Samhain is a sacred time for thousands of witches, druids, wiccans and other pagans as it is the festival of the Dead. It's also considered by many to be the beginning of the spiritual new year.To the Myth
Baba Yaga is not the most attractive of characters. Russian tales describe her as a deformed, scraggly old woman who has bony legs as well as a long crooked nose and iron teeth.To the Myth
Traditionally held on the 1st of August, Lammas Day is also known as the Feast of St Peter and Lughnasadh. Lammas is actually a medieval Christian name.To the Myth
It is one of four Gaelic festivals that are still observed today. Beltane marks the beginning of summer and was the time when cattle would be driven out onto the summer pastures.To the Myth
Welcome to Myth*Ing Links
Learn More About us and Our Motivations for Creating This Site
What are we excited about? Basically, mythology, legends and superstitions. We love fairy tales, folklore, Greek and Roman gods and more. We're interested in the way the beliefs and tales of the past affect our world today and the way we live our lives.
We're a group of thirty-something mums and dads who want to ensure the myths and legends of our past ancestors and civilizations don't get forgotten. We know that today's younger generation might appear to be uninterested in what has gone before and all they seem to be interested in is the here and now. Our own personal experience with our families show that something very different is happening. Once the laptops, smartphones and tablets have been stored away for a few hours they want to hear more and more of our ancient stories. We might have put our fairly tales and stories of ghosts and gremlins on the back burner, because we thought our children weren't interested. But you'll be surprised how these old favorites can spark their imagination and bring to life ideas and dreams you might have thought had been lost.
But it's not just the kids who are renewing this interest in myths and legends. There are plenty of grownups too who want to know more about the thoughts and beliefs of those who went before. Maybe all these recent comic book heroes have rekindled our imaginations. We really don't know.
Over the coming weeks and months we hope to introduce lots more characters, gods and magical people. The world is full of extraordinary stories and we want to share some of these with you. We can't cover them all, so if there's one particular legend or myth you want to know more about then get in touch and let us know.
Many of the stories we share were once thought to be true. Today, they are the stuff of myths and legends because we've learned a lot throughout history and our eyes have been opened wide. However, there is still the question of whether the tales were ever true. Or whether there are elements we should believe. Because, after all, many of them could well be based on true events.
We plan to look at the research of some of the worlds experts and writers, explore some of our ancient civilizations and question what was happening all around the world hundreds of years before modern civilization.
Myths & Legends
The Green Man Myts & Legends
A Symbol of Rebirth and More – The Green Man Myths and LegendsIt is most widely accepted that he came about long before Christianity, as a nature spirit in the form of a man. There have been depictions of him found in artifacts found before the days of the Roman Empire.
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Poseidon Myths & Legends
The Greek God of the Sea, Earthquakes, Floods, Drought and HorsesPoseidon was the son of Cronus and Rheia. He was the grandson of Ouranos (the Heavens) and Gaia (the Earth). He has brothers who were also Gods and their names are Zeus, Haides, Hera, Demeter and Hestia.
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