June 14, 2013

The Nymphs

Augusta Larned

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Yet, after all these changes the Frog dwells in the backwaters, sitting on a log or lily pad and catching herfod with her long gongue without moving her body. The Japanese word for the Emperor of Japan, tenno, means “heavenly emperor”. I am going now, but I will look on your people in every age, and at the end I will return.’ She now walked slowly around the lodge in a sunwise direction. The dwarves became experts in craftsmanship, and they have created some of the most powerful and magical weapons, like Mjölnir, Thor’s hammer, but also beautiful jewellery.
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June 14, 2013

Mystic Grail: The Challenge of the Arthurian Quest

John Matthews

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The appetite is sometimes Raven's, sometimes that of the deity he signifies, but the appetite is always there. Kaopele awoke in his dark, watery couch, unbound the cords that held his feet, and by three powerful strokes raised himself to the surface of the water. Those who watch him pass may lose their eye to his whip. Morrigan represented the Sovereignty of Ireland. My spearman of Maunalei can have no fear; and you shall wrestle with him; and let the one whose arms can clasp the girl after the fight carry her to his house, where one kapa shall cover the two.� The poor maid, the careless gift of savage power, held up her clasped hands with a frightened gesture at the dread name of the breaker of bones; for she had heard how he had sucked the breath of many a dainty bloom like her, then crunched the wilted blossom with sinews of hate, and flung it to the sharks.
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June 14, 2013

The Indian Theogony: A Comparative Study of Indian Mythology

Sukumari Bhattacharji

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The Yoruba (Nigeria) believe that each person has at least three spiritual beings. Let her stroke his skin, press his joints, and knead his back with the loving grip and touch of the lomilomi. They were the iguana, the dog, the pig and the snake - the animal ancestors of the four principal clans. As she sat eating this delicacy, the wives of the two elder brothers became very angry, just why it would be difficult to say. This is the second year we have checked it out from the library and we were sad again that one disc was missing because the boys loved listening to the tales.
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June 13, 2013

Pele, Volcano Goddess of Hawaii

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REGIONS COVERED: Scandinavia, which includes the Nordic countries Denmark and Sweden, plus Norway and Iceland. Harvaða being the local Non-Latinized version name of the Slavs inhabiting today's Carpathian mountains... The King now demanded of the girl and of Kauhi an account of all that had happened between them, and of the reported death of the maiden. In Celtic mythology, Mabon was the Son of Light, equated with the Roman Apollo. The story tells of how Ireland's ancient warriors the Fianna, where hunting on the shores of Lough Leane, when Oisin instantly fell in love with a beautiful blond riding a white horse; Niamh Cinn iir (Niamh of the Golden Hair).
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June 13, 2013

A Gift of Japanese Flowers

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Ask your students to write letters of application and a brief resume or biographical sketch. - Students, in the role of their favorite hero or heroine, will be leading an expedition on a dangerous journey (e.g., Jason questing after the Golden Fleece, Perseus seeking Medusa's head or Theseus attempting to defeat the Minotaur). Prometheus' adventures mark "a place between the history of the gods and that of man". Mediopollito/the Half-Chicken or Lizard and the Sun, both by Alma Flor Ada.
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June 13, 2013

The Golden Spears and Other Fairy Tales

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The other main influence was Finnish Mythology; it having played a major role in the creation of The Silmarillion. The first Faceless Man was a Child who either contacted the subterranean slaves of the Fourteen Fires directly, face-to face, or through an element, such as fire, and instigated the Doom. Aitvaras's riches can be useful but rarely bring hapiness; furthermore, Aitvaras may start droughts by drinking rain. In Yeats' description of The Queen and The Fool, the fairy queen and the fool in the royal household have great powers.
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June 13, 2013

The Sagas of King Half and King Hrolf

Bryant W. Bachman, Gudmundur Erlingsson

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So when I first obtained this book, I was so happy I started reading it right away. In the 6th century, Chan (Zen) emerged in China as a distinctive school of Buddhism. A tall tale is an exaggeration from a particular region of the world. Leto - Zeus - The mother of Artemis, goddess of the bow and of hunting. This means, for example, treating all ONA material - including our alleged aural traditions - with scepticism, and forming their own conclusions about their... >>Download<< The Wizard of Oz story has been omnipresent in American popular culture since the first publication of L.
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June 13, 2013

Folk Literature of the Sephardic Jews: Vol. III:

Samuel G. Armistead, Joseph H. Silverman

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Her name may well be onomatopoeic, little removed from 'bow-wow'. Which leads me back to Azor Ahai himself. Here we have a guy who supposedly murdered his beloved wife in order to save humanity -- and ALL of humanity at that. Many of the Celtic goddesses are linked with the raven or crow. There is a story of a snake woman that every Japanese school child knows. The point being -- Azor Ahai is not supernatural. Greek mythology has had extensive influence on the culture, the arts and the literature of Western civilization and remains part of Western heritage and language.
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June 13, 2013

The Wellspring, The: A Book of Seasonal Inspirations

Anna Franklin

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And a ship accompanied by dolphins was sure to find safe harbor, fair weather, and following seas. This Chaos was the bearer meaning that he gave birth to of Ge; earth, Tartarus; underworld, Eros; love and sex, Erebus; darkness, and Nyx; night (Tripp 159). The Exile of the Sons of Usnach, better known as the tragedy of Deirdre and the source of plays by John Millington Synge, William Butler Yeats, and Vincent Woods, is also part of this cycle.
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June 12, 2013

You Don't Need to Have a Repeat Cesarean

Nicki Robins Royall

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While we can only conjecture about which oral and literary versions of Cinderella inspired Perrault, there is no doubt he left his literary stamp on the tale when he published it for the first time in Histoires ou contes du temps passé in 1697. When the king sends for the old monk and refuses to let him go, the old man falls ill. It is a mixture of poetic mythology and art Backbone of the King: The Story of Pakaa and His Son Ku, by Marcia Brown. c1966.
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