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Myths, Legends, Customs, Folklore


Myths, Legends, Customs, Folklore

Myths and Legends from Around the World.

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Myth, a story of the gods, a religious account of the beginning of the world, the creation, fundamental events, the exemplary deeds of the gods as a result of which the world, nature and culture were created together with all parts thereof and given their order, which still obtains. A myth expresses and confirms society's religious values and norms, it provides a pattern of behavior to be imitated, testifies to the efficacy of ritual with its practical ends and establishes the sanctity of cult.

Myths and legends of Babylonia and Assyria (1916)

Religion and mythology differ in scope but have overlapping aspects. Both terms refer to systems of concepts that are of high importance to a certain community, making statements concerning the supernatural or sacred. Generally, mythology is considered one component or aspect of religion. Religion is the broader term: besides mythological aspects, it includes aspects of ritual, morality, theology, and mystical experience. A given mythology is almost always associated with a certain religion such as Greek mythology with Ancient Greek religion. Disconnected from its religious system, a myth may lose its immediate relevance to the community and evolve—away from sacred importance—into a legend or folktale.

There is a complex relationship between recital of myths and enactment of rituals.

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Fox stories

Started by Luna Arjuna. Last reply by Ꮙℓἇ∂ἇ Jan 24. 1 Reply

There are so many fine poems about foxes that I could fill the page attempting to list them all, but some of the very best include: "…Continue

Tags: poems, photography, animals

Throne carved into a tree

Started by Luna Arjuna. Last reply by Carmen Elsa Irarragorri-Wyland Jan 22. 1 Reply

A throne carved into a tree trunk in Kendal, England. It was sculpted by artist Andy Levy in 2012 with a chainsaw and…Continue

Tags: sculpture, art, history


Started by Luna Arjuna. Last reply by Carmen Elsa Irarragorri-Wyland Jan 20. 1 Reply

The ciguapa is a creature of the Dominican Republic. She is clothed in nothing but her hair. The ciguapa is said only to…Continue

Tags: ciquapa

Mother Goddess Mokosh

Started by Luna Arjuna Jan 18. 0 Replies

The Slavic Mother Goddess Mokosh was worshipped in Ukraine up until the 10th Century C.E., with instances of her survival…Continue

Tags: mokosh, goddess

Chinese New Year Myths

Started by bridget orman Jan 7. 0 Replies

We’re all familiar with myths, legends and fairytales. It’s always interesting to see how they explain traditions that we still have in modern society today—the things we feel are normal, but are actually quite weird if we think about it. So why do…Continue

Why is celebration of the New Year so universal?

Started by bridget orman Jan 7. 0 Replies

Celebration of New Year has a long, historical pedigree. It is deeply embedded in the human psyche, highly influenced by the seasonal cycles.New Year’s festivity dates back some 4,000 years to ancient Babylon, connecting religion and mythology. In…Continue

11 Different New Year’s Traditions Around the World

Started by bridget orman Jan 7. 0 Replies

 Fireworks and champagne might be common worldwide, but have you heard of these other, more local New Year’s traditions?…Continue

Monkey King

Started by bridget orman. Last reply by MARGARIDA MARIA MADRUGA Jan 4. 4 Replies

Monkey King, or known to the Chinese old and young as Xi You Ji (Journey to the West), is one of the renowned classical Chinese novels dated back some four hundred years ago, the other three being Shui Hu (The Water Margins), Hong Lou Meng (Dream of…Continue


Started by Luna Arjuna. Last reply by Carmen Elsa Irarragorri-Wyland Jan 2. 5 Replies

“Aha!” thought I. “A great topic for a blog post. I’ll research this Lennart Helje, and share his extraordinary work for a dose of holiday cheer.”Well, friends, I can gladly share his incredible art, but even this librarian was at a standstill in…Continue

Tags: paintings, art, gnomes, yule, Lennart Helje

The Origin of the Yule Log

Started by bridget orman Dec 20, 2021. 0 Replies

A once firmly entrenched and demanding Christmas tradition.Though few Americans still bother with it, the burning of the yule log was at…Continue

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Comment by Luna Arjuna on December 25, 2021 at 6:17pm

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone the very best of the

Festive Season!

May this joyous


Fill your home with


Your heart with


and our world with


Comment by Carmen Elsa Irarragorri-Wyland on December 23, 2021 at 11:06pm

See the source image

Comment by MARGARIDA MARIA MADRUGA on December 23, 2021 at 6:51pm

Thank you for the invite.

Comment by Luna Arjuna on December 21, 2021 at 8:50pm

ho ho ho, ha ha ha...

Comment by Carmen Elsa Irarragorri-Wyland on December 21, 2021 at 7:51pm

So beautiful, however, I hope to have the same friends in summer as in winter and all year long!

Comment by Luna Arjuna on December 21, 2021 at 7:15pm

Summer friends are just like summer, they will melt away but winter friends remain forever.

Let the nature embrace each and every day of your life with warmth and love…. Happy Winter Solstice.

Blessed is the beautiful season which conspires the world in love….

Comment by Luna Arjuna on December 21, 2021 at 7:01pm

thank you for joining Desmond, you keep surprising me ... 

Comment by Carmen Elsa Irarragorri-Wyland on December 21, 2021 at 2:47am

So beautiful, thanks, Luna!

Comment by Luna Arjuna on December 21, 2021 at 2:24am

From "Carols for Quire": Quire Cleveland, conducted by Peter Bennett, performing at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland OH, December 18-20, 2009. Jean de Brébeuf, a Jesuit missionary among the Huron Indians in Canada, purportedly wrote this carol in Wendat (Wyandot), the now extinct language of the Hurons, sometime before he was martyred in 1649. The earliest musical version is from 1907 but is clearly based on the 16th-century tune, "Une jeune fillette," so this choral arrangement by Ross W. Duffin sets the Wendat words to a 17th-century version of that tune.

Comment by Luna Arjuna on December 21, 2021 at 1:26am

Yule Ritual


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