Category Archives: Folklore Mythology

Download E-books Living Our Language: Ojibwe Tales & Oral Histories (Native Voices) PDF

By Anton Treuer

A language includes a people's thoughts, whether or not they are stated as person recollections, as communal historical past, or as funny stories. This number of tales from Anishinaabe elders deals a background of a humans while that it seeks to maintain the language of that folks. according to interviews Treuer performed with ten elders this anthol-ogy provides the elders' tales transcribed in Ojibwe with English translation on dealing with pages. those tales include a wealth of data, together with oral histories of the Anishinaabe humans and private recollections, academic stories, and funny anecdotes. Treuer's translations of those tales guard the audio system' personalities, permitting their voices to emerge from the web page. Treuer introduces every one speaker, delivering a short biography and noting vital information pertaining to dialect or issues; he then permits the tales to talk for themselves. This dual-language textual content will end up instructive for these drawn to Ojibwe language and tradition, whereas the tales themselves provide the reward of a residing language and the historical past of a humans.

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Download E-books Greek and Roman Folklore: A Handbook (Greenwood Folklore Handbooks) PDF

By Graham Anderson

The Greek and Roman global is usually famous for the rationalism of some extraordinary thinkers. This publication is ready the normal superstitions, ideals, taboos, folk-remedies, ghost tales, and folks stories that haunted the remainder. alongside how it considers such questions as, Do sleek methods aid or prevent our makes an attempt to determine historic superstition from the interior? will we holiday down the obstacles among people stories and myths? Did it really count no matter if a therapeutic herb used to be picked by means of moonlight or now not? was once there a Cinderella story within the old world?

The quantity starts via asking how we will try to outline folklore within the first position, and the way we will make experience of the big volume of fabrics on hand. It examines the prejudices of writers who file folkloric details and explores the cultural contexts that formed their fabrics. It contains a variety of examples and texts, reminiscent of stories, legends, proverbs, jokes, riddles, and standard customs. the quantity overviews severe techniques to the research of old folklore, and it surveys the presence of Greek and Roman folklore in classical tradition. as a result great curiosity within the historical international, this quantity will meet the wishes of highschool scholars and common readers.

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Download E-books Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality; With a New Preface PDF

By Paul Barber

during this engrossing booklet, Paul Barber surveys centuries of folklore approximately vampires and provides the 1st clinical cause of the origins of the vampire legends.  From the story of a sixteenth-century shoemaker from Breslau whose ghost terrorized every body within the urban, to the testimony of a physician who presided over the exhumation and dissection of a graveyard jam-packed with Serbian vampires, his booklet is interesting reading.

“This study’s comprehensiveness and the author’s bone-dry wit make this compelling examining, not only for folklorists, yet for someone attracted to a time whilst the lifeless wouldn’t remain dead.”—Booklist

“Barber’s inquiry into vampires, truth and fiction, is a gem within the literature of debunking… [and] a resounding workout in psychological archaeology.”—Roy Porter, Nature

“A excellent booklet concerning the undead, illuminated by way of the findings of morbid anatomy…. the most worth of this finest booklet is to remind us how a ways we've got are available in our skill to give an explanation for the area and the way this has published us from no less than a few terrors.”—Anthony Daniels, Spectator

“This booklet is interesting studying for physicians and anthropologists in addition to somebody drawn to folklore.”—R. Ted Steinbock, M.D., Journal of the yankee scientific organization

“A interesting and pain-staking (sorry!) thesis, which welds jointly folklore, epidemic panic, communal stupidity, and forensic and funereal science.”—Huw Knight, New Scientist

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Download E-books Egyptian Magic: The Forbidden Secrets of Ancient Egypt PDF

By Joseph Toledano

This evaluate of historic Egyptian magic explores the makes use of and historical past of white and black magic between Egyptian sorcerers. mentioned are Egyptian monks who have been recognized for his or her magical prowess; the nice value of spells and magic in old Egyptian everyday life; and the numerous symbols, talismans, and magic phrases that derived from historical Egypt. Compelling study drawn from written money owed on preserved papyrus and headstones is printed.

