Category «Mythology»

Flavour of Mexico (Food & Festivals)

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It correlates to the lands later recorded as 'Great and White Croatia' in other language sources, it verifies onomastic continuity, it proves that the early Veneti-Slavs in the early common era of central/northern Europe were the original 'Croats/Hrvati', who later went on to eventually found early states after migrating towards the Adriatic) In case the reader may not understand this very obvious and simple population movement pattern and linear onymic and migration model, I present the following easy to follow analogy.

Myth, Ritual, Memory, and Exchange: Essays in Greek

John Gould

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Although we know that the majority of the ogham writings were made on wood for everyday use, (as chronicled in the Táin ) the only texts to have survived to the present day are tombstones and other stone markers, the majority of which were made between the fifth and seventh centuries CE. And in another story -- the Lokasenna -- Loki accuses Idunn of marrying her brother's killer (the brother goes unnamed, but whoever he was, Bragi apparently killed him, because she does not refute the charge).

Festivals Around the World

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These creatures are said to be made up of fire which is smokeless. Grace O'Malley's extraordinary life centres around the 16th Century Tudor conquest of Ireland under Queen Elizabeth I. Bran the Builder, the Night's King, etc.). When they died, they became guardian spirits on Earth. Their mother, as the surviving wife came to be called by both boys, did not like the idea of the two boys being such good friends, and so tried unsuccessfully to separate them. During a course I took at UC Berkeley on Celtic Mythology, I was fascinated by their ideas of water and some of the characters that were rumored to live in or under the waterways. "The word 'Domnu' [the name of a Celtic god] appears to have signified the abyss or the deep sea, and the same idea is also expressed in their better-known name of 'Fomors' [one of the invading tribes of Ireland were known as the Fomorians, described in the oldest Irish mythological text "The Second Battle of Mag Tuired;" they came from the sea], derived from two Gaelic words meaning 'under sea.' The waste of water seems to have always impressed the Celts with the sense of primeval ancientness; it was connected in their minds with vastness, darkness, and monstrous births -- the very antithesis of all that was symbolized by the seath, the sky, and the sun." -- Charles Squire, "Mythology of the Celtic People" Probably the most popular surviving tales are those of the mermaids and mermen ("mer" coming from the Latin for "ocean"), half-human, half-fish creatures who tempted humans with their haunting voices, leading ships to wreck on rocky shores.

Two Guadalupes: Hispanic Legends and Magic Tales from

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For related books, see our Celtic Books page. Creation Stories and Traditional Wisdom Short tales primarily from Australian Aboriginal and Native American sources. The canoe was left in the ditch, where it remained for many generations, and was called Kawa-a-Kekupua (Kekupua�s canoe), in honor of the servant of the chief Kakae. These cycles define important events in Irish history, from the Invasions of Ireland by the various Celtic tribes, to the division of the country into the five Gaelic provinces of Ulster, Leinster, Meath, Connacht and Munster, which (with the exception of Meath) are still used in the administration of Ireland.

Uncle Remus, his songs and his sayings (The Southern

Joel Chandler Harris

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The stories tell of gods and goddesses that were far from being perfect or immortal. As with Dearg-due, to prevent the undead Leanan Sidhe from rising, one must put a cairn of stones over her resting place. They arrived first at Niihau, and from there they travelled through all the islands. Some of those who gave Aiai the baskets returned with their bundles of fish to the King. These latter did not obey this order of the King, for Ku-ula had always lived peaceably among them.

Zuni fetishes

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Kama, a hero of the Hindu Mahabharata, is born to a woman who is a virgin—a theme that occurs in many myths. The spiritual level is the least literal, most mystical (most allegorical) level of Scripture. But, why would the Children care to convert humans to the "Many-Faced God"? Shilla, however, moved quickly and forced the Chinese out of the peninsula by 676. If possible, bookmark these materials, along with other useful websites; download and print out selected documents and duplicate copies as necessary for student viewing.

Deformed Discourse: The Function of the Monster in Mediaeval

David Williams

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Haas' tail brushed against him as Haas was leaving and Distelfresser’s plumage transformed to vibrant yellow, blue, green, and red.10 Haas continued on his way, and to this day, wherever Haas goes, color follows his tail.11 1 Only two informants (#13 and #15, both of the New Ringgold area; version C) had names for all three of the ladies: Helling ("Daylight"), Nacht ("Night"), Oschdra ("of the East"). These absurd articles can actually pave the way for an interesting mythology assignment, because the Greek myths your students have been reading provide bizarre stories for such journalistic license: "Three-headed Dog Guards Portal to Underworld", "Flying Horse Helps Hero."

The Broken String: The Last Words of an Extinct People

Neil Bennun

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There were also several gathering-places for fish established outside of Kawaihoa. But, even if he did somehow disgrace the Watch, why hasn't Bloodraven contacted Aemon, or anyone else in the Watch, if he's such a good guy? "Hey guys. Some thoughts and history about fairies: I think it is wise to post some terms, facts and opinions here. And, A Dance with Dragons has led me to believe he's beginning to replace Stannis in Melisandre's eyes.

Dictionary of 1000 Italian Proverbs (Hippocrene Bilingual

Peter Mertvago

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She wanted to go home, having achieved her purpose, but Solomon persuaded her to stay. Cinderella's variations are so abundant that the tale received its own category-folktale type 510, related stories of persecuted heroines. And, given the fact that he's still a child, he seems like he'd be fairly easy to persuade -- which is exactly what Bloodraven does. "The strongest trees are rooted in the dark places of the earth. This 'God' character seems to have been some angry, jealous, vengeful guy who hated people and things when they didn't go exactly the way he wanted them to go, then he'd get all pissed off and throw plagues, diseases, famines and earthquakes around to show he was still in charge. (He would never mention Cro-Magnon man, Neanderthals or the "Old Europe" civilizations either, like they didn't even exist) He seems to have been sort of vain too, always talking about how great he is and mighty and all-knowing and all the things he can do, yet he only spent time in a small part of the one time zone. (There's 24 time zones btw) That's weird.

Fairy Tales and Romances

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Today it is still used in the neighborhood of Persia, by the Kurds according to some tourists. His name is Hraesvelg (corpse eater)  Garm  Garm guards the entrance to Hel  Has four eyes and a bloody chest  Could be appeased with cake as long as they gave the poor bread in life  Will join the giants in Ragnorak. Ragnarök: often mistranslated as "twilight (rather than "fate") of the gods": an apocalypse in which the old gods and their opposites destroy each other, resulting in heavenly renewal and a new race of human beings.