Opinion: The Slow Creep of Inflation or The Allegory of the Frog in Boiling Water. A cautionary tale.
Inflation has a face. It’s financial hardship. Living without. Budgets being stretched to the breaking point. It’s average people working two jobs to buy what one job used to buy.
The Legend of Mothman
It was mid-November 1966 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia when reports of an unidentified flying man-bird began to make headlines. The first story was written by Mary Hyre and started the Mothman craze in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
The Legend of La Llorona
*This legend was told to me by a local Colombian, each person's version is different this was theirs, persmission was granted to publish and use the story*. La Llorona, also known as The Weeping Woman, is a prevalent myth throughout Latin America. It is present in all countries and their regions. However, each of their stories has different names and slightly different variations.
Greed, The Legend of Juan Machete
A story of greed. Juan Machete wanted to get to the good parts without putting in the effort to build the foundation first, skipping the intermediate steps. Juan Francisco Ortiz lived in the Orinoquía region of Colombia, the llanos or plains of Colombia. The home to many cattle farmers, as it is the perfect place to raise beef cattle. Juan was unhappy that his farm was not producing as much as he wanted; he was not where he wanted to be, he was not rich.
The Missouri Monster, MOMO
Louisiana, Missouri, in the summer of 1971, two little boys were playing outside. Suddenly they smelled a horrible foul smell when they looked into the woods they saw a creature, 7 foot tall, covered in dark black hair, red glowing eyes and holding a dead dog in its three-fingered claw.
The Legend of La Muelona
According to the legend, La Muelona or ¨Colmillona¨ is a woman with big teeth; some say fangs. The myth comes from the Andean region of Colombia. La Muelona was a beautiful and ambitious woman. She had long hair, big eyes with huge teeth, and always smiling; some say her mouth resembled a horse.
The Legend of La Patasola
Have you ever thought about cheating on your spouse? The Legend of La Patasola will make you think twice. La Patasola is the legend of the one-legged woman originating in Colombia's Andean region; she lives deep in the jungle along Colombia's Pacific coast and the north of Ecuador. She is known as "La Patasola" because she walks with only one foot. Some refer to her as the protector of the Andes and full of vengeance.
The Legend of El Silbón
El Silbón (The Whistler) is a spirit found in Colombian (and Venezuelan) legends, specifically in the Los Llanos region of Colombia. A tropical grassy plain in the Orinoco basin spread between Colombia and Venezuela.
The Legend of La Ciguapa
La CiguapaPastels on paper. by Felix Esteban Rosario. There is a legend that originates from the mountains of the Dominican Republic. Some described a woman who lives in the woods with long black hair and backward feet—rumored to prey on farmers who are alone and lonely. She calls you in with whispers and gentle sounds; some describe whining, or soothing voices, which entices you to go to her.
The Loch Ness Monster, Nessie
Loch Ness MonsterPHOTOGRAPH BY STARABLAZKOVA, COURTESY WIKIMEDIA. THIS FILE IS LICENSED UNDER THE CREATIVE COMMONS AT. A large creature is rumored to inhabit Loch Ness, Scotland. Loch Ness is the largest body of water in the UK, found southwest of Inverness.
Settlers Discovered Mysterious Gigantic Skeletons in West Virginia
Stories of mysterious gigantic skeletons found in several places in West Virginia have been circulating since the arrival of white settlers to the area. These "giant" skeletons were discovered not only in burial mounds but also while excavating the ground in the early days of coal mining.
The Legend of the Greenbrier Ghost
The only trial in history that included the testimony of a ghost. January 23, 1897, Elva Zona Heaster Shue was found dead at the bottom of the stairs, one year after being married to Edward. Her body was discovered by a neighbor boy who helped around the house.
Whether Sloths Mistake Their Own Arms for Branches, and Other Adorable Sloth Myths
Are these animals really dumb enough to fall out of trees due to their own incompetence?. Sloooooowly…. caaaaaarefully….Photo by Meg Jerrard/Unsplash. Sloths are one of the internet’s favorite animals, along with capybaras and baby elephants. There’s something undeniably cute about them; maybe it’s their always-squinting faces, or maybe it’s just how slowly they move in all their actions?
Bear Gods and Goddesses around the world
Finnish and Hungarian are relative languages, therefore it is no surprise that there are similarities in early Finnish and Hungarian myths. Mielikki the goddess of the hunt and Ildiko the Hungarian goddess of the hunt are very much alike.