The Herb Bible

The Herb Bible

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The legend of the Lady is found in medieval Arthurian literature, but predates and underlies the story of Arthur by some four hundred years, no doubt emerging out of very ancient oral traditions. The antiquarian Varro, who regarded religion as a human institution with great importance for the preservation of good in society, devoted rigorous study to the origins of religious cults. In Journal meiner Reise im Jahre 1769 (1769; Journal of My Travels in the Year 1769), a description of the experience, he wrote: "In everything [on board ship] there is experience to illuminate the original era of the myths.
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Fairy (I Wish I Were)

Fairy (I Wish I Were)

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The Ulaid had close links with the Irish colony in Scotland, and part of Cú Chulainn's training takes place in that colony. It’s really a miracle that we have the myths at all. If, say, it was once a threat of blood magic, then that would mean the two most powerful Houses in the North were connected to the Children's sorcery in their most ancient times (i.e. Another was armored like the sun, golden and beautiful.
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Walled-Up Wife: A Casebook

Walled-Up Wife: A Casebook

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Some emperors claimed to have descended from the dragon. Aiai then came to Oahu, first landing at Makapuu, in Koolau, where he founded a pohaku-ia (fish stone) for red fish and for speckled fish, and called it Malei. And the huge scientific advances of the 20th century have given rise to a literature, science fiction, that resembles myth, even down to an eschatological element. She will then become his "wife", much the same as she was Stannis', and Jon will then assume his role as the Night's King (the Son of Craster Jon & Melisandre are holding will draw the White Walkers to them).
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An Introduction to Oriental Mythology

An Introduction to Oriental Mythology

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In the story of the death of Baldr, Loki tricks Baldr's blind & dim-witted brother, Hodr (also spelled Hodur), who is noted for his strength, into killing Baldr. There were other worlds of legendary folk for the young aborigine, such as "The Star- Men of the Sky," "The Thunder Birds Blinking Zigzag Lightning," and "The Mysterious Spirits of Trees and Flowers." All that matters is the end game, and Jaime's willing to do whatever it takes to reach those ends -- even if it means murdering his own family members (which the TV show has really drummed up).
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Illustrated Maori Myths & Legends

Illustrated Maori Myths & Legends

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A very degraded version of the legend survives in an Albanian fairy tale (it would be too long-winded to specify the just-detectable links). The giants are almost gone as well, they who were our bane and our brothers. All the material was ready in no time (manawa ole), and Pi settled upon the night when the work was to be done. One of the most well known is Greek mythology. Noted Irish playwright Lady Gregory also collected folk stories to preserve Irish history. Such an overview MUST include immensely important classics like the Gilgamesh epos!
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Roles and Rituals for Hindu Women

Roles and Rituals for Hindu Women

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But I just couldn't figure out how she was related to apples (because that's a major aspect of Idunn's character -- she's always symbolized by apples). If he succeeded death would never have dominion over humans. In the course of the treatment she was frequently taken to an underground water-cave, called Mauoki, for the Kakelekele (hydropathic cure). Bardsey Island off the coast of the Llyn peninsula also has Arthurian associations. He came to know, love and respect them, and was in return, known, loved and respected by the Cherokee, especially by an old medicine man by the name of Swimmer.
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Popular religion and folk-lore of Northern India Volume 1

Popular religion and folk-lore of Northern India Volume 1

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Even Egg, who is portrayed as fair-minded and enlightened, shares this irrational fear of Targ bastards (which might have something to do with why Bloodraven ended up at the Wall). The essence of the hellhound is his intermediary position - at the border of this world and next, between life and death, hope and fear, and also (given its pairing with the dog of life) between good and evil. Next she had to grind a lot of millet within a very short time.
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Myths of Greece and Rome: Narrated with Special Reference to

Myths of Greece and Rome: Narrated with Special Reference to

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Can include tales about the elements like fire, for example. I traveled to the village of Monkoto and into Salonga National Park (the largest tropical forest park in Africa) and interviewed several groups of people. I visited Wulfhere and Wyrmhere; there battle often raged, when the Hræda with their sharp swords, in the Vistula woods had to defend, "their ancestral seat" against Attila's host." One of the Chinese names for owls is "xiao", these owls have the associated legend of being evil birds that ate their own mothers.
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Tales from the igloo,

Tales from the igloo,

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In mythology, trees take on magical powers and become the centre of our fascination. But I realize now, that's not what's happening at all. It emerges out of the mists of time, rooted deep in the heritage of Britain. Buildings with long histories tend to collect legends and stories like the moss on their stonework. Eh, if you're that desperate to play the game, then you could play it probably without understanding anything as long as you've played the first one. Because the stories here are referred to so much in literature, the names of the gods and lovers and warriors herein ring down through the centuries with such frequency My battered old copy of this book has been around - it may have been required reading for my father back in high school.
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Fairy Stories (Tales of the Supernatural)

Fairy Stories (Tales of the Supernatural)

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Among the great adapters of fairy lore into popular fairy tales were Charles Perrault, the brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen. The trials of the mighty Hercules are organized into Twelve Labors or quests. Josef Vegvari's Magyar Traditional Culture page (originally titled "Hungarian organic culture") "does not contain any myths or legends in the strict sense of the word - it presents original and largely unpublished research relating to the origins of, and the ancient knowledge underlying, all Hungarian folklore.
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