Tenggren's Golden Tales from the Arabian Nights

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Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999. 39–53. ———. The stories are illustrated in bizarre and occasionally grotesque ways, which bears strong similarities to Spiegelman’s work in the 1980s on the Garbage Pail Kids, a series of humorous collectible stickers, and to his work in independent comics, including the well-known Raw. Fatme Sharafeddine Hassan's essay The Passion and the Magic: Distinctions of Arabic Folktales, highlights common features of those stories. alt.mythology.jinn has been a fairly low traffic newsgroup devoted to that subject.

The Last Kappa of Old Japan: A Magical Journey of Two

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The Grimms’ “Mother Holle” is related to other tales in their collection, such as “Die weiße und die schwarze Braut” (“The White Bride and the Black Bride”) and “Der arme und der Reiche” (“The Poor Man and the Rich Man”). An American version from Kentucky, “The Jew That Danced amongst the Thorn Bushes” from Tales from the Cloud Walking Country (1958) by Marie Campbell, includes an apology from her informant: “Seems like all the tales about Jews gives the Jews a bad name—greedy, grabbing for cash money, cheating their work hands out of their wages—I don’t know what all.

The Treasure Chest: A Chinese Tale

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There is also a strong tradition of fantasy in Icelandic children’s literature. Books were rare and costly for underprivileged and mostly illiterate or semiliterate populations. There are other anecdotes that tell us about the popular Christmas symbols and traditions and their origin such as hanging the stockings on Christmas Eve, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Evergreen Trees, Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe and many other things frequently used and done in Christmas season.

Malaysian Children's Favorite Stories

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Hesse’s “m€ archen,” or “fairy tales,” would not be described as such by everyone and are not written in the vein of the classical fairy-tale genre. For the harp was considered particularly magical. In an archives with specific relevance for folktale and fairy-tale studies, the resources can consist of written records (for example, transcriptions of orally performed tales, fieldworkers’ notes, correspondence, and manuscripts), images (such as illustrations), artifacts (for example, games, toys, or other items of material culture), or sound or visual recordings of storytellers performing in their typical settings.

The Monkey and the Crocodile (Karadi Tales)

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Folkloric tale from oral tradition; Fable (written form of the above) Fairy tales The Five Chinese Brothers is an American TEENren's book written by Claire Huchet Bishop and illustrated by Kurt Wiese. The greedy monkey soon gobbled up the dumpling, and with great reluctance gave up the persimmon-seed to the crab. The ancient Romans regarded foxes as fire demons, perhaps because of their reddish coats, and in Christian mythology, the fox is associated with the devil.

Little One-Inch And Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stori

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Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001; Lampart, Fabian. “The Turn to History and the Volk: Brentano, Arnim, and the Grimm Brothers.” The Literature of German Romanticism. There is a good deal of overlap in classifying an example of folklore into genres. [21] A ballad is a narrative that may be a poem or sung to a traditional melody. The view of cats as evil led to incredible cruelties toward them, including the Great Cat Massacre in France in the 1730s.

Celebrating the Lantern Festival (Chinese Festivals)

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Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005; Harris, Trudier. “Folklore in the Fiction of Alice Walker: A Perpetuation of Historical and Literary Traditions.” Black American Literature Forum 11.1 (1977): 3–8. The story of the vampire is unusual in the book in offering a regular framing device: a king undertakes to carry the vampire without speaking, but the demon offers a series of narratives that lead to a problem requiring judgment, which the king cannot resist giving.

Soundless

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The elder, knowing he was to inherit his father's prosperous rice farm, was arrogant and proud. The message was clearly that a bottle of Rotk€ appchen champagne will help to bring some joy and bliss into the everyday world. He can never even get out of the spring to visit me, though he may be able to get my ball for me, and therefore I will tell him he shall have what he asks.' So she said to the frog, 'Well, if you will bring me my ball, I will do all you ask.' Then the frog put his head down, and dived deep under the water; and after a little while he came up again, with the ball in his mouth, and threw it on the edge of the spring.

Tales from India

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Good witches or women with magical powers may function both as donor or helper and as the female protagonist, as in the tale of The Magic Flight (ATU 313). The river Tatsuta, which flowed through the Imperial Palace grounds, was swollen to the top of its banks, and the roaring of the torrents of water rushing along a narrow bed so disturbed the Emperor's rest day and night, that a serious nervous disorder was the result. Many of de Lint’s characters are musicians, artists, social workers, and street people who are likely to violate interdictions and cross boundaries that lead to other worlds.

Amma Tell Me About Holi!

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Cupid informed her that if she does look upon him before their child is born, then the baby would be mortal. He threw his staff into the water, where it cracked loudly. Appalachian murder tale from North Carolina about a mysterious and frightening visitor to a hardscrabble Appalachian community. Instead, Dundes argued for a fundamental structural paradigm. Each evanescent version may differ according to the talent of a performer and the context of the performance. In Irish literature, there are two bulls, the dark one Donn Cuailnge and the white one Finnbheannach, fighting each other in the Ulster Cycle epic.