Category Archives: Folklore

The Violet Fairy Book

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Folktales of Aarne-Thompson-Uther type 1161 (also categorized as migratory legends of Christiansen type 6015) in which a troll or other sinister creature mistakes a bear for a cat (or other domestic animal), then quickly learns that bears do not make good pets. Means "beauty" from the Gaelic word aoibh. There have also been many types of secularization; the one brought about in Western society since the Middle Ages is only a single example.

Studies of Contemporary Superstition

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The Latest Edition of the Folklore and Education Section Newsletter is available online: Spring 2016 ( pdf ). (See below for the archive of newsletters dating from 2001.) Click here to join this American Folklore Society interest-group section. Folk Tales often provide a humorous explanation for natural phenomena. The Welsh language adds to the richness and depth to what amounts to a continuous growing bank of culture and tradition. There will be more stories of their battles etc later Did you know that a lot of the American traditions for Halloween like the carved pumpkin, dressing in costume and calling door to door, were taken from Irish traditions.

The Poet as Mythmaker: A Study of Symbolic Meaning in Taras

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But all the definitions bring into dynamic association the ideas of individual creativity and collective order. The wood box they were kept in always smelled of cucumber. What is a structural difference? (something that is different in the makeup, formation, foundation, or structure) What makes a fairytale? (they are set in the distant past; they often have an open phrase, “Once upon a time…” or “A very long time ago…”; the characters are often imaginary (e.g. dragons, elves, fairies, etc.) or royalty and have magical powers (e.g. granting wishes); they have difficult problems but end happily where good wins over evil) What makes a fable? (they take place in the distant past or a timeless place; they are short; they have 2-3 characters that are often animals that talk and act like humans; there is usually a moral, or lesson, at the end of the story) What makes a myth? (they may explain – not realistically – how something in nature looks or works or why people behave in certain ways; the characters are often gods or goddesses who interact with humans) What makes a legend? (they are set in the past; they tell the story of a hero(ine); they might be based on facts and real history, but through retellings, the plot has been exaggerated and some facts are distorted) What makes a fantasy? (they are set in a place that doesn’t exist in the real world and has events that couldn’t happen in the real world with characters – people, animals, objects, creatures, etc. – that are able to do things they couldn’t do in the real world) What makes a “tall tale”? (they are set in the recent or distant past; they use humorous exaggeration to tell the adventures of a fictional, or sometimes nonfictional, character; they are very creative and unusual) What makes a folk tale? (they are stories passed down – originally orally – from one generation to another, reflecting the original culture; characters may include inanimate objects that speak; they often teach a moral or lesson; some are call “trickster tales”; action builds through repetition; has exciting climaxes at the end; goodness and intelligence prevails over evil and foolishness; told from 3rd-person point of view) What makes mystery/horror? (a puzzle, enigma, or problem to solve; detectives of some type are the characters; the plot is usually somewhat realistic) What makes science fiction? (based on unproven scientific idea(s); usually involving aliens, outer space, and UFOs; plot is tied to ideas of science but is fantasized) What are examples of fairytales? (Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Peter Pan, The Three Bears, etc.) What are examples of fables? (“The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Fox and the Grapes,” etc.) What are examples of myths? (“How the World was Created,” “How the Lion Got Its Whiskers,” etc.) What are examples of legends? (Robin Hood, The Legend of the Persian Carpet, etc.) What are examples of fantasies? (Magic School Bus series, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter series, etc.) What are examples of “tall tales”? (Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, etc.) What are examples of folk tales? (Strega Nona, Anansi, Brer Rabbit, etc.) What are examples of mystery/horror? (Goosebumps, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and/or Boxcar Children series, etc.) What are examples of science fiction?

The Nature of the Gods (Oxford World's Classics)

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How seasons and cycles are represented in Irish mythology and folklore. The banshee can also appear in animal forms, such as hares, weasels, and hooded crows, which are associated with witchcraft in Ireland. Close here, perhaps, is your death; Pele comes devouring.) Leaving her, he met his wife, Kanakawahine, and saluted her. Mayari/Malyari (Mallari) – She/He was worshipped by the Negritos of Zambales as their chief deity in which the “bayoc” (high priest) was the only one allowed to make offerings and sacrifices to him/her.

Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales

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He accompanies the group and is prepared to fight. As in the former cases, so in this, he received no satisfaction. Mythological views of providence, destiny, or fate are given precise shades of meaning dominant views in a tradition concerning justice and divine law, the philosophical problem of determinism, the theological problems of theodicy (justification of a good god with observable facts of evil), and predestination.

Dragon in China and Japan

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Among the many non-European examples are the Indian Mahabharata and the Tibetan Gesar epic. The facts and truths revealed in the study of this topic was in conflict with the regime, which just wanted to invent a new people...the so-called generic and subservient Yugo-Slavs, who must lose their historic identity to become only (South-Slavs) A policy that in reality attempted to negate the peoples various languages, history and cultural past and then forcefully lump them all together in some kind of patchwork that resembles a horrendous looking homemade quilt.

Mexico Mystique: The Coming Sixth World of Consciousness

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The priest, his mother and other people kept the secret of his fate from his wife. Bean nighe was a Scottish Gaelic name for the Washer at the Ford. The Depression had created hundreds of them. By both land and sea, Boru set out to attack the rebels in Dublin, who were bolstered by Viking mercenaries from Orkney, the Western Isles and the Isle of Man. Myth Concordance – A comprehensive dictionary of Irish mythology and legend based on 'Gods and Fighting Men' by Lady Augusta Gregory, first published in 1904 - the characters, deities and places of Irish myth.

Mimekor Yisrael: Classical Jewish Folktales. 3 Vols.

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We asked some modern Welsh writers to write new stories specifically for the history website. Genesis and the other books of the Pentateuch were assembled in written form during the sixth century B. If this sealskin was lost, or stolen, the creature was doomed to remain in human form until it could be recovered. Derived from Old Celtic agro meaning "battle, slaughter". Kachina - Ancestor spirits of the Pueblo Indians in North America.

Midnight of Horrors!

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Anansi became the King of All Stories after proving to Nyame that he could trick a jaguar, hornets and a fairy. When this happens, men will either be transported to heaven or cast into a flaming cauldron; the sun will approach close to our world, and its flame will join with the cauldron's fire to consume the material universe. [ Frazer, pp. 217-218; Kelsen, p. 133] Debata, the Creator, sent a flood to destroy every living thing when the earth grew old and dirty.

Sagas of the Norsemen: Viking and German Myth (Myth &

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They were the kahunas that superintended the construction of the canoe. Amelia’s quiet little life was now full of love and joy. At the proper time he would throw the spear, aiming for the center of the ring. The eagle told the Creator there were faithful people on earth, and was sent out each morning to see if the smoke still rose from the lodges of those good people. In earlier myths she was a goddess of the moon.