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Category: Fairy Tales

Is the Curse of the Black Pearl Real?

A couple of weeks ago I explored some of the legends underlying the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. As you may recall, the cursed Aztec gold is currently in Utah, and the curse seems to consist mainly of just killing people off if they try to retrieve it. So was the curse of the Black Pearl a complete myth? Read on to find out!

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Ghost Ships (and other curses)

I recently rewatched Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl while home for the holidays.  I was having dinner with my family when my mom brought up the detail about Captain Barbosa and the apple, which I had completely forgotten.  PotC is one of my favorites, so it was no hardship to refresh my memory, and the occasion inspired this collection of some of the myths and legends behind Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, here for your reading pleasure!

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Lady Ambrosia

Seeing as Friday of this week is both Friday the 13th and the full harvest moon, it seems like an auspicious time to launch a new feature: Fairytale Focus, where I look at the representation of fairytales in popular media. This week we see a myth called Lady Ambrosia which was featured in the show The Blacklist.

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