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This category is for questions about the ancient stories and myths of past civilizations.
A hero in Indian Mythology could be considered Vishnu or one of the other main gods in their polytheistic culture. A archetypal hero in their literature(more modern day) could be Siddhartha in Herman Hesse's novel. Hope this helped :)
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Gilgamesh is not the oldest written story, we do not know for certain that Gilgamesh was a historical king (although there is some evidence to support this), and it does not contain a creation myth. The musical and astrological assertions are completely speculative and Gilgamesh does not suddenly tu…
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"Were" is an old English term meaning 'man'. Werewolf mean 'Wolfman' (or, properly, man-wolf). Mythologically or in terms of roleplaying games such as Dungeons and Dragons, there are Werebears, Werewolves and probably wome other Werecreatures as well but there is no such thing as a werebeast outside…
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Despite what television, newspapers, and Hollywood have all told you, underground Satanic cults don't really exist, or at least not in the way your expecting them to. A little intro to the religion first. For the most part, Satanists don't usually have huge social circles. This all goes back to the…
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There is only one god of dream and sleep. His name is Hypnos.
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A legend is similar to a myth but it has at least a little fact in it. But a myth is make believe which has no fact or no supporting information. We must not think that they are the same. Mythology: In the 21st Century, we often refer to ancient Mythology (Greek, Roman, Norse, etc.) as total fiction…
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It's an example of a parable. You should read a parable less for exact content and more for hidden meaning. What would a man do when the wind blows harder? Does that seem like an effective way to get the coat from the man? It's showing that you need to have a basic understanding of human nature befo…
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Atlantis was an island continent just off the coast of Africa just slightly north of the Canary Islands.
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan.
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Earth is not named after a person, real or mythical. Earth is the only planet not named after a Roman god. It is instead named after what we live on, earth (or soil). The name Earth comes from the Old Saxon word 'ertha', the dutch word 'aerde' and the German word 'erda'.
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Dispelling the myth of Bhangarh I went twice to Bhangarh. Once with a torch after sunset and once in the morning. The roofless structures at Bhangarh at made with walls which are at least two and a half feet thick. They are mostly six feet by seven feet. They don't have any windows. These look mor…
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The myth of the Dragon doesn't have an exact origin. There have been suggestions in the past that the idea for the dragon may have come from dinosaur fossils. Others suggest that it is a type of ancestral memory that is combining the image of the bird of prey, the snake, and the tiger (all of which …
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Not everyone gets what they want, exactly when they want it. You have to work for what you want.
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King Neptune is Poseidon.
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Dictionary: the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person. ---- Technically speaking, "mythology" is a collection of stories that serve as explanations of the workings of the world, but it has come to mean the historical legends and folklore of a society, including creatio…
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Mythological means it is related to myths, like dragons, faeries, wizards, witches, and the gods like Zeus, poseidon, and hades.
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Myths and legends exist, maybe because they are passed down in generation to generation. They explain natural wonders and entertain people.
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No Baroque painter portrayed Persephone and Adonis. A work portraying Venus and Adonis was incorrectly titled "Persephone and Adonis" by someone on their web site a year ago.
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The story of Robin Hood first shows up as an oral poem around the year 1225 and this is told from person to person. It was in poetry form so people could remember it. As the story grows and evolves new characters are added and the storyline changes with the times. The modern retelling of the story h…
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Hades was the ruler of Tartarus and the Underworld. Though Hades is the God of the Dead, he is not the God of Death. Hades eventually became known (incorrectly) as a name for the Underworld itself. Hades is fierce and jealous of his property. He rarely visits the upper land, and thus, has little kn…
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In the myth of Atlantis the entire place sank and everyone died.
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A tale that uses supernatural themes to explain the practices of a particular culture A story with great explanatory and cultural value to a society
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Folktale-Is a traditional narrative, usually anonymous, handed down orally. Myth-Is a traditional sacred story, typically revolving around the activities of gods and heroes, which purports to explain a natural phenomenon or cultural practice. Fairytale-Is a fanciful tale of legendary deeds and mag…
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Lacrosse is a game that the First Peoples in Canada would play to appease the gods.
