Urban Myths-Phil Healey

Urban myths

Introducing the story of Urban myths by: Phil Healey.

About the author:

The original creator of this collection is Phil Healey, a graphic designer from Manchester. In 1982, he met rick Glenville a native of London, at the Polytechnic. They were very interested in the strange stories that people often told in public. And they wanted to share them So they decided to write these stories.

They created phrases that described the strange stories of urban myths. They were sending the stories to the Guardian for publication. The Guardian loved these stories. And the editors decided to publish them in a weekly edition. This collection consists of many city stories. Their plot is similar to many stories which are in almost every city on the planet.

They published their first collection of Urban myths in book form in 1991. This book was very interesting and therefore considered as one of the best-selling books in several consecutive years. Other authors have now collected more than 1,200 urban legends from around the world.

Healey and Glenville use the Internet to collect new stories and comments from their readers. In addition to publishing their stories, the Guardian writes their articles about music and football and Haley lectures At the University of London and Glenville Articles.

About this collection of stories:

As mentioned, the creators of this collection are Healey and Glenville. They enjoyed collecting and retelling funny local tales. Later they started publishing these stories in the Guardian newspaper. These stories were quite strange and made the readers laugh. Over the years, Healey and Glenville chose the best tales and published a book “Urban Myths.

In fact, this book is an anthology of original comedies based on stories told over several years. They are generally featured in a collection of pieces that includes Ivan Rohan, Rupert Grint, Ben Chaplin, Catherine Parkinson, and Aiden Gillen, who present these urban secrets in a deliberate and playful two-sided way.

These stories Without a general knowledge of the stories that took place, fantasies emerged wildly as forms of popular ethnic myths entertained by bizarre narratives used to follow them. The most famous names who told these stories include the legendary singer Bob Thailand, the famous actor Carrie Grant and the famous boxer Mohammad Ali Kelly.

That is why it can be said that this book became very famous. Nowadays you can hear these stories on the radio or TV. Anyone can hear these stories in different cities, only the characters and the names of the characters may be different.

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The Tales from the Arabian Nights-Antoine Galland

The Tales From The Arabian Nights

Introducing the story of The Tales From The Arabian Nights by: Antoine Galland.

about The Tales From The Arabian Nights:

This classic collection is a collection of stories compiled over the centuries by various authors, translators and researchers from the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent. This collection of stories shows its roots in Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian literature.

Arabian Nights story, the assumption contained in the story is that life is always worth living and that human endeavor, along with human weakness, is a wonderful and fascinating thing to behold.

There are many versions of the story series. These stories form a powerful mental connection between the ancient civilizations of the East and those of the West. This version is specifically selected, edited and designed. And includes the full version of “Seven Journeys of Sinbad”.

The Arabian Nights are not necessarily intended for young children. They contain violence and mature situations. Please exercise care when reading them to young children.

About the author:

Antoine Galland (April 4, 1646 – February 17, 1715) was a French-born French archaeologist. Which was the most famous and the first European translator of the stories of One Thousand and One Nights, which was published under the name Les mis et une nuits.

His version of these stories appeared in twelve volumes between 1704 and 1717 and had a significant impact on later European literature and attitudes in the Islamic world.

summary(The Tales From The Arabian Nights):

Sultan Shahriar had a beautiful wife. She was his only wife and he loved her more than anything in the world. The sultan’s wife falls in love with another man and betrays the sultan. and As a result, Sultan kills them both. and He hates all women. Every day, the Sultan asks his vizir to bring him a woman to marry. sultan married a woman every night. The next morning, he killed her. He believed that no other woman would bother him.

The vizir had to find a new wife for the sultan every day. but this It was a very difficult task, all the families were afraid and no girl wanted to be the Sultan’s wife one night and then die. That’s why families sent their daughters to faraway places. The vizier started to worry about his own life when almost no young women left.

The vizir had two daughters. One of them, Sheherezade, was beautiful and very clever. Sheherazade asked his father to make her the new Sultan’s wife. At first, the worried father refused to satisfy his daughter’s desire, but Sheherezade convinced him she had a very genius plan.

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Blackbeard’s Treasure -Jenny Dooley

Blackbeard’s treasure

Introducing the story of black beard’s treasure by: Jenny dooley.

About the story of black beards treasure:

The story of black beard’s treasure is an exciting adventure story. This story is about Edward Titch’s treasure known as black beard. contrary to popular belief, pirates rarely buried their treasures. And most likely, black beard did not do that. The legend comes from the 1882 Treasure Island novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, which mentions the black beard.

According to legend, the black beard’s treasure is off the coast of Maryland and is cursed and no one can pull it out. All those who tried to find this treasure have not returned! some say that the spirit of the black beard will not rest until this treasure is found. And others believe that the treasure is protected by his soul and will be hidden forever.

