What Myth Best Fits Your Personality?

 

 

America is one of the finest countries in the entire world. Apart from it being the largest economy, it is also rich in folklore. Back in the 16th and 17th-century people didn’t had many sources of entertainment. Most of the time they had a very boring lifestyle. To get a bit of relief from their mundane life they resorted to listening or reading mythical stories of America.

If you look at them there are quite a few interesting ones. Let us discuss a few of them.

1.Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan was a giant and it is believed that he was delivered to Earth by five giant storks. He was several feet tall even when he was a baby. As he grew older many of the landmarks got created due to him. It is said that his feets created Minessota’s 10000 lakes. The Grand Canyon is believed to be created by the shovels that dragged behind him as he walked. Mount Hood was created as he used rocks to extinguish the fire. He was always with his pet Blue Ox, Babe. Statues of Bunyan and Babe have been erected all across the country.

2.John Henry

Unlike the story of Paul Bunyan, this has some of its roots in reality. He was born as a slave in the 1800s in South. According to the legend he was around 6 feet tall and weighed around 200 pounds. During those times a person of this size and weight guaranteed that he will be given exceptionally tough works like building railroads or tunnels. He probably worked on the Big Bend Tunnel of West Virginia. There are thousands of different variations to this story, each of them pointing to some evidence or the other. While the story is interesting but we really don’t know what happened to him.

There are many other interesting folklores. Some of them are very interesting and could be used as bedtime stories. America has a rich culture of such stories.

“You must resist the common urge toward the comforting narrative of divine law, toward fairy tales that imply some irrepressible justice. The enslaved were not bricks in your road, and their lives were not chapters in your redemptive history. They were people turned to fuel for the American machine. Enslavement was not destined to end, and it is wrong to claim our present circumstance—no matter how improved—as the redemption for the lives of people who never asked for the posthumous, untouchable glory of dying for their children. Our triumphs can never compensate for this.”
― Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

“Myths do not happen all at once.
They do not spring forth whole into the world. They form slowly, rolled between the hands of time until their edges smooth, until the saying of the story gives enough weight to the words—to the memories—to keep them rolling on their own.
But all stories start somewhere, and that night, as Rhy Maresh walked through the streets of London, a new myth was taking shape.”
― V.E. Schwab, A Conjuring of Light

“The American Negro has the great advantage of having never believed the collection of myths to which white Americans cling: that their ancestors were all freedom-loving heroes, that they were born in the greatest country the world has ever seen, or that Americans are invincible in battle and wise in peace, that Americans have always dealt honorably with Mexicans and Indians and all other neighbors or inferiors, that American men are the world’s most direct and virile, that American women are pure. Negroes know far more about white Americans than that; it can almost be said, in fact, that they know about white Americans what parents—or, anyway, mothers—know about their children, and that they very often regard white Americans that way. And perhaps this attitude, held in spite of what they know and have endured, helps to explain why Negroes, on the whole, and until lately, have allowed themselves to feel so little hatred. The tendency has really been, insofar as this was possible, to dismiss white people as the slightly mad victims of their own brainwashing.”
― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time


“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    Would you consider yourself intimidating?

    • Yes I would
    • I’m not sure
    • No I wouldn’t
  • Question of

    Have others ever called you a mystery?

    • They do quite often
    • Maybe only once or twice
    • Not that I remember
  • Question of

    Would you rather stand out from the crowd or blend in?

    • Stand out
    • Blend in
  • Question of

    Would you consider yourself a sensitive individual?

    • Yes I would
    • It depends
    • No I wouldn’t
  • Question of

    Are you a risk-taker?

    • Yes I am
    • Sometimes
    • No I don’t
  • Question of

    Are you a complex or simple person?

    • Complex
    • Simple
  • Question of

    Do you wear your heart on your sleeve?

    • Yes I do
    • It depends on the person
    • No I don’t
  • Question of

    Do you have a quick temper?

    • Yes I do
    • It depends
    • No I don’t
  • Question of

    Which word best describes you?

    • Gentle
    • Mysterious
    • Adventurous
    • Determined
    • Adventurous
  • Question of

    Which do you believe is more important?

    • Words
    • Actions
  • Question of

    You see $50 on the floor, what do you do with it?

    • Put in into my pocket.
    • Stick it to the ground.
    • Donate it.
    • Leave it there.
  • Question of

    What high school group were you in?

    • The rebels
    • The pranksters
    • The jocks
    • The nerds
  • Question of

    Which of these modern commodities would you have liked to have during ancient times?

    • The internet
    • Planes/trains
    • Cellphones
    • Running water
  • Question of

    Which of these weapons would you use to defend yourself?

    • A sword
    • An ax
    • A spear
    • A trident​
  • Question of

    What kind of weather do you like most?

    • Foggy
    • Windy
    • Sunny
    • Rainy

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