Sunday, February 2, 2014

The DMS Wants to Know!


Monday's Riddle caught us in Anansi's web, and Fairday's review of Anansi and Company: Retold Jamaican Tales was a spidery adventure. Friday, it was awesome to chat with Bish Denham about these sticky tales, and today, we want to hear from you!





The DMS wants to know: What myth or folk-tale resonates with you? Do you have any superstitions because of it?  

Week theme: Anansi the spider 




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16 comments:

  1. There are so many intriguing myths from around the world. I do like the trickster myths a lot - they're always fun :)

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    1. Jemi- I agree that there are lots of interesting myths around the world. :) ~L

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  2. I really like the Greek and Roman myths. The one about how seasons came to be with Persephone, her mother, and Hades is the most interesting for me.

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    1. Medeia- I LOVE that myth. It is one of my all-time favorites. :) ~L

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  3. I can't think of any myths that "speak" to me. And I'm not a very superstitious person, but I have to admit I say "Bread and butter" if I'm ever walking with someone and we're forced to part by the crowd or something. It's supposed to make sure you stay friends, but I don't even know where that comes from. It's the only superstition I have. I'm a little dull...except for the fact I read and write horror! lol

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    1. Lexa- Thanks for sharing your superstition with us. I have never heard of that one before, but it sounds interesting. And you are not dull at all! :) ~L

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  4. I can't think of any myths that speak to me unless it'd be the hero's journey but don't think that's really a myth. I am intrigued by them and folk tales though and would like to write a retelling one of these days if I find the right one.

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    1. Natalie- I find myths and folk tales intriguing too. :) ~L

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  5. I.. huh. Well, not really, to be honest. But I do love reading about them. <3 Thank you for sharing this post :D (Psst, spiders are creeeepy.)

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    1. Carina- Glad you love reading about them. :) ~L

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  6. As a kid I was always terrified of that children's horror story about the girl who's dog slept under her bed so whenever she got scared she'd put her hand down and the dog would lick her hand. Then one morning she found her dog dead and in blood were the words: "People can lick, too." It used to scare me so badly that I would never let my arm or leg hang off the edge of the bed. In fact, after I turned off the lights I'd run and jump into my bed so I didn't get too close to where someone could grab my foot. Now I'm not very superstitious or easily frightened--but I remember that story from my childhood.

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    1. Rachel- I have never heard that one- but it creeped me out reading about it. How scary! I can see why you remember it. Glad you aren't easily frightened anymore. :) ~L

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  7. Well I love Greek myths but there has always been one or two that I've always kept in mind. One of them is with a boy who's father creates wings for both of them and the boy goes too close to the sun and the glue wheres off. The boy ends up dying. It's kind of saying you are not invincible so pay attention. It reminds me of being young and feeling that nothing bad will happen to you.

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    1. Adriana- Some myths really stick with us. I know the myth you are speaking of and I think the theme is an important one to keep in mind! Thanks for visiting. :) ~L

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  8. I love any myth or folk tale. There's not just one that resonates with me. They're all wonderful.

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    1. Donna- I love myths and folk tales, too! :) Thanks so much for visiting. ~L

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