A Commentary on Homer's Odyssey: Volume III: Books XVII-XXIV

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Into this pit he poured milk and honey, wine, water, and the blood that flowed from the sacrifice of a young ram and a black ewe provided by Circe. They looked very much like human, in size and shape, except that they have special magical powers and they seemed eternally young, but they don't have wings. When he saw so many of those he had longed for he became so excited that he reached out and picked one up and put it in his mouth, intending to eat it; but instead the [229]fish slipped right into his throat and stuck there.

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Easter (Celebrations!)

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Although many of the manuscripts have not survived and much more material was probably never committed to writing, there is enough remaining to enable the identification of distinct, if overlapping, cycles: the Mythological Cycle, the Ulster Cycle, the Fenian Cycle and the Historical Cycle. With their fire breath they could incinerate anything in their way. I thought, "Let's get real", those people weren't anywhere near central Europe, or even Eurasia. Find out what is true and what is myth at snopes.com Urban Legends Reference Pages

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Sun In Myth and Art

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Examples of the types of action isolated by Propp are "An interdiction is to the hero"; "The interdiction is violated"; "The false hero or villain is exposed"; and "The hero is married and ascends the throne." History only chooses for it more or less becoming clothes. The King, however, always knew in advance what was going to happen, so, in front of his new palace he had a large pool dug, so that all his visitors had to rinse their feet before arriving.

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A Glimpse of Vietnamese Oral Literature

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In this way Kalelealuaka obtained a second royal sacrifice with which to grace the altar of his temple. Boru managed to do what no other High King of Ireland had done, he established himself as King of Ireland in more than just name, by forcing all other challengers to swear allegiance to him during a ten-year campaign. Thus in one night the heiau of Mookini was built. The Pawnee understand the Owl as the Chief of the Night and believe that it affords protection.

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Gourmantche Ethnoanthropology

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In West, Central and Southern Africa some other tribes believe in the Mami Wata, a water spirit thought to resemble the Jengu. Melisandre asks Thoros about his "mission" that the High Priest had supposedly sent him on -- which was to convert Robert Baratheon to the Lord of Light -- a mission Thoros did not accomplish. The Korean peninsula juts out from the mainland in Northeast Asia between China and Japan. There are several streams of water, of which they drink, and some said that there were large kahilis and wide-spreading kou trees, beneath which they reclined.�1 �They had some very indistinct notion of a future state of happiness and of misery.

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The Penguin Book of Norse Myths: Gods of the Vikings

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Title, author, pub. year, and brief summary. Etsay-hashkeh also made some crazy coyotes. However, while the God of the Bible is an infallible moral authority, the gods who judge good and evil in classical myth harbor their own flaws. The most familiar ponds at Hexenkopf currently are ore holes resulting from the mines, but there are also marshy water holes naturally on the mountain that may serve as the reference to the wellspring. 3 The names of the wells translate to Brimming, Bubbling, and Flowing. 5 There are reports of a White Lady approaching walkers, carriages, and cars along the top of the pillar, particularly around Walpurgisnacht. 6 There is more to this segment to appear in the next version. 7 This is a connection to the Butzemann traditions and the myth of Dunner and the three Frost Giants, Dreizehdax, Vatzehvedder, and Fuffzehfux.

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Scottish Myths and Legends (Chambers' Mini Guides)

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A wooden figure from the lower Fly River area on the Papuan Gulf. When Eleio caught the young woman she turned to him and cried: �Let me live! From Kaunolu, Aiai went to Kaena Cape, where at a place close to Paomai, was a little sandy beach now known as Polihua. Seidur ("say-dthur"): magic involving an ecstatic state of divination achieved by a wise woman. He managed to do so with a sword present in the cave that had once belonged to Grendel.

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Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion

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One of the more radical and important of Campbell's beliefs is that the myths of the world show such similar roots at their beginnings that it is possible, perhaps even probable, that the myths of all ancient cultures developed from a single mythic source. Aiai noticed their wanton method of fishing, whereby all oopus and opaes were caught without thought [240]of any reservation for their propagation; therefore he called on his parents to take them all away.

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Tongues of the Monte

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Similarly, some stories are defined by location, yet these styles often include different literary or storytelling techniques. When she had eaten it all, she again requested another stone saying: "Father, please hand me another stone for the one you gave me has dropped, and I want to throw it at the birds." The Princess with the Twelve Pair of Golden Shoes (Denmark, Svend Grundtvig). Indra, god of storm and rain, was one of the most important deities of the Rig-Veda and may have represented the warrior chieftains of the ancestral Aryan peoples.

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Eduardo Palozzi: Mythologies, A Retrospective Survey

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According to several historical records, the Libyan birthplace of the Goddess Neith was also the traditional homeland of the warrior women known as the Libyan Amazons, in the western parts of Libya, particularly around the legendary Lake Tritonis (southern Tunisia today). Food was set before him, with which he refreshed himself. But the Mabinogion does contain numerous mythological elements, many of which have certain parallels in the surviving records of the mythology of Ireland and Gaul.

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