Legend is a story that is assumed to be true - it happened but was not considered holy or sacred by the community. Usually the legend is a myth associated with the origin of an object or place. Here is one example of a legend is happening in the community:
So-called ‘old wives tales’ are often taken as truth, but recent research has shown that most are false, while others, surprisingly for science, turned out to be true after all.
Peter Norman ran the 200m in the 1968 Mexico Olympic games. He won a silver medal but had the courage to wear a human rights badge on the podium, this small act that was a mark of respect to his beliefs that all men, women should be treated as equals, destroyed his life.
Not only has he unearthed Black Country images of them dating back to 1945 and beyond, but also uncovered evidence of the phenomenon in documents dating back to 1880.
NASA records more Earth-threatening asteroids every year, and asteroid Apophis will be a record-breaker - ominously, on Friday 13-04-2029, it will briefly be a naked-eye object scooting over the mid-Atlantic ocean.
Fairy rings, as they have long been called, have occupied a popular place in folklore foe thousands of years.
Roman emperors sometimes paid soldiers with it, giving rise to the word ‘salary’. In Ethiopia, salt bars were used as currency once, and salt was money in both Borneo and Tibet!
Soaked in milk, the tasty herb tea also induces sound sleep, and like Cardamon seeds employed world-wide for treating impotence and premature ejaculation.
What you have to know and do when proceeding on a Kasi pilgrimage
Northern European cultures, in the middle ages, associated this plant with poisonous members of the Solanceae family, specifically henbane, mandrake and deadly nightshade, which bore morphological resemblance
The first mention of her riding a donkey comes from the non-Biblical Protoevangelium of James, written around 150AD and is also one of the oldest works to describe Mary as a virgin both before and after the birth of Christ.
Last year, quite a complex and elaborate 100ft diameter circle appeared overnight in a field of oil seed rape near Silbury Hill, Wiltshire
There are some monster snakes in nature that can not only crush a human to death but also swallow them whole. These constrictor species can also be enormous.
There weren’t three and they didn’t visit Jesus in a manger. The Bible gives neither the number of men, but does the number of gifts as three, which is probably where this misconception stems from.
What visions and stories we have in our dreams, whether awake or asleep! Wonderful!
Moscow, capital city of Russia, supposedly has a secondary, secret underground metro system, known as Metro-2, running parallel to the public Metro. Built, it is thought, during Stalin’s time.
How would it be, do you suppose, to find something so valuable that it set you up for life? Exciting, thrilling, even devastating, but never really likely to happen, or is it?
I was born on the thirteenth of June, on a Friday, as my mother told me, and throughout my life Ive found anything associated with thirteen to be reasonably lucky for me
As dawn broke, Druid priests gave glowing embers to each family to start new cooking fires to keep homes warm and free from evil spirits. This was Samhain, a festival lasting three days that was the forerunner to Halloween, still celebrated in Celtic countries today
Vampirism may actually be a medical disorder dubbed Porphyria, a rare, metabolic condition, which stops sufferers producing Haemoglobin – the red part of the blood, and renders them very sensitive to sunlight.
One of three tales of the cats that saved the world in more ways then one
Story about a Puerto Rican Island which has been plagued by vampire stories for many years, and which may have spawned the legend of Chupacabra
This is an article I wrote for my ezine - SouthernPRIDE - in April, 1997. As there are still wonderful Native American powwows to go to across America, I thought it would be a wonderful piece to share. If you have a chance - every chance you get - you should attend a Native American p...
Who were they who jumped windows of the twin towers? I refer to them as flowers in this poem.
Legends are ancient stories. They have been passed on from generation to generation. Here are a few legends about the Enlightened One Buddha.