About Edward Teach(Black beard):

Edward teach, known as the black beard, was a notorious British pirate operating in the Caribbean and off the coast of the American colonies. In 1716, he joined captain Hornigeld, a pirate in the Caribbean.

Hornigeld assigned Blackbeard to command one of his warships, and the two together engaged in a number of piracy. Then black beard succeeded him. Black beard and his companions were hiding in suitable places and were looting the ships’ gold in a surprise attack.

Summary (Black beards treasure):

Bermuda triangle is a miracle place where a lot of people, ships and other things were lost. Not many people want to have such risk for finding treasure. But the treasure of the black beard is lost in the Bermuda Triangle and no one has ever found it. one night the greatest pirate in the whole world Captain Pike came into the bar of port where all of the pirate ships stay before they sail. No one expected to see Captain Pike that night.

Captain Pike tells them I’m going to the Bermuda Triangle to get the black beard’s treasure. Sailors say nobody has ever found Black beard’s treasure. They say it was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All those who have tried to find it have never returned. Captain Pike knew it would be difficult to find men to go with him, so he talked about the treasure to excite them. Finally, Captain Pike convinces them with gold coins to accompany him on a trip to the Bermuda Triangle. But whether they can realize his plan?

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aladdin and the magic lamp by: ruth hobart

aladdin and the magic lamp

Introducing the story of aladdin and the magic lamp by: ruth hobart.

about aladdin and the magic lamp:

Aladdin such as ali baba and The Forty Thieves  is the name of one of the characters of the Thousand and One Nights.

In general, it can be said that aladdin and the magic lamp story has been created from the past and distant times, with the stories of one thousand and one nights or one thousand myths from two thousand five hundred years ago.

In addition The story of aladdin was first translated into Persian and a thousand years later translated into Arabic.

Moreover this story was published in Europe until the sixteenth century.

Who knows this story?

In general The story of Aladdin and the magic lamp has been read or heard by all members of society. Some have seen movies and cartoons.

Giant and Magic lamp is a title that people of all ages are relatively familiar with, For instance From children watching fascinating cartoons of big American companies to adults.


An evil magician desired to own a magic lamp. This wizard had came from Africa. The lamp was in the cave in China.

The magician couldn’t get it on his own. And only one special boy could help him. One day the magician met this boy at the market in China.

When The magician saw the boy, After that he was convinced that boy could help him. That boy was Aladdin.

Aladdin was the son of a tailor. Therefore Aladdin was very poor and sold bread. The wizard deceives him and suggested him an agreement.

According to the agreement, the wizard would buy all Aladdin’s bread and the boy himself would go with him to some magic place, where the magic cave was…

Aladdin’s mission was to go downstairs into the cave and find this magic lamp in the magic garden.

But when Aladdin went down and found the lamp, he couldn’t come back. A big stone closed the passage.

Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves by: Antoine Galland

Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves

Introducing the story of Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves by: Antoine Galland.

Some believe that this story was added to the collection of One Thousand and One Nights by the French translator Antoine Galland, But Richard F. Burton claimed that this story was part of the original One Thousand and One Nights(Arabian Nights) series.

who is ali baba?

Alibaba is the name of a fictional character in the story of Alibaba and the forty thieves of Baghdad. This story is part of the book One Thousand and One Nights(Arabian Nights).

Ali Baba and the Forty Robbers is a folk tale included in many versions of One Thousand and One Nights. Antoine Galland, who heard the story from Syrian storyteller Hanna Diyab, added it to the One Thousand and One Nights in the 18th century.

It is one of the most familiar of the “Arabian Nights” tales, and has been widely retold and performed in many media, especially for children, where the more violent aspects of the story are often suppressed. In the story,

about One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights) book:

One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, This collection combines folk tales and legends from India, persia and arabia.

several versions date the collection’s genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900.but No original manuscript has ever been found.

Stories such as :Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, aladdin and the magic lamp and the voyages of Sinbad the Sailor that have become independently famous come from this Book.


Alibaba and his older brother Qasim were the two sons of a merchant. When the merchant died, the elder son got a heritage and a wealthy wife. The younger son Ali Baba got nothing and married to a poor woman. Ali Baba became a woodcutter.

One day he was working in the forest, collecting the firewood. Suddenly he saw forty men in black on the black horses.

 They came to a huge stone and one of them said, ‘Open Sesame’. Something incredible happened: the stone opened an entrance into a cave. Everybody went inside.

Ali Baba did the same thing, after the men in black had left. He said the magic words, ‘Open Sesame’. The stone obeyed him and he entered the cave.

He found many treasures there and decided to take something with him. The thieves learn this and try to kill Ali Baba, but Ali Baba’s faithful slave-girl foils their plots. Ali Baba gives his son to her in marriage and keeps the secret of the treasure.