Folklore And Legends Of Rochester

Author: Michael T. Keene
Editor: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781609491901
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Born from the chilly waters of Lake Ontario and the Genesee River, Rochester, New York, has been the cradle of the modern spiritualist an anti-Masonic movements and religious sects and communes. This unusual history has given rise to strange legends and shrouded the city in mystery. Was the corner of Main and Elm Streets--McCurdy's Department Store--cursed? Who was Captain William Morgan, and why did he suddenly disappear? What stories lie behind Rochester's first murder and the execution of William Lyman's killer? What is hoodoo, and who is the Hoodoo Doctor? Native American tales, the history of the infamous Fox sisters and the secrets of the Freemasons are woven into these and other legends of Rochester

The Yam Child And Other Tales From West Africa

Author: A. Sakyiama
Editor: Pepper Pot Books
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From talking yam tubers and polite little boys who throw up money, to the deliciously scary story of a disrespectful little girl who sets out to find something to see, this second collection of stories in the African Fireside Classics series has something for everyone.

Bantu Myths And Other Tales

Author: Jan Knappert
Editor: Brill Archive
ISBN: 9789004054233
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Tatterhood And Other Tales

Author: Ethel Johnston Phelps
Editor: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9780912670508
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A collection of traditional tales from Norway, England, China, and many other countries.

Eastern European Folklore Fairy Tales Myths And Legends 5 Book Set At Wholesale Rates 60 Off

Author: Anon E Mouse
Editor: Abela Publishing Ltd
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Herein you will find 5 books containing 84 old Eastern European folk and fairy tales, plus tales of dragons, both magnanimous and evil, tales of princes on their white chargers dashing in to rescue princesses in distress and tales of the little people - the fairy folk who stitch together each and every fairy tale. These books were bestsellers when they were first published, some over 120 years ago, at a time when people REALLY DID BELIEVE in fairies. These are tales from the forests and lane-side hedgerows as well as tales of fairy dances, which only ever occur at midnight under a full moon. And then there are tales of how lowly laborers applied their brains to a situation to win the hand of princesses and become kings of kingdoms. Plus there are other tales of how kings, forever protective of their precious princesses, set ever more difficult challenges to those wanting to win the hand of their daughters, who, of course, are the fairest and most beautiful in all the land! Ideal for parents, grandparents and lovers of fairy tales and of all things magic! In addition this is a unique collection for primary/elementary school libraries. TEACHERS read a page or two from each story at the end of the school day and have your students queuing up to hear the next part of the story day after day. Bibliographic Data ISBN, TITLE, # stories, #pages 978-1-909302-54-9 - Czechoslovak Fairy Tales 15 Stories, 236pg Illustrated. 978-1-909302-55-6 - Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen 20 Stories, 398pg Illustrated. 978-1-909302-23-5 - The Key of Gold - 23 Czech Folk Tales, 200pg Illustrated. 978-1-909302-44-0 - The Shoemaker's Apron - 20 Czechoslovak fairy tales, 270pg Illustrated. 978-1-909302-67-9 - Polish Fairy Tales 6 Stories, 192pg Illustrated. So, all-in-all, you will receive 84 stories and tales spread across 1,296 sumptuously illustrated pages. The 6th FREE ebook is Folklore, Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends from Around the World which contains 15 complimentary folk and fairy tales from the Abela catalogue. Go, find a comfy chair, and sit back with a hot toddy, and enjoy a change of scenery and a change of pace and be whisked away to a land far, far away where only magical things happen.

