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Fairy Tales Their Origin And Meaning

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When they got old, they realized that there would be no people left if they died. Response: There are the stories where someone visits a different land and returns, only to find out that generations have passed while he was gone: Rip Van Winkle - literary, of course, I suspect there are many more, but that's all I can think of at the moment. Within that group of stories, fairy tales are usually understood as folktales which involve magic, particularly magical acts, objects, and transformations that are not remarked upon as unusual within the story: no one in a fairy tale stops and cries, "Wait a minute, frogs don't talk!" [4.3] The most famous and influential collections of fairy tales include those by Charles Perrault (in 1697), Aleksandr Afanas'ev (in 1855–64), and, of course, the Brothers Grimm.

The daughter of the sun =: La hija del sol (Folktale series)

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Possibly means either "small, trivial" or else "sparkling" in Old Norse. Anansi became the King of All Stories after proving to Nyame that he could trick a jaguar, hornets and a fairy. When the Sihuanaba's husband discovered the affair, the god Teotl cursed the poor boy to wander the earth forever – with his feet pointing backwards. Fables use character types that are easily grasped and plots as simple as a single action and its consequence. Ireland’s long history is riddled with ancient mythology and folklore.

49 Lahu Stories

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But the good fairies, too, according to some folklore, made their appearance at this time, but only from the hour of dusk until midnight. The floods of heaven descended and killed everyone on earth. In ancient Persia the otter (again known as the 'water dog'), was esteemed above all other animals, and a severe penalty was imposed on anyone who killed one. He's rather shy of humans. Then it whips the stinger out of its mouth quick enough and lashes out with its tail...

Walk in Peace: Legends and Stories of the Michigan Indians

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Legends about ancient alters, graves, megaliths, menhirs, mounds, pictographs, runestones, picture stones, standing stones, and other such prehistoric monuments. Each person is then pinned with a souvenir, some people in return pins dollars into the doll's dress. This stone he raised upright and also placed others about the water spring, and said to his friend: �To-day I name this stone Ku-a-lanakila, for I have triumphed over my enemies; and I hereby declare that all fishes, crabs, and sea-moss shall return again in plenty throughout the seas of Hana, as in the days when my parents were living in the flesh at Lehoula.� From the time Aiai raised this stone, up to the present generation, the story of Ku-ula and Aiai is well preserved, and people have flocked to the place where the stone stands to see it and verify the tradition.

The Witch-Cult in Western Europe: A Study in Anthropology

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The first ko�a ia (fishing ground, or station) where Aiai measured the depth of the sea is near Aleamai, his birthplace, and is called Kapukaulua, where he hooked and killed the eel Koona. This is the name of a Celtic goddess of poetry. There was another pool with a small fall of the Waipio River very near the house of Kalei, and the boy very often went into it while his mother watched on the banks. Where would Walt Disney be without the Brothers Grimm Hans Christian Anderson, or Victor Hugo?

PAWNEE HERO STORIES AND FOLK-TALES WITH NOTES ON THE ORIGIN,

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After lying on the ground for thirty days he regained his strength, but his body was blackened from the lightning, and his descendants became the dark-skinned tribe, the Negritos. It has been suggested that this may be a link to the many shamanistic traditions of the Americas, where hallucinogenic compounds derived from frogs and toads are used for religious rituals of communion with the spirit world and self-transcendence.

Legend and Lore of the Guadalupe Mountains

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The two main symbolic characteristics of the Owl, its wisdom and its nocturnal activity-- have made it represent perception. For convenience of presentation, the folklore and traditional culture of Newfoundland and Labrador may be divided into eight genres: Custom includes people's activities related either to the calendar (like Orangemen's Day parades, garden parties, and mummering), or to non-calendric events sometimes known as rites of passage (like weddings, first communions, and funerals).

Folk-Lore and Legends: Scotland

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C. 'The Aborigines of Lake Boga, Victoria', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 1911, 23, 2, pp.433-68. Nor is the beauty of the spot confined to the luxuriant verdure, or the stupendous walls and beetling crags. Suddenly, with a flash and a rumble, an earthquake destroyed many of the city's buildings, and a red rain poured down. In Indian Literature, the Hitopadesha is regarded more or less similar to the Panchatantra.

A Taste of Earth: And Other Legends of Vietnam

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Those saved by the turtle became the Turtle Clan. [ Frazer, p. 295; Bierhorst, 1995, pp. 30, 43] After the Great Spirit created the earth, he flooded it. As he ran away, he heard a roar of water behind him. Often the people are not even named, or are given a convenient tag, such as Rabbit Boy – raised by rabbits. These tales are popular because of their pure nonsense and jocularity, and sometimes we enjoy the triumph of the good-hearted simpleton over the craftier evil characters of the story.

Son-Jara: The Mande EpicPerformance by Jeli fa-Digi Sisòkò

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Down, down, down the Indians dropped for a while, before starting upward again toward the sky. All the Miami shelter children who participated in this story were passionate in defending this myth. One night they came together in the camp with their backs together and grew together into one creature, which grew tall enough to touch the sky. The ancients are reputed to have used this plant to aid in childbirth. Nanaue answered he did not know it was required of him.