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Larousse Dictionary of World Folklore

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Similar to the Greek Hephaestos and the Roman Vulcan. And, when you think about it, it's really the most basic connection to be made -- the foundation upon which the entire story is written. With the bird who went with him Maui discussed the plans for his most daring feat, for which he would take on the form of a caterpillar, his magic jawbone making such transformation possible. The boy was awakened quite suddenly by a thump on the roof. This goes to show that GRRM has a good sense of humor, because there's very little about him that comes off as "godlike".

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Where I Belong: A Forest of Dean Childhood in the 1930s

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The Faceless Men pledged to worship the Children's "Many-Faced God" -- who the Northmen call the "Old Gods" and the Asshai'i call "R'hllor" -- which was the Children's way of translating this very non-human concept to disparate groups of people -- in exchange for "The Gift" -- i.e. access to the Children's almost godlike sorcery. Mythological details cannot actually be discerned, but it is generally believed that such structures express mythological concerns and that mythical images dictated the shape.

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Later Poems of Tagore (Orient Paperbacks Series)

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The night the moon spent on Earth was marvelous. When Bali grants Vamana as much land as he can cover in three strides, the dwarf becomes a giant and strides over heaven and earth. Kappas are presumably intelligent water spirits in Japanese mythology. I remember first seeing them on a local BBS in the late 1980s. The word Fenrir means "of the fens, or marshlands", and this is represented by Bran's relationship to Meera & Jojen Reed, who are bog people.

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Shoshone Tales (University of Utah Publications in the

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Celtic and Irish goddesses were believed to appear in the form of a crow or a raven, gathering over the battlefields, where they would feed on the flesh of the fallen warriors. When the canoes touched shore Puniaiki seized two fishes in his hands and went to join his father where he was staying, and Aiai directed him to take them up to where his mother lived. In the early morning mists, such vast forests become forbidding places that can give a strange sense of unease to a modern day visitor, let alone a hapless Pagan, at the mercy of natural forces and of simpler mind and understanding.

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A Companion to World Mythology

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Thereby, we are enabled to travel between worlds, if we know how, or if we are born with the gift. Among early English folk cures, alcoholism was treated with Owl egg. The Crimson Rooster is symbolized by the Lannister army, which is in control of Westeros. Mah-ih can triumph over the strong, but when he is vain, arrogant, greedy, libidinous, he is foiled, often killed. What's more is Heimdallr doesn't have a father (he was "born of nine mothers") and is described as the "whitest" or "palest of gods".

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North American Mythology of the Mountains and Deserts

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The larger of these ranges have historically hindered communication and interaction between the various regions of Korea. Her other titles are The Demon King and Other Festival Folktales of China and Tales from Within the Clouds: Nakhi Stories of China Why the pina has a hundred eyes, and other classic Philippine folk tales about fruits, told by Neni Sta. With Ouranos now impotent and the sky separated from the earth, Cronus liberated his fellow Titans, but not the Cyclops and Hecatonchires, and became king of the gods.

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A Flowering Tree and Other Oral Tales from India

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Writers represented Hera as constantly being jealous of Zeus's various amorous affairs. Students will see dramatic evidence of that in this lesson; however, rather than concentrating on cultural differences between the stories, this lesson concentrates on identifying commonalities and differences in character. After a time, Niheu again called out, ´┐ŻAlas, again we perish. The great power of the symbolic meaning of these stories for the culture is a major reason why they survive as long as they do, sometimes for thousands of years.

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The Sign And The Seal

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Mercilessly disrespectful art critics of the time could not stop the Experimentalists no matter how viciously they attacked and derided them. "Crayon-painting" as it was called in England was practiced early on by persecuted pioneers in Switzerland and many other nations. Readers are introduced to the Greek gods on Olympus and Norse gods in Valhalla and can follow the drama of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus. Folklore gives a glimpse into how the early participants of a culture saw the world around them, how they analyzed the problems and opportunities inherent in that world.

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Tales of Arjuna ((Amar Chitra Katha)

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The myth goes on to state that Thor's victory will be short-lived as he is destined to take only nine steps (the number of lives of a cat!) after killing Jormungandr before dying himself. He had each group of people drink a different color of water. Other older deities of the agricultural world fused with those of the more powerful invaders or else faded into insignificance. Indra employs Ucchaishrava, a snow white horse as his vehicle.

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Encyclopedia of the Undead

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In the African fables, the elephant is usually described as too kind and noble, so that he feels pity even for a wicked character and is badly deceived. Only when they were out fishing would the fire appear, and when they returned they could not find it. She is prevented from returning home because a man hides either her wings or her tail. Since the Spanish conquerors burned so many potentially important documents written by the Mayans, these documents of Mayan mythology are even more crucial to understand the culture.

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