Guyana Legends

Author: Odeen Ishmael
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465356703
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Guyana Legends—Folk Tales of the Indigenous Amerindians By Odeen Ishmael G uyana Legends—Folk Tales of the Indigenous Amerindians is a collection of fifty folk tales of the first people to inhabit Guyana and the contiguous regions of the north coast of the South American continent. Very little is known of Amerindian history in Guyana before the arrival of European settlers in the early seventeenth century and, actually, no written form of their languages existed until about seventy years ago. Indeed, much of the history of the Amerindians people is based on oral traditions which are not quite clear because the periods when important events occurred are difficult to place. Still, native oral traditions are very rich in folk stories of the ancestral heroes and heroines of these indigenous people. Some of these folk stories have varying versions among the nine different language groups—or tribes— that comprise the Amerindian population of Guyana. Such a difference is illustrated in this book which presents two different tales of how fire was acquired and various versions of the legend of two immortal folk heroes, the bothers Makonaima and Pia. This present collection of Amerindian legends was compiled over a lengthy period of many years during which I listened to and collected versions of these tales from elderly Amerindians in various regions of Guyana, and more recently from Amerindian residents of the Delta Amacuro region of Venezuela, on the frontier with Guyana. Significantly, most of these legends were also summarised since the late nineteenth century by a succession of writers, including Everard F. im Thurn, W.H. Brett, Walter Roth and Leonard Lambert. But it is significant to note that those versions—by no means original—which were related by those writers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries have undergone some changes with the passing years, and new characters have been added to them. Since Amerindians of the North West District of Guyana are ethnologically and culturally related to those in the eastern regions of Venezuela, particularly the Delta Amacuro region, it is noteworthy that the myths and legends of those Venezuelan Amerindians bear close similarities to those of their Guyanese counterparts. Interestingly, the Guajiro people—Amerindians of Arawak background living in north-west Venezuela near to Lake Maracaibo—also have some folk-tales that closely resemble those of their “relatives” living in the North-West District of Guyana and the Delta Amacuro region of Venezuela. For further information, the writings of Venezuelan researchers, Cesaréo de Armellada, Maria Manuela de Cora and Michel Perrin are recommended. It is essential to note too that an important character in Amerindian legend is “Tiger”. While there are a number of tigers in the stories—and generally they are all villains—these animals, however, are not part of the fauna in Guyana or the entire American continent. What is generally referred to as a “tiger” is the large spotted jaguar. And the “black tiger”, mentioned in one of the stories in this book, is the large South American puma. Twenty of the folk tales included in this collection appear in my earlier book, Amerindian Legends of Guyana, published in 1995. However, they have now been revised and, in some cases, retitled. Among the thirty other stories are those of two clever tricksters in Amerindian folklore, the lazy but sly Konehu and the wily rabbit, Koneso. Readers will find these legends of the original inhabitants of Guyana informative in the anthropological sense, in addition to being interesting and entertaining at the same time.

Philippine Folklore Stories

Author: Various
Editor: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 190725644X
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It is said that Filipinos have always been awed by the fairy tales and epics from other lands. This is to be expected as the Philippines has been a cross-roads on the fabled Spice Route for hundreds of years. It is also to be expected that traders brought wonderful tales of far-off lands. From the west tales of Egypt, Arabia and India and from the North and East, tales of Siam, Sind and Nippon. In this volume you will find the tale of Harisaboqued, King of a Mountain. A legend of the Volcano of Canlaon on the island of Negros. The volcano is still active, and the smoke and steam which are still emitted from its crater gave rise to the story. There is also the poetic story of the Pericos bird and of Quicoy and the Ongloc (the Ongoloc is known in the West as the Bogy-man). Of particular interest is their Creation Story. How the progeny from the marriage of the children of Gods populated the earth and how their offspring came to have different coloured skins. It is not surprising, therefore, that most Filipinos considered their local folklore and tales to be somewhat inferior when compared to these exotic stories. But, there is no reason for this. The myths and folk-lore of the Philippines are as beautiful and rich as those of other lands, coloured by the many people and cultures who have influenced the country. So join with us and journey back to a time when these stories were told around campfires, to the delight of young and old alike. The tales gathered here share the charm, depth and variety of what it means to be Filipino. 33% of the net profit will be donated to charities which specialise in education scholarships. Yesterday's Books for Tomorrow's Educations

Hausa Folk Lore West African Folklore Tales And Legends

Author: Various
Editor: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1907256164
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When R. Sutherland Rattray joined the School of Anthropology at Exeter College, Oxford, he had already published Chinyanja Folklore which documented the tales and customs of the Chinyanja of Central Africa. He was also quite familiar with several West African languages. Therefore on his transfer to West Africa learning about the Hausa language and culture became another string in his already full bow and it was only a matter of time before Hausa Folklore was published. However, understanding the Hausa culture requires an understanding of Islam itself-a task that can seem near insurmountable when the student is from a Western back- ground. Hausa Folklore does not claim to stand alone-a considerable library of Hausa literature already exists. Hausa Folklore is an enrichment of this proud tradition, which brings the Western world directly into contact with Hausa culture. This volume tells of the origin of the spider, of beautiful maidens, of how hartebeest came by the teardrops under their eyes, of witches, of doctors riding hyenas on pilgrimages, of the cause of thunder, and more. Some of these tales are more fairy than legend and others more folk than fairy. Each story imparts a clear message about right and wrong while showing what colour and variety lies hidden in the monotone of the Sahara. A percentage of the profit from the sale of this book will go towards organisations which offer educational scholarships in Africa. So curl up with these unique West African stories from yesteryear with the knowledge that you have helped sponsor the education of an underprivileged African youth.

