Fair Is Fair

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A Google search produced the following pair of definitions: "A traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events." In addition to being intentionally manipulated, they transform over time through confusion. Kohen, J. 'Some Mythical Characters of the Sydney Aborigines', Journal of the Blacktown District Historical Society, 1987, 8, 2.
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The Sanctified Church: The Folklore Writings of Zora Neale

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The Crescent must always point to the left, this represents the first quarter of the moon, when things prosper and grow. Right after the flood, he lit a fire, and God smelled the smoke. Then Hiku called to the arrow, �Pua ne! Man, for instance, is placed on the earth by God, or in some other way his origin is from heaven. These people were the shapers of the land of Ireland, when they arrived the landscape was a pretty bare grass-less landscape, but as they landed one plain, three lakes and nine rivers sprung up as if to bless their landing.
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Perspectives on the Jack Tales and Other North American

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His people, on the top of Haupu, looked down on the canoes floating at the foot. �Wondrous is the size of the canoes!� they cried. �Ah! it is a load of opihis (shell-fish) from Hawaii for Hina,� for that was a favorite dish with her. While magical cats are nothing new, it is interesting to note that even the Great Bard, Shakespeare spoke of Graymalkin in Macbeth. Even in the monster-filled world of Supernatural, the fairy tale is still a fantasy. [6.3] The final scene of the episode drives the point home.
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Philippine Folk Tales

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The aged priest feared the stalwart chief, because he was not upon his own sacred ground, under the safe wing of the taboo; and therefore he bowed low and clasped the stout knees, and offered the water to slake the thirst of the sorrowing chief. Myths and fairy tales alone will not give children the whole of Western thought or lead them to Christianity, but they will create a foundation of conservative and Christian thought. As in the former cases, so in this, he received no satisfaction.
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A Companion to Arthurian & Celtic Myths & Legends

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They were playing a ball game the men recognized as one played by the Seminoles. It's the change from stopping to motion that sets them off. Accidentally, he saw a birthmark on her hand. They may also incorporate local tales of ghosts, and buried treasure. [41] Stories about Robin Hood are legends. Once upon a time, in a day long ago, there lived incredibly prolific storytellers. The stories weave together the rich, beautiful tapestry of mythological history, battles and sagas of the Celts.
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Listening to Old Voices: Folklore, Life Stories, and the

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With a help of a witch she does so despite Žilvinas's protests. Žilvinas tells Eglė and their children how to call him when they will be coming back: "Žilvinas, little Žilvinas, if you are alive come in a milky wave, if you are dead - in a bloody wave". They met bandicoot along the way, who invited the platypuses to live with them. The Goths adore graveyards and classical, fine expression, so why they would vandalize anything would be a complete mystery.
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Ghosts and Haunts from the Appalachian Foothills: Stories

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Koven discusses Most Haunted extensively, arguing that the series itself functions as a form of legend tripping (2008, 153–74); in its depiction of Ed and Harry, Supernatural presents legend tripping as a foolish activity for nonhunters, particularly when done for profit. 13. They seem not, for instance, to have noticed its date of publication: 2011. Yet if you had lived in Ireland many centuries ago, this would have been your New Year celebration!
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Clarimonde

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Myths and Legends of the Australian Aboriginal, Whitcombe & Tombes, London, 1930, 356p. Among other things, he taught people how to make strong liquor. [ Holmberg, p. 366] Hailibu, a kind and generous hunter, saved a white snake from a crane which attacked it. First he fought against Mexican General Adrian Woll's invasion of Texas in 1842, then he volunteered for the retaliatory raid across the Rio Grande...
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The Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends

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I was part of a Great Books program in college, and while I learned a lot about Western thought, I know that if I had been familiar with the ancient mythology, I would have understood the ancient works much more clearly. This is the name of the goddess of love and beauty in Norse mythology. When the waters receded, the raft was left on a high wooded mountain, where, it is said, it remains today. I have been collecting odds and bits during my Ancient planetary catastrophe in myth, history, archaeology, geology and astronomy; origins of doomsday, armageddon, comet fear, and planet gods.
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Faustus: The Life and Times of a Renaissance Magician

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They obeyed him, multiplied, and spread over the earth. After Capaneus was killed by a lightning bolt sent from Zeus she committed suicide by throwing herself onto his burning body. Some figures were transformed and incorporated into folk legends--the Troll became a dwarf in Scandinavia and the Shetland Islands, where it is called drow--but examination of charms and spells reveals their persistent survival. The purpose of the game is to prevent the opponents from guessing which hand the white bone is in.
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