Miscellaneous Myths: The Cowherd And The Weaver Girl

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  • Ironically, a similar myth is present in our country as well. Specifically in nanga parbat.

    Tales from the passion CryptTales from the passion Crypt17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I wonder is there a astronomical reason for their reunion on the 7th day of the 7th month? Like do those stars somehow cross the milkyway or appear on the same side somehow?

    Mysterey101Mysterey1012 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "Apparently" magpies are stronger than they look? Ask Australia about swooping season 😱

    Allen QuinzelAllen Quinzel5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Not only have I taken my music producer name and logo from Altair and Aquila respectively, I wrote a trance song inspired by this very story (haven't finished it yet tho). I'll always know Vega primarily for being the star that sent us The Message

    AltairSJHAltairSJH6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • can you do a video on the seven deadly sins?!

    Andy ShadeAndy Shade13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • On a not quite related note, just read a discussion on the connection between mythology and the society it reflects and let's just say it's not pretty. The basic premise was that this couple was separated because the girl's family want her back and they can only meet once every year on this specific day. To everyone else outside of this relationship, the girl just disappeared one day and her husband claims that her family took her. So one of the theories was that for whatever reasons, men of that time hid their wives' disappearance from the rest of society by claiming that their in-laws were at fault. This happening in a time when women had no autonomy and divorce is very much a taboo suggests that the whole deal is a lot darker underneath. And yes, I don't believe in fairy tales anymore.

    Lynn ChinLynn Chin14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • you fougt a magpie???

    Nori IvankovichNori Ivankovich14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love the little touches in these myth videos. Like how "Kiss from a Rose" just keeps showing up in love stories.

    Mikake StudiosMikake Studios15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • She's not kidding 'bout Magpies.

    James DeringtonJames Derington16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • what's the name of the music at 2:48?

    Paulo Henrique Arruda DantasPaulo Henrique Arruda Dantas17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I remember this story from Jadyen Smith and Jackie Chan's movie

    QwynzelleQwynzelle22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Oh man... After that story ending like that, the song you sing in the outro brought a genuine tear to my eye.

    KyeburKyebur22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "Vega is kinda a superstar (pun absolutely intended)" yet one more reason I love OSP Also, anyone know if the 7 goddesses who descend to go swimming were perhaps connected to the Pleiades (or whatever the Japanese/Korean people called the Pleiades)?

    MariposaGal19MariposaGal1922 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ok but how badass do you think it feels to just be able to slash space in half with anything you can get your hands on, like a hair pin?

    Yik Long TayYik Long Tay23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I must say, I always have a hard time reading the text in the credits because for that, I need to interrupt your beautiful singing which really makes my day sometimes. :)

    DieVorleserin 120416DieVorleserin 12041625 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I heard of this from the webtoon Where Tangents Meet by the author of Sirens Lament.

    Mandii SixxMandii Sixx26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Footnote to a footnote: You ran some text at the end on the Japanese variant on the myth, which is the Tanabata festival. When Studio Ghibli and director Hiromasa Yonebayashi did their Japan-located version of the British novel "When Marnie Was There", it was moved from Anglia to the northern island of Hokkaido which seems to be a lot like Anglia, which is one reason Japanese have always LOVED "When Marnie Was There". Tanabata is the one day your biggest wish comes true, which seems like the legend was tailor-made for this adaptation of "Marnie"...

    Patrick DrazenPatrick Drazen27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Suddenly I´m starting to understand that new manhwa that came out "The cowherd and the fairy " a little bit better...

    Ckaren001 Araujo H.Ckaren001 Araujo H.27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Can we get a whole segment just dedicated to red's covers of things? I love her voice

    Mokujii _Mokujii _28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Gosh, I havent heard this story since elementary!

    Golden EqualsGolden Equals28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Interesting how in this variant "mortal who sees a goddess bathing" goes a lot better for the mortal, unlike with, say, Artemis and Actaeon. Also interesting that this story beat popped up in Greece, as well as China, and beyond~

    The MeerThe Meer29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm not sure if there is enough source material on this, but I would absolutely love a video on Artemis myths!

    Nerdy Ginger 928Nerdy Ginger 928หลายเดือนก่อน
  • So no one is gonna mention the lil' kids who only get to see mama once an year . Anyone ?

  • To be honest Greek mythology isn't bad but Japanese history and mythology, including yokai that's always going to be a heck of a lot better than anywhere else you're going to find and I'm not just saying that because I'm a big fan of Japanese culture and anime Japan, actually has been on the sidelines for a really long time and hasn't really gotten much noticed up until 5 or 6 years ago, I guess we owe lot of that to anime and some TH-visionrs that share the beautiful culture of Japan all over, not to mention the anime VR youtubers who will remain nameless, of both America and Japan though those VR girls can take a turn towards weirdsville pretty quickly just saying, thank you guys blue and red you guys are awesome! 😎 PS I swear when you were singing that song what's love got to do it sounded a lot better then the actual music it was just so gentle and kind and calming actually wish you could have finished it I've never heard anyone with that sound like that with a kind, gentle singing voice before ❤️

    Moonlight ShineMoonlight Shineหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Hey, the Jewish Golem of Prague would be a great misc. myth to do, or the Kabbalah/story of the Kabbalah would be cool. Out of your comfort zone a bit, but terribly interesting, and part of one of the oldest continuously practiced religions of all time

    Kevin RuttenbergKevin Ruttenbergหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Could you do a video on Cassandra please???? :)

  • Oyasumi PunPun was somewhat on this myth

    Another PenguinAnother Penguinหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I kinda wanna see a Hephaestus video

    Big BudBig Budหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I remember this in one episode of ranma 1/2

    CQST LupinCQST Lupinหลายเดือนก่อน
  • MV rất hay, i like it 😦😓😉

    Paige MorlanPaige Morlanหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Talk about a Deus Ox Machina amiright?

