Thirteen Tausog folktales (Mindanao art & culture)

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Legends are usually about a person or groups of people, events, places, and like folklore often involve the supernatural. In Chicken Little, an excitable populace becomes the dupe of the alarmist title character, who is in turn the dupe of a scheming force of evil—the fox. Edinburgh Castle - needless to say many ghosts have been reported here, including a headless drummer (seen in 1960), a ghostly piper and one of the dogs buried in the pet's cemetery in the castle.

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The Stars of Ballymenone

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In the year of our Lord 1848, vast swarms of crickets descended upon our settlement. Sri Aurobindo focuses on the tradition of spirituality and mysticism found in the Rig Veda, and translates those hymms relating to Agni, fire, in Rig Veda - Hymms to the Mystic Fire. (Broken Link 2/12/02) InvestIndia collects a dozen or so Religious Stories from India including mythological tales as well as summaries of the epics and a Yoga Sutra creation story.

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From the Land of Sheba: Yemeni Folk Tales (International

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Folk heroes or heroines can be ordered to water withered or burnt wood stub until it turns green, or they can be tested to solve a riddle and fulfill absurd/alogical requests. But this could be counteracted by carrying the jawbone of a Haddock in your pocket for the day! Those who created myths looked at the world, saw their unfulfilled desires, saw the problem of evil, saw immorality, and longed for something more. When the earth was ready, he set the shell along the backbone (mountains) of the earth. "When the timing is right," he told the animals, "the shell will open and you will all crawl out.

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Yugoslav folk-tales;

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Then he explained to her how he happened to be taken from Oahu to Kauai and how he came to be her husband, and he commanded her to listen attentively to him and to obey him implicitly. She was the daughter of Salmoneus and sea god Poseidon. One evening, after having prepared a scanty supper of poi and salt, with perhaps a few roasted kukui-nuts, as a relish, and a couple of cocoanut cups of awa as their usual drink, they saw a handsome young man approaching, who entered their hut and saluted them.

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Irish Myths And Legends

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Few companies measure Six Sigma success in terms of bottom-line, profit-enhancing results. After a while he sent, in turn, the beaver, otter, muskrat, and duck to find land. Another example of a culture hero is Maui in Polynesia, who brought islands to the surface from the bottom of the sea, captured and harnessed the Sun, lifted the sky to allow man more room, and, like Prometheus, gave fire to mankind. The golden dragon shook his body, and the upper half of Sun Mountain erupted into the sky.

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Paul Bunyan

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The exchanges of archaic societies which he examines are total social movements or activities. Eating owl eyes was believed to enable a person to see in the dark, while owl meat was believed to be an aphrodisiac. Finding a large one suitable for a voyage, he returned and awoke his father, that they might flee together that night to Kauai and dwell on the knoll of Kalalea. And it is equally impossible to conceive that the Hawaiian listeners, chiefs, priests, or commoners, should have retained and incorporated so much of the former in their own folk-lore, and yet [27]have utterly forgotten every item bearing upon the latter. �The other hypothesis is, that at some remote period either a body of the scattered Israelites had arrived at these islands direct, or in Malaysia, before the exodus of �the Polynesian family,� and thus imparted a knowledge of their doctrines, of the early life of their ancestors, and of some of their peculiar customs, and that having been absorbed by the people among whom they found a refuge, this is all that remains to attest their presence�intellectual tombstones over a lost and forgotten race, yet sufficient after twenty-six centuries of silence to solve in some measure the ethnic puzzle of the lost tribes of Israel.

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Lost Histories - Exploring the World's Most Famous

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When these newly formed clans heard that there were humans to the east who shared their heritage, they wanted to go meet them. Incubus - male spirits that are accused of raping sleeping females. In the middle of the night he arose, and, leaving the sleeping form of his bride, passed out into the darkness. Folk and Fairy Tales from Rick Walton's Online Library. More about Icelandic myths & legends around the Web: Icelandic Folktales - Read the tales of Rogue and the Herdsman, The Witch in the Stone Boat, and more traditional tales along with a collection of Icelandic proverbs. Álfar - Elves in Modern Day Iceland - Reuters story about elves and mediums who translate their wishes when Icelandic road crews run into trouble.

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Primer

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Piseogs the madness of being Irish, contd, weird toothache superstitions. Folk songs that can be sub-classified into those that tell a story (folk ballads) are a relative rarity in Philippine folk literature. At the central ranges, though, an angry bear protecting its homeland confronted her and bit and wounded her child, so the goddess desisted. Both brave warriors were undefeatable in battle and both were demi-gods.

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Don't Bet on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales

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After the fourth night, they awoke in a grass hut, and there was a stalk of corn outside. In Japan and other parts of Asia and the East Indies, dragonflies are considered a delicacy. The Glaistig lures men to dance with her before she feeds, vampire-like, on their blood. When the waters began subsiding the ghasha led Manu's ship to a mountaintop. Ohi'a and Lehua loved each other from the moment they first saw each other at a village dance. No, I would not go into it; I rebelled and cried for mercy. ��You must go into it; we will make you!� said my tormentors.

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Feminist Fables

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While it may be true that Satanists dress in a similar way to Goths, it in no way means that all Goths are Satanists, just like all witches aren't Goths either. (I once heard that someone was told they had to be Goth to be a witch. What elements do they have in common? I can only assume this is the case, since a few seconds with Google turns up a wealth of basically accurate information available even on nonspecialist sites such as Wikipedia.

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