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Posted 7/3/08
in my country, ppl belief that if you go to a cemetary you'll see the qorismaris at night. but by day, he turns in to a normal human.
Posted 7/3/08
I really don't know any myths that you guys haven't already posted yet.... but these are actually very interesting... o.o
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well in usa, its a nice country and very cool,free country too,love the hoildays XD
Posted 7/5/08
for guam,
i've heard about a mermaid named serena coming here
and this HUGE fish that bit part of the island
.. something like that
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Flying Dutch Man and uhm... Some story about a Grocery Keeper who flew in a tree after selling a house wife rotten tomatoes.
And...eh... Some town that got covered with sand.. xD

Don't exactly know the stories D= heard of it.
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in the US we picked up a ton of the fables of other countrys through imagrants (vampires are my favorite) but the natives had a lot of their own from before the settlers came around-
there's one basied in South Dakota i really like, it's based off a platu called "Devil's Tower" (pic below)


"The Seven Star Girls":


Before the Kiowa came south they were camped on a stream in the far north where there were a great many bears, many of them. One day seven little girls were playing at a distance from the village and were chased by some bears. The girls ran toward the village and the bears were just about three feet high. Rock take pity on us, rock save us. The rock heard them and began to grow upwards, pushing the girls higher and higher. When the bears jumped to reach the girls they scratched the rock, broke their claw and fell on the ground.


The rock rose higher and higher, the bears still jumped at the girls until they were pushed up into the sky, where they are now, seven little stars in a group. (The Plediades) In the winter, in the middle of the night, the seven stars in are right over this high rock. When the people came to look they found the bear's claws, turned to stone all around the base.


No Kiowa living has ever seen this rock, but the old men have told about it - it is very far north where the Kiowa used to live. It is a single rock with scratched sides, the marks of the bears claws are there yet. Rising straight up, very high. There is no other like it in the whole country, there are no trees on it, only grass on top. The Kiowa call the rock 'Tso-aa' a tree rock, possibly because it grew tall like a tree.


Told by I-See-Many-Camp-Fires, a Kiowa Soldier at Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory - 1897



we also have the "Mothman" on the east cost which is alot like the chupricobra...he has been connected to the colaps of the Sliver Bridge in W. Virginia in which 46 people died- witnesses say they saw he mothman flying abov the bridge just before hand.
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killar wrote:

The myth that everything in Texas is 'bigger'. I never really understood why people think that. Also the myth that everyone in Texas rides horses and has a pasture.

And whats really odd is that whenever I'm traveling and I tell people I live in Texas the first thing they say is [retard voice] "Ain't everthang sposed ta be bigger in Texas?"[/retard voice]

Honestly, give me a break.


i can certainly relate 2 that
i live in TX but whenever i go on vacation and i tell people im in texas first they ask why i don't have an accent and why im not dressed as a cowgirl, boots and all (i mean seriously! not everybody goes around saying y'all in a real southern accent and cowboys aren't walking around in stores and stuff) *rolls eyes* and then they ask me if i have a horse (like i have enough room in my tiny backyard to ride a horse) then they say in a very thick fake accent nice to meet ya. ain't it fine out?
yeesh, people these days!
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mikittysukidesu wrote:

There are lots of myths in the philippines but the one that freaks me out the most is the tiyanak. Basically its the offspring of a human and a ghost/monster/demon, it looks like a normal baby but when you get close to it it changes to its true form and goes RAWR.... lol when my baby bro was born i honestly thought he was a tiyanak and i was scared as hell.


i think i heard bout a european version of this, it hides in a deep woods or swamp or something then it crys like a small child drawling concerned people in they either get lost or they find it and it kills them......moral of the story: never trust babys people they will kill you, lol
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Merlin, King Arthur and The Mabinogion are just some of Welsh mythology and just like the other Celtic regions of the U.K, the Welsh had their own deities too.

A local legend is that Mount Snowdon or Yr Wyddfa ("The Tomb" in Welsh), is the final resting place of a fierce giant called Rhita Fawr. Until King Arthur had slained him, he wore a cloak made from the beards of the kings he had killed.
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Ireland has lots of myths and legends,
there's the story of the children of lir (the new wife of the king king lir was jealous of her four stepchildren so she got a wand from a druid and used to curse them. they were turned into swans and had to spend 300 hundred years at four different lakes, the curse would only be broken when they heard church bells) and there are lots of stories about fairys. like fifty years ago lots of roads weren't built because they went through "fairy forts" or "fairy bushes", irish fairys aren't supposed to be particularly nice...
when i was little i was always scared by the story of the banshee (it means fairy woman) who if you heard her cries someone you knew would die
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Myth of the ASWANG!!!! D: wahaaa....
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killar wrote:

The myth that everything in Texas is 'bigger'. I never really understood why people think that. Also the myth that everyone in Texas rides horses and has a pasture.

And whats really odd is that whenever I'm traveling and I tell people I live in Texas the first thing they say is [retard voice] "Ain't everthang sposed ta be bigger in Texas?"[/retard voice]

Honestly, give me a break.


I was born in Texas and moved up to MA when I was 10, and I got a lot of that for the first several years. It was insanely annoying.
Posted 7/24/08
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The Phantom Ship
For over 200 years the phantom ship has haunted the Chaleur Bay on the east coast of Canada. Long ago, a greedy, crafty trader and his crew were looking for a more profitable booty. They enticed natives aboard their ship and sold them off as slaves in their home country of Portugal. On a return trip to the new world, they decided to lure more natives. Rumour having spread of the last abduction, the natives came ready. As the ship set sail during the night and the crew went to sleep, the natives escaped and set fire to the ship's deck. The sailors being below deck didn't notice until the flames had consumed most of the upper deck. By the time they knew what was going on, they were trapped and the natives were swimming to shore.
It is told that even today you can see the ship burning in the Bay. Seeing the phantom ship is a bad omen.

Ive had to tell that story a lot at my job at a history museum here. It's the most widely known myth in the area. There are like 10 different versions of the story haha. The town im from is actually nicknamed "the phantom ship town". I remember growing up it was like a warning "dont stay out passed dark or youll see the ship" hehe. ive never actually seen it but ive known a lot of people who seriously believe in it



I didnt know any myths of Canada.. until this one, not even sure, I just saw the word Canada. lol.
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