogue of Cylinder Collections

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From the Irish name Brighid which means "high goddess". Spring-Heeled Jack became a popular character for the Penny Dreadfuls, which were inexpensive books sold on the streets as entertainment during the Victorian age. There aren't many superstitions about cats' feet. Presents several annotated bibliographies for fables, fairy tales, folklore, legends, fantasies, and children's stories for storytelling. 'How Cats Came to Purr: The Pigtail of Ah Ben Loo,' by John Bennett; 'How Dame Margery Twist Saw More Than Was Good For Her: Pepper and Salt,' by Howard...
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Hindu Tales From The Sanskrit

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A daughter and three sons were born to them. His tears fell into the water and disturbed the image. Now Mundas associate the rainbow with Lurbing destroying the rain. [ Frazer, p. 196] When Pilchu Haram and Pilchu Budhi, the first man and woman, reached adolescence, fire-rain fell for seven days. Great papers, and some tasty samples too. Compilation of material originally published between 1896-1930. Fox, M. 'How the Thar-ar-ra-burra Tribe Learnt to Eat Snakes', Science of Man, 22 September 1900, 3, p.136.
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Studies in Finnic Folklore: Homage to the Kalevala

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The concept of the changeling is an interesting one for me, but I guess that goes without saying. Mythic fiction is literatur …more [close] A group for people to discuss and recommend works of mythic fiction. This was bad news for Diarmuid, whom legend had told that the only living creature that could harm him, was a wild boar. They dwell under the ground, inside the hill, through the passage, beneath the water and beyond the mist.
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Lincoln Legends: Myths, Hoaxes, and Confabulations

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Other common names for water hemlock are Cowbane, False Parsley, Poison Parsnip, and Muskrat Weed. First Footing – The first person to enter your home after the stroke of midnight will influence the year you’re about to have. Fairy tales have been passed down through the generations, first orally, and later committed to writing. For instance, in some wedding ceremonies of northern Croatia (which continued up to 20th century), the music would not start playing unless the bridegroom, when making a toast, spilled some of the wine on the ground, preferably over the roots of the nearest tree.
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The Grand Canyon: And Other Poems

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At dusk, the Wolf brothers tore down the dam at the beavers' home, and all the little beavers ran out. Nancy immediately knew what she had to do. The writing of mythological tales began in the Wei and Jin Dynasties (220-420), when various writers, influenced by the alchemist's ideas and Taoist and Buddhist superstitions, were interested in inventing stories about gods and ghosts. If this earth should ever be destroyed, it will be by desire, by the lust of pleasure and self-gratification.
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