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within the field of folkloristics.Myth A myth is defined as a sacred narrative explaining how the world and humankind came to be in their present form. .
legenda. . "things to be read") is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history and to possess certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude.Legend A legend (Latin.
a crippled farmhand called Matthew Weeks was later hanged at Bodmin Goal for the crime. though it is doubtful that he committed it. Since that time. clad in a gown.The Ghost of Charlotte Dymond One of Cornwall's most celebrated ghosts is that of Charlotte Dymond. and especially on the anniversary of her death. Her lover. . Charlotte has been seen walking in the area. near Camelford on Sunday 14th April 1844. who was found murdered on the slopes of Roughtor. a red shawl and a silk bonnet.
and the story has been immortalised too in "The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond". A memorial stone marks the site of her murder. .Sentries of the Old Volunteers stationed in Roughtor were very reluctant to stand duty there. so convinced were they of her ghostly presence. by Cornish poet Charles Causley.
Turning into various creatures such as hawks. fish. . When he next saw Metis he flattered her and put her at her ease. her second child would be a boy that would overthrow Zeus as had happened to his father and grandfather. going so far as to change her form many times. However. He continued his persuit until she relented. Zeus was both determined and equally proficient at changing form. Zeus took this warning to heart. An Oracle of Gaea then prophesied that Metis first child would be a girl but. Metis tried to escape. and serpents.Athena's Birth Zeus came to lust after Metis. and chased her in his direct way.
The other gods came to see what the problem was. . He howled so loudly it could be heard throughout the earth. Hermes realized what needed to be done and directed Hephaestus to take a wedge and split open Zeus's skull. full grown and in a full set of armour. Out of the skull sprang Athena. Due to her manor of birth she has dominion over all things of the intellect. After a time Zeus developed the mother of all headaches. This was the end of Metis but.Then with Metis off gaurd Zeus suddenly opened his mouth and swallowed her. possibly the beginning of Zeus's wisdom.