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Story of the Celts: The Celts in Britain
The Celts in Britain [ 27 ] What is obvious when studying the Celts, as when studying anything, is that different experts say different things--there are always men of knowledge who have conflicting views about specifics. The dates of when the Celts came to...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
The Twilight of the Celtic Gods
The Milesians, according to myth, were the first Celts to settle in Ireland. This group was named after the eight sons of Mil (some texts say King Milesius); these Gaelic peoples, the myths report, came to Ireland from Spain. Ironically, the first phase of...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Irish Myth Cycles
The myths and legends of a people are central to it's religion. It is from these stories that we derive our attitudes towards people and nature, and understand our deities. The famous and infamous deeds of a people's past, human and divine, provide a sense of...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
King Arthur and the Cymry Heroes
The Celtic Britons called themselves the Cymry, which meant "fellow countrymen" in their Celtic tongue. Once Roman rule ended in Britain in about 410 A.D., a power vacuum developed, leading to the onslaught of Germanic invasions by Angles and Saxons,...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Story of the Celts: The Celts of Ireland
The Celts of Ireland [ 33 ] The Celts arrived in Ireland by 350 B.C (some say earlier) and they thrive there to this day. A claim might be made that the Celtic Irish are among the world's oldest nationality groups. Despite periods when foreigners tried in...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish

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Urban Legends and the Japanese Tale
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Mad Scientists, Real and Fictional, Giving Birth to Troubling Theories
It's a standard show of its kind, relating urban legends, conspiracy theories and sensational more-or-less-true stories with the help of cheap special effects and hilariously cheesy re-creations.
5 car repair myths that can save you cash
NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- Urban legends aren't exclusive to Bigfoot and the ability of Leprechauns to find gold. The car repair business is loaded with myths too, and left un-debunked (bunked?), they can hit you in the wallet big time.
Urban Legends Surround Abandoned Westmoreland County Town
A Westmoreland County town that has long since been abandoned has become known for ghost stories and urban legends since its demise. Livermore was located on the Conemaugh River between Blairsville and Saltsburg in Derry Township, Westmoreland County.
5 of the most amazing true urban legends in criminal justice
People who say “if something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is” need to be smacked right in the face with something heavy, because cliches are just an easy way to excuse yourself from critical thinking.
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CEO and Co-Founder of Notional and College Humor Ricky Van Veen presents his Ten Web Content Urban Legends — which were outlined by Mashable's Brenna Ehrlich — and is interviewed by Peter Kafka, Senior Editor, All Things Digital.

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THE starting place for exploring urban legends and folklore on the Web: Internet hoaxes, rumors, myths, fallacies, urban legends and urban myths debunked.
Urban legend - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend, is a form of modern folklore consisting of stories usually believed by their tellers to be true.
Urban Legends & Superstitions Online
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