The myths of our land Article 1
Today we remember several legends that are told to several Aetherian generations and taken very seriously by Aetherians across the country. Some of his most famous legends are:
The Smiling Man
The Stairs of The Forests
and many more.
In this article we will tell the story of The Smiling Man but it is important to remember that to this day the ministry of culture still works tirelessly to document and register many records about aetherian culture and history.
The Smilling Man
Despite being one of its most famous legends, historians have been unable to trace its origins, with many experts claiming "every time we think we've found an origin, it ends up being, only one more time that the story been documented, with documentation going back to 2000 years ago with writings in books showing an individual like the smiling man terrorizing villages."
Going on with the story, the smiling man is as 1.79 meters tall man with a giant smile on his face his appearance changed over the years with it´s latest appearance being a black jacket, blue jeans and black shoes. but the interesting thing is that his clothes tend to change depending on who he is chasing, with testimonies of him wearing suits of varying colors, casual clothes and even clothes with military equipment. The smiling man chases which people he meets during the late night (1:00 to 4:00) with people confirming that they were chased for hours, but others were chased for a few minutes before being left alone, with people saying that his smile is too scary and creepy to confront him but testimonies from people who allegedly “fought” him admitting they froze from fear and were beaten to the brink of death.
Image made by famous artist Trevor Henderson
Although to this day his legend is still and very common it appears that our society has adapted to his presence with the common sense to not go out late at night and even business are obligated to close before 00:00, but always, drunk universities students, homeless people and police officers in patrol always get to meet the smiling man from time to time keeping the myth alive.
Although the smiling man may not look like a scary myth people who have met him needed months of psychological help to be able to recover themselves from P.T.S.D, depression and general anxiety disorders, also people who have been beaten have needed years of physiotherapy in order to recover fully.
As a message to tourists across the EU aether takes its myths very seriously.
Document made by the ministry of Aetherean Culture and History.
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