Category Archives: Folklore

Return of the Vendor

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See Ronald Hutton, The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain (Oxford: Oxford Univ. One of the fairy tales is known as "Silver Hoof" in Russia. As a cousin of the Clurichaun, the Leprechaun is known to inhabit Ireland before the arrival of the Celts and can survive hundreds of years. In Ulster he is hailed as a hero by both Irish Nationalists and Ulster Unionists and is regularly depicted in poetry, literature and other art forms in Ireland.

Louisiana folk-tales,: In French dialect and English

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Well, if you haven't seen them yet, you probably never will. Odysseus shouts, leading the rest of the crew past Scylla and out of the deadly channel. Practice should always be based upon a sound knowledge of theory, of which perspective is the guide and gateway, and without it nothing can be done well in any kind of painting." the natural sciences and history. A tale of self-sacrifice and selflessness. Introduction In African perspective, and particularly in African spirituality and Mother Nature, myths are used to explain the origin of people, and their traditional customs and beliefs as practiced by various African communities.

Russian Magic Books in the British Library: Books,

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A bridal doll, in a dress identical to the brides' gown, is usually placed on the head or center table with souvenirs attached to its dress. When the tree was felled, the animals discovered the hollow stump was filled with water containing all kinds of fresh-water fish. Astronomical mythology: Read the ancient stories which reveal a great interest in astronomy and the sky during ancient times. During those days was the distribution of aku which were sent up from Honolulu to the different dwellings; but while others were given a whole fish, they got but a portion from some neighbor.

Slave of Desire: Love, Sex, and Death in the 1001 Nights

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Since this name in it's Germanic form is found nowhere else at all, it must be a relic of extremely ancient tradition, one can hardly conclude otherwise than that these four lines are a fragment of a lost poem (presumably on the subject of Heidrek's death against the Huns) that preserved names reaching back to the early common era of central and south-eastern Europe, when the Gothic empire reached from the Baltic to the Black Sea'. The fire dragon is the most talked about and the most popular.

Living by Stories: A Journey of Landscape and Memory

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It has horns, dangerous teeth and claws, and fiery eyes. When the canoes were made ready and drawn to the beach and the people came prepared to start, Aiai brought the hokeo (fishing gourd), where the leho (kauri shell) that Ku-ula his father gave him was kept, and gave it to his friend. Kekupua followed all these instructions faithfully. [116]He waited at Puunui till dusk, when he heard a hum as of many voices, and proceeding farther up near the slope of Alewa he saw these wonderful people.

Voices of a Thousand People: The Makah Cultural and Research

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The fertility myth among the Maasai pressurized them to prefer many children. The Lady of the Lake exhibited the closest characteristics to the korrigan, but the Lady was more benevolent than the korrigans. Life for these story tellers was very difficult. In Greek myth Icarus was the son of Daedalus, locked with his father inside the Labyrinth. If anything is missing, that concubine will have to become my servant and haul pitchers of water to my house.” The confident concubine agreed and said, “Who wants her jewelry?

English Heroic Legends

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The northern lights and the southern lights are natural phenomena that occur in the night skies over the polar regions of the planet. We have adapted many of these stories especially for Storynory. Gillian McClure’s delightful reworkings of well-known fables transport readers of all ages to an exotic world of tigers, rice cakes, and persimmons. Someone saw a sparkle on the top of a neighboring mountain and asked who would go to bring fire back. Either way, don’t disregard the message!

Why Suyá Sing: A Musical Anthropology of an Amazonian People

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Eventually other clans traveled to the area round the San Juan River, bring their important contributions to the tribe. The place where they were made is called Iconium after these images. [ Frazer, p. 155] "Many great deluges have taken place during the nine thousand years" since Athens and Atlantis were preeminent. Sikes says that there are four types in the Norse tradition: 1) elves, 2) dwarves and troll, 3) nisses and 4) necks, mermen, and mermaids.

Handbook of Hindu Mythology (World Mythology)

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Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. They took him when he was 14 and kept him for five years. They fetched a magician, who drew the man from the earth. Each book will have the cause or associated charity listed. Some distance is requir'd to help the sight: Fain wou'd I travel to some foreign shore, Never to see my native country more, So might I to my self my self restore; So might my mind these impious thoughts remove, But stay I must, to feed my famish'd sight, More, impious maid!

Asgard Stories: Tales from Norse Mythology

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With the lion�s heart, he had the lion�s tawny hue. Ravana - a powerful demon from Hindu mythology. But on this day was seen the sorcerer�s work of this child of Aiai. People rushed up and cut off its head, and one of the men fed on some of the flesh the following morning. Instead, the notion that pagan myths were distortions of the biblical revelation (first expressed in the Renaissance) continued to find favor. She walked out of her house, but she did not see anything.