Handbook of Mesoamerican Mythology (World Mythology)

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Everything seemed to be very true and mesmerizing as a child, isn’t it? So good a man as a deacon of Waialua in telling the above seemed to believe that, instead of being a legend it was true; for an old man, to whom he referred as authority, said [254]that one of the young men who went to Mokuleia and brought the wooden idol to Waimea was his own grandfather. H. 'On the Manners, Customs, Religion, Superstitions, &c., of the Natives of Central Queensland', Journal of the Anthropological Institute, London, 1894, 24, 2, pp.183-85.
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A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language

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One of the founders of the American Folklore Society, his landmark collection of black Creole animal stories, Louisiana French Folktales, was the second publication in the Memoirs of the American Folklore Society series (1895). Two excerpts from the Finn cycle of mythology - the "Hunt of Slieve Gullion" and "The birth of Fin MacCumhail". Often, the supreme being that created the world does not--or has ceased to--receive attention in the cult, although he may still be invoked in moments of great crisis.
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Indian Legends: Being A Choice Collection Of The Best

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The summer solstice is recognized and often celebrated in many cultures around the world—in both the past and present, experts say. See Line Nybro Petersen's essay "Renegotiating Religious Imaginations Through Transformations of 'Banal Religion' in Supernatural," in this issue, for an excellent discussion of the way the show reproduces and transforms popular attitudes about religion and the supernatural. 3.
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The TWO FOOLISH CATS. Based on a Japanese Folktale.

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Visit some of these communities to meet familiar or fresh characters. If it is killed, the duck will emerge and try to fly off. Garrison, a physician at the hospital, and he has been reading to her from the Grimms' fairy tales. For this the hunted sire strains his fast failing nerve; and the youth with a shout quickens his still tense limbs. To every other gratification must be added the incomparable fragrance of the fresh wood, in perpetual [197]life and vigor, which presents a freshness truly grateful to the senses.
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International Folktales One: A Structured Reader

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M. 'A Wonguri-Mandjikai Song Cycle of the Moon-Bone', Oceania, 1948, 19, 1. While he was leisurely journeying, some one breathing heavily approached him in the rear, and, turning around, there was the chief, and he asked him: �What is it, Lono, and where are you going?� Lono replied, �You healed me; therefore, as soon as you had departed I immediately consulted with my successors, and have resigned my offices to them, so that they will have control over all.
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A Rhyme of the North Countrie

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On [154]perceiving him they started to bind and roast him alive, such being the orders of the King, but he ordered them away with the request, �Let me die at the feet of my master.� And thus he passed successfully the imu heated for him. She became pregnant, and the man had to go out hunting. Naturally story-telling is the best medium for conveying even powerful messages. The couple lived together and had a baby. One day, the man told his wife to make tamales out of the "tender one," and the wife, misunderstanding, cooked their child.
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Oral Tradition in Literature: Interpretation in Context

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This was just what the young man had been scheming to compass, and he quickly assented to the challenge, calling on the King and chiefs to take notice of the terms of agreement, and to see that they were enforced. She lived on the roots and berries of the plants. BUBASTIS: Welcome to the House of Cats offers a brief look at the Egyptian cat goddess Bast. Got so as people would recognize that whistle and know when Casey was driving past. He held her in his arms as she gasped out her last breathe, and was inconsolable long after her body lay buried beside the Dismal Swamp...
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West Highland Tales

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Jung's theory of the "collective unconscious," which bears a certain resemblance to Levy-Bruhl's theory, enabled him to regard the foundation of mythical images as positive and creative, in contrast with Freud's more negative view of mythology. Owls have been both revered & feared throughout many civilisations from ancient to more recent times. Folk and Fairy Tales from Rick Walton's Online Library. He took up his broad spear which he had stuck in the ground at the beginning of the game, and, accompanied by his friend, fled for his life.
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Approaches to Homer, Ancient and Modern

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Foelsche, Paul. 'Notes on the Aborigines of North Australia', Transactions of the Royal Soicety of South Australia, Adelaide, 1881, 5, p.17. The Aesir live in Asgardr, and the more important among them have homes whose names are known to us. Legends and myths of Uzbekistan is a unique and mysterious world of folk tales and stories, which were carefully collected and passed on from generation to generation by the people of Uzbekistan.
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A physical study of the firefly

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Woodchuck saved him by digging a shelter, which they stayed in two days until the water receded. Then, with a splash, the turtle broke the water's surface! After all this had happened, one of the animals attached this new land to the sky with four strings. Although the legend may not be truly accurate, the fact that the person existed is true. He sat at the end of the banquet like a stranger. It was almost like it was written by a schizophrenic with multiple personalities who was just sitting around in the desert always crying to the clouds about...love, virgins, kill, slaughter, fear this...wine, clouds, love, destroy, fear that, virgins dancing around the olive oil, harlots, lust, kill, wine, smite, swine, coins, beating his chest for lusty breasted virgins and saying "pass me the wine and olive oil".
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