Legends Project – Period 6
In class you were split up into groups of six or seven. Each group was given one of these four legend areas of focus:
- Local Legends:
- Greater Antilles – Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico
- Lesser Antilles – the long arc of small islands in the Caribbean Sea extending in a north-south direction from the Virgin Islands to Trinidad and then in an east-west direction from Margarita to Aruba off the northern coast of Venezuela
- Legends from the United States (not of Native American Cultures)
- Native American (North, Central, or South) Legends – Apache, Sioux, Chrokee, Seminole, Comanche, Eskimo, Inca, Muskogee, Aztec, etc. There are so many such that there are too many to list.
- Western Legends (non U.S.) – Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Austria, Italy, Malta, Greece, United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland
- Eastern Legends – North & South Korea, Vietnam, China, Japan, Thailand, India, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Nepal, Laos, Cambodia
This will be an ongoing project. It will unfold over the next two weeks.
- First, each group member must find and read at least one legend each from the area your group has been assigned. Be prepared to present your legend to your group. Only one person can work on any one legend.
- Second, you will meet with your groups to discuss the legends you each found and read. Your goal is to identify any common characteristics the different legends share.
- Third, and finally, each group will prepare an oral presentation to the class through which you will share your research and ideas.
Now, get this project going.
- What area of focus are you working in?
- Local Legends
- Legends from the United States
- Native American Legends
- Western Legends (non U.S.)
- Eastern Legends
- What legend are you working on?
You may feel free to share here: a summary of the legend you are working on, a link to a website where we might read the legend itself, some vocabulary we may need in order to fully understand the legend.
Be prepared to discuss your legend with your group tomorrow.
Naomi Peroid 6
My legend is the legend of the Headless Horseman
My legend is a U.S legends from New York
Pick one of the following questions and answer it:
My legend influnced the people of my culture because it has become a huge part of americans lives there has been books
2 movies and tons of tv epsoids about the headless horseman it is very rare that an american does not know about the legend
I can apply what i’ve learned from my legeng groups in everyday life by knowing that these legends are just silly stories ment to entertain not something to be afraid of.
Sorry i forgot part five
I can apply what i’ve have learned in my legend in everyday life by using the lesson it
teaches and try my best not to be greedy.
Layla peroid 6
my legend is the legend of Palatine
my legend is a U.S legend from New Hampshire
The lesson the legend of Palatine taught the people of america was pretty much that being
greedy and cold hearted will only lead to bad things.
1. Monica p.6
2. the name of my legend is joseph bonapart and the jersey devil
3. USA/New Jersey
4. * What did your legend get the people of your culture to do?
This legend got the people of my culture to believe in creatures like the jersey devil are alive and that which craft really exists
5. i can apply what Ive learned from this legend into my real life because if i ever go to new jersey i will already know a legend from that state.
Im in eastern legends and my legend is called the Sea King. Its about a guy named Sadko who gets invited to The Sea King’s castle underwater. He plays so good that he gets to pick any of the 5 Sea king’s daughters. But if he has feelings for any of them he has to stay there forever. He picks his city over them and lives a good life in his city in Russia.
My legend is called The Flying Dutchman it is from South Africa. It is about captain Hendrik Van Der Decken, he sailed out of cape town into a hurricane where he met a ghostly figure and was condemmed to sail the waters because of not listening to his crew pleading him to turn back.In his ship the flying Dutchman. This legend is believed to have started in 1641.
The legend that I’m working on is called Eastern Legends. My legend is called the Legend of Tan-gun. The legend is basically about a mountain god coming to earth and helping a bear and a tiger fulfill their prayers. In the long run the mountain god which is Hwan-ung fulfill those prayers and the bear is transformed into a women. They get married and had a kid and named it Tan-gun. Tan-gun is a mountain god now and is known through out North Korea.
okay i have U.S legends. The name of mine is John Henry. Its about a man born in the time of slavery and he gets a job at a railroad track company. during all of this John shows the world how mighty ha really is.
Are you in the Western Legends group? And if so, is this your western legend for the legends project? Or have you posted this in the wrong location? I suspect you may have posted this here erroneously.
Let us know, and post your response here so we can clear up our curiosities.
The hound of the baskervilles is filled with mystery and of course doom. and according to acorrding to http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/themes/gothic.html. a gothic novel is a novel that contains mysteryi doom and such things and in the hound of the baskervilles there is the mysteri of the hound that needs to be sloved and the possiblitly of a bakervile to be doomed because of the hound
http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/themes/gothic.html states a gothic novel is a novel that contains things like mysterys doom. The hound of the baskervilles is a gothic novel because it’s a holmes novel shelock is a dective which means it’s a mystery novel. Also there is doom in the novel because the hound is out to get the bakerviles. the hounds of the baskervilles is a gothic novel.
The password for beep is in the study hall
My legend is a Western legend(not U.S.)and its called “Kangaroo gets it pouch”
Anyone know what the password and the other thing for the grolier and the BEEP
I am working on an Eastern legends. It comes from South Africa called The legend of Sauvri and The Rain Bull.
For more information on the legend
I’m working on U.S. Legends and the legend I am doing is on Amelia Earhart and the legend is based on how, where, and why she died.
For more information on Diguenos go to http://www.sdrm.org/history/campo.html
I’m working on Native American legends and the legend I am doing is called,’The Story Of Creation’ by the Diguenos Indians.
You can go see the story at http://www.ilhawaii.net/~stony/lore63.html
I’m working on local legends. The legend I’m doing is a legend on the Carib people.
I am working on the area of Western Legends. My Legend is from Denmark and it is called “Two Changeling Tales” edited by D. L. Ashliman.
changeling: child exchanged for another by fairies
You can read the legend using this website:
I am working on the area of Western Legends. My legend is from Malta. It’s called “the Giant and the Bird-Catcher,”by Emmanuel Magri.
the legend is basically about a bird-catcher who enters a forest and runs into a giant. The giant immeadiately challenges the bird-catcher to a fight. The bird-catcher told the giant that there was no need to fight and they should just prove to one another that the other is stronger. Of course they both know that the giant is strongest so, the bird-catcher tells the giant to go first. The giant picked a pebble, pressed it in his fist and reduced it to fine dust. So, the bird-catcher took a cheeslet, pretended to pick up a pebble, pressed the cheeslet in his fist and mild oozed out of it. Throughout the whole competition, the bird-catcher is cheating until finally, the giant realized the bird-catcher was stronger than him and let him go.
My legend is Western Legends (non U.S.) It is called “Invitation forwards God Court”
You can view the legend here –
I’m doing an eastern myth. It is the creation myth from China. I’m not saying anything else though.
Sorry, I did not add this to the comment I posted above.
Summary : It is about a young girl, who was daughter of Ugolinuccio Malatesta, who was Master of a castle. As a present her father gave her this red rag ball. But one day she wanted to be brave, and kick the ball far. So she did. And when the father came looking for her, she was no where to be found. The legend says that every 5 years on the castle walls you can see her holding a red rag ball. And you can hear little footsteps, and her saying ” Dad, dad, I am here.”
You can view this legend here – http://www.italiansrus.com/articles/subs/azzurrina_legend.htm
The area I am working on is, Western Legends ( Non U.S). The legend I chose to work on is called, “The Little Blue One (Crime of Heart). It is from Italy.
My legend is native america, a caddo legend and story is called The voice, the flood, and the turtle.