Greenmantle: An Ojibway Legend of the North

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This is probably the most retold tale of the four as well. Folktales, picture books, readers, and fiction for K-2 students (26 books); folktales, fiction, picture books, and other non-fiction for 3rd-5th graders (33 books). Its waking, sleeping and breathing determined day and night. Tolkien [16], and was notoriously also suggested, very separately, by Nazi ideologist Alfred Rosenberg. And, as is made clear on the Game of Thrones TV show, the small folk consider her the most approachable of the nobility, by far in a way.

The Squire's Bride

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Folktales would involved things like Robin Hood, Johnny Appleseed, etc. Cole Harrison, an Iraq War veteran amputee, wears his disfigurement like a barrier to those who might love him, shielding them from the ugliness inside. The creature is now thought to be a plesiosaur (a carnivorous aquatic animal from the dinosaur era). So lately as the year 1858, a learned writer in the 'Archaeologia Cambrensis' declared that 'the traveller may now pass from one end of the Principality to the other, without his being shocked or amused, as the case may be, by any of the fairy legends or popular tales which used to pass current from father to son.

Whence the Goddesses: A Source Book (Athene Series)

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Pg. 65 While the gods were gone on the journey to the cave, the Coyote made some little coyotes of his own, a white one from the east, a yellow one from the west which was female, a blue one from the south which was a male, and a black coyote from the north which was a female, and each pair stood nose to nose; and he also made a dog which stood with the female black coyote. He bade Theseus bring it back, if he wanted him to believe he was a son of Neptunus. ..

Easter (Special Days)

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And, given the early exits for both Aerys (Odin) and Robert Baratheon (Thor) from ASOIAF, I'm under the impression GRRM is sticking to these earlier tellings of Ragnarök, before Odin & Thor came into prominence. In the strict sense of the word, demythologizing efforts have been limited to theological discussions in 20th-century Christianity. The Irish demon would sometimes transform into a handsome man to lure women to its trap, but a telltale sign that it was a kelpie was if that “man” had kelp in its hair.

fourteen hundred cowries and other african tales

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The Lad Who Went to the North Wind (Norway, Peter Christian Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe). The survival of Irish mythology and folklore owes much to the Romans and the fact that they decided Ireland was too distant a territory to conquer and left the country alone. A collection of 200 folktales. "Calvino's collection stands with the best folktale collections anywhere... This emi is the vital force which makes a man live, that is, breathe, rise up, walk, be aware, be active, work, speak, see, hear and make love.

Sleeping Beauty (Little owl first readers)

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Personal interviews, poetry and other articles involving the relationship between the goddess and the people who respect and revere... Thisbe found his body and herself committs suicide. Lanora was given a mission by a god but must rely on her wits to accomplish it. This lesson focuses on seven Native American groups and their folktales as they relate to generosity of the spirit. A Man and Two Wives (Aesop -- L'Estrange, type 1394).

Ghosts of the Amana Colonies

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The Children were few, and the First Men were many. She said to one of them: "Father, please help me get across the river." After being forced to swear an oath to the gods that she would try no more to harm him, Circe changed the swine back into men. But I wasn't particularly satisfied with that connection. Why do you think they have these commonalities? So each version is right in its own merit. This is a result of the natural evolution the stories might have gone in the process of being handed over from generation to generation for centuries...

Landscape Giants

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This volume contains a varied selection of short versions of tales that work as read-alouds and as a source for a study of comparative myth (this collection contains the Greek creation story and a tale about a great flood, for example). They journeyed through Kau, Puna, and Hilo, thence onward to Hamakua as [54]far as Kukuihaele. Kintaro uprooted a tree and smashed the evil spider demon with the tree. When his flight was discovered by Kawelu, the infatuated girl was distracted with grief.

Spiritual Astrology

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Aion (Time), the ancient who guides our existence, was disturbed, and lamented the bond of wedlock used no more; Eros unhonoured loosed his fiery bowstring, when he saw the world's furrow unplowed and unfruitful. Stories, in all their varied forms (folk tales, legends, proverbs, riddles) are very helpful in this regard. You would have thought it was Artemis herself, had you seen her in her hunting dress, only that her bow was of horn and Artemis's of silver.

Nahuat Myth and Social Structure (Texas Pan American Series)

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Folk Tales are narratives of ordinary men and their lives with problems and solutions to these problems. Lothian - Lothian traditionally takes its name from King Lot and father of Mordred. The poet Homer’s 8th-century BC epics the Iliad and the Odyssey, for example, tell the story of the (mythical) Trojan War as a divine conflict as well as a human one. Cult myths are often seen as explanations for elaborate festivals that magnify the power of the deity. Though the canoe lurched over and was close to sinking, Maui grimly hauled all the harder and his terrified brothers bailed the more furiously.