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Old 09-17-2014, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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Dallas and Pegasus
Do you think that it has to do with anything other than the oil company logo? If so can you explain and link it to the personality of Dallas?

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Seattle, named after Native American Chief Si'ahl. Chief Si'ahl ruled the Pacific Norhtwest with an iron fist, demolishing other tribes single-handedly with his legendary spear, The Doombringer.

... Or maybe he was a wise and cooperative chief who advocated for tolerance and peace. Either way, I like to imagine Chief Si'ahl as some epic warrior.
That's good stuff "The Doombringer" sounds epic. Would you say Seattle has drawn from or incorporated any of this in its personality?

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Pamola, the winged moose god. - Maine
Never heard of that...I guess Ill have to look it up myself.

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Because of its huge iron and steel manufacturing, Birmingham adopted Vulcan, the Roman god of the forge as its mascot.

So we put up this colossal iron statue that overlooks the city from atop Red Mountain. Of course, the people on the southern side of Red Mountain get to see Vulcan's uncovered buttocks, hence the phrase "Moon Over Homewood."



Here's the rest if you want to learn more:

Vulcan statue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
THIS is the type of stuff Im talking about, this is a perfect example. I think I read somewhere that the people in Birmingham chant "Vuulllll-caaann" at sunrise on the summer solstice while walking down to the statue or something like that? =) yeah? "Moon Over Homewood" that's kinda funny, I saw a few pictures from certain peculiar angles, that IS funny. It also says that this is the largest cast iron statue in the world so that definitely speaks to that industries position in Birmingham.

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Old 09-17-2014, 11:22 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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The most significant mythological character in Westchester County, New York (just north of NYC) would be the Headless Horseman. Although he is a literary character, growing up there, the campfire tales treat him as if he were legendary rather than purely fictional. Legendary, immmortal, and going to kill you :-)

Along the same lines for Ulster County, New York, Rip Van Winkle who created by the same author as the Headless Horseman is a well known local character.
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