A Treasury of Polish Aphorisms

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This time the tree refused permission when its son asked. Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Lausanne Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and former Associate Dean of the Humanities (2007-2010). The principal or most noted fishing-grounds there are: Poo-a, Kahaka, and Olelomoana at Kona; Kalae at Kau; Kupakea at Puna, and I at Hilo.
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Brigh An Òrain =A Story In Every Song

Lauchie MacLellan

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Welsh legend and tradition tells how the sea drowned the land of Cantre’r Gwaelod which was also known as the Lost Hundred. The woman's mother gave him an aphrodisiac, and he became her husband. The gods Citlallinicue and Citlallatonac complained that someone was smoking up the heavens. At Doolough, near Mount Callan, the peasantry told of his chaining the peist, and throwing it into the Lough, which in storms the monster still makes to boil like a pot.
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The Witch-Cult in Western Europe (1921)

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"THE OLD WELL" (A SHORT STORY WRITTEN BY OH JUNG HEE, TRANSLATED BY JUNG HA-YUN) Lathey has also served as Judge, as well as Administrator of the Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation. The waters rose higher and higher, covering all the country. Next is the perfumed sky, which is full of beautiful flowers and is inhabited by Tjak, a bird with a human face; the serpent Taksaka; and a group of snakes collectively known as the Awan, who appear as falling stars.
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Folklore of Gujarat

R.E. Enthoven

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Either figure is greater than the number of US soldiers who died from gunshot wounds in ALL of the Vietnam War, where only 18,452 died from that cause! 30% of the Homeless are Vietnam Veterans: There should be serious doubt regarding the veracity of this oft repeated but otherwise unsubstantiated claim. Gods depicted as being hawk-headed, or accompanied by hawks, were Ra, Horus, Khensu, Ptah, Mentu, Rehu, Sokar & Keghsenuf. Usually the animals assist the hero in winning the affections of a princess.
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Twilight of the Gods: Ragnarok

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During this period he was teaching his art of fishing in all its forms; and when [234]he was satisfied the people were proficient, he prepared to visit other places for like service. She is said to hypnotize men into spending the night with her to comfort her for her lost child. At last, with a deep sigh, he said, �You are beautiful, my betrothed, but, as you have been false, you must die.� The young girl looked up in surprise at these strange words, but saw only hatred and a deadly purpose in Kauhi�s eyes; so she said: �If I have to die, [123]why did you not kill me at home, so that my people could have buried my bones; but you brought me to the wild woods, and who will bury me?
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Liberating Shahrazad: Feminism, Postcolonialism, and Islam

Suzanne Gauch

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The Tuatha de Danann is nothing like the brownie, leprechaun and goblin of these later traditions. Salim George Khalaf's page on Phoenician Religion describes the deities and religious practicies of the Canaanites, primarily as witnessed by their neighbors, the Greeks and the Egyptians. Myths, legends, and folktales celebrate the thirteen Latin American countries, including the West Indies, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, as well as four native cultures.
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Iranian Mythology

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Within this post, I'll provide additional resources for further information about witchcraft. At this time on his awaking from sleep he turned his face mountainward, and looking at Kaumakapili he saw a rainbow and its reddish mist spread out at that place, wherein was standing a human form. This logic is usually based on empirical categories (e.g., raw/cooked, upstream/downstream, bush/village) or empirical objects (e.g., buffalo, river, gold, eagle). Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace and Co., 1995. 487-488. "Silver Fox and Coyote Create Earth."
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Nature Myths of Many Lands

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Most people don't even know that Charlie Chaplin started the moonwalk )..and then those books re-edited countless times again, stuff added, stuff taken away, re-worded and translated in different ways by who knows who, putting words into animals mouths etc. In which genre are you likely to find a story about McBroom? The rain continued until only the highest hill remained above water. Murray; Douglas Robertson In 1930, the last inhabitants of the isle of St Kilda were evacuated to the mainland.
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The Drunken King, or, The Origin of the State (African

Luc de Heusch

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Tiger-snake spoke first and proposed that the animals and birds, who could travel more readily, should relocate to another country. Thus, healing through recitation of a cosmogony is one example of the use of myth as a magical incantation. When a member of the clan or family dies, the Banshee cries and mourns the death. Du-mu was saved in a log hollowed out of a Pieris tree, together with his four sons and otters, wild ducks, and lampreys. In order to be able to conduct negotiations satisfactorily, he found it necessary to study the Maori's mythology, to which they made frequent reference.
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Rabbit and the Well

Deborah L. Duvall

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I found it interesting that the most helpful pages on Cik Siti Wan Kembang were anecdotal blog posts but it was inevitable. Lieberman, Marcia K. 1986. "Some day my prince will come": Female acculturation through the fairy tale. Dodging the monster's deadly horns, he thrusts his sword into the beast. As you learn about myths from around the world, you will find that many cultures have similar stories.
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