The recently released Mulan movie is actually based on an ancient ballad. Many debate whether this ballad is fact or fiction…
Source: The Japan Times
Think ninjas are just made-up characters who only live in stories? Think again! Genichi Mitsuhashi is the first students to graduate from a Japanese university with a master’s degree in ninja studies.
Watch: The Salem Witch Trials emanated from falsities, but the destruction they caused were all too real.
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According to Chinese myths, dragons and humans lived side by side at one time. Learn why dragons are said to be protectors.
Poe’s death is an unsolved mystery. This article present nine theories for the demise of this famous American writer.
Reading books about heroic characters from other worlds can
be a nice distraction during the pandemic. Take the short quiz to find a
mythological recommendation tailored to your taste.
Source: The Conversation
Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey may seem like pure fiction, but social media tools reveal that they’re at least partly based in fact.
Source: How Stuff Works
Folktales show us a lot about who we once were and still are. Check out these descriptions of nine classic characters from American folklore: Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Sally Ann Thunder, Johnny Appleseed, Mike Fink, Pecos Bill, Geronimo, and Old Stormalong. Why were they so famous? Why are they still famous today?
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In this interview, fairy tale author Jack Zipes discusses why fairy tales matter, who their audience is, and how they influence the horror genre.
Source: History Daily
Researchers have tracked fairy tales back thousands of
If tales of superheroes serve to inspire us and reflect what we value, they should represent all of us. Hear from the director and cast of the blockbuster movie.
Source: Psychology Today
Explore the plot and significance of a popular Greek myth.
One of the best-known Norse myths about the end of the universe may have originated in a real-world ancient catastrophe.
Source: The Guardian
While scientists don’t believe there is a giant monster hiding out in Loch Ness, they are considering what creatures could live there based on DNA testing.
Read about how ancient Greek medicine inspired many modern practices.
While robots and artificial intelligence may seem
like recent concepts, some argue that those ideas originated in ancient Greece.
Source: American Library Association
“Yeh-Shen” may be the oldest version we know of the Cinderella story, but it’s far from the only variation on this familiar tale. Find out about other versions that span the globe.
Atlantis isn’t the only myth about a long-lost kingdom beneath the ocean. Read what other lost city myths are told around the world.
Maybe the infamous Trojan Horse wasn’t real, but it could have inspired actual methods used during the Trojan War.
Source: Live Science
Is the curse surrounding King Tut’s tomb real? Some people think so— read about why.