Birth Customs (Understanding Religions)

Birth Customs (Understanding Religions)

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Philippine legends and mythology also have fairies, dwarfs, Kapre (a tree-residing giant), Manananggal (a self-segmenter), witches, spirit-summoners, goblins (Nuno sa Punso), ghosts (Multo), fireballs (Santelmo), mermaids (Sirena), mermen (Siyokoy), demon-horses (Tikbalang), Hantu Demon and demon-infants (Tiyanak). A screeching Owl meant cold weather or a storm was coming. Presented at an introductory level, the Center's courses are not just for psychotherapists.
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Black Cats & April Fools - Origins of Old Wives Tales and

Black Cats & April Fools - Origins of Old Wives Tales and

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The Magic Crocodile and Other Folktales from Indonesia, told by Alice Terada. 1994. a collection of 29 tales from 6 regions of Indonesia tell of creation, etc. along with a description of each local culture Marshall Islands Legends and Stories, told by Tonke Aisea. 2003. Caorthannach, thought by some to be the devil’s mother, is a demon that was fought off by St. An example of a legend is the tale of Atlantis. And, of course, you can't very well tell the Red Priests to bring dragons to Westeros because you want to exterminate humanity.
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Little Fingerling: A Japanese Folk Tale

Little Fingerling: A Japanese Folk Tale

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Fables of Aarne-Thompson-Uther type 280A, Perry Index number 373, and similar stories about work, reward, and charity. And yet the majority rules, so Cinderella, in this iteration, remains the most popular when there are literally hundreds of others to choose instead. But during these days Kikihale saw plainly that her husband was not disposed to do anything for their support; therefore she mourned over it continually and angrily reproved him, finally, saying: �O my husband, can you not go forth also, as others, to assist our father and the attendants in the duties of fishing, instead of eating till you are satisfied, then rolling over with face upward to the ridge-pole of the house and counting the ahos?
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The Main Stalk: A Synthesis of Navajo Philosophy

The Main Stalk: A Synthesis of Navajo Philosophy

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Does it drop dead from the sky?" -- paraphrasing). -Fafnir is a dwarf whose father is the richest man in the world. How could she protect the one who was granted magic, without any magic of her own? Winifred Faraday: The Cattle-Raid of Cualng. He was immortal but whenever he would get hurt he would run back to his father, Zeus and was healed. The Yew has been the subject of myths, legends and Acts of Parliament.
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The Celtic and Scandinavian Religions

The Celtic and Scandinavian Religions

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In an act of desperation Aegeus proved the oracle right as he threw himself off a cliff into the sea. Other male lunar deities include Tsukuyomi or Tsukiyomi representing the Shinto and Japanese god. Vaettir ("VAY-tear"; singular Vaet): spirits of land and place. This gallery is dedicated to my kinsmen, to kindred spirits everywhere, and to our children, and to our children's, children's, children... Atlas stormed the heavens and Zeus punished him for this deed by condemning him to forever bear the earth and the heavens upon his shoulders.
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Folklore of Gloucestershire

Folklore of Gloucestershire

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Both Egypt and Iceland have "Cinderella" stories, as do China, England, Korea, Siberia, France, and Vietnam; and the list doesn't stop there. Certain initiation ceremonies or ritual acts are said to have originated in the beginning, in mythical times, this primeval moment of inception constituting their validity. Ouranos and Gaia then produced the Cyclops, who were named Brontes, Steropes and Arges. Another Welsh belief is that if a pregnant woman hears an owl, her child will be blessed.
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Catch the Whisper of the Wind: Inspirational Stories and

Catch the Whisper of the Wind: Inspirational Stories and

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Greek mythology is a collection of legends that and myths of Greek gods and goddesses. When six moons had [78]been accomplished, at midnight there came a burst of thunder and an earthquake. Many ancient Greek states, it was believed, had been represented in this war by one of the heroes mentioned in Homer's Iliad. Moreover, not only is the plant found throughout Polynesia, but it is also known by its South American name. A snake woman lives there who is believed to be the daughter of the sea god.
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Winter (Let's Celebrate)

Winter (Let's Celebrate)

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Nereus shall call thee daughter.’" "[Helle falls from the back of the flying Golden Ram into the Hellespont Sea where Poseidon transforms her into a goddess :] Helle chapleted, the sister now of Panope and Thetis [two Nereides], and holding in her left hand a golden sceptre. .. ‘As I [Helle] fell, Cymothoe [a Nereid] and Glaucus came swift to my succour; this abode too, this realm the father of the deep [Poseidon] himself awarded me, willing justly, and our gulf [i.e. the Hellespont] envies not Ino's sea [i.e. the Gulf of Corinth].’" "[The river nymphe Ismenis searches for the body of her son which had been carried to the sea by her river :] Drawing nigh the deep did she enter the bitter brine of Doris, until a band of Nereides pitying her wafted his body, now in the keeping of the ocean-billows, to his mother's breast." "She [Thetis] sprang forth from her watery bower, accompanied by her train of sisters [the Nereides]: the narrowing shores of Phrixus [i.e. the Hellespont] swarm, and the straitened sea has not room for its mistresses." "The crescent waters of a tranquil bay break through the curving line of cliff on either hand.
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Thoth the Hermes of Egypt a Study of Som (Oxford University

Thoth the Hermes of Egypt a Study of Som (Oxford University

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Linguistic, molecular biological and archaeological evidence has established that Polynesia was peopled from Asia. His breastplate was the aegis, his bird the eagle, his tree the oak. As the time passed by, these individuals assumed different animal forms such. as ants, cattle, donkey, goats and pigs. In ancient times the chiefs selected a very secret place wherein to hide the dead bodies of their greatly beloved, lest some one should steal their bones to make fish-hooks, or arrows to shoot mice with.
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Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths

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The celebration in his honor was called Am'nor, or New Year, which was celebrated on March 21 in the old Armenian calendar (also the Spring equinox). Yews as a consequence of their Pagan associations and enclosure, were planted in churchyards as Christianity spread. It was also said that the latter went to and fro between the islands and the shore through a subterranean gallery under the bottom of the sea. This is a story of fire, as told by a Native American Chief to his grandTEENren.
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