  • I absolutely love her singing and guitar at the end.

    Alleigh BrownAlleigh Brownหลายเดือนก่อน
  • i just finished watching every single miscellaneous myths video to ever exist

    Kavya KunapareddyKavya Kunapareddyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Could you do a video about the Ibonia epic, or a Dreaming story?

    Hoang-My-Anh DoHoang-My-Anh Doหลายเดือนก่อน
  • This might be the first time I’ve ever watched a miscellaneous myth video that I knew the myth story already I would like to thank my dad for reading me traditional Chinese myths for bedtime stories

  • As an Australian we don’t mess with magpies. Those are vicious things. Seriously don’t metaphorically f**k with them!

    #minecraftspriter 1423#minecraftspriter 1423หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Where do we find Red’s music 😔 I always wanna listen to it

    Sidney JonesSidney Jonesหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Our story begins a little vegauly

    Ehud ShapiraEhud Shapiraหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I’m involved in a Strictly Ballroom musical right now and did not expect to hear Time After Time here.

    Sorow FameSorow Fameหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Imagine living somewhere where you can see stars, lucky Red

  • southern hemisphere gang

    fooder mcgavinfooder mcgavinหลายเดือนก่อน
  • How the hell do you get "Genie" from "Zhi Nü?" Seriously? Your pronunciations are only somewhat off usually, but come on. The closest it would be to English is like "jer nooh," with a u like in French or German.

  • qixi was yesterday

    cat fallcat fallหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Yeah, you really don't want to pick a fight with a magpie. They're the corvid equivalent of honey badgers and colour-coded the same way. XD And yes, Talking-Ox-Who-Was-There-The-Whole-Time is now my favorite mythical character too. 👍

  • So wait...A cowboy...fell in love with a woman from the moon...something something sci-fi/western romance plot?

    Ludwig harrisLudwig harrisหลายเดือนก่อน
  • honestly i’d pay for like an album of red’s covers they always have such a nice vibe to them

    Toby ThompsonToby Thompsonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Would you consider talking about the Ring Of Nibelung ?

  • The Eurasian magpies are smart as f*** but tiny however the Australian magpie is large, vocal and have a human bodycount.

    Baggy TrousersBaggy Trousersหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Personally I'd love to see the story of Fafnir and Siegfried you know the original actual telling not the often modernized version that bastardized Siegfrieds character of feral wild child to the Berserk rip off everyone thinks of.

    Joshua CorpierJoshua Corpierหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Just learned it was the Qixi Festival today from the Google doodle, so that's pretty neat.

    Adamo CarrilloAdamo Carrilloหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Yep just saw the same thing and had the same realization

      Gregory AldousGregory Aldousหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Happy Qixi Festival everyone! 🧵🐮

    Max LerouxMax Lerouxหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I am kinda hoping Red eventually covers the Morrigan. I think it would make for an interesting video

    Kris ShadowspellKris Shadowspellหลายเดือนก่อน
  • The real friend was the Talking Ox we had all along.

    The Grand Strategy NerdThe Grand Strategy Nerdหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Remind me to never pick a fight with a magpie; they're stronger than they look Alright Australians! Time to tell Red about magpie swooping season!

    Lavengale The AuthorLavengale The Authorหลายเดือนก่อน
  • How cool that our girl Red is now an amateur stargazer. I love this story about the Cowherd and the Weaver, a classic "the human world and the immortal realm shall never mix, but they still find a way to be together (however limited)" kind of story.

  • I love Red and all she does and I love finally knowing the track I love in her videos is called "Flight of the Silverbird"

  • Pleassseee do one on Dracula there’s so much there

    Nate GerrardNate Gerrardหลายเดือนก่อน
    • She's all ready done Dracula...one of her Halloween Specials

      Just a Fall PersonJust a Fall Personหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Vega is the 5th brightest star in the night sky and Deneb is about 3300 light years away from sun. Altair is 17 light years away and spins so fast when you look at thru a telescope it more oval and circle. Plus there was a comet visible in the night sky last summer.

    Terry G. ShawTerry G. Shawหลายเดือนก่อน
  • ok all of you osp subscribers going to make a challenge, go outside and find a constellation and make it your own.

    Terry G. ShawTerry G. Shawหลายเดือนก่อน
  • The beginning kinda felt like that one .try about Artemis and her hunters where she turns that guy into a deer i think 😂

    ishara sampsonishara sampsonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • That last story made me sad.

    Bob CharlieBob Charlieหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I really want full length versions of the Red songs at the end of these - can we have some Red sings videos?

    Matt StantonMatt Stantonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • This is adorable, also I want these two (and maybe the ox who was there all along don't even worry about it) to be on alllll the merch please and thankyou

  • Does anyone knows a channel that has a someone singing, like the end of this video?

  • Please make a singing channel Red, I want to listen to your full covers uwu

    Daryl ChurchDaryl Churchหลายเดือนก่อน
  • And now we can't even see the space river. Or at least I can't with my city's level of light pollution.

  • There is a Philippine version of this

  • Idea! What about the tale of Der Freischütz? Magic bullets, deals with the devil. Oh! Deals with the devil could even be a Troupe Talk, since that's a super common troupe.

  • I was talking to my grandma about the Tanabata festival on one of our walks, and she was never someone who was interested in myths and such, but described it as being something so hopeful and beautiful, and that it’s just a celebration of hope and love, and like with the drawing you did of the reunion of the lovers, you could really just see that

    Joli MarieJoli Marieหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Were the seven sisters at all related to the Pleiades? And my personal favorite constellation is Cassiopia. How about you?

Miscellaneous Myths: The Cowherd And The Weaver Girl