Folklore, Urban Legends and Myths
In some cultures, people with albinism are believed in folklore to have magical powers or to be able to tell the future, a common theme in fiction as well.
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Famous quotes containing the words myths, legends and/or urban:
“The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient.... They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.”
—Strabo (c. 58 B.C.c. 24 A.D., Greek geographer. Geographia, bk. 1, sct. 2, subsct. 8.
Forgotten mornings when he walked with his mother
Through the parables
And the legends of the green chapels
And the twice-told fields of infancy”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)
“Commercial jazz, soap opera, pulp fiction, comic strips, the movies set the images, mannerisms, standards, and aims of the urban masses. In one way or another, everyone is equal before these cultural machines; like technology itself, the mass media are nearly universal in their incidence and appeal. They are a kind of common denominator, a kind of scheme for pre-scheduled, mass emotions.”
—C. Wright Mills (191662)