The Green Fairy Book

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Myth-Is a traditional sacred story, typically revolving around the activities of gods and heroes, …which purports to explain a natural phenomenon or cultural practice. For some time it was a most popular book, praised and liked by many people. Certain initiation ceremonies or ritual acts are said to have originated in the beginning, in mythical times, this primeval moment of inception constituting their validity. At the beginning there was a great mound. Thus the myth of Oldoinyo Lengai in relation to fertility has caused incredible adverse impact to the Maasai community, particularly in Tanzania.
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Sweethearts at Home, pp. 1-309

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An old tradition was that girls should go into a field and there scatter the seed of hemp. There's absolutely no requirement for either thing!) Goth is also not a cult, it's an entire society for people who enjoy the simply dark aspects and undersides of life. Nine times the moon had mew'd her horns; at length And with the burden of her womb oppress'd, Sabaean fields afford her needful rest: There, loathing life, and yet of death afraid, In anguish of her spirit, thus she pray'd: Great sins deserve as great a punishment: Yet since my life the living will profane, And since my death the happy dead will stain, A middle state your mercy may bestow, Some other form to wretched Myrrha give, Nor let her wholly die, nor wholly live.
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Tales of the Celtic Bards

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Halva and Sister Bear are not frightened and trick the trolls into leaving the place alone. The American Folklife Center aims to be the national center for folklife documentation and research, and this Website offers a virtual destination for those who cannot visit the Library of Congress in Washington, D. Nanaue had been a man grown some time, when an order was promulgated by Umi, King of Hawaii, for every man dwelling in Waipio to go to koele work, tilling a large plantation for the King.
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Intervillage Conflict in Oaxaca

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The loon did so repeatedly, but without success. At the top of a steep, stony path you’ll reach the very altar where Alexander the Great received the prophecy he’d rule the world. ■ How to do it: Kudu Travel organise 12-day tours from £1,990 per person including accommodation, meals, transport and guide. www.kudutravel.co.uk The Rila and Pirin Mountains of the south-west make up the area once known as Macedonia and are ideal for hiking, mountain biking and rafting.
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Gnomes and Gardens

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The place buzzed with the news of the woman's pregnancy, and the errant husband heard about it too. A rich merchant was passing Angui's house. One of the best known explanations of folklore is found in Alan Dundes' brief essay, "What Is Folklore?" His name was Noa, and he dwelt in Syria with his three sons Sem, Japet, Chem, and their wives Tidea, Pandora, Noela, and Noegla. Everything was as it should be when the evil monsters appeared and began to kill the new Earth People.
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The Best Way

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Because of the disturbing dreams he had when he was young, his mother extracted an oath from every thing in the world that it would not harm him. The second son traveled east, into the yellow of the rising sun. They lived on fish, which they cooked by placing them under their arms. Andrew had us read this fable: A kid hires a donkey to carry him to Athens. Greek Myth describes the creation of the universe in Greek mythology and also provides background information on many of the Greek gods.
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Myth and Ritual in Women's Detective Fiction

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Nymphs are exceptionally intelligent and are very rarely found. He had Kahshe, the piranha, cut the vine behind him so that the demon Ioroko couldn't climb up with his basket of poison. And the story of Paul Bunyan has kept growing through the years with various tales of him and his blue ox, Babe. Coyote, the only living thing in the world, stood on one of the islands (Mount Diablo or Pico Blanco). After our long, eventful and interesting history, even to this day we have kept our traditions and name, we are Croats/Hrvati who brought our name with us to the Adriatic sea long, long ago.
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In My Father's Time: An Evening of Storytelling

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Sadly, an underlying current of racism and superiority often governed our attitudes and behavior toward the Vietnamese. EasyJet flies from Gatwick and Manchester to Sofia. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. A week later he set out the dove again, and it returned with an olive leaf. A great service wrought by Aiai during his boyhood was the teaching of his friend and his friend�s parents how to make the various nets for all kinds of fishing.
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Great Smoky Mountain Stories

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Pele was smitten by him, and went at once to engage him in conversation. While they did so they chanted “Hempseed I sow thee Come after me and show me”. To do so is to guarantee you’ll be paying out all year. Folk culture has always informed pop culture and even high culture. This happened at the time of Yáiaasága, when men seized power from the women. Not all fairytales can have a happy ending. You will eat them and you will dry them for use in winter."
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The Choking Doberman and Other 'New' Urban Legends

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Each of the players of one team has one black and one white short stick or bone, which they hide in their hands. It’s considered good luck for the bride to cry on her wedding day, as this symbolizes that she has shed all her tears and will not have any to shed during her marriage In Victorian times, it was deemed unlucky if a woman married a man whose last name began with the same letter as hers. The birds and the animals built the continents until they had made the whole round earth, while the woman was safely sitting on the turtle's back.
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