meeting myths & folklore while travelling
I travel. I listen to stories. I collect them.
I am a wondering historian, visiting people and places where fascinating myths and legends are remembered.
I feel it’s time to make a multilingual web page to share these stories.
That’s all. No big reason.
ONE EARTH. MANY STORIES.
Explore Myths and Legends around the world
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As you explore bizarre and interesting stories about PEOPLE, PLANTS and PLACES, please remember that all of them were preserved so they could be used over and over again, feel free to share and download.
TRAVEL EARTH. MEET STORIES.
“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
A spark of curiosity or a pressing question, the desire to learn more about the culture that gave rise to a myth, draws me seek out others whose knowledge and passion can deepen my own understanding and appreciation of a place. Slowly and attentively I try to immerse in a culture and highlight remarkable places and the people that are linked with them. People do make a place, it is not only the look of the landscape, the art, the history, myths and legends- it is the people. The contacts – fleeting ones usually, not the brushing of the crowd, but those moments when just for an instant I feel I have come close to the meaning of a place.
I found myself to be a listener of stories, yet not all is narrative. Some moments were more fragments, confusing or obscure; some were just talk about this or that, about everyday life or about nothing at all, and those are deeply cultural moments indeed. But many moments include storytelling, and almost always told over shared food and drink. Some of these I asked to hear, and others people told me for reasons known and unknown. Because communication and conversations – STORIES – really these are at the heart of earthstoriez.
MODERN EARTH. LOCAL STORIES.
By delving into stories and traditions of local cultures, we can explore the similarities that run through the earth- local history, myths, folklore, legends, customs, proverbs, recipes and songs are a great way of connecting to a shared heritage, and an excellent way of learning about cultures: my own and other peoples. Appreciating how we’re different and how we are all the same, because the passing on of traditions and local stories are intrinsically human, and something we can all come together to share.
We are made out of stories: in all their amazing, stunning, perception-changing complexity, diversity and magic.
English isn’t my native language and I have the impudence to write also in other languages; not often good but for that seldom. Anyway, you will find different writing styles and languages. What you read is derived from my experience and observation, only then I go and try to deepen my knowledge using books and the www. I’m an amateur writer. Enjoy.
Here are a few of my favorite stories, go read, why don’t you? And thank you.
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