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A Chimera is a fire-breathing creature with the body of a lioness, a tail that ends in a snake's head, and the head of a goat coming out of her back at the center of her spine.
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There are 3 parts and 17 steps to the Monomyth. part 1. Departure a. The call to Adventure b. The refusal of the call c. Supernatural Aid d. The crossing of the Threshold (symbolic Death) e. Rebirth part 2. Initiation a. The road of Trials b. Marriage (meeting of a companion) c. The woman…
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Answer Adding to the above answer, General Mills, which was a merger of about 24 companies began, in 1930, publishing promotional pamphlets by Betty Crocker. Betty Crocker, by the way, is a fictional woman whose name, Betty, was chosen because it was popular at the time, and Crocker, who was the …
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Earth is not named after a person, real or mythical. Earth is the only planet not named after a Roman god. It is instead named after what we live on, earth (or soil).
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Answer: 1,000 Think about that - She made up a thousand tales to please the Sheik. Well, not exactly. The normal answer is 1001 nights but actually there is no set number. Over time the amount of nights has been expanded, as how the number of stories told. Stories were spread over a few nights…
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You'll find several hundred strictly Greek gods and equal number of Greek/Roman gods. The 16 major gods are: Zeus: was the king of gods. he was also the god of the sky and weater. Hera: was the queen of gods. she was also the goddess of marrige and children. Poseidon: god of the 7 seas and earthqu…
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Back in the past, people used to believe that the gods live in the tree trunks, so by touching them they get blessed.Hope this amendment to this answer from another helpsMeaningThe phrase used by people who rap their knuckles on a piece of wood hoping to stave off bad luck. In the UK the phrase 'tou…
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she was the greek queen of gods, the goddess of marriage and the wife of Zeus. She was often portrayed as jealous and resentful of infidelity.
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well some are true and some are not some are myths and some actually happen just depends who is telling the truth
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Historians aren't sure Robin Hood even existed and if he did the information on him is very slim so there is not enough information to give you an absolute answer to the question. However popular thinking is that he died between the 75th and 87th year of his age as a result of treachery through medi…
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Fables typically end with the moral of the story. The part of the fable that explains the life lesson that can be learned from the characters in the story.
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ambrotsia:)))))))))))))
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According to the mass media, television, radio and film are becoming the most effective sectors in many countries in the world. Indeed, many suggestions have been made, and one of them is to communicate information. However, they are to the advantages and the disadvantages; this essay will take a cl…
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Yes, but you might want to see what morals they have before you decide to enact that moral in your own life Additional view I fully agree on the above. I just like to add that if you are keen to know the morals per religion teachings, it is easier to get them from the relevant holy books and proph…
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"Earth" (or in Latin, "Terra") is the word for "dirt". The ground is made of dirt and rocks, and that's what we stand on. So we stand on the earth in general, or on the Earth when we're talking about the whole planet. Nobody ever actually NAMED this planet "Earth"; we don't need a specific name for …
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Quivira and Cibola are two of seven lost cities of gold. The natives dismantled the cities before the arrival of the Spanish murderers (Conquistadors) therefore they will never be found.
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Explanation I have read that Larry McMurty purposely used incorrect Latin because of his characters(Gus wrote the phrase on the sign). The scrambled meaning of the phrase translates to a "grape changes color [i.e., ripens] when it sees [another] grape." This would explain why Gus says "you ride w…
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yes it is true!
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A lot of these characters are made up just for fun, but some of them, like King Arthur Pendragon (and his knights of the round) were based on truth, but the truth kernels snowballed into a mythological mess. Robin hood probably had children with Maid Marian, though he had a time getting her chastit…
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Although there are many thousands of undiscovered species, it is unlikely that any of them are trolls.
