Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage

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With quenchable energy she founded the Black Crow Network to support tradition bearers and those with an interest in interpreting the history of the Mohawk-Champlain region and eastern Adirondacks. This raven, Ne-kil-stlas, was a person who could don and doff his feathers at will; he had been born of a woman who had had no husband. The Tales of The Arabian Nights, (said to have been invented by a princess on her wedding night to stop her new husband from killing her!) also include a few stories with gemstone references.
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Tales from a Finnish tupa,

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The earth will be destroyed by another flood if people do wrong a second time. [ Clark, p. 45] Twice, a great flood came. In Irish mythology, Lugh was the god of light. Technology and medicine have transformed the experience of pregnancy for modern women. The video below is of Dartmoor musician Seth Lakeman performing "The White Hare," his magical song based on local shape-shifter legends. (You can read the lyrics here .) I've been enormously excited about Kate Bernheimer's new book, Brothers & Beasts: Men on Fairy Tales ," since I read the review galleys some months ago, but I felt it would be cruel to burble on about it here before it was published and you'd be able to lay your hands on a copy.
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Laughter in Appalachia: A Festival of Southern Mountain

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The Realm of Fairy Tales- A 4th-5th grade webquest. http://www-ma.beth.k12.pa.us/jhoke/jhwebquest/jhwebquest.htm In this webquest, you will be working together with a partner to do the following activities: * Read a selection of online fairy tales. * Analyze fairy tales by identifying recurring themes. * Outline a story map for your own fairy tale, including standard story elements and fairy tale themes. * Write your own fairy tale, based on your story map.
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Finnish Folk Poetry and the Kalevala (New Perspectives in

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An especially intriguing example is the stone circle at Stonehenge in southern England. In Irish legend Fiachra was one of the four children of Lir transformed into swans for a period of 900 years. Hadst thou entered some other way, I should not have come in at the door.� And behold, Kapeepeekauila and Hina sat before him. More recently the Ennis bypass was delayed for a number of years due to a faerie tree on the chosen path of the moterway, the road eventually opened going around the faerie tree.
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The Unwashed Children of Eve: The Production, Dissemination

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These were tales that purported to record actual events and that were ostensibly set in a specific place and period, as opposed to the "once-upon-a-time-in-the-forest" setting characteristic of the Marchen. It should be pointed out that all the examples of folk literature cited in this article are taken from print, rather than oral sources. They are older than history and bitter-sweet as memories. Pelting rain then fell from the sky, and soon there was a vast flood.
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The Hero with an African Face: Mythic Wisdom of Traditional

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A snake’s tongue is a forked sensory structure used to explore its surroundings and help it find food. She thinks the world can be ruined by discovery, and people are always lost in the process. Content for a course in Myth & Folklore taught at the University of Oklahoma. She chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University, where she teaches courses in German Studies, Folklore, and Children’s Literature. As Joseph Campbell said, in An Open Life, "The imagery of mythology is symbolic of spiritual powers within us."
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Horseman's Word

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Dean: So, you think that the murders are, what, a reenactment? [5.7] There's a lot going on here—and not just the mislabeling of "The Three Little Pigs" as a Brothers Grimm story, either. The rain had soaked her hair, drenched her dress and dribbled down to her shoes. however this girl clamed she was a true princess but from the looks of her you could not tell. However, if you're going to ask them these things, please be polite about it because it will make them much more willing to be polite and informative in return than if you teased them.
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Up Cutshin and Down Greasy: Folkways of a Kentucky Mountain

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This name was also given to the nearest galaxy beyond our own. The myths also seemed to be so titanic in deeds, they seemed very far off. (I suppose something like the amazing strength of Hercules would be comparable to the forefathers in the Christian and Jewish tales who lived to be hundreds of years old) I considered fairytales to be works of the imagination- highly detailed and dramatic, they were the stuff of dreams. Sometimes, even festivals, arts and crafts formed the basis of a Thai folk tale.
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The Narratives of Konon: Text, Translation and Commentary of

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Jamaica is an island nation in the Caribbean, to the south of Cuba and to the west of Haiti. Their ruler is Kubera, who lives on a mountain in the Himalayas. The manidog, or spirits under the water, caused the wolf's death because there wouldn't be any wild animals left if Wenebojo had his own way. Beside it stood a solitary milk-white horse in full harness; but there was no sign of its rider. 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.
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The Subversive Voice of Carmen Lyra: Selected Works

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For instance, Hans Christian Andersen is remembered especially for his tales of The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and The Ugly Duckling, while the Brothers Grimm are known for Cinderella, Snow White, and The Frog Prince. Now, at length, he felt that he was a man, and as the sounds of mirth arose on his ears, again he asked his mother to let him go for himself and mingle with the people on the shore. Another tpe, in which a girl is deserted because she has married a dog, belongs to British Columbia; but the two types overlap in distribution.
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