Legends and folklore of Watchet

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He always chose to spend two-thirds of the year with Aphrodite. A WebRing for sites pertaining to Mythology and Folklore. Instead, the term parable, or illustrative tale, is used. Besides these, there are a large number of complex tales of fixed form, which are put together very loosely. In some cases the transformation derived from the dominant myth is far-reaching. These superstitions come from Asia, and they're just a few of the scores of myths that surround the unfortunate crow and its slightly larger cousin, the raven.
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Poems of John James Piatt

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Her face is blue and she has claws of iron. There are Christian Goths, Buddhist Goths, Hindu Goths, Pagan and Wiccan Goths, Atheist Goths and more. The unfulfilled desires of the people in the myths are not attractive to someone seeking ultimate fulfillment, but we see that only Christianity can fulfill the deepest desires of humanity. They went home, feasted on its flesh, and made a great drum from the skin, but the drum produced no sound.
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Born in a Mighty Bad Land: The Violent Man in African

Jerry H Bryant

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The stories each portray a specific trait (honor, envy, betrayal) and are engaging but not for the faint-hearted (in one a dog is beaten to death, for instance). The narrative concludes with the actual words of an incantation used to heal broken limbs. At this place he saw spawns of mullet, called Puai-i, right near the shore, which he kicked with his foot, landing them on the sand. If a child misbehaved, a creature was said to perch on the child’s back while he slept and steal his breath/life.
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West African Folk-Tales (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)

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Many other things respecting him are current, but as they do not relate to the matter in hand, it will perhaps suffice to say, in conclusion, that tradition further asserts that Kamapuaa conquered the volcano, when Pele its goddess became his wife, and that they afterward lived together in harmony. Ku-ula was his mainstay for fish-food and was consequently held in high esteem by Kamohoalii, and they lived without disagreement of any kind between them for many years.
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The Bearskin Quiver: A Collection of Southwestern American

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In a British folktale akin to Rumpelstiltskin a princess has to spin 10,000 skeins of pure white linen in order to save her betrothed from a sorceror's curse. With big budget movies like “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Hobbit,” and Maleficent in the works, and the recent successes of book series like “The Hunger Games”, we will see more and more of this connective storytelling. Thus, examples of legends are the stories about Robin Hood, which are set in a definite period, the reign of Richard I of England (1189-99), or about King Arthur, which were perhaps originally based on the exploits of a Romano-Celtic prince who attempted to resist the expansion of the Anglo-Saxons in what was to become England.
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Tales Of Woodsman Pete

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The guilty virgin bounded from her lap, And threw her body prostrate on the bed. It was said that so fine a daughter as she would surely be blessed by the Jade Emperor of Heaven. (I like to also add some kind of disclaimer at the end. "Don't try this at home," I say after we've relaxed, and ask people to think about whether a daughter who committed suicide for her father would be considered "fine" in these days. Especially common are dances aimed at ensuring the continuity of fertility or the success of hunting, at curing the sick, or at achieving shamanistic trance states.
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Mitten

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The following listing is by no means definitive, concentrating as it does on published collections. They are also called the "Bakhna Rakhna" which translates to "The Good People." Jack-In-Irons - A Yorkshire giant who haunts lonely roads. A long time ago, when pandas lived in the mountains of Tibet, they were white as snow. Myth, in this view, is that which is taken for granted when thought begins. Write a story containing Harry Potter and your monster. The chips turned into animals of all kinds when they fell into the river at the base of the tree.
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The Name of the Tree: A Bantu Folktale

Celia Barker Lottridge

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In Pampangan mythology he/she was a sibling of Suku, he/she was also associated to the moon based on that mythology, in some informal and modern folktale version based on the said myth his/her brother was Apolaki a Pangasinense deity and their father was Bathala which is a Tagalog deity, this probably caused the misconception. His duties for the church included counting the offerings and ringing the bells to summon people to Mass. The man dropped the bag anyway, and the bird was dashed to pieces.
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Arabian Nights, The: A Companion

Robert Irwin

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The korrigan seemed to be Breton version of the banshee. They are generally very simple in plot and brief, for with each addition, the entire sequence is repeated. "The Creation." (Iroquois.) Writing About the World. 2nd ed. The banshee's wail can be so piercing that it can shatter glass. Some quick background via Wikipedia: The 2012 Benghazi attack took place on the evening of September 11, 2012, when Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, killing U.
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"Big 'Fraid and Little 'Fraid": An Afro-American folktale

John Minton

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Fairy tales have stood the test of time because they appeal to something deep within ourselves. Still, I think there is more color in understanding what is happening in the world around us, and in being able to consistently make good bread! The people climbed trees because there were no mountains to escape to. If they answered, �To bathe in the sea,� or, �Fishing,� he would answer, �Take care, or you may disappear head and tail.� Whenever he so accosted any one it would not be long before some member of the party so addressed would be bitten by a shark. [260] If it should be a man or woman going to the beach alone, that person would never be seen again, as the shark-man would immediately follow, and watching for a favorable opportunity, jump into the sea.
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