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    What is your favourite folktale/myth, and why?

    What is your favourite folktale, or myth, and why is it your favourite? Does it teach something valuable to you?
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    Re: What is your favourite folktale/myth, and why?

    calling down the moon i love that just feels like in touch with more than just the day to day
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    all i ever wanted was a normal life and love.
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    Re: What is your favourite folktale/myth, and why?

    I've really become fascinated with the tale of Cerridwen and Taliesen. Damh the Bard has a song that tells their story and that's where my interest started. It fascinates me that a mother went to such lengths to help her child fit in, and never asked if that's what they wanted. Basically, he was disfigured and she tried to give him powers of some sort to make up for it but it went awry, like it usually does.

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    I wondered if he could ever understand that it was a blessing, not a sin, to be graced with more than one love.
    It could be complicated; of course it could be complicated. And it opened one up to the possibility of more pain and loss.
    Still, it was a blessing I would never relinquish. Love, genuine love, was always a cause for joy.
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    wow shah,that really spoke to me,it gave me an understanding of some things i have had issues with. thank you for posting it.
    MAGIC is MAGIC,black OR white or even blood RED

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    Re: What is your favourite folktale/myth, and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    wow shah,that really spoke to me,it gave me an understanding of some things i have had issues with. thank you for posting it.
    Damh is amazing like that. Down in the garden has been my theme song since I started my program. I also love Green and Grey.
    We are what we are. Nothing more, nothing less. There is good and evil among every kind of people. It's the evil among us who rule now. -Anne Bishop, Daughter of the Blood

    I wondered if he could ever understand that it was a blessing, not a sin, to be graced with more than one love.
    It could be complicated; of course it could be complicated. And it opened one up to the possibility of more pain and loss.
    Still, it was a blessing I would never relinquish. Love, genuine love, was always a cause for joy.
    -Jacqueline Carey, Naamah's Curse

    Service to your fellows is the root of peace.

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    Re: What is your favourite folktale/myth, and why?

    I'm fond of a particular piece of Neil Gaiman's telling of Ragnarok. I never read his full book on Norse Mythology and I'm rather sure that the discussion in his telling of Ragnarok doesn't show up in any of the Eddas but the discussion between Heimdall and Loki caught my attention. They're both bleeding out from wounds inflicted on each other and Loki will bring up how something (The Gods/the world/people/pick one) has been brought down. Every time Heimdall comes back with, "I see farther than you, Loki," and he explains describes the seeds of renewal for whatever Loki asserts is at an end.

    Along with a rather beautifully understated put down, the discussion put an oddly optimistic approach to armageddon.
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    Re: What is your favourite folktale/myth, and why?

    I'm a major fan of the story of Isis and Osiris - the whole death and resurrection thing. Although I don't believe in an afterlife, or the possibility of resurrection, I still like this. I honestly don't know why, or, at least, I don't think I can put it into words.

    "Can't put it into words why I like it" is a good description of an effective myth, IMHO.
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    Re: What is your favourite folktale/myth, and why?

    going under the knife is in its own way death and resurrection to a brand new life and spirit,that i know personally.

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    I became who I always was,but all shiny and new,a fresh mind and body to enter the world again
    MAGIC is MAGIC,black OR white or even blood RED

    all i ever wanted was a normal life and love.
    NO TERF EVER WE belong Too.
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