There is a lot of Mythology out there, so I was wondering what your favorite myth is?
I asked this because there is a lot of movies, books, and many other things that been heavily based on myths. Such as Greek Gods, Werewolves, Vampires, Dragons and many more. For me, I been addicted to the gods, werewolves, dragons, and vampires since I was little. Now through own personal studies and more. I have found two favorite myths that I fell in love with. Which are Kyuubi no Kitsune Youkai (Nine tailed fox demon or spirit) and the Nekomata (two tailed cat demon or spirit).
Now I would like to know what would your favorite myth is.
I love all myths..
All myths are rooted in a "reality" at one point in time............
The stories of Athena in the Classical World mythology along with tales from the America's. Their use of animals is highly interesting to me. Then of course, I adore vampies and werewolves.
Myths miraculous transfers to facts herculean as time passes away and proves the necessity of that troublesome drudgery and its miraculous but real execution.
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This lady in my article above i.e. a lady that has evolved from the mythical creatures of Ireland i.e. the little people more commonly known as the fairies. She is called the Banshee and is definitely the most feared lady in Ireland as she only appears to keen mournfully when one of your family members is about to die. If I heard her I would run! I have spoken to people who claim they have definitely heard her and swear they believe in her so who knows??
Here's a description I have written about her...
.....My own favorite Irish spirit can often still raise the hairs on the back of my neck. Some may say she is just merely a sweet little old fairy lady but here in Ireland she is ensconced in our minds as being the ultimate symbol of an imminent death about to occur in the family. Growing up I heard many stories of grown Irish men and women scuttling off across fields and jumping over ditches (our natural greenery such as trees and plants that separate one field from another) if they thought they heard her lonesome, mournful keening resounding through their farm....
....The most common image of the Banshee appears to be an old haggard woman, with long straggling white hair, a sunken face, with eyes that are always red from crying and are the most terrifying ever witnessed. The Banshee usually wears an old grey hooded cloak and a white or green dress. However in other parts of Ireland (I live in Co. Kerry) she has also been described as being a young beautiful fairy woman with flowing auburn hair and pale skin who often wears a red or brown medieval dress. There is also a description of a mature woman of considerable beauty. Over the centuries there have also been descriptions of a woman who has long blond hair and a white dress. She would also be seen keening mournfully while also combing her hair with a silver comb while she lamented an imminent death in her chosen family.....
Below is an image of her on a good day. Happy Halloween.
I don't think I've read enough of them to be any kind of expert, but one that always stood out to me was Chi Li slays the serpent. It was a very short story about a small town that sacrificed its children to a large serpent on the mountain each year, or few years. When Chi Li was chosen, she decided, rather than being a willing sacrifice, she was going to battle the serpent instead. She then gathers useful objects, that will help her slay the beast, and succeeds, freeing her people from its shadow forever. One of the reasons I like the myth so much is because it is one of the few that emphasizes personal achievement and responsibility above divine intervention. Everyone just assumed that the serpent would always be there, so no one made any attempts to kill it before. It took the creative mind of a child to bring it down. There is even a line in the story that says something like 'perhaps the gods will look kindly on those who take responsibility for themselves'. That's not a direct quote, but you get the idea.
my son always got a kick out of the story as to why the crow can no longer talk,.... i will have to do it as a hub here shortly.
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