Storytelling on the Northern Irish Border: Characters and

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One old man had foreseen the flood and warned everybody, but the others had thought to escape to the hills; they drowned in the flood. Wait and watch till you see a small cloud the size of a man�s hand arise, white as snow, over the island of Lanai. Blawfugh, and he ran after her at full speed. When Hurston died penniless and little known in 1960, her papers were not saved as part of her estate but were dispersed.
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Rostam: Tales of Love & War from Persia's Book of Kings

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The power of music to charm the gods is movingly expressed in the Greek story of Orpheus. To mitigate the wrath of the gods, they contacted each other as little as possible and interposed a mat between them in their bed. Fairy tales on the other hand don't have the wrath of "god" behind them -- they aren't explaining why the sun shines, why the sky is blue and where people came from. Wales: Quest for the Dragon is a travel brochure that also offers information about Welsh traditions and legends.
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Folk Literature of the Yanomami Indians (Ucla Latin American

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Some were seen as fair, while others were considered ugly and monstrous to look at. Hades […] The myth of Aphrodite and Adonis is one of the most popular Greek myths, since it is directly associated with love and Eros. Myth Myths are ancient stories that are handed down through oral traditions that reflect a culture's belief's, religious beliefs and customs. There was enough corn there for a rich harvest... This event aims to draw out the patterns of fallibility that folklorists show, and to explore what we might learn from this.
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Soul Would Have No Rainbow if the Eyes Had No Tears and

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Crockett, Davy (1786–1836): Frontiersman, congressman, and defender of the Alamo, his backwoods humor and larger-than-life adventures made him synonymous with the Wild West. The sea-eagle brought tidings of other mountains emerging from the waters, and the people went thither. As Ananda Coomaraswamy writes: The actual unity of folklore represents on the popular level precisely what the orthodoxy of an elite represents in a relatively learned environment.
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Irish Folk and Fairy Tales

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Terkildson, A. 'A Dreamtime Story Retold', Journal of the Blacktown District Historical Society, 1986, 7, 1. This was also the name of the wife of Leontes in Shakespeare's play 'The Winter's Tale'. Perhaps it was a pithy, local anecdote from the recent past, an adventure tale of Finn McCool and the Fianna, or maybe, in more recent centuries, a story about St. To search various editions of The Bible, Bible Societyconcordance: find words or phrases in several versions of the Bible.
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American Indian Life (New Edition)

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He sang several songs to bring rain, which poured stronger with each song. Today we don’t always know if myths are true or not. As a mortal, she was a widow who was much too liberal and inventive with her favors, and her father-in-law killed her. In this legend the [17]man is called Wela-ahi-lani, and the woman is called Owe.� Of the primeval home, the original ancestral seat of mankind, Hawaiian traditions speak in highest praise. �It had a number of names of various meanings, though the most generally occurring, and said to be the oldest, was Kalana-i-hau-ola (Kalana with the life-giving dew).
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A Land Without Gods: Process Theory, Maldevelopment and the

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Like most mythologies, some people believed it to be, at least in part, a factual recording of history. In rites of passage (e.g., rites accompanying birth, attainment of maturity, marriage, death) the contents of myths are acted out. In these ways, thought Nanabozho, he would force the Great Serpent to seek the cool shade of the trees growing on the shores of the lake. Folklorists, just like anybody else, are fallible.
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Late Harvest: Rural American Writing

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This is the story of how a new folk metaphysics took over the space occupied by organised religion. Again they cast their net and again they caught the stone and the pilot fish; and so again at the third haul. Jason Joh presents his Home Page of Korean Folktales which includes his essay on Korean folklore as well as his translations of several tales. So he looks at her harmless reflection in his shiny shield and beheads her. The fourth son went West, toward the mountains.
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An Introduction to: Celtic Mythology

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A Poor Mariner of Gaeta (Italy, Poggio Bracciolini). How he appears will relay to that person how he or she is going to die. Julia Hayden's Ancient World Web contains links to and reviews of a number of sites dealing with archaeology, history, art, mythology and ancient religions. As if tremendously sad to have to throw away their familiar age old gods, goddesses, beliefs, and any trace of their remembrance. Folklorists were so mystified by the Bloody Mary polygenesis, and the common element of using a mirror to conjure her, that they consulted medical literature for clues.
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Black Border, The: Gullah Stories of the Carolina Coast

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Next morning, the brother asked the moon why their offspring should be fish and crabs. Each of the eleven pieces became a different tribe. "There have to be twelve tribes," said Youngest Brother. "Maybe the Creator thinks that we should use the blood for the last one. Trolls, of course, are a frequent feature in Scandinavian lore. The poor hapless girl sank down upon this gloomy shore and cried, clinging to the kanaka�s knee: �O father, beat out my brains with this jagged stone, and do not let the eel twine around my neck, and trail with a loathsome, slimy, creeping crawl over my body before I die.
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