Thursday, November 3, 2011

Urban Legends & Folklore

I entered a very fun swap about urban legends and folklore and I made the following cards. 

2012 Mayan prophecy
The ancient Mayans, based on star charting, prophesied that December 21, 2012 would be some form of universal catastrophe. Meso-American star charting started around 680 B.C. by the Olmec civilization who were recording astrological patterns in the sky and eventually shared this information with the Mayans. The Mayans had a long history of tracking the winter solstice and creating calendars .

One of the most fascinating figures in the Welsh mythology and the Arthurian legend is Merlin, the great wizard, prophet and adviser to several kings, including King Arthur.
Merlin wore many hats: he was a wizard or sorcerer, a prophet, a bard, an adviser and a tutor. He appeared as a young boy with no father. He appeared as an old, wise man, freely giving his wisdom to four successive British kings.


Cleopatra VII was the last of the Ptolemies, the Macedonian-descended pharaohs who ruled Egypt beginning in 304 B.C.
Was one of the most renowned figures of ancient times a mere enchantress who used her beauty to have her own way with the Roman Empire, or was she a deft and habile politician?

Roswell Conspitacies
The Roswell UFO Incident was the recovery of an object that crashed in the general vicinity of Roswell, New Mexico, in June or July 1947.  A Crashed Flying Saucer? An Alien Base at Area 51?   The story of the Roswell Incident has it all- UFOs, the Majestic-12 government conspiracy, alien bodies, cover-ups, a missing nurse... the stuff of legends!

Depiction of the Seven Sins


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