Tag Archives: Myths & Legends

Peace Mother Vs. The Orange Menace

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads  “If You Meet The Hero On The Road . . . (Posted by Brendan) “Why are heroes popular, well, usually that’s us in there, wearing the mask of Hero, besting and wresting, clubbing and … Continue reading

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The Girrafin

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – April Day 21 Mythical Creatures  (posted by Brendan) “Animals keep us guessing just what’s really going on. The Devil is a poodle in Goethe’s Faust, the prince is a frog who may … Continue reading

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Genies

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – The Tuesday Platform – Sharing poetry  (posted by Sanaa) In studying genie-ology I ponder possibilities of who first placed the genie in a bottle? Then there is a question of gender. Do … Continue reading

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Cat of a Different Stripe

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads:  “Mythical Prejudice” – Poetry and Flash Fiction with Magaly For today’s challenge, I invite you to write a 3-stanza poem or a very short story (313 words or fewer) that explores prejudice from … Continue reading

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Fairies

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1010, Fairies A fairy (also fay, fae, fair folk; from faery, faerie, “realm of the fays”) is a type of mythical being or legendary creature in European folklore, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, … Continue reading

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Ogham (Celtic Tree Alphabet)

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1008, Ogham With the Ogham alphabet the druids carved secret messages on sticks of Yew, as we read earlier. It was important that those messages were only seen and read by those it concerned. The Ogham … Continue reading

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Yew

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1007 Yew The Yew is considered to be the most potent tree for protection against evil, a means of connecting to your ancestors, a bringer of dreams and otherworld journeys and a symbol of the old … Continue reading

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Heather

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1005 – Heather The symbolism of the heather plant is rich and steeped in history. Growing on the windy hills of Scotland, the white wild heather has come to symbolize protection. Early in the history of Scotland, … Continue reading

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Gorse

Carpe Diem #1004 Gorse Gorse is often associated with love and fertility. It was for this reason that a sprig of gorse was traditionally added to a bride’s bouquet and gorse torches were ritually burned around livestock to protect against … Continue reading

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Fir

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1003 Fir Fir is a very tall slender tree that grows in mountainous regions on the upper slopes. Fir cones respond to rain by closing and the sun by opening. Fir can see over great distance … Continue reading

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