The Kachinas are Coming : Pueblo Indian Kachina Dolls with

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The course on fieldwork and ethnography continues this purpose of providing general background by critiquing and applying various anthropological methods of interpreting cultural expressions. Cinderella Stories are found throughout Western Europe, with parallels elsewhere as well. Prometheus then placed this couple in a large wooden chest. The Navajo creation story involves three underworlds where important events happened to shape the Fourth World where we now live.
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Stories of Norse Heroes Told By the Northmen

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No sooner had he done so, however, when a terrible storm arose, causing a flood which killed all but the few who escaped to the highest hills. [ Dixon, pp. 180-181] A flood once covered everything but the summit of Mount Wawom Pebato (seashells on the hills are evidence). The fish dragged the ship through roiling waters for many years, at last bringing it to the highest peak of Himavat, which is still known as Naubandhana ("the Binding of the Ship").
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Trail to Heaven: Knowledge and Narrative in a Northern

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The ruler of these divine beings was Cronus, son of Gaia (Mother Earth). On this, Niheu cried out, �Here you are, asleep again, O Kana, and the canoes are aground!� Kana felt beneath; there was no ground. Most of the information that I have about Irish fairies, comes from 19th century poet, Williams Butler Yeats. These children were all born dumb until a dove from a lofty tree gave them languages, but different languages so that they couldn't understand each other. [ Gaster, p. 121; Horcasitas, p. 191; Vitaliano, p. 176] A buzzard told a man working in the fields not to work anymore and caused all the trees that had been cut to rise again.
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Star Lore of all Ages

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There was a tradition of leaving out gifts of food for the fairies, during Samhain people dressed up called around to neighbours house and got those gifts. Be sure to put these definitions in your own words. It tells about a thirsty crow that was vainly looking for something to drink on a deserted land. People of all types have the ability to feel sad, and hurt themselves. Traditional folklorists were educated bourgeois outsiders who traveled to rural areas in their own lands—or, better yet, foreign locales—since one cannot find folklore among one's own group, because only "they" have folklore—"we" have Culture (Toelken 1979, 3–7, 265).
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The Pleasant Way

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She said that they should decide on their marriage in the open court. The water being low, the gourds of some of the people were full from their catch. Slovenian kolovrat, Croatian kolovrat, Polish kołowrót, Czech and Slovak kolovrat, Belarusian колаўрат, Russian and Ukrainian коловрат or коловорот, German kolowrat. Noah did so, and took aboard his family (8 people in all) and pairs of all kinds of animals (7 of the clean ones). As in other cases, it must be remembered that the boundaries between terms for traditional narratives are fluid, and that different writers employ them in quite different ways.
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Tales From The Finnish Tupa Hardcover

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The Swordfish Dance was one of the most important held at ceremonies. It is devoted principally to English language and literature, lexicography, history, and scholarly antiquarianism. Here we address and dispel some of the most common shark myths and deliver the shark facts. A long time ago, two miners were passing Carn Kenidjack one night when they saw a horseman dressed in black who invited them to watch a wrestling match.
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The Trials of Arthur: The Life and Times of a Modern-day

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Content for a course in Myth & Folklore taught at the University of Oklahoma. Today, farmers who move stones in their rocky fields are still careful not to disturb stones that are home to trolls. A man once went into the sky and stole one of the eyes. (The Pelew Islanders' money is made from it.) The gods were angry at this and came to earth to punish the theft. She was pretty, with reddish hair and pensive, wide eyes in an intelligent face.
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Dragon of Boeotia(oop) (Monsters of Mythology)

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One day when Arcas was older he went hunting for bear but did not realize that he was hunting his own mother (the bear). Callie, like the ghostly Peter in 1.03 "Dead in the Water," is out for revenge and is willing to exact retribution on innocent people; however, Peter confines himself to the relatives of his murderers, while Callie attacks random people who can be made to fit her scripts. Different types of fairies may also have different types of magical powers.
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Black Folktales

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The legend of Sargon’s childhood, how he was placed in a basket and sent down a river, comes from two 7th century B. All these examples illustrate that there are a number of simple plots, which have a wide distribution, and which are elaborated by a number of incidents that must be interpreted as literary devices peculiar to each area. If you promise to light up a candle in his honor, he will help you find lost objects. Burning Bush - A Fire History of Australia, Henry Holt & Co., New York, 1991, 534p.
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Myths of Pre-Columbian America

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With dark themes and occasional opacity of morals, slightly older, thoughtful readers are the best audience. (Lack of sources is unfortunate.) Moses illustrates “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Snow White,” “Puss in Boots,” and “Beauty and the Beast” with folk art–style oil paintings. The Amityville Horror Conspiracy by Steve Kaplan. Nakuina The story of Ku-ula, considered by ancient Hawaiians as the deity presiding over and controlling the fish of the sea,�a story still believed by many of them to-day,�is translated and somewhat condensed from an account prepared by a recognized legendary bard of these islands.
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