Wonderland of Burmese Legends (White Orchid Books)

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Among the many non-European examples are the Indian Mahabharata and the Tibetan Gesar epic. The brother and sister occasionally could hear the gourd bump against the bottom of heaven. On the following morning, coming along and reaching the plains of Hoaeae, they fell upon and slew Kahahana and Alapai there, and bore their lifeless bodies to Halaulani, Waipio, where they were placed in the canoes and brought up to Waikiki and placed up in the cocoanut trees by King Kahekili and his priests from Maui, as Kaopulupulu had been.

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The Panchatantra

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I'm not claiming that my way of thinking is "the right way." She taught mankind the art of sowing and ploughing so they could end their nomadic existence. There are mantras within this performance which has all the hallmarks of psychotherapeutic healing linked to ritual (The book, Religious and Social Ritual: Interdisciplinary Explorations edited by Michael B. In the Navajo belief system, the Owl is the envoy of the supernatural world and earth-bound spirits.

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Asphodel

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A mosquito came and told the Son of the Tree which room the old woman's daughter was in, so those two were married, and the second boy married the foster-daughter. Milu was much worried thereby, and became so impatient that he could no longer regard the priest�s caution; so he lifted some of the ti leaves of his house to look out at the bird, when instantly it made a thrust at him, striking him under the armpit, whereby his life was taken and he was dead (lilo ai kona ola a make iho la). Prometheus then placed this couple in a large wooden chest.

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Shakespeare's Animals

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Then he flew far away, came back with some earth in his bill, and led the turtle back to some dry land. Seeking entry at the palace of King Nuada of the Silver Hand, at Tara, he announces each of his skills in turn – ‘Blacksmith, warrior, musician, poet, scholar …’. The eagle was a symbol of the Nile & and the royal bird of the Thebans. This time the tree refused permission when its son asked. They were really poor while Angui was still a kid.

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Malay Proverbs: Malay-English

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In the middle of the Tang Dynasty many well-known writers and poets began story writing. He had long metallic claws that were used to claw at his victims. They had no clue about deities that ruled the deserts or what desert life is like. Here he took a stone and carved a figure on it, then carried and placed it on the sandy beach, and called on his parents. Meantime, the rumor had reached the ears of Niheu, surnamed �the Rogue.� Some one told him a father had passed along searching for some one able to recover him his wife. �Where is this father of mine?� inquired Niheu. �He has gone inland,� was the reply. �I�ll overtake him; he won�t escape me,� said Niheu.

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Tree: Essence of Healing

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Agouti discovered it first but kept it secret, but Sigu sent Rat to follow him, and the secret was out. Elito Circa (a famous Filipino folk artist) had heard of this legend. Listen to the Polish version - Chorwacja ..... Nevertheless ermine and its substitute forms still has a special historic place in the folklore and heraldry of many lands. They travel with the kid on the donkey and the driver behind. In Copenhagen there is a statue of the little mermaid, sitting on a rock on the beach at the harbour, in memory of the writer.

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Middle Kingdom: The Faerie World of Ireland

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By the time homeless children reach the age of twelve, more or less, they realize that the secret stories are losing some of their power to inspire. They sailed across from Europe and jumped ship in the New World, leading to a high concentration of genes for polydactyly. THE MOTIF OF DIFFICULT TASKS AND THE PLANT CODE IN SERBIAN AND SOUTH SLAV FOLKLORE Abstract This paper analyses the selected motifs of difficult tasks connected with the plant code of Serbian and South Slav folklore.

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Up in the Rocky Mountains: Writing the Swedish Immigrant

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The canoe men [248]wondered greatly at this work of the son-in-law of Kou the chief; and the shore people shouted as the akus which filled the harbor swam toward the fishpond of Kuwili and on to the mouth of Leleo stream. The human race is descended from this couple. [ Holmberg, pp. 367-368] Flood waters rose for seven days. He send snakes, but the people attacked and killed them. The name of the place is Gaalbaraya; it is still a taboo place. [ Berndt & Berndt, pp. 96-97] All the honeycombs that a man cut out were no good.

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The Short, Swift Time of Gods on Earth: The Hohokam

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Upon doing so they draw out the slip of paper and read their fortune. Stories from the Aboriginal Dreamtime, J. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam embrace the premise that good will triumph over evil in the end; in that respect, shelter tales are more bleakly sophisticated. "One thing I don't believe," says a seven-year-old who attends shelter chapels regularly, "is Judgment Day." But the Seigneur angrily refused because he was faithful to his wife and rode away after hearing that he would die in three days.

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Folk Legends of Japan

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If you’re ever out in the rural countryside and hear a tap, tap, tap, it’s usually the sound of them hammering nails into the soles of a shoe. Ively as possible echoed at the election for find. When the grandchildren had grown and established new homes, Etim 'Ne sent for all the children and told them each to take seven stones from the streams of their parents, and to plant them at intervals to create new streams.

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