The Healer of Los Olmos and Other Mexican Lore (Publications

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They are usually told for the purpose of entertaining, while giving a moral message. Wenebojo had to defecate, and the feces floated around his mouth. Grimm fairy tales were written mainly for moral lessons and to scare children starite; Andersons stories were meant for more entertainment. The KIng forgot about his invitation and Chulainn put out his guard dog, the most terrifying hound in Ireland and went to bed for the night.

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Irish folk-tales

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Once there lived a family in ancient China that had two sons. Myth #4: All moon landings were an expensive hoax. It may be seen there today; it is called Black Mountain. First the myth of the Abduction of Persephone. Most people don't even know that Charlie Chaplin started the moonwalk )..and then those books re-edited countless times again, stuff added, stuff taken away, re-worded and translated in different ways by who knows who, putting words into animals mouths etc.

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Great Mythconceptions (New Moments in Science)

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I'm not claiming that my way of thinking is "the right way." Does that mean that the reason he killed all his other wives was because they too wouldn't leave his secret room alone? Zeus then revealed his true identity after bringing her back, and thus Europa became the first queen and all the lands named after her. (Televangelists and fundamentalist sects and gurus have been cursing the continent ever since, abhorring the significance and meaning behind the imagery which is an eternal stumbling block for other much later and alien theism-dogma hordes, intent only to usurp and redefine using strange foreign rigmarole.

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Mesye Kwik! Kwak

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Kapeepeekauila, hearing of the arrival of Hina, the beautiful daughter of Kalahiki, sent his children to fetch her. With mighty pulls in each direction, the brown ball stretched to immeasurable size--it became the earth! It is from Bohemia in Eastern Europe that Slavs came from to settle Bohemia, Long Island. After they claimed land and began to settle, Norse women began to join them in larger numbers, while many Norsemen married Anglo-Saxon women.

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Long Black Song: Essays in Black American Literature and

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The girl on her special day wears an extravagant white or pastel ball gown, similar in style to a modern day wedding gown. The wooden image has long since disappeared, having been destroyed, probably, at the time Kaahumanu made a tour of Oahu after her conversion to Christianity, when she issued her edict to burn all the idols. They stood, beating with heavy fists their broad, glossy chests of bronze, and grinning face to face, they glowered their savage wish to kill.

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Teutonic Legends in The Nibelungen Lied and The Nibelungen

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The king now insisted that she marry him. Ever wonder about the original stories behind King Arthur and his legendary knights, Robin Hood, or Aladdin? Visit his website to see more of his work. (There's a cool little flash movie on the homepage.) For more dog lore and art here's a link to to our previous post on the subject: Magical Dogs. Stories, artwork, Gods and Goddesses, and entire ways of thinking. Well, let me tell you about him so you can share in my bafflement. But guided by their inner wisdom (which comes from Sotuknang through the door at the top of their head), the people traveled on, using the reeds as canoes.

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Spirit of the Siberian Tiger: Folktales of the Russian Far

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Mumiai - best known for persecuting peasants, especially those of the lowest castes, who had stolen from their neighbors or demonstrated their dirty habits. Practitioners of hoodening, a folk custom found in Kent, southeastern England, in 1909 This article unduly overlaps in scope with the article: Folk culture. The sound of beautiful music greeted the entry of every hero into this realm, often being produced by magical birds. Before the arrival of the Spaniards, the Indians used carved bones flutes, clay whistles, seashell trumpets and maracas.

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Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales

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This woman went and told the chieftainess of this child they knew to have had the form of an oopu, and as Kikihale heard the story of her guardian she went quickly, with grave doubts, however, of this her report; but there, on reaching the calabash, as she looked she saw indeed a child therein. And Ua wailed for Kaaialii; and as the chief rose no more from out the lashed and lathered sea, she cried out, �Auwe ka make!� (Alas, he is dead!) And thus wailing and crying out, and tearing her hair, she ran back over the bluffs, and down the shore to the tabooed ground of Kealia, and wailing ever, flung herself at the feet of Kamehameha.

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The Mexican Pet: More "New" Urban Legends and Some Old

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She stopped before Standing Hollow Horn in the west of the lodge, and held her bundle before him in both hands. ‘Look on this,’ she said, ‘and always love and respect it. Dragon King refused, but he was forced to release his stream when Bubo held him tight and the people plucked out almost all his beard. Transcript of questions-and-answer period at Salute to Supernatural, Los Angeles, March 29–30. They reveal our fate after death, and the reasons for crises or miracles, and other puzzles -- and yet they retain and even encourage an aura of mystery.

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Life, Ritual, and Religion Among the Lacandon Maya

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Here are some excerpts from Beckwith's introduction to her collection of Jamaican folklore: The stories in this collection were taken down from the lips of over sixty negro story-tellers in the remote country districts of Jamaica during two visits to the island, one of six weeks in the summer of 1919, the other of five weeks in the winter of 1921. [...] The original style of the story-telling, which in some instances mingles story, song and dance, is as nearly as possible preserved, although much is necessarily lost in the slow process of dictation.

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