Culture Shock! Belgium: A Guide to Customs and Etiquette

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Then the canoes and people sailed away till they got out along the palis near Kopiliula, where they rested. The Germanic Heritage Page, by Arlea Anschütz, includes a page of links to and essays about Germanic folklore and mythology as well as Asatru, history, and literature. Mikula Selyaninovich ("Mikula the Villager's son"). While poets and dramatists were reworking the myths, Greek historians and philosophers were beginning to criticize them. Can he use their magic to save his own family?

Ozark Folklore: An Annotated Bibliography, Vol. 2

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Freya's fire-jewel necklace Brisingamen ("Fiery Belt") was forged by four dwarves after she spent one night with each. Although animals and blood bags can get them by for a while, vampires ultimately have to feed on live humans to get all the nutrients they require. Each is shorter and more immoral than the one before, from the Krita Yuga—Brahma's golden age—through two intermediate ages under Vishnu's protection to the Kali Yuga—Shiva's dark age.

Beauty and the Beast (Short Tales Fairy Tales)

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These latter did not obey this order of the King, for Ku-ula had always lived peaceably among them. Almost any website or book about dolphins will speak of the amazing intelligence and wisdom of the dolphin, and though much of it is supported by scientific fact, some of it has slipped into mythology. While this may, superficially, seem a digression, it should be emphasised that the Great Bear of these legends is inextricably woven into the World Tree mythos and should be seen, among other things, as the stellar constellation of the Bear (the Plough) circling about the Pole Star (stellar pivot of the axis mundi).

Women in Celtic Myth: Tales of Extraordinary Women from the

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Arceus thereafter went into the Hall of Origin high above the Spear Pillar, to wait for the Azure Flute to be played. Some of these stories were also part of the oral tradition in Ancient Maya. Coming closer to home, both geographically and temporally: 'Faunal remains, iconography (mainly of the Romano-Celtic period) and vernacular Celtic literature all indicate that there were many different types of Celtic dog, from the deer-hound so splendidly represented at the Lydney sanctuary to small terriers and lapdogs.. ..

The British Museum Pocket Dictionary of Ancient Egyptian

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Well, it's archaeology, not mythology, but The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago has some interesting stuff including ABZU a guide to info on the Ancient Near East availible on the net. Furthermore, the dominant presence of Haplogroup I-M170 is rather interesting, as it is considered the oldest and only native European Haplogroup and is found nowhere else. The place name Árheimar has been connected to the name Oium by both Heinzel and Schütte, originally spelled as 'Harvaða' using the phoneme feature of eth. (Later through Slavic liquid metathesis and other onomastic based versions, 'Horvati/Hrovati' would also be written as a manifestation of the same identification continuum, such as the equivalent match in the OCS Cyrillic of Kievan Rus'centuries later in Nestor's Primary Chronicle, [ Хoървати /Horvati] or in Greek from Emperor Constantine's ' De Administrando Imperio ' [ Χρωβάτοι /Hrovatoi]...etc) This subject of the Slavs in the 4th century being wedged between the approaching Huns and the Goths was expressed in a 1912 painting by Alfons Maria Mucha.

More Celtic Fairy Tales: (Forgotten Books)

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They lifted up their eyes and saw Hare leaping away at a distance; they set off after her. Here, performance is suggested to enhance understanding and to emphasize the changes in character from the familiar Cinderella. The Poor Man and the Flask of Oil (India, Bidpai). Tales of type 1351, in which stubborn individuals (typically husband and wife) attempt to settle a dispute by seeing who can go the longest without speaking. Link to images of Slavic pagan celebrations in Croatia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and other Slavic countries: www.slavorum.com Ivan Tsarevich on the Grey Wolf, 1889, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

The Eiffel Tower, and other mythologies

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Some classes would benefit from hearing in advance the stories to be assigned in Activity 2. Early Croatian history (Hrvatski povijest) just like the rest of early Slavic history in general, really doesn't have much, if any, recorded history that was written by us, but rather by surrounding peoples and their authors. (Greek, Roman and later Germanic...) Events in those areas of Europe and in those early common era times were moving so quickly and erratically that they were more concerned with just existing and surviving.

Folk Tradition and Folk Medicine in Scotland: Writings of

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To him the King said, �I have sent for you to decide what is just and right in the case of these two men who lived up in the region of Waipio.� Then he went on to state the whole case to this wise man. �In regard to Keinohoomanawanui�s wish,� said the wise man, �that is an innocent wish, but it is profitless and will bring no blessing.� At the narration of Kalelealuaka�s wish he inclined his head, as if in thought; then lifting his head, he looked at the King and said: �O King, as for this man�s wish, it is an ambition which will bring victory to the government.

Beowulf: AND The Fight at Finnsburh

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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born at Hanau in the electorate of Hesse-Kassel in Germany in 1785 and 1786, respectively. But Echo had one failing; she was fond of talking, and whether in chat or argument, would have the last word. But Beowulf swam up, greeted his men, and returned to Heorot a hero. Two doves sent down from heaven by her mother come to the tree to help her when she prays for aid over the royal ball. VM – I've come across a number of examples of Norse myths being referenced in contemporary culture.

Learning through Play

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She accompanied him back on the voyage to Athens but he soon dumped her on the island of Dia, or Naxos. Disir ("DEE-seer"; singular "dis"): female ancestors. The house was surrounded by a fence of auki (dracæna), and a puloulou (sign of kapu) was placed on each side of the gate, indicative of forbidden ground. Lay me among the flowers by Waiakeakua, and do not slay my father.� Then, breathing moans and murmurs of love, she lay for a time weak and fainting upon her lover�s breast, with her arms drooping by her side.

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