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Angela
February 6th, 2009, 06:45 AM
So how many of you like myths?

You know like local fairy tails, like Elf's and stuff like that,

Does your country have a myth of it's own?

Sublime
February 6th, 2009, 06:50 AM
I love myths :D
But some of them are just to absurd for my liking.

We have a myth down here in our part of Florida. It's that if you walk across the wall that separates Coon Hill Cemetery and the highway, a spirit will push you off at the end of the wall.

I've never tried it, but it sounds like something fun to try.

Angela
February 6th, 2009, 06:55 AM
I love myths :D
But some of them are just to absurd for my liking.

We have a myth down here in our part of Florida. It's that if you walk across the wall that separates Coon Hill Cemetery and the highway, a spirit will push you off at the end of the wall.

I've never tried it, but it sounds like something fun to try.
Well why don't you try it,

Well on Iceland we mostly have myths about Mórar and Huldufólk.

Josephine
February 6th, 2009, 06:58 AM
When I was younger there was a myth that a crazy hobo lived in our woods.
Newer saw him, but the rumour was enough to scare me. xD

Mitchman
February 6th, 2009, 08:56 AM
I love em! Especially the one with the old abandoned houses behind the new fancy ones in the old town square(no seriously you had a bunch of new houses in front of these house from like the beggining of the 20th century that were built around the old square with a huge kick ass tree) held the souls of those that got killed in the big territory fight of 1905. But of course we all know the truth. The houses were too old to live in*but were damn scary cause hobos would sleep in there and when they would move about they would seem like ghosts)(we went back there because of that tree. we had our initials and everything carved into it.

st.jimmy
February 6th, 2009, 08:58 AM
i love myths ^^ i like the ones about ouija board.

i love ouija board! me and my m8s have done it at 3 in the morning loads of times :)

Gunn
February 6th, 2009, 09:15 AM
i love myths ^^ i like the ones about wiigee board.

i love wiigee board! me nad m8s have done it at 3 in the morning loads of times :)

Ouija board, dude. Unless you're being a really good troll.

There is a Native American myth about the Hoofman. Yeah, a half man half horse sort of figure that supposedly lived near the local river here. I believed it when I was a kid and a friend of mine was REALLY good at telling stories about him; good enough to scare me half way to hell.

Dark Azelf
February 6th, 2009, 09:36 AM
You know like local fairy tails, like Elf's and stuff like that


Elves are real ;;

Anyways, i do enjoy reading about this stuff. I mainly do it when im bored and there are actually some real interesting stories.

In England we have quite a few myths, but the only ones that i can remember off the top of my head are pixies and of course, a famous myth from right next to where i live, Robin Hood.

Callandor
February 6th, 2009, 10:46 AM
Yeah, Myths are great. I mean what kind of world would it be without Myths. Their is acctualy this new show about the Myth creatures like Bigfoot, Thunder Birds, and others of that kind. It acctualy looks pretty real. But yeah, myths are great. Their was this one in one of my friends nehborhood about this really old arch. Basicly if you walked under it, something bad would happen. I can't rember what. I think it was about the Bunny-Man or something like that.

NoBel_ToKYo ™
February 6th, 2009, 11:06 AM
Elves are real ;;

Anyways, i do enjoy reading about this stuff. I mainly do it when im bored and there are actually some real interesting stories.

In England we have quite a few myths, but the only ones that i can remember off the top of my head are pixies and of course, a famous myth from right next to where i live, Robin Hood.

Ah, Robin Hood..My family goes to visit Robin Hoods bay at whitby sometimes..Supposedly he shot an arrow into the sea there. :/

Well, i don't really have any myths where i am, Or in my local area..I live in an incredibly boring place XD In thre urbs, so to speak

But England on whole has many myths, a lot of them, surrounding the former kings and queens of our country. And of course, Robin Hood, like Dark_Azelf menioned.
There are more, that i'd have to actually look up in order to go into full depth. XD

I think it's more likely that the UK is more famous for fantasy authors creating mythical stories..Such as Philip Pullman. I was going to say Tolkien, but i have suspsicions that he's Irish.XD

I Laugh at your Misfortune!
February 6th, 2009, 12:01 PM
Hmm, you mean like local myths? I prefer Greek and viking myths, generally, but i do really like those ;)

Yrie
February 6th, 2009, 12:36 PM
We had a rumor around our neighborhood that there was a coffin (empty) in our neighbor's house. They cleaned their attic after that rumor started and found nothing though, so yeah, it wasn't true (obviously.) However, there's definitely rumors that seem pretty realistic, we have a few coyotes around here and a ton of rumors get started about the howling and stuff. I don't think there's any extremely crazy ones right now though. But yeah, I love rumors.

.inLOVE
February 6th, 2009, 12:41 PM
Well, there is a myth in my country (France) that a tiny weasle haunts anyone who commits a crime. It is the most powerful creature on the planet. It started around the time I was 14.

Harley Quinn
February 6th, 2009, 01:25 PM
Well, there is a myth in my country (France) that a tiny weasle haunts anyone who commits a crime. It is the most powerful creature on the planet. It started around the time I was 14.

I dressed up as that weasel once. :o

Anyway in NZ, it's not exactly local, but it's a legend/myth anyway;

THE TANIWHA.

A eel-like monster thats rumored to live in Lake Taupo, it supposedly is a demon that kills you when you get dragged under by it's monstrous tails.

PkMn Trained
February 6th, 2009, 04:08 PM
Ahh, myths. That dark cornerof the mind where nightmares reside...

I love them. Our Locale has Bigfoot, Thunderbird, and the Mark Twain Manner. As well as the fact a famous murderer once spent a week in the house I LIVE in!

flight
February 6th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Myths don't get told often around here. If at all. >> Where is all the fun and interesting stuff when you need it IRL?

Anyway, yeah. Myths are awesome. <3

Ashbox
February 6th, 2009, 05:15 PM
myth proven..... subliminal messages do work!

[click the image]

Angela
February 6th, 2009, 05:20 PM
myth proven..... subliminal messages do work!

[click the image]
Well I resisted clicking the image, tho I really, really want to click it, and more badly because I'm proving your myth wrong.

Ashbox
February 6th, 2009, 05:24 PM
XD .... its not bad .... its just proving my point

Cassino
February 6th, 2009, 06:56 PM
First Englishman in to say: king Arthur.


Hmm, you mean like local myths? I prefer Greek and viking myths, generally, but i do really like those ;)
Only I find it rather insulting that pagan religions' stories get called myth...
That said, I do enjoy Christian mythology.

Robin Hood.
I read somewhere that for him to have been a real person and done all of whatever he is said to have done, he'd had to have lived for six hundred years.

Mario The World Champion
February 6th, 2009, 07:54 PM
I don't know many myths myself. I am somewhat intrigued by them. I do like watching Mythbusters, though and seeing them take on urban legend. But I guess that's in a different league than real legend myths and such.

Caelus
February 6th, 2009, 08:47 PM
I'm more interested in Greek Mythology, probably because I was a couple of miles away from Greece.
Anyway, where I live there's a myth about a bridge that does unusual things is standing on it for a certain period of time; I believe the bridge starts to move before something else happens, which I forgot about. I haven't heard it in years, and when I did it was pretty creepy, but interesting at the same time.

That's about the only local myth I know of though, and I have a strange feeling that spirits are involved as well.

Graceful
February 7th, 2009, 03:30 AM
I dunno if Britain has any myths but has ghost storys/legends which I sort of believe in.

Idiot!
February 7th, 2009, 04:33 PM
Nah, I don't like them. There are too unrealistic for me to grasp the concept of.

Megaera
February 7th, 2009, 09:11 PM
I don't really liked myths at all and besides they're not real.

deliriouspurple
February 7th, 2009, 09:13 PM
I kinda believed that like fairies, dwarfs, ghouls and many more. But I don't really liked them, since I was just kid I really believedd it but today I don't because they're not really real.

Hawkfish
February 8th, 2009, 05:59 PM
One myth out here says if you feed your dogs sauerkraut on a full moon that the dog would get wormed.

HoneyBubbles
February 8th, 2009, 06:21 PM
I love myths. I often go to a town nearby to go on Ghost tours and such.

♣Gawain♣
February 9th, 2009, 07:52 AM
Nope, I hardly believe in them, and I don't really like reading one.