The Arabian Epic: Volume 2, Analysis: Heroic and Oral

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There are several streams of water, of which they drink, and some said that there were large kahilis and wide-spreading kou trees, beneath which they reclined.�1 �They had some very indistinct notion of a future state of happiness and of misery. This unequalled haul of akus was a great humiliation to Kou, affecting his fame as a fisherman; but he was neither jealous of his son-in-law nor angry,�he just sat silent. At first, there was no water on earth, so Etim 'Ne asked the god Obassi Osaw for water, and he was given a calabash with seven clear stones.
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Body Boots & Britches Folktales Ballads

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But no place, my child, to go on a dark night with no moon. He looked to the left, and beheld the crags of Kalulu, but nowhere could he see any sign which should tell him where his love was hid away. Devil hunts failed to catch the flying creature, which danced on rooftops, stalked small animals, and frightened the good people of the area with its unexpected appearances in their yards and businesses. Latvian language - Horvatija. (An excellent example of the old Balto-Slavic/Early Slavic language connections from long ago also, again showing the long continuity of our ethnonym) ....."und Harvaða fjöllum" literally meaning "in the mountains of the Croats" (in effect the "Croat mountains")...today's Carpathians.
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England Myths & Legends

Beryl Beare

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Kamakshi concentrated all her mind and senses, and prayed aloud so that everyone could hear, “O Lord, the child in my womb is my husband's. Tyr was loved by all because he was so true and faithful. The lunatic would be dipped into the well and then taken into the church for a mass to be sung over him. We’re the only Pop Archaeology site combining scientific research with out-of-the-box perspectives. Please discuss on the talk page how to sensibly rescope the subjects.
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Structural Analysis of Kashmiri Folktales (CIIL silver

Lalita Handoo

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Our seminars will relate the experience of folklore collection in our own culture to studying folktales and myths. They were friends with four female shepherds that watched their flocks, in the mountains near their village. With more than 700 separate languages, distinctive lifestyles, and religious and cultural traditions in different regions, these adaptable and creative peoples had complex social systems with highly developed traditions reflecting their deep connection with the land and environment.
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Just Plain Folks: Original Tales of Living, Loving, Longing

Lorraine Johnson-Coleman

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Long wand'ring thro' the spacious fields, she bent Her voyage to th' Arabian continent; Then pass'd the region which Panchaea join'd, And flying, left the palmy plains behind. According to the DinE, they emerged from three previous underworlds into this, the fourth, or "Glittering World", through a magic reed. During the campaign against the infidels, Alberich plays all kinds of tricks on the pagans, breaking their idols and throwing their weapons into the castle moat.
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The Gaelic Otherworld: Superstitions Of The Highlands And

John Gregorson Campbell

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She lived on the roots and berries of the plants. There was a clear fountain, with water like silver, to which the shepherds never drove their flocks, nor the mountain goats resorted, nor any of the beasts of the forest; neither was it defaced with fallen leaves or branches; but the grass grew fresh around it, and the rocks sheltered it from the sun. She is said to hypnotize men into spending the night with her to comfort her for her lost child. Yet, his work is full of themes and story patterns that also occur in Greek myths--for example, transgression against the gods leads to retribution; again, people who live at the margins of the Greek world are imagined as having customs that are the exact inverse of their Greek equivalents.
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The Chronicles of Count Antonio

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The chuckle is that of the Phooka as he gallops away. This trio were called by the old people the gods of the canoe-making priests��Na akua aumakua o ka poe kahuna kalai waa.� While Ku-ula and his wife were living at Leho-ula he devoted all his time to his chosen vocation, fishing. One of the leading exponents of the functionalist approach to myth was the French sociologist Marcel Mauss, who used the phrase "total social facts" in reference to religious symbols and myths and their irreducibility in terms of other functions.
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Tales of Juha: Classic Arab Folk Humor (International Folk

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People had to wait until sunup to find out what folks were talking about the night before... The otter dived and brought up a little mud, which the man breathed on and caused to expand. The valley runs back some two miles, terminating abruptly at the foot of the precipitous chain of mountains which runs nearly the whole length of the windward side of Oahu, except for a narrow gorge which affords a channel for a fine brook that descends with considerable regularity to a level with the sea.
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Myths Of The Greeks And Romans

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Sky-Owner sent a rainbow to tell them the water would never cover the world again. [ Bell, p. 68] The Sun, the Moon, and their two children "Old Man" and "Apistotoki God" began creating the world. Ashliman took his degrees at Rutgers University and the University of Utah. The gods Citlallinicue and Citlallatonac complained that someone was smoking up the heavens. The ‘field legends’ were probably kept in shape by the lections of the clerics until, at any rate, the overturn of the old regime late in the reign of Elizabeth. [31] The Reformation, accepted from the English Government only in lip-service, affected neither the faith nor the services of the people until the wreckage caused by the Desmond wars about 1580 partly cleared its way.
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American Folklore: An Encyclopedia (Garland Reference

Jan Harold Brunvand

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Home / Destinations / Europe / Bulgaria / Myths, legends & folklore in Bulgaria Bulgaria is slowly but surely being recognised for the enigmatic country it truly is, with natural wonders, intriguing history and fascinating folklore Bulgaria’s a country that’s deliciously disorientating, slightly crazy even. Some of those who gave Aiai the baskets returned with their bundles of fish to the King. But in most cases those are cremation graves where it is impossible to know if (to pick a 6th century case from my dissertation about the Barshalder cemetery) the heavily armed cavalry man was buried with a dainty bead necklace around his neck or if his wife just put it on the pyre next to his feet as a parting gift.
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