Where are the children?
About where children are found, probably every baby asks. Of course, such a question is very convenient for parents. In order not to load their child with the details of his birth, parents come up with quite understandable explanations. However, it is often not necessary to invent something too - you can get by with already existing explanations. So where are the children found here in other countries? Let's see.
Where are the children with us
In our culture, there has long been a myth that explains to children their birth. The well-known phraseologism “found in cabbage” is rooted in the distant past and is most likely associated with the tradition of choosing brides during the period of cabbage collection. Some scientists believe that the emergence of this phraseological unit is associated with the origin of the word “cabbage” from the Latin “caput” - “head” and goes back to the myth of the birth of the goddess Athena from the head of Zeus.
Another well-known explanation for the appearance of children is the stork.This idiom in some Slavic languages sounds like "to find a child on the roof." However, most of the Slavic peoples of the children "bring" storks.
In the Urals, there is a myth that children are found in the stove. But in the times of the Soviet Union, children were told that they were bought in a store. And for the next baby, the parents went to the store, and the firstborn meekly expected the parents at home with a new purchase.
Where are children in other countries
"Find" children in the cabbage, not only here, but also in France. Moreover, in the cabbage are only boys, but girls - only in the colors of roses.
Of course, the explanations that are invented for children should be clear to them and correspond to the realities of life. Therefore, for example, in Australia, children are told that they were brought in their kangaroo bags. But in prim Britain with the cult of the queen of children, the postman of her Royal Majesty "brings". Moreover, on this “parcel” pasted stamps indicating the weight of the child, as well as the exact destination address.
In America, UN inspectors help their parents in “searching for children”, and in Germany they are followed by a special Point of Issuing Children.In Georgia, eagles bring children, and in North Korea - the Party and the Government. Among the northern peoples, it is believed that children are found in the tundra, hidden in a moss. In South Africa, they are found in deep diamond mines. In China - that brings them a draft.
Gypsies tell the children that they are found in the folds of the mother’s numerous skirts. And a lot of monists and bracelets, allegedly, even muffle the cry of hungry children waiting for when they find them.
As you see, every nation has its own beliefs and myths explaining to children their origin. And they are all necessarily connected with the reality of life.