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Maryland Folklore

George Gibson Carey

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In recent scientific researches, especially in astronomy and biology, questions of teleology (final ends) have gained in importance, as distinct from earlier concerns with questions of origin. Although there is no scientific evidence for any of these creatures, there is also no shortage in the rural parts of the Philippines of people who believe firmly in their existence. But the whites were more powerful and had better spears and boomerangs, so they came to feel superior and broke off relations.

Fire in the Dragon and Other Psychoanalytic Essays on

Géza Róheim

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Scopes is all about urban myth, although (sadly) their goal seems to be to dispell them. Yet, this can extend until "Las Octavitas", eight days after Epiphany. Readers will have a unique glimpse of the early indigenous cultures, and of the literature that later blossomed with the blending of the Spanish and Native cultures. Oral tradition has it that they were made of stone. Kalelealuaka took with him, as travelling companion, a mere lad named Kaluhe, and embarked in his canoe.

Book of the Hopi

Frank Waters

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In France, in the late 1600s, he published a small volume of fairy tales that included Little Red riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood A particular kind of folk tale is the pourquoi tale. Abatwa - Said to be the tiniest creatures of human form in existence, these little people coexist peacefully with the ants in the anthills of Southern Africa and live on their foragings from the roots of grasses and other plants. In their mortal vehicles, these spirits harrass the living, driving people mad, killing children and causing misscarages.

From Corrib To Cultra: Folklife Essays In Honour Of Alan

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One of the most common types of such myths speaks of a primordial time in which death did not exist and explains that it arose as the result of an error, as a punishment, or simply because the creator decided the earth would get too crowded otherwise. He had grown so that he filled the entire council-house and had eaten all the coconuts on the island. In anger, she rolled away the stone which had confined the sea, and the sea poured out in a great flood.

PACIFIC ISLAND LEGENDS Life and Legends in the South Pacific

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Ariconte threw the arm at his brother's door, and at that moment, their village was transported to the sky, leaving the two brothers on earth. In addition to the Anansi stories that Beckwith collected, she also includes Jamaican stories about magic and witchcraft along with Jamaican versions of traditional European folktales (like Jack and the Beanstalk, Hansel and Gretel, and many others). Lady Kitty has collected a handful of Myths and Legends of Singapore as well as some ghost stories from the Lion City.

Totem Tales

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You have selected a product that is available for purchase only by a customer with an institutional account. A long, long time ago, the sea wasn’t salty, pigs didn’t have short snouts, and rabbits were missing their fluffy tails. At last Masmasalanich shortened the rope, the earth rose again from the water, and mankind spread over it. This legend is undoubtedly the product of aboriginal legends merging with those of visiting missionaries, and there does not appear to be any native flood stories from Australia.

Mexican Folktales

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Well over one hundred fairy tales are available, including both traditional stories and tales you might not recognize as easily. Warts could also be cured by rubbing a frog across them A hen with tail-feathers like those of a rooster is considered to be unlucky; previously these birds would be killed on most farms Hens which roost in the morning are said to be foretelling a death, usually that of the farmer or someone in his household A hen which enters the house is an omen that a visitor will arrive, and this is also the case if a rooster crows near the door or comes inside A hen that crows near a house is supposed to be forecasting a death, A cock crowing in the evening is an omen of bad weather the following day, A white horse could warn of danger, and lived longer than a dark horse, so was considered a living amulet against early death In some places it is lucky to meet a white horse; Tradition states that upon meeting a white horse one should spit and make a wish, or cross one’s fingers until a dog is seen Being breathed upon by a piebald horse, or riding upon its back, was another supposed cure Horse-hairs, chopped very finely and fed to a child in bread and butter, were thought to be a certain cure for worms, And the horse-spurs (calluses which appear on the sides of a horse’s leg) were believed in the eighteenth century to be a cure for cancer if dried, ground and drunk frequently with new milk The bright scarlet ladybug is a luck-bringer, probably because it is traditionally associated by its color with fire It is a sign of good fortune if one lands on a person’s hand or dress.

The Wild Rover

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This is where in the movie you begin to hear the fairy godmother sing bibity bobity bo. The Depression had created hundreds of them. Enraged at her insolence, the conqueror determined to punish the queen by drowning her in a great flood. Latinized form of the Greek Astraia, derived from Greek aster meaning "star". Read myths, legends, folk and fairy tales from around the world. The impossibility of climbing the perpendicular banks from below deprived us of the pleasure of farther ascending the stream toward its source.

Homer's Traditional Art

John Miles Foley

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Stories range from the Kabyl legends of the early Berbers and ballads of the Fulbe bards of Sahel in the southern Sahara to the comically exaggerated Improbable Tales of the Mande in Sudan and the captivating creation myths of the Wahungwe of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). If a young girl catches a ladybug and then releases it, the direction in which it flies away will be the direction from which her future husband will come Somebody throws away a dead mouse; the wind will soon start to blow from that direction If they nibble anyone’s clothing during the night, that person will suffer some misfortune Since rabbits and hares are born with eyes open, which is an erroneous notion, they supposedly had special powers over the evil eye Rabbits and hares were never mentioned at sea, as they were considered ill-omened words, and to meet one on the way to see was a very bad omen An old custom is to say ‘Rabbits’ or ‘White Rabbits’ either once or three times on the first day of the month, as a good luck charm; it must be the first word said that morning, otherwise the charm is not potent By owning a rabbit’s foot as a talisman, you would have vital connections with many powerful forces A left rabbit hind foot, carried in the left pocket after having been removed from a rabbit that was killed during a full moon by a cross-eyed person is truly lucky Actors may keep a rabbit’s foot in their make-up cases for good luck, and will meet with misfortune if the foot is lost Peaceful sheep, lying in the field, are said to herald fine weather, The knuckle-bone from a piece of mutton was once thought to be a preventative charm against rheumatism if carried about in the pocket; similarly, A sheep’s lung was once applied to the feet of a pneumonia sufferer, and was thought to draw the disease downward into itself People could be wrapped in the skin of a freshly-killed sheep in an attempt to cure an adder bite; Sufferers from consumption were once advised to walk around a sheepfold many times a day, beginning early in the morning If sheep gnash their teeth during round-up in the autumn, the winter will be hard If sheep gnash their teeth somewhere else, it presages very bad weather There are numerous superstitions concerning the humble spider: If you see a spider spinning a new web, you will shortly get some new clothes A bag filled with 13 sow bugs tied around a child’s neck will cure the child from the thrash, or sores in the mouth

A Dreamer's Apology

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For the Brothers Grimm, these stories all contributed to an understanding of German cultural history. As soon as Death agrees, the doctor blows out the candle, and since he keeps it locked in a safe place he is still living happily ever after, as far as I know. By 1638 some of the ‘Lives,’ and notably that of St. In addition to Noah, his wife Naamah, and their sons and sons' wives, Falsehood and Misfortune also took refuge on the ark. For example, many "crybaby bridge" legends in my (and Kripke's) home state of Ohio demand that you not simply go to the haunted bridge, but that you park your car on the bridge, and sometimes leave the car, in order to hear the wails of the titular murdered infant.