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Urban Legends. Myths. Religious origins From the past Explain the origins of life or define cultural values May be considered form of history/philosophy. Folklore. Present fictional plots Unknown time/place Explain how people handle their environment Include fantasy elements

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myths
Myths
  • Religious origins
  • From the past
  • Explain the origins of life or define cultural values
  • May be considered form of history/philosophy.
folklore
Folklore
  • Present fictional plots
  • Unknown time/place
  • Explain how people handle their environment
  • Include fantasy elements
  • Involve people/animals that talk & act like people
legends
Legends
  • Tale about the past
  • Alleged to be historical
  • About people, places or events
  • About a king, hero, saint, famous person or war figure
  • Set in specific time/place
urban legends5
Urban Legends
  • Fictional
  • Believable
  • Contemporary
  • May incl. traditional themes
  • Attributed to F.O.A.F.
  • Widely circulated
wedding rice
Wedding Rice

Rice thrown at

weddings can

swell & kill birds

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Food

JELL-O is made from

cow & pig bones,

skins, & hides.

fears
Fears

Progesterex, a small

sterilization pill used by

vets to sterilize large

animals, is now being

used by rapists to rape

& sterilize their victims.

odd behavior
Odd Behavior

A man has been

living at a Paris

airport since 1988.

grotesque
Grotesque?
  • Tales of horror
  • Appeal to baser senses
  • Elements of fear
  • Elements of disgust
  • Contain comedic elements
  • Things we can’t classify