Sisters of the Shadow

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His trademark was a spear with magical powers, Gungnir, which would infallibly hit every target. An online article, “Medicine in Mythology and Literature”, recognizes one of the symbols used to portray the oncoming of diseases to be the arrows of two Greek deities, the twins Artemis and Apollo. Demythologization should be distinguished from secularization. A recounting of Snori's Edda, possibly with more to come. Obviously, House Greyjoy represents the kraken in ASOIAF.

The Tape-Recorded Interview: A Manual for Field Workers in

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The Cherokee gave it credit for easing suffering by smoking it. At one time it was used on state occasions as pa-u, or skirt, by Princess Nahienaena, own sister of the second and third Kamehame-has. According to Procopius, these Slavs worshipped a single deity, who crafted lightning and thunder. After Aiai�s practice of his father�s instructions and the return of the fishes, his fame spread throughout the district, and the people made much of him during his stay with them. Some treat the subject with gravity and respect, and express the belief that they were the original inhabitants of these islands, but gradually gave way to the heavier-bodied ancestors of the present race; others consider that the history of the race has been forgotten through the lapse of ages; while the more intelligent and better educated look upon the Menehunes as a mythical class of gnomes or dwarfs, and the account of their exploits as having been handed down by tradition for social entertainment, as other peoples relate fairy stories.

From Court to Forest : Giambattista Basile's Lo cunto de li

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Some gods are recognized throughout the Blue Continent, nonetheless their names may vary from country to country. When Aiai saw that his friend and others of Hana were skilled in all the art of fishing, he decided to leave his birthplace and journey elsewhere. The epic and genealogical poetry created cycles of stories clustered around particular heroes or events and established the family relationships between the heroes of different stories; they thus arranged the stories in sequence.

Ghosts, Legends and Lore of Wales

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To his great surprise he finds in the lake, a tortoise and an elephant fighting each other ferociously. Native American cultures are rich in myths and legends that explain natural.. REGIONS COVERED: Scandinavia, which includes the Nordic countries Denmark and Sweden, plus Norway and Iceland. Theseus, without any invoking of his father or obligation of an oath, cast himself into the sea. He is said to have foretold the site of the Battle of Culloden, the construction of the Caledonian Canal and the doom of the clan Mackenzies of Seaforth while the "black rain" on Aberdeen is said by some to be the coming of the oil industry...

Heart of The Jaguar

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Featuring myths of love, wisdom, and adventure as well as those of violence, jealousy, and pure folly, this accessible collection offers fascinating insight into the human psyche and brings our rich mythological heritage delightfully into focus. A collaboration between Australia's Cultural Network (through the Federal Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts) and the Australian Museum.

Gods and heroes of war

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At first he saw not, but his ears took in at once a sad and piteous moan,�a sweet, sad moan for his hungry ear, of the voice of her he sought. So, I believe it is in this capacity that Odin serves in the ASOIAF novels, and is represented by the Mad King Aerys (who was killed by Jaime -- i.e. Women will pour sour milk onto the ground as a libation to ward off the owl. Traditionally, village youngsters made wreaths, light fires and jumped over them which meant cleansing from sins.

Scottish Traditional Tales

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Akea (Wakea), they said, was the first king of Hawaii. So when I first obtained this book, I was so happy I started reading it right away. Five hundred versions of the tale have been found in Europe alone; related tales are told in cultures all over the globe. Jung, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell. The trouble begins with King Minos who asks the gods for a bull to be sacrificed so that he may become ruler of Kretos and surrounding lands. Well, to rally the forces of fire (i.e. dragons) to their side, of course.

Noah's Flood: The New Scientific Discoveries About The Event

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Practically a different world, totally different surroundings, different foods that came from different ingredients, different plant life, different outlook on life and living because they never saw a desert and never even heard of the ancient Euphrates River. The incensed elders of his lineage immediately expelled him from the hallowed circles of his social environment. The news of the reappearing of the fish spread through the district, and the people flocked in great numbers and gathered hinaleas to their satisfaction, and returned to their homes with rejoicing.

Celtic Myth (Endless Path)

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So he called a council of his friends and told them of his intended departure, to establish other fishing stations and instruct the people with all the knowledge thereof in conformity with the injunction of Ku-ula his father. Andersen was alone in this interpretation. Many cultures believed that these beings were immortal and had powers ranging from the ability to cure disease to granting wishes to being able to share their immortality. Because of this, Odin is not present in the earliest tellings of Ragnarök (same story for Thor).

The firebringer, and other great stories;: Fifty-five

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He first went to Wailohi, in Hamakua, on East Maui, to observe the motions of the Sun. And in this role she is also associzted with human pregnance, whereby the female impounds fertile waters in the womb. And now, she, and her counterpart, Moqorro, are in perfect position to wrest control of both the forces of Ice & Fire in the name of Bloodraven (i.e. the Lord of Light -- who is a sorcerer -- or rather, the "Last Greenseer". With this, and much more of the same kind, he cherished the flame that consumed him, so that by degrees he lost his color, his vigor, and the beauty which formerly had so charmed the nymph Echo.