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Posted 1/19/08
cupid and psyche, since there is a certain mood in it i think...the fact that thier relationship manage to stay strong and the times that you get irritated with the characters but still you feel pity and like them a lot is so amazing i like and the other greek,egyptian, chinese,japanese and filipino myths or legends... but i usually read something about thier biography or something like where apollo came from what are the things that he did...etc...
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My fave was the illiad the prequel to the oddysey this one has the battle not the journey home
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Posted 1/19/08

squisheh wrote:

My favorite Piece of writing would definitely be Stockton's The Lady, Or The Tiger? I don't know why, but I just sticks out for me so well, and in English my teacher made us write a conclusion for it, as there isn't one. It was delectable.


I agree. That story was so good! Though, I hate stories that just end. Period. (Did what I just say make sense?)
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The poem of Beowulf would be mine
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fusious wrote:

The poem of Beowulf would be mine


You're a more die-hard literature fan than I am if you can even bare a moment of that...
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Mine is how the MOon and Sun came into being a KOrean folktale. Its about a boy and a girl who's mother got eaten by a tiger and tiger came to eat them too but The Heaven's dropped down a rope and they climbed u pand met their mother again. the son became the SUN and the daughter became the MOON
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THE SEVEN CHINESE BROTHERS.
It's an awesome picture book that's bemusing and curious.
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I personally enjoyed The Divine Comedy Of Dante Alighieri.



Through me is the way into the woeful city; through me is the way into the eternal woe; through me is the way among the lost people. Justice moved my lofty maker: the divine Power, the suprime Wisdom and the primal Love made me. Before me were no things created, save eternal, and I eternal last. Leave every hope, ye who enter!


-Canto III, translated by Charles Eliot Norton.
Posted 2/8/08
I really liked reading Macbeth and Beowulf in High School
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Posted 2/9/08
All of the said mythologies and the non-said...

I dare say people of long ago until now has their own mythology which makes them really quite creative and imaginative...


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Posted 2/9/08
Greco-Roman Mythologies are the best!
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Posted 5/22/08
my favorite would be about the sighe, faires and elvies. griffins etc. mythical creatures.
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I grew up with the classics and I have to say the ORIGINAL (not the prettied up and cleaned out) versions of Grims fairy tales and the like really made a mark on me.

The other stories that really shaped my writing and such were Isaac Asimov's (I know not very old or mythological) Robot Mysteries. They not only did he make robots "safe" for humanity (before Asimov came along all robots were Frankenstein or the Golem. Human's creations come to get us!) he also figured out ways to break his own rules to test humanity and robots.

While now that I'm older I can see his mythical and historical references in these tales, the way he did it has always resounded with me even to this day.
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