A Sampler of Jewish-American Folklore

Josepha Sherman

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It often has the same fantastic elements, but most the important part is the meaning behind the story. Everything that Kalelealuaka said or did was good in the eye of his father, Kaopele. These new stories were called contes des feés, from which our modern term "fairy tales" derives — but the contes des feés of the French salons were intended for adult readers, not children. I never argue with observations, but I often argue with the causes. To this day there are no snakes on Takhoma. [ Clark, pp. 31-32] Once a big flood came.
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Holy Women, Wholly Women: Sharing Ministries of Wholeness

Elaine J. Lawless

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In Persian mythology Ahura Mazda was the supreme creator god. Serious scholars and historians are of the opinion that by the time the Croats (Hrvati) arrived to Dalmatia from in and around the Carpathians, they were most assuredly not a 'pure' single monoethnic group, but rather more like a large federation of people with their own centuries long common customs, language and laws of ancestors which contributed to their cohesiveness and culture. (Even to this day, ALL Slavic countries use slight variations of our original name in our language..."
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Cosmos and Creator

Stanley L. Jaki

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Later, they went south again, but another flood came and scattered them, and they never came together again. Read more... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch Now that I've provided an introduction and a few resources towards this subject - for y'all crafty little devils, I'll let you explore in the realm of sorcery, if interested. She was the symbol of the house, around which a new born child was carried before it was received into the family.
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The Rich Man and the Singer (Folktales from Ethiopia)

Mesfin Habte-Mariam

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They took me and pushed me head foremost into the big toe. �I struggled and fought, but could not help myself. His features changed into those of a handsome warrior. There was enough corn there for a rich harvest... For ninety-nine days, there was no wind or rain, and the earth became parched. Folklore encompasses such a broad range of human activities that any attempt to list the many genres and categories within it is bound to fall short. Big, ugly, with only one eye, he suits the role of the Beast perfectly.
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Healing Performances of Bali : Between Darkness and Light

Angela Hobart

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Then use simple drawings, photographs, or pictures from magazines, and present events in chronological order. "Clip Art" from the computer may also be used. When it saw that it was pursued, it immediately entered into a sunken rock just above the base of the precipice of Koaekea. This week and next week we will be reading " fairy tales ." He patted him gently, while the ox went on: 'But I must say, you have always been very kind to me.
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Pinelands Folklife

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When the milk boiled over and the whole house was filled with the sweet smell of scalded milk, the snake in her stomach was enticed by it. Without even first offering condolences to Dwyane Wade or his family, Donald Trump had seized on the [...] Is Melania Trump Ready To Be America’s First Lady? Mercilessly disrespectful art critics of the time could not stop the Experimentalists no matter how viciously they attacked and derided them. "Crayon-painting" as it was called in England was practiced early on by persecuted pioneers in Switzerland and many other nations.
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Penninc & Pieter Vostaert: Roman Van Walewein (Library of

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Despite iPods, laptops, WiFi, cable television, satellites, broadband, broadcast and satellite radio, a good Halloween story still has the supernatural power to cause a shiver up your spine. The Panchatantra is a legendary collection of short stories from India. He grew very bold and answered that the shark was as big as the gods, and that since he had been able to overpower it he would also be able to conquer the gods.
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Heroic Poets, Poetic Heroes: The Ethnography of Performance

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Uzbekistan has very rich history full of folk stories and legends. At that point the island is fated to be broken asunder,—no improbable contingency, in view of the geology and the violent seas, for a great tidal wave, faintly recalled in tradition in 1878, passed over the island at this point before 1640. [39] The fourteenth-century ‘Life of Endeus’ does not name Brecan, so that evidently there was then the idea of the saints’ rivalry; the ‘Life’ is, however, sadly lacking in personal and local colour.
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Pawnee Hero Stories and Folk-Tales: with Notes on The

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Whatever the case, the myth is common for Faroese, Scottish, Irish and Icelandic folklore and seems to be at least as ancient as the Viking Age. A hurricane burst forth, and the sea swept over the island of Rakaanga. The huge red-haired thunder god stared in the mirror at his muscular frame squeezed into the tight wedding gown. Appleseed, Johnny (John Chapman, 1774–1847): Massachusetts-born nurseryman; reputed to have spread seeds and seedlings out of which grew the apple orchards of the Midwest.
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The Crucible of Myth (The W.D. Thomas memorial lecture)

Emyr Humphreys

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The Inn of Spital on Stanmore (England, Thomas and Katharine Macquoid). The elder brother then counselled the younger to seek, in some way, the death of Kauhi. Bottigheimer ‘Magic Mirrors and Shifting Skin: An Ecocritical Reading of Cornelia Funke’s Reckless’, Joanna Coleman A review of Brian Attebery’s Stories about Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth, Tom Shippey A review of J. In the late 18th century artists and intellectuals came increasingly to emphasize the role of the emotions in human life and, correspondingly, to play down the importance of reason (which had been regarded as supremely important by thinkers of the Enlightenment).
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