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Month: September 2013

Watercolors in a Weekend: Pick Up a Brush and Paint Your

Watercolors in a Weekend: Pick Up a Brush and Paint Your

Hazel Harrison

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Celtic folklore describes shape-shifting horses called kelpies, and it is thought Bäckahästen may be a kelpie. The Kojiki was complied in 712 CE by O No Yasumaro. She confides in him and tells him that by capturing her father he could force him to reveal which of the gods Menelaus had offended, and how to satisfy them before returning home. Maori tradition with its history of ancestral canoes generally opposes the theory of accidental settlement. Her feuding with her uncontrollable brother Susanoo, however, is equally infamous and appears in several tales.

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MAMA KNOWS BEST: African-American Wive's Tales, Myths, and

MAMA KNOWS BEST: African-American Wive's Tales, Myths, and

Chrisena Coleman

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She was again restored by the owl, and made her resurrection known by singing to her cruel lover. The witch doctors take owls and use their talons and beaks for medicines which help them harm other people - very powerful medicine. * In Namibia, I spoke with a member of the Balozi tribe in the eastern Caprivi Strip on Impalila Island in the middle of the Zambezi River. Upon re-reading it recently for the third time, I didn't find it as full of life as I did as a teenager.

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Urban Mythologies: The Bronx Represented Since the 1960s

Urban Mythologies: The Bronx Represented Since the 1960s

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Feeling cheated by this arrangement, the Vanir decided to behead Mimir and send his bones back to the Æsir. And out of all the characters we've met, Jaime is seemingly the only one who has liberated himself from this medieval mentality. Similarly, the presence of the cuckoo on Hera’s sceptre at Hermione or the invention of the panpipe were explained by fables. The name comes from cloot, meaning one division of a cleft hoof. Questing heroes appear in the mythology of many other cultures.

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The heart of the hunter; (Books for today)

The heart of the hunter; (Books for today)

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Kaopele, on Kauai, heard the commotion and exclaimed, �Ah! my son has received the purifying rite�the offspring of the gods goes to meet the sovereign of the land� (Alii aimoku). Indeed there is a Zulu myth in which people go in search of the milk-lake under the earth, from where the milk is absorbed by the grassroots so that the cows and goats have milk from the earth. Greek mythology, body of stories concerning the gods, heroes, and rituals of the ancient Greeks. She usually serves as a MacGuffin in Slavic Fairy Tales, stealing something, usually fruit, or trying to help someone but ending up leaving behind a single feather for a questor to come and find her.

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The Magic Ring and Other Russian Folk Tales (Fanfare)

The Magic Ring and Other Russian Folk Tales (Fanfare)

Robert Chandler

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Find several different versions of the story of Prometheus – discuss cause and effect. Both their sons, Ganesha and Karthikeya wished to have the fruit... Instead of reading about Tehlu and his angels, and the way the world was craft by this god or that god, we get to read about trolls under bridges, the fae courts, fallen angels, werewolves, vampires, Norse gods, the Almighty—the list goes on. On top of this, the confusion worsens as many similar genres come in-between them like legends and fairy tales among others.

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The Heroes of Asgard

The Heroes of Asgard

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This is particularly a bad omen, that someone will be reported having died the next day. Snake legends are not widely spread today as they were centuries ago but they are still remembered in some places. One of the most widely-known myths is that of the gorgon Medusa; “Mythology In Modern Business” shares that one company, the Medusa Cement Company, felt a special connection with the gorgon and chose her as their namesake. Legends about magic lights made from human hands.

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Beyond Blair Witch: The True Haunts

Beyond Blair Witch: The True Haunts

Ngaire Genge

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Where did man come from? people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. As they wept for the shepherdesses, they wiped their eyes with their paws, they covered their ears to block out the sound of the crying and they hugged each other in grief. Difference between myth and mythology is, myth is a traditional story which may be false or true. No sooner had he overcome one hurdle, than another was created, mostly due to the impulsiveness and restlessness of Ganga.

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Folklife and fieldwork : a layman's introduction to field

Folklife and fieldwork : a layman's introduction to field

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Among all tribes there is a strong sense that behind all individual spirits and personifications of the divine, there is a single creative life-force, sometimes called ‘the Great Mystery’, which expresses itself throughout the universe, in every human, animal, tree and grain of sand. In yonder house live my parents and relatives. Mythology can refer to the collected myths of a group of people —their body of stories which they tell to explain nature, history, and customs. [1] It can also refer to the study of such myths. [2] [3] A myth is a story which is not true.

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Tales of Magic and Enchantment

Tales of Magic and Enchantment

Lucy Kincaid

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The Vikings who were Swedes travelled mostly eastwards, and the Danes and Norwegians travelled mostly westwards. (The Swedes also ventured into Finland, which was not too impressed and mostly preferred its own gods.) And Iceland came into the equation and did its own Viking things from 800 AD. At the close of the day Kekuamanoha sought by enticing words to induce his brother-in-law to go up with him and see the father [214]King and be assured of no death condemnation, and by skilled flattery he induced Kahahana to consent to his proposition; whereupon preparation was made for the return.

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The Choking Doberman: And Other Urban Legends

The Choking Doberman: And Other Urban Legends

Jan Harold Brunvand

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Hungarians call them Horva -tok, the Germans Kroats and Krobats. ........ Weeks and months went by with no sign of Meinir. A cave was thus formed, with a depth of about five fathoms; and that large opening is there to this day, situate a little above the sea and close to the rocky fort where lived the well known Kapeepeekauila. However, the plants, which were friendly to man, decided to furnish a remedy to counteract the evil wrought by the vengeful animals.

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