Homeless child folklore

A generation of children can create a pidgin language. Homeless children, under little or no adult supervision, often create horror scenarios as genuine myths, in the same way. Children are imaginative and credulous, while the homeless often have reason to feel insecure and frightened.

In the context of Delta Green, stories of the Mythos may be concealed in the modern folklore of the homeless. This could be a consequence of, and path of recruitment for, the Fate. In an anthropocentric interpretation of the Mythos, where preconceived notions rule perception, children may be more able than adults to see as Tillinghast did, without a resonator.


"Myths Over Miami" is a 1997 article for the Miami New Times by Lynda Edwards. Here are some of the myths it mentions among homeless children:

  • God has fled after demons attacked his palace of blue marble. No one knows why God has never reappeared.
  • Angels eat colored light so they can fly.
  • Demons' doors to our world include refrigerators, mirrors, Ghost Town (a cemetery), and Jeep Cherokees with black windows.
  • Demons are nourished by human jealousy, hate, and fear.
  • Bloody Mary is the worst demon, feared even by Satan. She weeps blood or black tears. Her joy is the death of children. If you see her with her flowing black dress, you are marked for a killing.
  • Blue Lady is a beautiful angel with pale blue skin who lives in the ocean. She is the ally of children, but is cursed by demons. She can only save a child from death if they speak her true name. Most homeless children believe they have seen her.
  • Angels study battle maps and fight the evil demons with the children's help, in a hopeless struggle for good over more powerful evil.

The children in the article have a sense of ethical behavior that is in contrast to their ruthless environments. They prefer compassion over cruelty, despite imagining a universe dominated by cruelty and malevolent or unreliable authorities.

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