Myths and Legends

Why Fairy Tales Are Just Really Messed Up

Once upon a time, far far away, there lived some princess or prince in some kingdom. Stuff happened...somebody lied, somebody died, and somebody fell in love. Finally, the good guys lived happily ever after…or...

The myth of Icarus and Daedalus: Knowing When to Stop

I first found out about Icarus when I heard Bastille’s track, “Icarus”. “Icarus is flying too close to the sun And Icarus' life it has only just begun This is how it feels to take a fall Icarus...

The Queen of Sheba: Mystery, Sex, and Power Changing Hands

The Queen of Sheba is an original African Myth, arguably traceable to the far ends of Ethiopia. Researchers believe she came from the Kingdom of Axum in Ethiopia, the Kingdom of Saba in Yemen,...

Narcissus and the Lake: Narcissism, Love, and other related ‘evils’

Vanity, Narcissism, Superficiality, Self-obsession, and being Egocentric, are just some of the words we would ordinarily use today to describe an individual who loved his or her own beauty over anything else. With social...

Pandora’s Box: A bad case of curiosity

Pandora's Box is a Greek classic that has birthed so many issues. It is attributed to be the primary cause of many of our perils and troubles as humans – or at least, that...

Introduction to “Myths and Legends”

Adding another page to my blog! Owing to my burning desire to source for as many forms of knowledge as possible, I have created yet another page – Myths and Legends. Myths are stories...