The Magic Lotus Lantern And Other Tales From The Han Chinese

Author: Haiwang Yuan
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591582946
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Focusing specifically on the stories of the Han Chinese (the largest ethnic group in China, numbering over a billion people), this collection presents more than 50 tales, both well known and obscure--from "Monkeys Fishing the Moon" and "The Butterfly Lovers" to "Painted Skin" and "Dragon Princess." These are stories that will enchant listeners of all ages, while providing a glimpse into Chinese traditions and ways of thought. To further enhance cultural understanding, the tales are supplemented with historical and cultural background, notes on storytelling, crafts and games, recipes, proverbs, color photos, a map, a glossary, and more.

Favorite Folktales From Around The World

Author: Jane Yolen
Editor: Pantheon
ISBN: 0804152861
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From Africa, Burma, and Czechoslovakia to Turkey, Vietnam, and Wales here are more than 150 of the world's best-loved folktales from more than forty countries and cultures. These tales of wonder and transformation, of heroes and heroines, of love lost and won, of ogres and trolls, stories both jocular and cautionary and legends of pure enchantment will delight readers and storytellers of all ages. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Best Loved Folk Tales Of Sri Lanka

Author: Manel Ratnatunga
Editor: Sterling Publications
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This series of fascinating folk tales are from the different states of India. Children love to hear tales. These stories, handed down from generation to generation, will hold them spell bound. An effective way of introducing good literature to children, these tales make interesting reading.

The Flying Dutchman And Other Folktales From The Netherlands

Author: Theo Meder
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781591584902
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Presents a collection of folktales from the Netherlands, ranging from animal tales and traditional legends to magical tales and anecdotes.

An Anthology Of American Folktales And Legends

Author: Frank de Caro
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317476999
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For folklorists, students, as well as general readers, this is the most comprehensive survey of American folktales and legends currently available. It offers an amazing variety of American legend and lore - everything from Appalachian Jack tales, African American folklore, riddles, trickster tales, tall tales, tales of the supernatural, legends of crime and criminals, tales of women, and even urban legends.The anthology is divided into three main sections - Native American and Hawaiian Narratives, Folktales, and Legends - and within each section the individual stories explore the myriad narrative traditions and genres from various geographic regions of the United States. Each section and tale genre is introduced and placed in its narrative context by noted folklorist Frank de Caro. Tale type and motif indexes complete the work.

The Moon In The Well

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Fiction. THE MOON IN THE WELL is a collection of translations of folk tales, myths, legends, and fables from Macedonia, the southernmost republic of the nation of Yugoslavia. These stories of Kings and common people, talking animals and clever fools are wonderful examples of a body of folk literature largely unknown to American readers.

Japanese Legends And Folklore

Author: A.B. Mitford
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462920713
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Japanese Legends and Folklore invites English speakers into the intriguing world of Japanese folktales, ghost stories and historical eyewitness accounts. With a fascinating selection of stories about Japanese culture and history, A.B. Mitford—who lived and worked in Japan as a British diplomat—presents a broad cross section of tales from many Japanese sources. Discover more about practically every aspect of Japanese life—from myths and legends to society and religion. This book features 30 fascinating Japanese stories, including: The Forty-Seven Ronin—the famous, epic tale of a loyal band of Samurai warriors who pay the ultimate price for avenging the honor of their fallen master. The Tongue-Cut Sparrow—a good-hearted old man is richly rewarded when he begs forgiveness from a sparrow who is injured by his spiteful, greedy wife. The Adventures of Little Peach Boy—a tale familiar to generations of Japanese children, a small boy born from a peach is adopted by a kindly childless couple. Japanese Sermons—a selection of sermons written by a priest belonging to the Shingaku sect, which combines Buddhist, Shinto and Confucian teachings. An Account of Hara-Kiri—Mitford's dramatic first person account of a ritual Samurai suicide, the first time it had been reported in English. Thirty-one reproductions of woodblock prints bring the classic tales and essays to life. These influential stories helped shape the West's understanding of Japanese culture. A new foreword by Professor Michael Dylan Foster sheds light on the book's importance as a groundbreaking work of Japanese folklore, literature and history.