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Download E-books Pitch Woman and Other Stories: The Oral Traditions of Coquelle Thompson, Upper Coquille Athabaskan Indian (Native Literatures of the Americas) PDF

The wealthy oral traditions of the Athabaskan Indians from southwestern Oregon are showcased in those pages for the 1st time. This quantity positive aspects brilliant and funny stories of prevalent Tricksters: Coyote, identified for his strange sexual prowess and escapades that frequently move awry; the useless and gullible Grizzly undergo; and Raccoon, frequently grasping and ever elusive. the gathering additionally comprises the fewer wide-spread yet all-too-human tales of Pitch lady, Little guy, the unicorn-like Hollering-Like-a-Person, and different neighborhood figures, all of which upload to the wealth of local oral literature within the Pacific Northwest.
 
In 1935 Elizabeth D. Jacobs carried out ethnographic fieldwork with survivors of numerous Athabaskan cultures dwelling at the Siletz Reservation. Her paintings preserves the forty-seven tales recorded the following as stated by means of higher Coquille advisor Coquelle Thompson Sr., an comprehensive storyteller who lived in the course of the Rogue River Wars of 1855–56. His tribal group was once evicted from its fatherland and resettled with different Athabaskan teams at the Siletz Reservation, the place he lived for 90 years.
 
This quantity bargains a behind-the-scenes examine the gathering of oral bills, a cartoon of higher Coquille Athabaskan tradition, an exam of Thompson’s storytelling, and prolonged analyses of 4 tales, together with “Pitch Woman.” The reader is inspired to “listen” to the tales with an ear attuned either to the storyteller himself and to the tales’ personal cultural context.

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Download E-books The Children of Athena: Athenian Ideas About Citizenship and the Division Between the Sexes PDF

According to 1 delusion, the 1st Athenian citizen used to be born from the earth after the sperm of a rejected lover, the god Hephaistos, dripped off the virgin goddess Athena's leg and onto fertile soil. Henceforth Athenian electorate may possibly declare to be really indigenous to their urban and to have divine origins that bypassed maternity. In those essays, the popular French Hellenist Nicole Loraux examines the implication of this and different Greek starting place myths as she explores how Athenians within the 5th century cast and maintained a collective identity.

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Download E-books The Healer of Los Olmos and Other Mexican Lore (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society (Paperback)) PDF

This quantity comprises Ruth Dodson’s many tales of Don Pedrito Jaramillo: The Curandero of Los Olmos; moreover Soledad Perez deals his Mexican Folklore from Austin; Wilson Hudson and J. Frank Dobie upload to the richness of this assortment. Jose Cisneros supplied the illustrations. A booklet of the Texas Folklore Society.

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Download E-books Stories That Make the World: Oral Literature of the Indian Peoples of the Inland Northwest (The Civilization of the American Indian Series) PDF

By Rodney Frey

By utilizing verse shape and visible clues indicating pauses, intonations, and gestures, anthropologist Rodney Frey allows readers to listen to the oral literature of narrators from the Coeur d’Alene, Crow, Klikitat, Kootenai, Nez Perce, Sanpoil, and Wasco buyers in Washington, northern Idaho, and Montana. He locations all of the twenty-three narratives in its better cultural, literary, and expressive context, making this anthology a major source either for American Indian humans and for non-Native students and normal readers. A word list and a lesson-plan appendix facilitate the book’s use in either secondary and college-level courses.

 

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Download E-books The Origins and History of Consciousness (Princeton Classics) PDF

By Erich Neumann

The Origins and historical past of Consciousness attracts on an entire variety of global mythology to teach how person awareness undergoes a similar archetypal levels of improvement as human recognition as an entire. Erich Neumann was once one in all C. G. Jung's such a lot artistic scholars and a popular practitioner of analytical psychology in his personal correct. during this influential e-book, Neumann exhibits how the phases commence and finish with the logo of the Uroboros, the tail-eating serpent. The intermediate levels are projected within the common myths of the realm production, nice mom, Separation of the realm mom and dad, start of the Hero, Slaying of the Dragon, Rescue of the Captive, and Transformation and Deification of the Hero. in the course of the series, the Hero is the evolving ego consciousness.

Featuring a foreword by means of Jung, this Princeton Classics version introduces a brand new iteration of readers to this eloquent and enduring work.

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