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English Myths and Legends

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The folklore, manners, customs, and languages of the South Australian Aborigines, Adelaide, 1879, 174p. Kuan Ti was an actual historical figure, a general of the Han dynasty renowned for his skill as a warrior and his justness as a ruler. I am curious what others think of that proposal, which seems to be finding support. I'm not claiming that my way of thinking is "the right way." Male witches were also purported to use toads for their poisonous magic.

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Indian Folktales and Legends

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This is the reason why houses in the Leicestershire area have small windows. After Aiai had made his offering, his friend�s parents came to where the fish were gathering and were told to take all they desired, which they did, returning home happy for the liberal supply obtained without trouble. Lawrence), Micmac (eastern Maritime Canada), Algonquin (upper Ottowa River), Lenape (Delaware) (Delaware to New York) Acagchemem (near San Juan Capistrano, California), Luiseño (Southern California), Pima (southwest Arizona), Papago (Arizona), Hopi (northeast Arizona), Zuni (New Mexico) Tlapanec (south central Mexico), Mixtec (northern Oaxaca, Mexico), Zapotec (Oaxaca, southern Mexico), Trique (Oaxaca, southern Mexico) Zeus sent a flood to destroy the men of the Bronze Age.

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Yorro Yorro: Aboriginal Creation and the Renewal of Nature

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During the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Whitechapel, when a family moved home it was customary to swing the family cat (hopefully not by the tail!) around one room of their new home to deter it from running away (much like wiping a cat's feet with butter in other folklore). One day the youth, being separated from his companions, shouted aloud, "Who's here?" The Magic Spear, or Camped with the Blacks: a tale of the early days, E.

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Beliefs And Superstitions Of The Pennsylvania Germans (1915)

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Idiyanale (Idianale) – the goddess of labor and good deeds. From the fallen captain he took his feather cloak and helmet and cut off his right ear and the little finger of his right hand. The man was turned into a monkey. [ Horcasitas, p. 198] The Padre Santo warned two brothers that a flood was coming, and they, with many animals, survived in an ark. Here he was befriended by a man named Apua, with whom he remained several days, observing and listening to the murmurs of the chief named Kou.

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Mythical Monsters

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The little People can only be seen by the Indians. Nearly every major natural phenomenon was considered to be a god or goddess in the Baltic pagan faith, among them Sun (female) and Moon (male), the parents of Earth. When the Spanish left Jamaica, they freed many of their slaves, who took up residence in the mountains. A wild pig offered to swim off and break a bank lower in the river, and it asked the people to care for its children if it drowned.

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Alchemy: Ancient And Modern 91922)

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This knowledge is cosmic in its origins and astrological in its structure." - Dr. C. 'Manners, customs, and legends of the Coombangree tribe', Science of Man, 1900, 3, pp.116-7. For a clever and hilarious exploration of Sam and Dean as objects of folklore, see MissyJack's terrific fan fiction story "We Could Be Heroes" (LiveJournal post, September 9, 2008). 10. Getting a vision means that you finally get to become a fairy godmother, and that there is a girl out there who needs your help!

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A to Z Superstitions

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In many countries cats are said to foretell the weather. Parabola Magazine is a wonderful magazine. It's always filled with insightful content and it's put together by a great bunch of folks. By the time they do need these tools, they will have forgotten their training and have to look them up, anyway. If they were detected they also had the backup of taking the dust from their shoes and throwing it at the spirits.

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Stones of Aran: Pilgrimmage

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Indeed, as the following legends show, in times past they were sometimes seen to be a sign of the mother's infidelity or other sin, with potentially fatal consequences for the children. You may call these people eccentrics then, but you have to remember that they came of age in a different time and place. However, dig deeper into Irish folklore and you'lll find even more exotic characters and creatures. Today, with approximately 20,000 native plants known in North America, fully 10% of them have been documented in some way as having medicinal properties.

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Dictation Day by Day: A Modern Speller

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After they claimed land and began to settle, Norse women began to join them in larger numbers, while many Norsemen married Anglo-Saxon women. Buddhist texts state that the Buddha not merely surpassed all yogis in knowledge of previous existences but, in fact, had conquered time. After an epic battle, the men finally destroy the Hydra! Others might associate folklore with folksongs, with ancient ballads, with Native Indian tales or with tall stories. The women were able to have babies every seven days.

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Michigan Game and Fish. Biennial Report 1915-1916. State

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Dragons in Ancient China discusses one of the most important Chinese symbols, the dragon, in architecture, paintings, and royal robes. When he flew over the earth, he found the mud had become solid; he flapped in for a closer look. The story of Sigurd, Gudren, Grimhild and Brynhild is found in the 13th century work Volsunga Saga, a story which is also told in the Poetic Edda and the Nibelungenlied. One, who sleeps at the bottom of the sea, was roused to anger by the king's prayer and stood straight up.

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