Legends And Tales Of The American West

Author: Richard Erdoes
Editor: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307801616
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From Davy Crockett, Wild Bill Hickok, and Calamity Jane to Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and Frank and Jesse James, here are more than 130 colorful stories of the pioneers, cowboys, outlaws, gamblers, prospectors, and lawmen who settled the wild west, creating a uniquely American hero and an enduringly fascinating folk mythology. In this wonderfully boisterous treasury of tall tales, everyone and everything is larger than life and bragging is elevated into an art form. Many of these stories are of real people and real events; more than a few, however, grew taller and funnier as they made their rounds from wagon train to campfire to rodeo to miners' quarters. But even if it is far from established that Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett were able to kill three men with one bullet or subdue ferocious grizzly bears with their fists, they come vividly to life here as beloved characters who have become part of the fabric of the American imagination. With black-and white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Oriental Folklore And Legends

Author: Various
Editor: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1907256105
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ASIA is rich in folklore, legends, and fairy tales. In your hands lies a collection of tales whose epicentre lies somewhere in ancient Persia. The 25 tales in Oriental Folklore and Legend originate from countries along the fabled Silk Route [Arabia, Persia, India, and Kalmykia] and, as one would expect, they are infused with elements of Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Zoroastrian culture. All were acquired from Asian storytellers. Because of this rich cultural mix, the tales abound with magicians, viziers, cobblers who become astrologers, adventures and quests by the score, and common men who best both Shahs and Kings showing that brains always win over brawn. So curl up with this snippet of ancient Central Asian folklore and absorb yourself in Sinbad and Aladdin-like folk tales from yesteryear. The Kalmyk tales are of especial interest, both because of their contents and their oblique history. The extended Scheherazade-like Relations of Ssidi Kur is a marchen-cycle from the people of Buddhist Kalmykia. The Kalmykians migrated from southern Siberia to the northwest shore of the Caspian Sea in the 1600's. Even so, they maintained strong historical connections to Tibet and Mongolia, mainly because Buddhism remains their national religion. During their "deportation" by the Russians [1943 - 1957], Kalmyk folk stories and tales kept alive the people's hope of nation-hood and eventual repatriation. Oriental Folklore and Legend was originally published in a series of Folklore and Legends volumes by W.W. Gibbings between 1891 and 1905. The author/editor was unnamed, but the initials C.J.T. given after the preface are apparently those of one Charles John Tibbitts. A percentage of the sales will be donated to educational scholarships for the underprivileged in Kalmykia.

What The Moon Saw And Other Tales 45 Stories From The Pen Of Hans Christian Andersen

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Editor: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 8828309318
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This volume was intended as a sequel to Andersen’s 1864 Stories and Tales (see end pages of this book) and was aimed at slightly older children. This book of fairy tales and stories deals with more complex moral questions, without sacrificing Andersen’s characteristic imaginative and fantasy elements. The series of sketches of varying lengths in this book arose from the Andersen’s experiences when as a youth he went to seek his fortune Copenhagen, in the capital of his native land; and the story entitled "Under the Willow Tree" is said likewise to have its foundation in fact. Containing 45 stories and tales, it is Illustrated with 80 woodcuts done by the brothers Dalziel, from illustrations by Alfred Water Bayes. Some of the stories in this volume are: * What the Moon Saw * The Story of the Year * The Goblin and the Huckster * In a Thousand Years * The Bond of Friendship * Jack the Dullard * Under the Willow Tree * The Beetle * A Leaf from the Sky * The Dumb Book; plus many, many more. So, we invite you to download this ebook, find a comfy chair and settle in to be entertained for hours. 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. ---------------------------- KEYWORDS/TAGS: Folklore, fairy tales, myths, legends, folk tales, children’s stories, bedtime, fables, culture, cultural, What the Moon Saw, Story of the Year, Good for Nothing, Difference, Everything, Right Place, Goblin, Huckster, Thousand Years, