Recent content by doodlebug

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    Anyone else have a poster ...

    Not as far as the Greek thing goes. I didn't read any Greek mythology, that I'm aware of, until high school...and I didn't really get it then, either! It didn't really click until I started teaching a class about Greek art to a bunch of sixth graders. Then I was totally hooked, and they were, too!
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    What is the biggest urban legend ever

    I've heard some of these, but others are new to me. What about these - If you flush food down the toilet snakes will crawl out of the sewer into your toilet and bite you. The drain in a swimming pool will suck you up if you touch it. If you swallow a cherry pit a tree will grow inside you.
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    Disney vs the true tales

    True. It is one thing to alter a fictional story and completely another to alter historical facts. Facts should not be tampered with. If the story is not appropriate for younger viewers, then it should not be marketed at children.
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    Men and fairy tales

    Well, in an ideal world, I suppose that's how things would work. Parents would tell the stories to their children and adapt them as needed. The stories were part of an oral tradition anyways, not created to be written down. That's why there are so many different versions of the same basic story...
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    Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny

    I was just wondering because they are so much a part of American culture, yet they are not commonly mentioned when discussing fairy tales, myths, or legends.
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    Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny

    Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny Are Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny considered myths, fairy tales, or legends? Or could they possibly be all three?
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    Ursa Major (Changing Bear Madien)

    It sounds vaguely familiar. I probably heard it in Girl Scouts. It is a good myth. I like the way the myths attempt to explain things that are so hard to grasp in the simplest terms.
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    Indian Mythology

    That should be interesting. I've never heard anything about Indian mythology. There are a number of general themes that seem to be found in most cultures, but it's always interesting to see the many variations.
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    The Tooth Fairy

    Very interesting, so much fuss about losing teeth! You would think that as the story evolved over the years braces would have made their way in there somehow.
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    The Tooth Fairy

    The Tooth Fairy Ok, I know I'm a little old to be asking this, but I truely have no clue. Where does the Tooth Fairy live? I've never really heard the story. Is there a story?
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    What is your favorite tale from Greek Mythology?

    I think it's also a good reminder that gifts can unleash "demons", so give with caution. For example, I know one teenage girl who gave her friend a pair of pierced earrings. Very nice earrings and the girl really liked them, but her mother wouldn't let her get her ears pierced until she was...
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    Robin Hood

    Too funny, Vivki2! I just had an interesting thought relating to another thread about foxes in fairy tales being sly and cunning. In the Disney version, Robin Hood is a fox. Robin Hood is both sly and cunning, but for good reasons. So maybe disney was on to something there. Sly and cunning...
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    King Arthur

    Now there's an interesting thought, Plumley. It makes me wonder what kind of stories would be written about our government today and what people would think of them in a couple hundred years.
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    What's Your Favorite Fairy Tale?

    I guess I'm relating more to Snow White waiting for her prince to come right now, but Cinderella is still my favorite. I like the message of hope that even the most unhappy circumstances can change in a moment for the better.
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    jack and the beanstalk?

    I would say it is a fairy tale. A giant, magic beans, castle in the sky, goose laying golden eggs...doesn't get much better than that.