So, I had been wanting to learn more about cars, since I think basic knowledge of the inner workings is good to have in case of an emergency.
A while back, I asked my dad if he could teach me, and the answer I got was, “What are you, some kind of dyke?”
Just goes to show how even though women do have a CHOICE as far as what they do, there definitely are social problems that lead to women making different decisions than men. The whole “cars are for men” attitude pisses me off in general, because. …Why? It’s practical knowledge to have. What makes it so masculine that a woman should be shamed or assumed to be a “dyke” for showing an interest in that knowledge? Women certainly are ABLE of entering male-dominated fields, but it’s social attitudes that keep them out.
I used to work at a gas station. Conversations of, “Is there a man around to check my tire pressure?” "No [sir/ma’am], but I can do it for you," ”…………..are you sure?” / “I’ll come back when there is a man around” / “But that’s a man’s job!” were regular occurrences, and this was just checking the fucking air pressure!
The worst part was how we were the only store in that half of St John’s with a free air hose, but to make it work you had to put the nozzle over the valve and then pull the LARGE OBVIOUS LEVER that your hand NEEDED TO BE ON TO HOLD IT. I cannot count how often grown men would come in bitching our hose was broken, then when I asked if they’d pulled the lever claim there was no lever, yes they did [fucker dragged me out in the rain to “fix it” and when I pulled the only fucking lever, “OH THAT’S WHAT YOU MEANT!”], or just continue to claim it was broken, because there was no way this small girl who works here would have any knowledge of how to work equipment in their store they dealt with daily.
Ok. I’m tired of the typical vampire, werewolf and fairy.I’m also tired of the occidental-centrism in mythology. Hence, this list.
I tried to included as many cultural variants as I could find and think of. (Unfortunately, I was restricted by language. Some Russian creatures looked very interesting but I don’t speak Russian…) Please, add creatures from your culture when reblogging (if not already present). It took me a while to gather all those sites but I know it could be more expansive. I intend on periodically editing this list.
Of note: I did not include specific legendary creatures (Merlin, Pegasus, etc), gods/goddesses/deities and heroes.
The Ancient Dragon (Egypt, Babylon and Sumer)
Of the Cockatrice (creature with the body of a dragon)
Alphabetical List of Dragons Across Myths (Great way to start)
- Little creatures (without wings)
- Creatures with wings (except dragons)
Bendith Y Mamau (Welsh fairies)
Peri (Persian fairies)
Yü Nü (Chinese fairies)
Garuda (Bird-like creature in Hindu and Buddhist myths)
Bean Nighe (a Scottish fairy; the equivalent of a banshee in Celtic mythology)
- Spirited Creatures
Jinn (Genies in Arabic folklore)
Oni (demons in Japanese folklore)
Demons in the Americas (list)
European Demons (list)
Middle-East and Asia Demons (list)
Judeo-Christian Demons (list)
Mahaha (a demon in Inuit mythology)
Flying Head (a demon in Iroquois mythology)
Toyol (a dead baby ghost in Malay folklore)
Yuki-onna (a ghost in Japanese folklore)
The Pontianak (a ghost in Malay mythology)
Funayurei (a ghost in Japanese folklore)
Zagaz (ghosts in Moroccan folklore)
- Horse-like mythical creatures
The Kelpie (Could have also fitted in the sea creatures category)
Hippocamps (sea horses in Greek mythology)
Horse-like creatures (a list)
Ceffyl Dwfr (fairy-like water horse creatures in Cymric mythology)
- Undead creatures
Asanbosam and Sasabonsam (Vampires from West Africa)
- Shape-shifters and half-human creatures (except mermaids)
Satyrs (half-man, half-goat)
Sirens in Greek Mythology (half-woman and half-bird creatures)
The Kumiho (half fox and half woman creatures)
Scorpion Men (warriors from Babylonian mythology)
Domovoi (a shape-shifter in Russian folklore)
Aatxe (Basque mythology; red bull that can shift in a human)
Yech (Native American folklore)
Ijiraat (shapeshifters in Inuit mythology)
- Sea creatures
The Kraken (a sea monster)
Nuckelavee (a Scottish elf who mainly lives in the sea)
Lamiak (sea nymphs in Basque mythology)
Bunyip (sea monster in Aboriginal mythology)
Apkallu/abgal (Sumerian mermen)
The Encantado (water spirits in Ancient Amazon River mythology)
Zin (water spirit in Nigerian folklore)
Qallupilluk (sea creatures in Inuit mythology)
- Monsters That Don’t Fit in Any Other Category
Myrmidons (ant warriors)
Giants: The Mystery and the Myth (50 min long documentary)
Inupasugjuk (giants in Inuit mythology)
Fomorians (an Irish divine race of giants)
The Orthus (two-headed serpent-tailed dog)
Rakshasa (humanoids in Hindu and Buddhist mythology)
Yakshas (warriors in Hindu mythology)
Taqriaqsuit (“Shadow people” in Inuit mythology)
- References on Folklore and Mythology Across the Globe
- References on writing a myth or mythical creatures
(I have stumbled upon web sites that believed some of these mythical creatures exist today… Especially dragons, in fact. I just had to share the love and scepticism.)
Anonymous asked: You do realize that 8 year olds cannot give any kind of consent, right? When the woman stopped raping him, he was 10, which is still well below the age of consent, meaning that it was rape. If you cannot see that, then you should never go around children.
Statuatory Rape -
1. sexual intercourse with a GIRL under the age of consent, which age varies in different states.
Theoretically, the boy could give consent through parents, in the idea that if they were caught, he could suggest to his parents not to press charges which is necessary in a court of law.
And its okay I despise most kids anyway.