Category Archives: Folklore

The Chronicles of Count Antonio

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He only chases tasty treats after their ilome, a warm new home of grass and mud, for his family is complete. It should have been a good resting place for the local deer hunters, but they would not go near it. He would tend to jump out, terrorize people by spitting blue flames in their face and eyes, and clawing at their clothes, and then leap away over tall hedges. Instead of giving him a proper burial, Bathala burned the snake's remains. The Claddagh Ring is associated with the Claddagh fishing village Galway City.

Peronnik: The Simpleton

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Follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with folklore, fairy-tale and fantasy news both here at the Centre and around the world. He gave the skin of the Gray Bear chief to Badger and kept the skin of the White Bear chief. [ Judson, p. 21-25] The Great Spirit created three kinds of men: red men, white men with hairy heads, and hairy men with hair all over their body. The three youths ate and drank, and under the drowsy influence of the awa they slept until the little birds that peopled the wilderness about them waked them with their morning songs; then they roused and found the sun already climbing the heavens.

The Hunter's Cave. A Book of Stories Based on African

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Study of the Celtic Ogham alphabet, Druidry, and tree lore. The children, always hungry, cried so much that a ngaljod (rainbow serpent) rose from his waterhole and flooded the countryside. Cambodia evokes images of a hidden empire within a tropical forest, with sacred apsaras guarding its ornate, stonework enclosures. Greek Mythology Link offers articles and lists for Carlos Parada's Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology. At one time Aiai went over to the bay of Wananalua, the present port of Hana, with its noted hill of Kauiki and the sandy beach of Pueokahi.

An Anthropologist at Play: Balladmongering in Ireland and

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You might struggle with the language but Bulgarians are open and hospitable enough to indulge in enthusiastic, if a little baffling, sign language — they shake their head for yes and nod for no — and if you stumble upon some local merriment, they’ll share their drinks with you as they gather in circles to dance. Folklore of the Australian Aborigines, or: The Dreamtime and love of our natural environment, Bendigo, 1984, 4th edition, 24p. But now that you are grown up, you obviously know that they were half made up half real stories and some with imaginary characters all concocted much earlier but carrying on from one generation to another as it gets passed down.

Legends of the Samurai

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Writer Matt Grinter is a Bristolian, and draws heavily on the myths and folklore of the South-west. He thus became more popularly known as Thomas the Rhymer. This burned the forests, boiled the water, and turned the earth red hot, except where the people had taken refuge. Minthe was a sea-nymph who was one of the lovers of Hades - for this reason, she was punished by Persephone and transformed into a mint plant.

Tragedy of Cymbeline

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This was the name of the mythical ancestor of the Cianachta in Irish legend. W. 'Traditions of the Australian Aborigines on the Namoi, Barwan, and other Tributaries of the Darling', in R. Moyengully, Chief Man of the Kundungurra People, Kangaroo Press, Sydney, 1989. Afterwards, whenever the Araucanians felt an earthquake, they would flee to the hills carrying bowls to protect their heads from the sun's heat. [ Vitaliano, p. 173; Frazer, p. 262] Rainbow does not like menstruating women to enter the water, or even to drink from it.

East O' The Sun And West O' The Moon With Other Norwegian

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His heart feels a fresh bound; he feels neither strain of limb nor scantness of breath, and, searching as he runs, he descries before him in the plain the deceitful sire alone. �Opunui,� he cries, �give me Kaala, or thy life!� The stout, gray kanaka looks to see the face of flame and the outstretched arms, and stops not to try the strength of his own limbs, or to stay for any parley, but flies across the valley, along the very path by which the fierce lover came; and with fear to spur him on, he keeps well before his well blown foe.

A Tree Accurst: Bobby McMillon and Stories of Frankie Silver

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There in that place is a hole filled with aholehole, therefore the name of the land is Kaluahole. The king often said that she was the most beautiful girl in the kingdom. Tradition has it that it is the Child Jesus who brings gifts to the Venezuelan children instead of Santa Claus, as is it the belief in the United States, Music plays an important role in the celebrations. Over the years, many generations would verbally recount the same story, adding exaggerations to make it more interesting or sensational.

Myths And Legends Of Hindus And Buddhists

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Many cultures consider cats to be mystical creatures which were really fairies or goblins in disguise hence the Norwegian Forest Cat is sometimes called the Fairy-Cat. As he overtook her on the brow of a hill, Aphrodite realising that he was going to kill her, turned her into a myrrh tree. The feathers were knotted by twos or threes with twisted strands of the olona, the process being called uo. I am a writer and really want to know more about Cajun mystical and healing practices. […] to The Moonlit Road: Strange Tales from the American South, in Cajun […] We’ll do some research Kent.

Nebraska Folklore (Second Edition)

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I am not prepared to say in how far this tendency may be due to conflicts between the tales and Christian teaching or in how far it may be due simply to the break with the past. Probably not, but helping other people is important and the legend hasn’t been forgotten. It would be an object worth the toil to discover what has turned the stream from its original channel. Our mythology changes as our culture changes -- from one generation to the next, from one presidential administration to the next, from one decade to the next.