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Fairy tales, folklore, and myths from around the world, plus the occasional dash of history.
Curated by Pamela D Lloyd
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​9 Roman Gods Who Weren't Just Rip Offs Of Greek Gods

​9 Roman Gods Who Weren't Just Rip Offs Of Greek Gods | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
We know that the ancient Greeks had a massively entertaining sets of gods and goddesses. So it's no wonder that when Rome conquered Greece, they replaced their own dull pantheon with renamed versions of Zeus, Athena, and the others. But not all Roman gods were Greek copies — here are a few of the more important ones.
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We all know that the Greek pantheon was co-opted by the Romans, but we  don't often learn much about those Roman gods that didn't have Greek origins. Here are some brief overviews of nine.

 

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The Mermaid of Zennor (8+ yrs) Sunday 26 January, 2014 - Watermans

The Mermaid of Zennor (8+ yrs) Sunday 26 January, 2014 - Watermans | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Ticketsolve is ticketing in your hands, with complete control over your ticketing operations, both online and at your box office.
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I love the idea of this show at the Irish National Leprechaun Museum, but was disappointed that the announcement not only failed to mention any of the names of the females being celebrated, but did so while mentioning the name of three well-known male heros.

 

For an overview of women in Irish myth, check out the following page: 

 

http://yesss.perso.neuf.fr/Celts/Women/women.htm

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Rejected Princesses

Rejected Princesses | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Women too awesome, awful, or offbeat for the movies. Updated Wednesdays.
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Thanks, io9, for bringing this site to my attention. Princesses (well, mostly) whose stories are so extreme that Disney is unlikely to ever try, even with rewrite-ala-Little-Mermaid, to turn into movies.

 

Although, there are one or two that might have possibilities. You never know...

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