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Do you have a favorite myth that you believe is true or that really interests you? Few examples are Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, etc. If so, please share them here. If not, then you can still list one if you want. smile.png

 

Sorry, if I'm posting too many topics. I'm bored.

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Well, I don't think the Yeti counts any more, as it seems it is actually a bear. But I digress.

 

I like HEAPS of mythological creatures. The concept in general simply sparks my imagination like one couldn't believe.

I am particularly a fan of dragons. I think that they're amazing creatures, and certainly one I would not mind seeing.

 

I have a fondness for other, more elusive creatures too. Things such as the Loch Ness Monster and Chupacadbra are quite interesting.

Some aboriginal australian folklore is terrifying(such a the tall shadow figures that hide in cliff wall cracks, and pull in unwary children to devour), but a curiosity nonetheless.

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I've found the Algonquian legends the demonic half-beasts; Wendigos who could possess a human or is transformed from one to be associated with cannibalism, which lead to the term 'Wendigo Psychosis' which is an intense craving for human flesh.

 

Strongly associated with winter, north, the cold, famine, and starvation.

 

Never satisfied with killing and consuming a single person, they would constantly be searching for new victims as they were an embodiment of greed, gluttony, and general excess. 

 

This creature has also inspired modern horror fiction. 

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I live in Mexico. So the only real scary monster myth around here is [insert pause for dramatic effect here] The Chupacabra! Translated in English: Goat sucker. This bipedal beast has been seen many times. Sucking the blood from chickens, goats, and livestock. Every attempt to find it has been uneventful.

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@, You guys all need to read greek myths and legends. From the legend of the pisces the two fishes eternally bound by their tales, swimming across the sky, the story of the Illiad, the Odyssey... the best stories exist there. 

If you are looking for monster stories you will find them. Scyla and Charibdis, The Medusa, Hercules' labors.

And if you're looking simply for horrors... just read the description of some of the creatures of Hades or the path the dead took. 

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My favorite myth is probably the Japanese Kappa. It's basically a turtle guy, awesome right? I wrote a segment about them in my paper on Japanese mythology for World History last year. They're definitely interesting little creatures to say the least.

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The Chupacabra myth is something that has interested me for a while, since it is known for sucking the blood from goats and other animals. Finding it, is not easy and it has never been found.

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Well, I do like dragons. Not these uber boring japanese god dragons or tha amazing classical oriental dragons (just a bit cuz they're awesome), but some quite unusual ones.

 

For example the Tatzelworm, this snake with the forelegs and the head of a cat that was attacking pigs in France.

 

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Also the cockatrice

 

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And well, these kinds of things. smile.png

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There's so many to choose from. For me it will have to be Robin Hood (If you can call him a myth). The stories behind him are fascinating, and they come from a part of British history which I am probably most interested in during the middle ages.

 

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table also interest me. So much history...

 

Yes, I know they aren't violent monsters like the ones already said XD

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I don't know much about myths per se, but after watching Uchouten Kazoku, I've really developed a soft spot for Tengu and Tanuki.

 

Tengu are legendary creatures from Japanese culture and are considered a Shinto god or demon. They look like half men half bird, and were originally regarded as harbingers of war or disruptive demons, but later came to be recognized as dangerous protectors of mountains and forests.

 

Tanuki is a Japanese raccoon dog which actually exists in real life, but in Japanese folklore they are depicted as supernatural animals able to transform into human beings, other types of animals or objects, similar to kitsune (foxes).

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My favorite ridiculous myth is the phantom time hypothesis. Basically, it says that the years 614-911 AD never happened. All of the events during that time and all of the artifacts from that time are fabrications. It's so absurd that I love it laugh.png

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1. Hellhounds

if you look them in the eyes enough "you will surely die"

 

2. the Headless Horseman

if that counts, so badass looking

 

3. My home state's "Mothman"

The first newspaper report was published in the Point Pleasant Register dated 16 November 1966, titled "Couples See Man-Sized Bird...Creature...Something".... His appearance is supposed to warn you when something tragic will happen.

 

4. The Loch Ness Monster

I really dig sea creatures.... especially huge ones.

 

5. The Panther Type monster (West Virginia story)

I've heard it from so many people, something, a cat-like creature can walk like a human on it's hindlegs. It cries like a baby and screams like a woman in the woods at night.

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I think I'm tied between Loch Ness Monster and.. that's it. I never really believed in Bigfoot since he just didn't seem realistic or really even interesting. I've heard of a lot of other myths but I don't believe in them.

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My favorite myth is Mothman especially after seeing the Mothman Chronicles movie.  Darn thing creeps the heck out of me.  Loch Ness Monster is my second favorite.  

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OMYGOSH, when I was in Elementary, my friend lived out in the Oregon country and she made me so scared of the darkness outside because of her chupacabra stories. She seriously believed them and convinced. I still kinda think they exist. I even made a song out of it:

 

"El-chupacabra, el-chupacabra, evil things in the forest, first they bite your neck, and then they suck your blood, then you're dead~!" (Sung in the tune of El-Cucaracha) 

 

And I think werewolves exist... somewhere... some of the stories I've read give me high hopes that they exist as well as documentaries on prehistoric dragons. 

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