Conversations with the High Priest of Coosa

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Finally, to ward off evil: Drill a hole in a dime and wear it about your neck under your clothing. When they got back and the smoke cleared, the Star people were begging for mercy. Other people who examined myth from the folklore standpoint included Sir James Frazer, the British anthropologist, the brothers Grimm (Jacob, who influenced Mannhardt, and Wilhelm), who are well-known for their collections of folklore, and Stith Thompson, who is notable for his classification of folk literature, particularly his massive Motif-Index of Folk-Literature (1955).

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Over Nine Waves: A Book of Irish Legends

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His brother was frightened and tried to pull him out, but the lake began to overflow. This collection is 41 tales, fables, myths and legends of the Q'anjob'al-speaking people of the Cuchumat'n Mountains of Guatemala. They separated, with Wis and one young wolf hunting together. Response: There are the stories where someone visits a different land and returns, only to find out that generations have passed while he was gone: Rip Van Winkle - literary, of course, I suspect there are many more, but that's all I can think of at the moment.

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Fairy Magic: All about fairies and how to bring their magic

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I have to say, I'm glad I came out to Sinnoh. Advanced cultures with written literature like the ancient Chinese used myths and their literary references as idioms. Many Christians believe that pagan myths and fairy tales are detrimental to Christian children. Faust at Boxberg Castle (Germany, Bernhard Baader). He was the most pure of the knights of the Round Table, and he was the only one to succeed in finding the Holy Grail. In recent years a large collection of fiction, based upon Aboriginal dreaming stories, has appeared, e.g.

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Folktales of the Carlands (Fens, East Anglia, Lincolnshire

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They became the River People and repopulated the Gila valley. (Later, Elder Brother became greedy and evil and led Juvet-Makai's people to conquer the River People.) [ Shaw, pp. 1-14] Back when the sun was closer to the earth, Coyote foresaw the coming of a flood, gnawed down a great tree, entered it, and sealed the opening. When you present your story, you may choose to tell the story as a group, act it out, do a puppet show or present it in a form of your choosing. Perhaps, just like on those history and archeology channels, where they find remains, pottery, gold, jewelry, statues, stone monuments etc, from people living 10, 20 or 40,000 years ago...in the future they will find remains of televangelists and buried suits, water vials, ribbons, miracle sand pouches, shiny coins and various religious pamphlets, some with even cartoons in them.

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Folklore (Oxford

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In Japan a similar legend involves the Gama-Sennin, also known as Kosensei, a wise old man with a hunched body and a warty face. The water being low, the gourds of some of the people were full from their catch. One day when Arcas was older he went hunting for bear but did not realize that he was hunting his own mother (the bear). Mandjia died from her injury and metamorphosed into a rock. Pele, incensed at his answer, stamped her foot on the ground and an earthquake followed, which rent the hill in sunder.

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A Guide for Field Workers in Folklore

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But the new Queen was a devious woman of witchcraft who wanted the throne to herself, and saw the children as a threat to her plans. Whitmore, I find it stated that the first ... To my mind the main reason for a rather poetic than... more The obstacles to the interpretation of the Ukrainian folk painting “Cossack Mamay” are caused by the researchers’ views of the Cossacks phenomenon, inherited from Soviet historiography. In the case of Greece, virtually all myths are "literature" in the form in which they have survived, the oldest source being the works ascribed to the Greek poets Homer and Hesiod (usually dated, in written form, to the 8th century BC).

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Orphan's Hand-Mill: Estonian Fairy Tales

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Two green frogs love disobeying their mother. The avenging goddess heard and granted the prayer. It got so no one would enter the house, not even kids on a dare, and you know what they are like!... A quick wikipedia search proves that there have been several accounts of people who claimed to have met their double, and none of them are positive experiences. Best-selling British fantasy fiction (Tolkien, Lewis, Pullman, Rowling) may seem to rule the waves, but—to mix metaphors—its roots are international.

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Tales from the Dena: Indian Stories from the Tanana,

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What better than the lovely region of Forks in Washington which offers the rain forest, the Northern Pacific Cost, Solduc Rivers and scenic beauty to make fishing memorable. While legends are considered true and either sacred or secular ("It happened to someone my friend knows"; the original usage of legend was explicitly religious, the legenda, reading, of the story of a saint on that particular saint's feast), folktales are considered fictional and secular ("Once upon a time...").

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How and why stories

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Some bibliographic references to Aboriginal songs and poetry (both Aboriginal and those derived from such stories) have also been included. That same day, the owl that had told Kapoi to erect a temple gathered all the owls from Lanai, Maui, Molokai, and Hawaii to one place at Kalapueo.1 All those from the Koolau districts were assembled at Kanoniakapueo,2 and those from Kauai and Niihau at Pueohulunui, near Moanalua. It is only when a raven lands on his shoulder they dare approach him, Lugaid approachs and as he cut the head of the dying Cú Chulainn , Cú Chulainn cuts off his right hand.

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Arabian Nights, The: A Companion

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This is a point at which the the highest level of mythology and folklore unite, for this is the descent of the Daughter, Inanna, into the nether world, divesting Herself at each gate, which is the basis of later myths of the Sacrificial Saviour and of the modern Filianic Daughter-Faith. The female figure that presaging death, but they were found at streams or lakes, washing bloodstained clothes of those who would die.

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