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You May Find Important Pieces Gone

Cautionary tales to try to convince children to behave seem to be pretty much universal, even though it’s quite possible they do more harm than good. I’ve written before about boogeyman legends, and along much the same lines is the … Continue reading

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The Last Days of Discworld

It’s the Hogswatch season, and I just finished reading Terry Pratchett’s last Discworld book, The Shepherd’s Crown. While officially part of the young adult Tiffany Aching sub-series, there’s a lot in it that assures us Pratchett hadn’t forgotten about the … Continue reading

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Today I Lost a Tooth

Okay, I didn’t really, but I did want to discuss a mythical figure associated with the loss of teeth. The Tooth Fairy is pretty much universally known, but there isn’t any consensus on what he or she looks like (just … Continue reading

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That’s So Raven

I’m sure you all know I’m a fan of both Oz and mythology, and I’ve noticed that some writers of apocryphal Oz stories like to combine the two. There’s a fair amount of objection whenever this sort of thing comes … Continue reading

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There May Be a Boogeyman or Boogeymen in the House

Picture by Andrew L. Paciorek The Boogeyman, more traditionally spelled “Bogeyman,” does not seem to be a reference to any specific monster, but rather to any scary creature that is either the product of a child’s imagination or used by … Continue reading

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What Were They When They Were at Home?

While Roman religion adopted many gods from the surrounding nations, especially Greek ones, they had some of their own religious traditions as well. One of these was the concept of household gods, who would protect the home and family. The … Continue reading

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Octarine Dreams

Last night, I watched the television adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s The Color of Magic, starring Sir David Jason as Rincewind. He’s apparently a big television star in the United Kingdom, which I suppose explains why they keep miscasting him in … Continue reading

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