Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.
MORE IDEAS FROM THE SAME ARTICLE
Urban legends give people a way to focus and personify the anxieties that come from living in a modern city. It also creates a sense of community when sharing these tales.
Modern urban legends mix the normal and the supernatural, changing how we view our surroundings....
People in 19th-century Britain used folk tales to adjust to the experience of city living. Folklore was continually updated. It expressed concerns about urban development, the threat of strangers, and a shrinking sense of community as people no longer knew one another.
In Victorian Lond...
MORE LIKE THIS
The terms myth, folklore, legend and fairy tale, don't mean the same thing.
Although they've all stood the test of time, each type represents a distinct reader experience and answer some of life's fundamental questions.
published 5 ideas
Halloween originated more than 2,000 years ago. Europe's Celtic people celebrated their New Year's Day on November 1.
On the eve - what we know as Halloween - spirits were believed to walk the Earth as they traveled to the afterlife.
The stories in pop culture in the last century tend to be moralistic and have a clear demarcation of good and bad.
These stories have virtually the same structure of good guys fighting with the bad guys for the sanctimonious fate of society.
❤️ Brainstash Inc.