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Many people h ave different beliefs but I believe that it is just a legend that is very well known.
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The author is Paz Marquez Benitez, who is considered the first Philipino short story author.
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you knock on wood because say you say something like iv never broken a bone in my life you would say knock on wood and knock on wood 3 times so you dont jinx your self and break a bone tomarow. The origin of "knock on wood" is a bit cloudy. It seems to trace back to the European idea of touching woo…
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The love of his life was Aleta whom he met on a Mediterranean island.
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The most famous of them all is: Rostam (Ros-Tam). He is considered the "champion of champions" (a mythical hero of Iran) and depicted in numerous stories.
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Grain and a bundle of wheat were Demeter's symbols.
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Answer There are twelve main, "Olympian" Roman Gods and Goddesses who presided over the other Gods and Goddesses.
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Answer Hippogriff (which I have also seen spelt Hippogryph and Hippogryphe) is a Mythological Creature. I is the Result of the pairing of a Griffin and a Mare.
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Laura's story Pioneer Girl is an adult autobiographical account of her life, with only subtle differences between it and her children's books. Laura's daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, wrote two books that are an adult version of some of the material covered in Laura's children's books-Let the Hurricane R…
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The folk tale about the Yeti from the Tibetan culture. It is said that the Yeti was a dangerous creature that lived in the Himalayas. It is also seen as an ape like creature that few people have seen.
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I am sure those of you reading this page would have more or less known something about the lost island/continent of Atlantis, and have different perspectives about the existence of it. If you think that Atlantis ever existed: 1) Atlantis is the missing piece of land between North America and Western…
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PAUL BUNYAN was born in maineup in canadaA character in folk tales. You can find books about him in your library.
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It is the story of 2 lovers in the middle east who occupy connecting houses, forbidden by their parents to be wed. Through a crack in 1 of the walls, they arrange to meet at a mulberry bush and state their feelings for eachother. Thisbe arrives first, but when she sees a lioness with a bloody mouth …
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No, Snow White is a fairy tale. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (Wikipedia) indicated directly below this answer section.
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a myth isn't always true. ANSWER:Chupacabra, yeti, bigfoot, skin walker, mermaid, leprechauns, kraken, the giant squid...Beware they might just be true! (the giant squid is real)A lot of myths aren't, but some are.Myths are not true or have not been proven correct but legends may have some truth be…
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All of them are stories passed down from generation to generation, either orally or through the written word.Fairy tales are now stories intended for children, involving adventure and some kind of magical element. They are in vague settings, like "Once upon a time" or "in a far-away kingdom". Cinder…
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the god!SCIENTISTS GOD dont exsists you stupid div
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Opinion I would suggest that it is for the purpose of giving meaning to something that may or may not have happened. The story of Robin Hood is sometimes reffered to as a myth as no positive proof of his existance has been found, we however like to think that he existed as a legendary English outlaw…
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Robin Hood is a fictional character that first appears in 1225 as an oral poem that is passed from person to person. As the story evolves and changes characters are added and events are added to the tale. This is still going on today with the modern retelling in movies. So, he never dies, but change…
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The way to find song lyrics is to use a search engine like google.com or dogpile.dom; type in the word "lyrics" and the name of the song in quotes.
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OMG i love that manga <(>~<)^ u have to read Gakuen Alice too i mean if u like this one u like Gakuen Alice too! I <3 Anime
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It is merely a matter of definition that fables use animals. Any story that has talking animals in it is a fable. A short short story that does not include animals and has a moralistic theme is known as a parable.
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aesop is the most well known, but there are others!
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Answer Thunder is the sound of the lightening cracking the sound barrier as it is breaking through the earths atmosphere.
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i want more conflict and climax
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depends. if your talking aboud richard (dick grayson) (the first robin) he out lived batman. if you mean jason todd (the second robin) he was killed by joker but then resurected. tim drake (the third robin.) i dont know. stephine brown (the fourth robin.) (and only girl robin) was killed by black ma…
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The "Grim Reaper" carries a tool that was used to cut crops or grass before the invention of combine harvesters. This tool was called a "scythe" and the people harvesting the crops were called "reapers" - hence the name for "Death" - the Grim Reaper who comes to harvest people.
