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Myths/Folk tales/ Superstitions in your country! Hello everyone! I love reading and learning about myths and folk tales and would like to know some common ones in everyone's country!
Jul 18, 2016 6:12 AM
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Oh Sudeep! I hope that these folk tales do not die away in your country! I think they are so important, and it tells us how people throughout time have tried to make sense of the world around them. Thank you so much for sharing some of your country's myths and superstitions with me! I also enjoyed hearing them when I was a child :)
July 18, 2016

Ohh that's a nice question:)yes,in my country(India),there are many myths,folk tales, and superstitions still present today and the most interesting thing is that peoples also believe if not in the city but in the villages or rural parts.Superstitions like --one can't cut his/her hair or nail at night time, one shouldn't give  chili to someone with his hand as it will hamper their relationship etc, etc..there are many of such kind,I even can't recall all.There are so many folk tales also in my country like one I remember---when a child doesn't sleep or cry too much then its mother tells it that don't cry otherwise, the Tiger Uncle will come with a roaring noise and take you to the jungle.and so on...But now-a-days ,slowly those are on the verge of extinction.People are moving towards development and more pragmatic now-a-days.So yes,it was a great time then,I enjoyed those very much at my teenage listening from my grandpa&grandmaa and from others.:)

July 18, 2016
Did you watch the recent Australian series, Cleverman? It's based on indigenous Australian mythology, and was broadcast in the US through June/July this year. I'm sure you can find somewhere to watch it online.
July 18, 2016
In Romania a baby won't be called on their name until their baptising. They simply call them "baby". "Hey, my little baby!..". This is a superstition few people practice nowadays..
July 18, 2016

Thank you@Mellyssa for your hope and positive view about it.I appreciate it.And yes, you are true that these are something that connects us with our past,with our ancestors' ideas,perceptions, and common sense and those were really appreciable.Thank you once again for your kind response.:)

July 18, 2016
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Mellyssa
Language Skills
English, Greek (Ancient), Italian, Latin
Learning Language
Greek (Ancient), Italian, Latin