Anansi Boys

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There was a problem subscribing you to this newsletter. Then although he was very sad, he was filled with a desire for revenge, and putting on his sword and belt he started for Mindanao in search of his brother. Sometimes I think Andersen was chronically depressed, because most of his stories are quite dark and depressing. Eventually, these vague spirits assumed human shape and entered the local mythology as gods and goddesses.

The Three Jovial Huntsmen (The Randolph Caldecott series)

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The omniscient god Odin, one of the chief gods in Norse mythology, had a pair ravens called Hugin (Thought) and Munin (Mind) perching on his shoulders. Little is known to suggest that the Greeks treated Homer, or any other source of Greek myths, as mere entertainment, whereas there are prominent Greeks from Pindar to the later Stoa for whom myths, and those from Homer in particular, are so serious as to warrant bowdlerization or allegorization.

Shinto (the Way of the Gods)

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I'm assuming he's a ruse put on by the Children. Afghani.com's Afghan Traditions & History page discusses the mythic origins of the new year festival of Nowrouz which has some ties to Zoroastrianism. (Broken Link 2/14/02) The Afghan Cultural Information Center maintains a small collection of Afghan Folklore including a few folktales. (Broken Link 2/14/02) The Perseus Project maintains an extensive collection of hypertext annotated classical texts, as well as a new encyclopedia and search engine.

The Early Plays of Robin Hood

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When Bali grants Vamana as much land as he can cover in three strides, the dwarf becomes a giant and strides over heaven and earth. It is also said that he visited Kahoolawe and established a ku-ula at Hakioawa, though it differs from the others, being built on a high bluff overlooking the sea, somewhat like a temple, by placing stones in the form of a square, in the middle of which was left a space wherein the fishermen of that island laid their first fish caught, as a thank offering.

Haunted Tennessee

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Then they leave the sea and feast by the beach for the remaining of the day. Then spoke Niheu: �Why could you not wait before looking at our father? It is the story of the rise of King Tommen "the Great". The city of Calcutta, for example, comes from Kalighat, the place where sacrifices to the goddess Kali once took place. He even says himself, "There are no men like me. He lifted them down to the shore, provided them with paddles, and then appointed fourteen rowers.

Paul Bunyan Swings His Axe

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Fun Fact: It wasn't Tyr[ion] or Walder Frey[r] who clued me in to this theory. No. 55). [CSJ: Cairo Scientific Journal. Cook noted that 'the sun is their guide by day and the stars at night ... (in a storm) they are then bewildered, frequently miss their intended port and are never heard of more.' This suggests that the peopling of the farther islands of Polynesia such as New Zealand and Hawaii may have been accidental rather than deliberate - or the product of 'drift voyages' which took place when whole groups were forced to abandon their home islands and simply set sail for wherever the elements bore them.

Magi: the quest for a secret tradition

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They approved of the course contemplated and expressed their indebtedness to him for all the benefits he had shown them. The aged priest feared the stalwart chief, because he was not upon his own sacred ground, under the safe wing of the taboo; and therefore he bowed low and clasped the stout knees, and offered the water to slake the thirst of the sorrowing chief. Finally, Pacifica had the opportunity to obtain his manuscripts and files to create a Hillman Collection.

British Goblins: The Realm of Faerie

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Each of their threads represented a person's life, and the patterns they wove represented the relationships people had with one another. These groves, generally of Oak, were tended and protected by the Druids, who enclosed many of them with a ditch. Following the narrative are the words of a brief incantation or charm chanted to free captured warriors. LAN TS'AI-HO - A young flute-player and wandering minstrel who carries a basket laden with fruit.

The Empty Place: Poetry, Space, and Being Among the Foi of

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It is referred to in the mele of Hiiaka, thus: �I will not go to the stormy capes of Koolau, From the time Aiai founded that spawning-place until the present, its fish have been the uhu, extending to Hanauma. The Pontic Caspian steppe didn't have any camels, it was the lands of the original cowboys, mounted warriors and societies from the northern outlands. The tales, stories, legends and myths relating to the Trickster were often morality tales and told to teach lessons about proper behavior to children.

Legendary Ladies of Texas

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Oschdra’s palette grew and the Sisters loved their work.7 The colors appeared in the sky but not elsewhere in the world. He is disorder personified and shows up whenever things get too ponderous or routine. What this could mean for his future is hard to say. He groaned, and sobbed, and beat his breast as he cried out, �Kaala! It was a part of the religion... by Richard Burton - Longmans, Green, 1870 This is the history of a huge Bat, Vampire, or Evil Spirit which inhabited and animated dead bodies.