Tag Archives: myths & legends
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Question: What was St. Patrick’s real name? Answer: Maewyn Succat. But Patrick is just so much easier to pronounce.
Something did happen to the children of Hamelin in 1284. Exactly what, no one knows. https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/pied-piper-hamelin-001969 Robert Browning put the story down in a poem – one my mother learned at school and would recite to us. Her favourite lines were: “’Tis clear,” cried they, “our Mayor’s a noddy;And as for our Corporation – shockingTo […]
Some Easter Bunny info & entertainment. https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/very-strange-history-easter-bunny-007908 https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/17597617 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPgFfaV-WYg https://www.preschoolexpress.com/story-station09/why-easter-bunny-brings-eggs-april.shtml
Did the Magi exist? Older kids might enjoy debating this topic after looking at both historical and theological accounts. And adults & older teens might enjoy reading Norah Loft’s fiction account, How Far To Bethlehem and Henry Van Dyke’s The Other Wise Man. And/or watching the made-for-TV movie, The Fourth Wise Man, available on DVD. […]