Urban Legends: How we make sense out of a world gone mad

This is an old article, but I assure you it’s well worth reading:

Myths Over Miami

Captured on South Beach, Satan later escaped. His demons and the horrible Bloody Mary are now killing people. God has fled. Avenging angels hide out in the Everglades. And other tales from children in Dade’s homeless shelters.

What a grim world it must be, where the idea of God hiding out while His angels lurk in the Everglades after the Devil overran Heaven is a comfort, eh?  Angels, demons, black magic, pagan gods, benevolent spirits of the beloved dead, all built into a coherent mythology by children, and passed by them, with amazingly little information breakdown, all across the country.  This is the kind of thing that interests me.

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