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Myths & Legends

Screaming Tunnel

There is a tunnel under the old railroad tracks just to the west of the Queen Elizabeth Way in Niagara Falls. It is known locally as the Screaming Tunnel. A path wanders through the tunnel and then up to an empty field on the hill. But the field was not always empty. At one time,… Read More »Screaming Tunnel

La Corriveau

La Corriveau

Marie-Josephte Corriveau was a beautiful but ruthless woman. She married a good-looking man but soon grew bored with him. So late one evening, she stunned her husband with a blow to the head, then took a whip to his horse, which trampled him to death.  The death was ruled an accident and La Corriveau was free… Read More »La Corriveau

Ogopogo the Lake Monster

Retold By S.E. Schlosser His mind was full of dark thoughts and the demons spoke to him. His wild eyes and words frightened his people, and he became an outcast, shunned by all. One day in a fury of rage and pain, he attacked old Kan-He-Kan, a local wise man. The demon-possessed man killed the… Read More »Ogopogo the Lake Monster

Dungarvon Whooper

Dungarvon Whooper

retold by S.E. Schlosser It was a cold winter and the snow was deep in the woods surrounding the logging camp near the Dungarvon River. But there was plenty of game to be found if you were a good hunter, so the men didn’t go hungry. The camp cook was a jolly fellow, and quite… Read More »Dungarvon Whooper

The Bloody Knife

Bloody Knife

retold by S.E. Schlosser Many and many a year ago, two Micmac warriors from rival villages got into a terrible argument. Harsh words were exchanged, and then knives were pulled. The warriors battled back and forth on the banks of a small creek. They fought with the ferocity of grizzlies, tearing at each other with… Read More »Bloody Knife

Attack of the Mammoth

Attack of the Mammoth

A man and his family were constantly on the move, hunting for beaver. They traveled from lake to lake, stream to stream, never staying any place long enough for it to become a home.

Crow Brings the Daylight

Crow Brings the Daylight

Retold by S.E. Schlosser Long, long ago, when the world was still new, the Inuit lived in darkness in their home in the fastness of the north. They had never heard of daylight, and when it was first explained to them by Crow, who traveled back and forth between the northlands and the south, they… Read More »Crow Brings the Daylight

Hercules and the Wagoner

Hercules and the Wagoner

A Farmer was driving his wagon along a miry country road after a heavy rain. The horses could hardly drag the load through the deep mud, and at last came to a standstill when one of the wheels sank to the hub in a rut.

The Man and the Satyr

The Man and the Satyr

A Fable as told by Aesop A long time ago a Man met a Satyr in the forest and succeeded in making friends with him. The two soon became the best of comrades, living together in the Man’s hut. But one cold winter evening, as they were walking homeward, the Satyr saw the Man blow… Read More »The Man and the Satyr