04 Oct

The Green Fairy Book

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Greek Mythology [see also Classical] at Brown U., places and people search Classics online: Select a chapter for synopsis of Iliad, Odyssey and Aeneid Homer's Iliad and also Odyssey full text on Sacred Texts site Use your search to find any word. For a long time, Wenebojo travelled, having forgotten about his anger. It is not surprising when distinct cultures that are geographic neighbors or linguistic cousins share common elements in their tales and myths.

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04 Oct

Folk Tales and Heroes of Wales

John Owen Huws

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The task could only be done if Minggan could carry enormous boulders of rocks from the surrounding mountains and throw them to the great river. Tears streaming down her lovely face, she begged Pele to turn him back into a man or else turn her into a tree, as she could not bear to be separated from her beloved. Among various kinds of tasks that concern the plant code, we considered a quest for magic or impossible fruit or flower, or which is out of season; guarding the golden apple or other tree that sprouts and bears fruit in the same night.

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04 Oct

Star-Glow and Song

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The principal or most noted fishing-grounds there are: Poo-a, Kahaka, and Olelomoana at Kona; Kalae at Kau; Kupakea at Puna, and I at Hilo. The Croatian word for food is "Hrana" coincidentally. (The hydronyms of the Tuga river in Poland and the Bug river in Poland, Belarus and Ukraine may very well be etymologically connected to the names of the sisters) Now listen again, according to 10th century Greek... Βελοχρωβάτοι i Χρωβάτοι .....and according to a pronunciation version similar to 4th century Gothic...

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04 Oct

More Highland Folktales

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The people obeyed the royal order, but when they went down to the shore with their fishing baskets they looked around for the usual bait (ueue), which was to be pounded up and put [226]into the baskets, but they could not find any, nor any other material to be so used, neither could they see any fish swimming around in the sea. �Why?� was the question. Here, its partially confined waters burst forth with considerable force, and struggle on among the opposing rocks for some distance; there, collected in a little basin, its limpid waves, pure as the drops of dew from the womb of the morning, circle round in ceaseless eddies, until they get within the influence of the downward current, when away they whirl, with a gurgling, happy sound, as if joyous at being released from their temporary confinement.

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04 Oct

Popular Arthurian Traditions

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The sole gourd seed they had carried in the wooden drum had grown profusely, and although most of the fruits dried and rotted, one stayed ripe. In Irish Celtic mythology, Eriu was a shapeshifting goddess of fate. Out of the grave of the two dead gods grew a tall tree with a big round nut, which is the coconut tree. It is true enough that these are not directly taken from every-day experience; that they are rather contradictory to it. Musical legends, key terms, and artists movements are also included.

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04 Oct

Folk Traditions of the Arab World: A Guide to Motif

Hasan M. El-Shamy

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Again they cast their net and again they caught the stone and the pilot fish; and so again at the third haul. Stay till I send for thee, and live.� Then dashing out into the foaming gulf with mighty buffeting arms he soon reached the upper air. Some debate that The Legend of Paul Bunyan is not a true legend, but more of a folklore. People of all skin, hair and eye colors are freely able to participate in the subculture. (Personally, I think darker skinned people look lovely in the elaborate clothes and most blond-haired people have a beautiful ability to pull off black lipstick.) No one should be tormented for being a "poser" just because they aren't stark white with raven black hair.

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03 Oct

Somerset Dragons

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Conflict is the struggle between two opposing forces. These Harudes are also mentioned as being a part of the armies of Ariovistus on the temple walls of the Monumentum Ancyranum, at the order of the first Roman emperor Augustus in 27 B. Peter Woods writes about hunting the wren, an old St. Folk and Fairy Tales from Rick Walton's Online Library. The Ant and the Grasshopper (Aesop, James, 1848). And if she dies, she will die good. "Boys always brag what they can do, but this is the job of girls and -- I wish maybe I were a Special One," Otius says wistfully. "Maybe one of my friends from the shelters are now.

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03 Oct

Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas

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When muskrat's turn came, he told the people to tie the canoes together and lay planks across them. But the stories about the Knights of the Round Table and Merlin the Magician may not be true. The imus in which Kauhi and his companions were baked were on the side of the stream of Apuakehau, in the famous Ulukou grove, and very near the sea. I first found out about Spring Heeled Jack when I was reading my Encyclopedia of Mythical Creatures. During those days was the distribution of aku which were sent up from Honolulu to the different dwellings; but while others were given a whole fish, they got but a portion from some neighbor.

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03 Oct

The Painted Tombs of Oaxaca, Mexico: Living with the Dead

Arthur G. Miller

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If you would like to suggest a Presidential link, report a broken link, or have any comments please contact presidents@presidentsusa.net Means "little lamp" from Sanskrit dipa "lamp" and ka "little". This definitive and unique collection presents thirty-four of the most important Viking myths, heroic legends and historical sagas, many previously known only within the academic world. He is currently working on an edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Fables and Fairy Tales. The Selkie, a version of the tale from the Hebrides, retold by Mara Freeman.

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03 Oct

In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture

Kwame Anthony Appiah

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It disappeared as a national name so long ago, however, that subsequent legends have changed it to a term of reproach, representing them at times as a separate race, and sometimes as a race of dwarfs, skilful laborers, but artful and cunning.� In the following account and selection of stories gathered from various native sources, as literal a rendition as possible has been observed by the translators for the better insight it gives of Hawaiian thought and character.

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