A Dictionary of Plant-Lore

Roy Vickery

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When one has seen the bear in the woods, he hears his growl in every bush If you are in debt, somebody owns a part of you When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry a hundred Little children step on one’s lap; tall ones tread on one’s heart He who rides slowly gets just as far, only it takes a little longer Don’t worry when you stumble Remember, a worm is the only thing that can’t fall down Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but rising every time we fail There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it should remind all of us, not to criticize the rest of us When you feel all steamed up, remember the tea kettle — it is always up to its neck in hot water and it still sings A bird in the house is a sign of a death If a robin flies into a room through a window, death will shortly follow Light candles on the night after November 1, one for each deceased relative should be placed in the window in the room where death occurred If a picture falls and lands face down, someone will die If a clock which has not been working suddenly chimes, there will be a death in the family If a woman is buried in black, she will return to haunt the family If a dead person’s eyes are left open, he’ll find someone to take with him Dogs howling in the dark of night, Howl for death before daylight If you dream of death it’s a sign of a birth, if you dream of birth, it’s a sign of death.

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Legends of India's Rivers

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You will find various Lesson Plans on the top portion of this page. The man was dependent on dialysis for the rest of his life. They let the pilot fish go, and threw the stone back into the sea. If by sundown I do not return, I shall be dead. Sacred Texts offers an online virtual library of texts and myth sources from a dizzying spectrum of cultures from all over the world. This tradition which involved Croatian women tattooing themselves with Christian symbols and designs, so as not to be forcefully married off to Muslims or taken as slaves, has existed right up to this day even.

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The sun and the moon;: A Korean folktale

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Could be, since it is still possible they could bite from a scientific point of view. She brought Angui's pets, the white pig, the white dog, and the white cock. Soon after her son was born she was told that he would die as soon as a piece of wood that was burning on her fire was fully consumed. But that was not only the purpose of Morrigan. Returning the next day, to his surprise he could not find his fallen tree, so he cut down another, with the same result. G. 'Customs, rites and superstitions of the Aboriginal tribes of the Gulf of Carpentaria', Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, Adelaide, 1892-3, pp.227-53.

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Myths and Tales of the Chiricahua Apache Indians (Memoirs of

Morris Edward Opler

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These are the names of some of these people: Kaalaenuiahina, Kahuilaokalani, Kaneikaulanaula, besides others. Throughout that day and the night following, till the sun was high with warmth, the King was directing his soldiers to seize Kahulupue first and put him to death. This was another name of the Norse god Ing. Sirens lived on an island surrounded by dangerous rocks. As he was literally swept away, he tossed the bouquet to his lady on the bank with the three now-famous words: “Forget me not!” St Johnswort and its long, rich lore (Hypericum perforatum) This common wildflower has one of the richest histories of them all.

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The Descent to the Underworld in Literature, Painting, and

Evans Lansing Smith

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Originally written in Pali language, Jataka Buddhist tales have been translated in different languages around the world. The legends of this flood are various, but mainly connected with the doings of Pele in this part of the Pacific Ocean. Night 11, fable 2 of The Facetious Nights (Italy). Inktomi convinced a man named Tokahe ("the first") to travel to the surface for a brief visit. Our presentation brings you 12 unvarnished tales, based on a 1914 translation.

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New Poems

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Throughout the course we will read various poems and short stories that relate to the fictional characters we’re studying or that re-tell or re-imagine some of these myths and folktales. o Conception of the hero and childhood; the quest motif o Reading of The Odyssey, film analysis of O Brother, Where Art Thou? o King Arthur-the difference between myths, legends, and folktales o Tales of proper behavior: “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” o Tales of the family: “Hansel and Gretel”

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Nocturnal Poetics: The Arabian Nights in Comparative Context

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She took the hint, rubbed the creeper against a piece of wood, and produced fire for the first time. Hesiod claimed that a brazen anvil would take none days and nights to fall from heaven to earth, and nine days and nights to fall from earth to Tartarus. Sookan's father is far away with the resistance movement and her brothers are in labor camps. Their shepherd asked what bothered them, and they told him that the conjunction of stars foretold the destruction of the world by water.

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Sex Roles and Social Change in Native Lower Central American

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He got the Púca to agree never to attack a mortal, unless they were drunk and on evil business. Sometimes they help humans succeed in a quest, and other times they act as clever tricksters and attempt to sabotage it. The Minotaur is dead, but will the group find its way out? Village shamans were known as Phram, who performed exorcisms and conducted several ceremonies, including weddings. As the series has progressed, Carl has re-formed with a few holes, gaps and breaks in his general make-up, but then, this has happened with everyone/character in the show.

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Gypsy Folktales

Diane Tong

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I too, have cobbled together a short list of Mythology Sources but to escape redundancy I've added brief reviews of those works I've encountered. Ulilang Kaluluwa, who was as lonely as Bathala, liked to visit places, and the earth was his favorite. The episode is capped with a display of gratuitous lesbianism that could have been fun in another episode, but plays in this context as a mean-spirited appeal to straight male voyeurism.

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Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales (Oddly Modern Fairy

Kurt Schwitters

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However, we will see what we can do to help you. After they went home, rain fell for a long time, and fresh water came running in search of them. Here we address and dispel some of the most common shark myths and deliver the shark facts. Required fields are marked * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things. The cross near his church is called Cros banola. In the history of Judaism and Christianity, as in many primitive millenarian and messianic movements, there is an expectation of a new heaven and a new earth.

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