American Indians' Kitchen-Table Stories: Contemporary

Keith Cunningham

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In your situation with the clock towers we would ask the question -Was there a clock there that has now gone? ..where? ... or is there one yet to be placed in that position?... Another way to help explain my view, (and you can talk to people who went to university to study religions and ancient customs/beliefs and they can tell you the same)... But afterward the child informed them of their mistake, saying: �This marvel that you see in me is a trance; when I pass into my deep sleep my spirit at once floats away in the upper air with the goddess, Poliahu.

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Myths, Legends, and Folktales of America: An Anthology

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People then named the cave as Batu Hapu Cave. *** He said, “Kamakshi, who do you think I am? Also offers a bibliography to Greek mythology. If it is killed, the duck will emerge and try to fly off. She was equated with gwragedd annwn – the Welsh fairies of the lake and streams. The "Curse of Scotland" is the name given to a playing card, the nine of diamonds. There in that place is a hole filled with aholehole, therefore the name of the land is Kaluahole.

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Girl Scout Gold Award Booklet

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The receding tide left a total of eight survivors on the island of Mbengha. Even the shelters are not safe for him because his mother, who is mentally unstable, often insists on returning to the streets on a whim, her child in tow. "I don't think any more that things happen for some great, good God plan, or for any reason," he says. "And I don't know if any angels are still fighting for us." Sometimes they are logical (for example, don’t walk under a ladder) but most of the time they are just silly.

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Hadrian's Wall: History & Guide

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In Irish myth Dagda (called also The Dagda) was the powerful god of the earth, knowledge, magic, abundance and treaties, a leader of the Tuatha De Danann. In mythology, the dieties are not like the monotheistic deity of western religion. (Hinduism has its quasi-monotheistic deity -- Brahman -- but it also has millions of lesser deities.) Mythological deities were not omniscient, omnipotent, or omnipresent. His path led next to the old Sleepy Hollow cemetery where a headless Hessian soldier was buried.

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Wild Men in the Looking-Glass: The Mythic Origins of

Roger Bartra

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Aquarius....http://malenroh.tripod.com/ ,Well researched articles related to goddess worship and folklore. But Yehl's mother had conceived him by swallowing a round pebble she had found at low tide, and with another stone she had rendered him invulnerable. Folk beliefs about the origin of elves and other hidden creatures. In a later theory, Chaos is the formless matter from which the cosmos, or harmonious order, was created. Nineteenth-century author George Washington Cable based many of his stories on observations he recorded among the Cajuns and Creoles.

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Texas Folklore Society, 1971-2000: Volume III (Publications

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The following folk legends helped pioneers cope with uncertainty during hard times and inspired the blind ambition needed to explore the American frontier. Myths: Religious stories that explain how the world and humanity developed into their present form. Today it is the primary language of Tanzania and Swahili is also spoken in other east African countries such as Kenya and Uganda, where it is one of the national languages. In tales that have a more human background these tendencies are hardly ever developed.

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Adventures,Outlaws and Past Events (Icelandic Folktales III)

Alan Boucher

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I have placed the “definition” of those below and tried to categorize things in their right topic, however I will admit is a difficult thing to do with so many crossovers. Saint Bartholomew did so, and the boy turned into a dog. [ Horcasitas, pp. 195-196] When the flood waters began to rise, a man named Tezpi entered into a great vessel, taking with him his wife and children and diverse seeds and animals.

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Folktales of France; (Folktales of the world)

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There has not been any substantial statistical evidence for this claim though. In Irish folklore, the leprechaun was one of the best known male solitary fairy. The similarities do not point to one account copying from the other, but to the fact that both stories point back to the same historical event. Each unique ethnic group has its own stories and myths to tell. The people fled to a high hill, but the flood rose, and when it touched their feet, they turned into black swans. [ Dixon, p. 280] A giant frog once swallowed all the water, and no one else could get anything to drink.

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Ethnology (Collected Works of Edward Sapir) (v. 4)

Edward Sapir

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Greek myths were a huge part of the religion in Ancient Greece, and offer a glimpse into the lives of the ancient people who told them. The buzzard was condemned to eat only carrion thereafter. [ Horcasitas, pp. 196-197] God told a man to stop working, because a flood was coming. Martin's Island with his children, whom he loved dearly. Cronus was the Titan who fathered the Greek gods. She is a witch that is known to eat human flesh, especially children.

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A Chinese Anthology (Picador Books)

Raymond Van Over

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Legends are usually based on some sort of historical fact and have had their characters or events embellished over the tellings and retellings. When the time came to make his report to the Jade Emperor, sweetmeats were placed in his mouth, the paper was burned, and firecrackers were lit to speed him on his way. Sozun-uul, who didn't dare to oppose his mother openly, told his father a story about seeing a blue-black cow devouring a human so only the legs were visible.

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