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We do not know who Snow White's mother was. We only know that she lived with her evil stepmother.
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Her name was the Queen. Snow White's mother and step-mother were simply referred to as the Queen in most versions of the story told. However, in several Disney productions in the 1930's she is referred to as Queen Grimhilde.
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The Greek god of love was Aphrodite
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The answer is obvious, a person prefers to find their own way in these matters. Leave your friend alone or you'll have neither a convert or a friend.You might also ask yourself what an atheist would have to do to convince you that there is no God. An atheist will be as strong in his convictions as y…
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She is the Greek queen of gods, goddess of marriage and wife of Zeus.
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Some of the best known are probably Snow White, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, and The Giant and the Tailor. There are around 200 others. You can read them all at the related link below. cinderella
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Answer Personally I don't quite know of any books that are available to teach communication, but in Canada where I am from there is a group called Marriage Encounter. At Marriage Encounter it's not only for married people but singles as well and in this program they teach people to write to each ot…
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Little John Friar Tuk Maid Marion (modern invention) Alan Adale Robin's cousin (a nun)
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Myths are usually older; Fairytales also tend to be more Western in origin.
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Paul Bunyan, the lumberjack, is a fictional character in American folklore. One story about Bunyan claimed that he was eight feet tall.
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There are many stories about what happened to Paul Bunyan, but no one knows for sure. Some say he was last seen in Alaska or the Arctic Circle. Others say he returns to Minnesota every summer and moves in and out of the woods.There is; however, evidence that he died, but how he died is not known. Hi…
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No it is not in the book of mormon (true). The scientific viewpoint is that it IS a myth.
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Answer 1: No. People cannot morph into animals. There were some rumors that, back in the early ages, people were able to morph into animals and there were various stories on that. Today, however, you cannot morph into an animal. Although some people claim that morphing into animals is possible, it …
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Theseus was the person that killed the Minotaur!
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they stole from the rich and gave to the poorpeople are gai
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9 Characteristics of an epic hero 1. The hero is introduced in the midst of turmoil, at a point well into the story; antecedent action will be recounted in flashbacks. 2. The hero is not only a warrior and a leader, but also a polished speaker who can address councils of chieftains or elders with …
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Examples of fables are poems that do not have a rhyme scheme, but they often rhyme. Some examples of fables would be: The boy who cried wolf, the tortous and the hare. They poems that teach life lessons.
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The plot of this book ,FLUSH, is, a boy named Noah has a dad locked up in prison for a crime and just tried to save himself for it. But, his efforts were worthless. He tried to sink a boat that was responsible for dirtying the sea with filth. Now Noah and his sister must do everything to try to catc…
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Huckleberry Finn does not have a lot of faith and does not really have any affinity for religion. He is told that prayer will allow him what he wants.
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Robin Hood married Maid Marian
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Rip Van Winkle slept for 20 years.
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people believe what every human has always believed to be real whether it is god/s afterlife witches wizards vampires werewolves or angels and demons the bottom line it that what you see is what you get all answers lie within science do not believe in what is invisibal that science cant test prove o…
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Hera's symbols are a crown, a scepter, peacocks, and cows.
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Hera is queen of goddesses and is goddess of marriage
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--- Robyn Hued (Robin Hood) doesn't appear in history until the dark ages and then only in a Ballard. Whether or not he was a real person is left to conjecture. The best guess we have is that he may have been either a fictional character or a composite of a number of different people. Robin of Loc…
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Whether Robin Hood was based on a real person, or people, or was entirely fictional, is unknown at present, and so a straightforward answer to the question in difficult. Tradition has it that Robin died sometime in 1247, though there is no way to verify this, and some evidence would indicate that Ro…
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