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Legends and Myths

  1. Legends and Myths by Country (Siren)
  2. Multicultural Legends and Myths (Tim Sheppard) star
      Provides sources of stories and legends from many cultures. 8-05

  1. Flood Stories (
      Provides over 100 stories of great floods from cultures around the world. 06-06

  2. Legends and Myths (World Design InterActive)
  3. Legends and Myths - Bigfoot (
      "Most mainstream scientists have found existing Sasquatch evidence unpersuasive, and consider such evidence and sightings the product of mythology, folklore, misidentification or hoaxes. The late Grover Krantz suggested that most academics who contend Bigfoot does not exist lack even a passing familiarity with the small body of serious scholarly work on the subject, and have not examined available evidence, some of which, Krantz contended, was very persuasive."

      "Recently, Henry Gee, editor of the prestigious Nature, writes of an unexpected discovery, that 'The discovery that Homo floresiensis survived until so very recently, in geological terms, makes it more likely that stories of other mythical, human-like creatures such as yetis are founded on grains of truth....' " 1-05

  4. Legends and Myths - Ghosts (
      "Ghosts are the supposed apparitions of the dead. A ghost is often thought to be the spirit or soul of a person who has remained on Earth after death. Every culture in the world carries stories about ghosts, but its beliefs vary substantially across time and place, with disagreements both as to what ghosts are and whether such things exist in reality." 1-05

  5. Legends and Myths - Werewolves (
      Describes the history of stories about the werewolf. 1-05

  6. Marfia Lights of Texas (USA Today)
      "Nevada has Area 51. New Mexico has Roswell. Texas has the Marfa Lights." 7-05

  7. Mother Nature Stories (
      Provides over a dozen stories by Jane Andrews. 8-05

  8. Multicultural Stories (
      Provides a dozen stories by Jane Andrews. 8-05

  9. Myths and Legends by Children (
      Provides over two dozen stories. 8-05

  10. Stories and Legends - By Author (
      Provides dozens of sources of short stories by author. 8-05

  11. Stories and Legends - By Title (
      Provides dozens of sources of short stories by title. 8-05

  12. Story - Good Deeds (The Baldwin Project)
      Provides short stories, called "An American Book of Golden Deeds" by James Baldwin. 8-05

  13. Story - The Boy Who Knew What the Birds Said (The Baldwin Project)
      Provides short stories. 8-05

  14. Traditional Native American Stories (Giese)
      "Aadizookaan -- means (in Anishinaabemowin, or Ojibwe language) 'a traditional story', what anthros and others seem to like calling legends or myths. These are -- or in their original, were -- often sacred. Those represnt large themes of human existence: where we came from, how we should live, reconcilliation to the tragedies of life, thankfulness There are smaller stories: teaching, humorous, answering 'Why?' questions about natural phenomena and behavior."

      "Native myths, as opposed to tall tales and little stories for children, are not entertainment. It is important that you cite the source from which you transcribed it, the collector or non-Indian reteller-translator of the myth, and if given, the original teller. And, of course, the tribe."

      "I think Native myths are meaningless removed from cultural context, but if there is any educational value to them, they must be identified with a specific people, time, and place." 8-05


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