Women in Folklore
Posted 29 February 2008 - 11:08 AM
Throughout history, we have all heard the tales of Johnny Appleseed, Buffalo Bill, Davy Jones, etc, but what about the women who made history? We know they have been there too.
So share with us some of the folklore from your part of the world, about the women who made a difference.
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Ah, Annie Oakley...I know all about her! My uncle used to call me Little Annie Oakley when I was younger...and I bet I could shoot with the best of 'em!
I seen the History Channel show about Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show where they showed Annie Oakley shooting. She was quite the limber gal!
Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:23 PM
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I think she's interesting simply because she looks all prim and proper, innocent even, but the way she can handle a gun...well, I wouldn't wanna mess with her!
That's EXACTLY how I felt about my ex-girlfriend who was a cop. It's not easy breaking things off with someone when you know they're packing heat.
Posted 10 March 2008 - 01:30 PM
Its hard to find many women in folklore Justa Here's my contribution...
Agustina de Aragón
Agustina Raimunda María Saragossa Doménech, or Agustina de Aragón, (1786 - 1857) was a famous Spanish heroine who defended Spain during the Spanish War of Independence, first as a civilian and later as a professional officer in the Spanish Army. Known as "the Spanish Joan of Arc," she has been the subject of much folklore, mythology, and artwork, including sketches by Francisco de Goya.
Augustina via Wikipedia
*love Goya's works hence this is the only way I came across finding out about her*
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 11:21 AM
S. E. Schlosser
Now, Pecos Bill had a way with women. No doubt. He had dozens of wives during his time. But his one true love was Slue-foot Sue. She was his first wife - and she could ride almost as good as Bill himself.
Bill first saw Slue-foot Sue ridin' a catfish down the Rio Grande. She was riding standing up and holdin' on with only one hand sose she could take pot-shots at the clouds with her six-shooter. Was making a right pretty pattern too. Bill jest went head over heels for her. Proposed on the spot. They was married the next day too.
Sue was dressed in one of them white jobs with the large hoops. Looked plumb beautiful. Right after they was married, Sue insisted Bill prove how much he loved her by letting her ride his horse, Widow-maker. Bill couldn't talk her out of it, so Sue climbed on that great devil of a horse.
Well, Widow-Maker bucked like a maniac, jest as you'd expect. Sue was thrown off - clear up to the clouds. Luckily, Sue was still wearing her springy hoop. When she hit the ground, she bounced up again. But we all soon realized Sue couldn't stop bouncing. She bounced so high she kept hitting her head on the moon. She was crying and crying buckets of tears, and throwin' kisses to her new husband. But even he couldn't stop her bouncing.
We waited three days and four nights. Finally, even Bill realized that she was gonna starve to death before she stopped bouncing, so he had to shoot her. It was a cryin' shame. Well, time heals wounds, and Bill finally got married again. And again. And again. But I'm tellin' you, he never felt the same about another woman as he felt for his first wife, Slue-foot Sue.
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