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Serendipities: Language and Lunacy

Umberto Eco

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Twelve of the heavenly powers are represented, Jupiter, with earth, from which a horse has leaped forth. In both cases as in the words hrabren, hrast, hren, hvala, hud etc. A comparable figure occurs in many traditions of classical antiquity or the Mediterranean basin generally as the "good son"--e.g., Horus, the son of the god Osiris in Egypt, or the figure of the king in the Psalms. People were therefore forced to take up their hoes and dig for themselves.

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Birthdays are a Serious Business (Sparks)

Karen Wallace

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He admitted to the queen that he understood birds' talk but refused to share this with others which was a taboo. The sea surges far within, but there is an inner space which the expert swimmer can reach, and where Puupehe had often rested and baked the honu> or sea turtle, for her absent lover. Shiva relented, and in any case Ganga had learnt her lesson. These extend beyond any potential historical scope, and thus can only be described in mythic terms.

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Medusa (Short Tales Greek Myths)

Rob M. Worley

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Although there is no evidence that Raven was ever worshipped, as such, it is said by some that the Northwest peoples did used to leave food out on the beaches for ravens. We see this same emphasis of hospitality in other myths such as Baucis and Philemon. The thunderous voices of many found spirits within the sack resounded across the realms. "I have filled the sack that cannot be filled, and it is time to bring them home," Holle said. "Go forth to Mannheem (the home of humanity within the Hatzholz) and tell the living that they may welcome the Host and that they should be prepared for the visit.

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Mustang: Life and Legends of Nevada's Wild Horses (The

Anthony A. Amaral

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It’s hard when Sean goes out of his way to talk to Erin, causing the bullying to get worse. What's more is she married her brother's killer (or almost did), which is what Loki accuses Idunn of doing in the Lokasenna (granted, we're not quite sure who this brother was, but Idunn doesn't refute the charge). In one myth about Poseidon, dolphin messengers were sent to bring him a nymph he loved, who he later married. As an example of how the savage element displays itself in the mythic tales of such a refined and poetically gifted people as the Greeks, the myth of the birth of Zeus may be instanced.

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Stories of India: Moral, Mystical, Spiritual and Romantic

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Here are stories full of colorful characters, such as Gwydion the shape-shifter and Math the magician. Conscious, separate existence is achieved when the container is breached, but ends at death, when the constituents of the body return to the earth to become part of the cycle of life. His is one of the few sites to include a mythological treatment of Judaic and Christian stories - some of the material he draws upon for these is extracanonical. They threw blood on the fire and ate the priests.

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Juice of Life: The Symbolic and Magic Significance of Blood

Piero Camporesi

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When Zeus was grown, he fed his father a drugged drink which caused Cronus to throw up Zeus' brothers and sisters, and one stone, which had been sitting in Cronus' stomach all along. According to Schafarik, the whole of the northern slopes of these mountains, stretching from the Sutschawa to the sources of the Vistula, was known from the fifth to the tenth century as Khrby, and sometimes by the permutation of consonants, Khrvy or Khrvaty (id) and this is the region according to the best authorities whence the Croats originally came".......

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The Ganges in Myth and History

Steven G. Darian

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Water in the Ring of Fire: Folktales from the Asia-Pacific, edited by Carla M. From there she went to Kalaupapa,1 on the island of Molokai, and dwelt in the crater of Kauhako at that place; thence she departed to Puulaina,2 near Lahainaluna, where she dug out that crater. Embellished with the most gorgeous illustrations – created by the author’s brother, Sonny Chargualaf – it will be an absolute treasure in your home library.

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Catch the Whisper of the Wind: Inspirational Stories and

Cheewa James

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EAWC Site Index: Egypt 16 sites from Exploring the Ancient World Cultures Website. Such abstract qualities as wisdom and desire were represented by Athena and Aphrodite, respectively. The myths have different characters and different plot-lines, but we do find some common themes. Kahahana chose as his place of residence the shade of the kou and cocoanut trees of Ulukou, Waikiki, where also gathered together the chiefs of the island to discuss and consider questions of state.

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Myths & Legends of the First World War

James Hayward

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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. The early history of mythology may be summarized by saying that from the first flowering of scientific rationalism in Greece during the 6th century BCE until the revival of scientific rationalism in the 17th century CE, allegorical mythology of one kind or another was the only method employed for studying myths.

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Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan

Carlos Castaneda

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Greek Gods and Goddesses - A complete list of the most famous to the least known gods and goddesses in ancient Greek culture. The ogham chart to the left of the table depicts each letter or sound in the ogham alphabet, including the combination vowel sounds. Saharan prehistoric art, Berber jewellery, Berber folklore and music have all preserved other fragmented elements of Berber belief and mythology. Celtic Fairy Tales for Kids – Print a series of short Celtic fairy stories written especially for children.

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