FAMOUS MYTHS OF THE WORLD
Myths are often stories told by a particular people such as Indians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and others. They are especially linked to religious beliefs and rituals. Lets have a look on some famous myths of the world.
THE LOST CITY OF ATLANTIS
We all know the myth of Atlantis: a utopian city wiped out in a single night due to an unearthly cataclysm. But Atlantis is just the most well-known of mythical missing cities. Near-identical stories crop up with such regularity that it’s tempting to think that they must be somehow related.
Require Iram (also Called Ubar). A mythical city in the mountains of contemporary Saudi Arabia, Iram is said to have been wiped out in a single night when Allah buried it . Then you have off the coast of France, which has been flooded across the 5th century by a mythical warrior king. In summary, the idea of a city obliterated overnight is so powerful it seems to show up. Are such half-remembered tragedies with some basis in fact (like Pompeii) or just stories that play to the apocalyptic fantasist in all of us? We’ll leave it to you to decide. (famous myths of the world)
If you hated the last few decades of hormone-driven angst-inspired vampire media, try living in Medieval Europe. Back then, belief in vampires was so prevalent that barely a single country didn’t consider them a terrifying truth of life. When crops failed or there was drought or a baby was born with a slight deformity. You believe vampires got the attribute–a tradition that stretches back a long time.
Undead bloodsuckers are not a modern invention. They were dreamt up this side of the Common Era. Cultures as mind-bendingly older as the Ancient Egyptians believed wholeheartedly in their existence. While versions of these turn up everywhere from China to Tibet to India. The Persians of all Mesopotamia had a selection of ferocious blood-drinking allies to terrorize children. Although they bore differences out of our modern Anne Rice-inspired variety. (famous myths of the world)
THE GREAT FLOOD
Jews and Christians understand it as the story of Noah, but versions almost certainly predate the Genesis account.
These stories may or might not be inspired by reality. In 2009, National Geographic reported on the utter absence of evidence for a globe-destroying super-flood. Could this universal myth simply be the memory of a real event that occurred around 5,000 BC? We might never know. (famous myths of the world)
As with a previous entry on this list, famous sayings can get confused with what is actually true. “As blind as a bat” is a big saying that was demonstrated to be untrue, as is our next entrance, the saying “lightning does not strike the same place twice.” This fantasy is easily disproven and cleared up with a little knowledge of what lightning is and how it works. The simple reality is that lightning could strike any time, anyplace. And it can certainly strike the identical place multiple times.
We all know this to be true for many reasons: one is that we may manipulate lightning to hit the same spot with a lightning conductor. But even away from this and letting nature takes its course. We have seen lightning hit the same spot several times in a single storm. Lightning can strike anywhere. And particularly to taller structures as it’s an easy path in order for it to take to get to the ground. Statistically, it will not strike the same area often, but it might strike. (famous myths of the world)
LOOCH NESS MONSTER
We come to an entry that has become the source of people’s fascination for decades. The Loch Ness Monster has obtained over people’s lives as they desperately attempt to prove that the world is inhabited by monsters. Some people actually dedicate their lives to the Loch Ness Monster, a life that we’re likely to mention is a waste. (famous myths of the world)
How did this excellent myth start? Simple, with a hoax. This isn’t just people who do not believe in the Loch Ness Monster saying it’s a hoax. The guy who took the photograph and is responsible for “Nessie mania” said it was a hoax and in fact wanted his name disassociated with the now infamous photo, as have many other people who have claimed to have observed “Nessie” since. This is a classic illustration of a myth because it can’t be shown, and somehow this makes people believe in it but the simple fact is that the Loch Ness Monster can not be proved because it isn’t there and no amount of faked sightings and photographs will make us think otherwise. (famous myths of the world)
BULL HATES RED!
The next myth on our list is something which most of us know not to be true, yet everyone still believes it as fact. We all know that a good deal of animals, including all cows, especially bulls, are colorblind. We all know this and most people will tell you as fact that the color red is hated by bulls. Not only do they hate it, but it makes them angry.
This myth is firmly planted in the archaic and barbaric “sport” of bullfighting. In Spanish culture, red is a really popular and important color and the bullfighters have been using red for centuries so the color red is now synonymous with bulls and bullfighting. However, the bull itself doesn’t have interest in crimson. It does get mad over the color red, what it really gets mad about is the manner in which the cape is transferred and the motion of the matador. And of course, how the bull is being repeatedly stabbed by a cape waving human doesn’t help with all the bull’s anger!