Liuhe, the Boy Who Filled the River. Folktales from the West

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The story of the Goodman o' Wastness is typical of one such tale. Hmm, that sounds familiar from another story!! A footling is one who is born feet first and, in the past, he was often begged to trample on a sufferer or to rub his feet against an afflicted part. The Egyptian Mythology Site provides brief descriptions of the deities, images, descriptions of philosophical concepts, and another translation of the Papyrus of Ani. (Broken Link 2/10/02) In addition to providing a teaser for his new book Hor, Peter Preston provides an overview and some notes on Egyptian Mythology.

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Classical Mythology: Images and Insights

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Lleu, one of the central characters of the story has a wife created for him by the magician Gwydion, because his mother forbade by her own word that he would never marry any ordinary woman. Her nature is typically faerie-perverse for she can also be benign and gently tend children or old people. Also in the 1800's, Richard Wagner composed Der Ring des Nibelungen, an opera in the tradition of Nibelungenleid and the Volsungsaga. Port-wine stain birthmarks may be caused by a desire to eat jam, jelly, or beets.

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Conserving Culture: A NEW DISCOURSE ON HERITAGE (Publication

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The woman brought forth two children, a son and a daughter, but grieved about the lack of food. Some people were drowned and turned into frogs and fish; the other men and women escaped together to a tall mountain. In Roman mythology Evander was an Arcadian hero of the Trojan war who founded the city of Pallantium near the spot where Rome was later built. In some instances, she may appear as a washer-woman, washing the blood-stained garments of the unfortunate soul who is about to die. Among the plants, only the cedars, spruces, and pines remained awake.

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Folklore and the sea, (The American maritime library)

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Africa has Brer Rabbit, Malaysia has its own, witty little mammal, Sang Kancil. Miguel's mother speaks no English and is illiterate. Yet unlike much Celtic mythology, the mythology of Ireland, it's legends, its folklore and mythical figures, have stood the test of time informing elements of Irish culture throughout its history. Finally the box came to rest on a mountain near Santa Cantarina, where it can still be seen.

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From Distant Days: Myths, Tales, and Poetry of Ancient

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There is no precedent for this kind of sale. The dream frightened her, so she went and asked the men in the Sky World to pull up the tree. In "L'oiseau de feu," the Yellow-Eyed Demon sends Sam and Dean on an ostensive quest for the Firebird in order to rescue their father. All the stations of this place are in the deep sea, where they use nets of three kinds; there is also fishing with poles, and ulua fishing, because this part of the island faces the wind; but the ku-ulas are located on the seashore, as is also the one at Honuaula, where it is covered over by the lava flow. [238] Thus was performed the good work of Aiai in establishing ku-ula stations and fish stones continued all around the island of Maui.

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The Templars: Selected Sources

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There are many Goths who have their "guilty pleasure" genre of choice that's completely unrelated to Goth in any shape or form. (I find myself enjoying some of the more mainstream pop songs from time to time.) Once again, in Jillian Venter's words, the "Goth Cabal" did not, does not, and will not ever exist, or tell Goths what they must do, listen to, and wear. Then we’ll do our own retelling in poetry and prose, casting new characters in the lead roles and changing settings to reflect on our contemporary lives.

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A Laboratory Manual of High School Botany

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Photography comes from the Greek words meaning "painting with light". After twelve moons, the animal people gathered to meet the Creator as he had directed. Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Wicklow Archaeological Society, The Folklore of Ireland Society, Irish Actors� Equity, Society of Authors, Dublin Yarnspinners, Storytellers of Ireland (Aos Scéal Éireann), Red Internacional de Cuentacuentos (International Storytelling Network), Heritage in Schools, Writers in Schools.

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How Did the Great Bear Originate: Folktales from Mongolia

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Only a woman, dog, rat, and a few small creature survived. He embarked at midnight as the flood began. Although flying objects have been depicted since the 12th century, the more recent popularity of all these different UFO sightings across the US and worldwide are felt to depict "an emotional tension having it's cause in a situation of collective distress and danger, or in a vital psychic need. A folktale is a story that has been told for a long time by a group of people.

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Encyclopaedia of Idioms and Proverbs

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As he reached the place, the blood was spattered around where the bird had entered. Some of the ropes broke, and the canoes drifted to the country of the Flatheads. Instead, they must assume the role of a character in the fairy tale, playing out the narrative from the beginning. Paul Brians et al. present another excerpt from their book Reading About the World, Volume 1 discussing the Japanese Creation Myth - Tales from the Kojiki. But though the rain stopped, the waters still rose and bore the raft down the Tohinga river and onto the sea.

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The Proverbs from Around the World

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He commanded the Great Man to let the waters flow from the plains. For thou art my very breath, and I shall pant and die like a stranded fish without thee. Without television and movies, entertainment in late 18th- and early 19th-century America was limited to campfire stories and tales told around the fireplace. To see the hare turn your head to the left and use your imagination to see the two ears at the top. A story is only really a folktale if it belongs to a traditional body of stories, told and retold in a variety of ways among a society.

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