Baba Marta (Баба Марта, meaning Grandmother Marta in Bulgarian) is the name of a traditional Bulgarian custom celebrated on March 1 each year, symbolizing the coming of the spring season. Bulgarians wear martenitsi (singular martenitsa) to observe the occasion. The martenitsi are signs of good luck and health. ...more on Wikipedia about "Baba Marta"
The ruins of Hylton Castle (near Sunderland, in Tyne & Wear, Northern England) are reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a murdered stable boy, known locally as the Cauld Lad of Hylton. The events are said to have taken place in the 16th or 17th century and there are several legends concerning the ghost's origins. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cauld Lad of Hylton"
According to popular myth, older elephants instinctively leave their group when they reach a certain age, and direct themselves toward a special area, known as the elephant's graveyard. They then die there alone, far from the group. ...more on Wikipedia about "Elephant's graveyard"
The Forbidden Plateau is a small upland on the east side of the Vancouver Island Ranges in the Canadian province of British Columbia, west of the tri-city area of Cumberland, British Columbia- Campbell River, British Columbia- Comox, British Columbia (also known as the Comox Valley). Verging on treeline, its is an area of rolling hills and small lakes, just beneath the rugged peaks of the Strathcona Provincial Park area and adjacent to the small metropolitan area of the Comox Valley. The Plateau is a popular recreation area, some of which is in parkland and provincial recreation area. It is busy with cross-country skiers in the winter, and a favourite for easy hiking in other seasons. The Mount Washington ski resort is to the west, further and higher into the mountains. ...more on Wikipedia about "Forbidden Plateau"
A mediæval story of European history found throughout the popular literature is the tale of Hugh of Lincoln. A boy is the hero of the legend, which calls him a saint. The story is told variously in the chronicles and ballads. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hugh of Lincoln (legend)"
Jingling Geordie's Hole is cave that has inspired a legend in Tynemouth, England. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jingling Geordie's Hole"
A king in the mountain, also known as a sleeping hero, is a repeated motif that appears in a number of folktales. ...more on Wikipedia about "King in the mountain"
A legend (Latin, legenda, "things to be read") is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history and to possess certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude. Legend, for its active and passive participants, includes no happenings that are outside the realm of "possibility", defined by a highly flexible set of parameters, which may include miracles that are perceived as actually having happened, within the specific tradition of indoctrination where the legend arises, and within which it may be transformed over time, in order to keep it fresh and vital, and realistic. Modern retellings of the legend of Saint George omit many of the miraculous happenings that were central to earlier versions, but which have lost credibility. Thus modern " urban legends" are quite correctly termed legends: "it happened to the brother-in-law of someone my friend's mother knew". ...more on Wikipedia about "Legend"
Gunung Ledang, also known as Mount Ophir, is said to be the home of the legendary Princess 'Puteri Gunung Ledang' once wooed by the Sultan of Melaka ( Malacca). The Sultan wanted to marry her but she set impossible conditions for him. She asked him to build a golden bridge and a silver bridge linking his palace in Melaka to the mountain. The princess also asked the Sultan to bring her seven jars of virgin’s tears, seven trays of the hearts of mosquitoes and a bowl containing the blood of the Sultan’s son, all of which the Sultan could not fulfil! ...more on Wikipedia about "Legend of Gunung Ledang"
* Astoroth, the medieval wizard whose spells are central to the plot of the Disney film Bedknobs and Broomsticks ...more on Wikipedia about "List of wizards in fiction"
The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine (also known by many similar names) is reportedly a gold mine hidden in the Superstition Mountains, near Apache Junction, Arizona, east of Phoenix, in the United States. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine"
The term mankurt comes from a Turkic myth popularized by Chinghiz Aitmatov in his novel The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years ("И дольше века длится день"), a philosophical tale about what can happen to people if they forget their motherland, language, and history. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mankurt"
Pikes on Cliffs is the name of a small rural house, located on the most northern coast of Estaca de Bares in Spain. The small construction includes a blacksmith shop and a well. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pikes on Cliffs"
Quivira and Cíbola are two of the fantastic Seven Cities of Gold existing only in a myth that originated around the year 1150 when the Moors conquered Mérida, Spain. According to the legend, seven bishops fled the city, not only to save their own lives but also to prevent the Muslims from obtaining sacred religious relics. Years later, a rumor circulated that in a far away land—a place unknown to the people of that time—the seven bishops had founded the cities of Cíbola and Quivira. ...more on Wikipedia about "Quivira and Cíbola"
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The Rugaru (alternately spelled as Roux-Ga-Roux, Rugaroo, or Rougarou), is a legendary creature that seems to be most closely linked to Laurentian French communities as a combination of Native American traditions of the wendigo with European notions of the werewolf. In fact, the word Rugaru is a variation of standard French loup-garou " werewolf" (pronounced lū'gä-rū). The Rugaru legend is also associated with the swamplands of the southeastern United States, especially in the vicinity of New Orleans, where it is usually translated into English as " swamp ape". ...more on Wikipedia about "Rugaru"
In old Irish and other legends, the seventh son of a seventh son is supposed to hold great power granted by gods or other cosmic forces. Frequently the seventh son is a healer, though he may hold other great power. Traditionally, good and evil will struggle for the soul of a seventh son so empowered. Biblical support for the legend of the power of a seventh son is that the number seven seems to be of particular importance to God. Such a person might in a modern context be considered a faith healer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Seventh son of a seventh son"
Jan Tregeagle was a steward under the Duchy of Cornwall. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tregeagle"
Triple deities, legendary persons and mythological creatures (sometimes referred to as tripled, triplicate, tripartite, triune or triadic), are common throughout world mythology, typically fitting into one of the following general categories: ...more on Wikipedia about "Triple deities"
The Tyrfing Cycle is a collection of legends united by the magic sword Tyrfing. Two of them are found in the Poetic Edda, and the Hervarar saga can be seen as a compilation of these legends. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tyrfing Cycle"
In Norse mythology, Volsung was murdered by the Geatish king Siggeir and avenged by one of his sons, Sigmund. Volsung was the common ancestor of the ill-fortuned clan of the Volsungs, including the greatest of Norse heroes, Sigurd. Their legend is known in Norse myth through the Volsungasaga and the Drap Niflungs and in Old German through the Nibelungenlied. ...more on Wikipedia about "Volsung"
The legend of Xtabay tells us about two women who lived in a village in the Yucatán peninsula. One was named Xtabay, but people called her Xkeban (which means prostitute, bad woman or who practices illicit love), the other was Utz-Colel ( good, decent woman). ...more on Wikipedia about "Xtabay" shortopedia never sleeps.
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