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Mt. Lemon in Tucson, Arizona is said to have the Red God of
Fire. This is a creature which walks the mountain whenever
heat lightning strikes the mountain in the form of red
lightning.

Submitter comment: A silly myth, of course everybody knows that light cannot
walk. The short story was still imaginative and somewhat
interesting.

Where learned: Arizona ; Tucson

Keyword(s): Tall, Weather

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Gods
BELIEF -- P428
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Fire
BELIEF -- Formation

Date learned: 00-00-1991

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Shaping a crystal from Vantana Canyon into the shape of a
triangle and wearing it around the neck will bring good
health and luck.

Submitter comment: When I was in Arizona, this neck piece was one of the
hottest items to wear and people felt good wearing it.

Where learned: Arizona ; Tucson

Keyword(s): Jewelry, fad.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00-00-1949

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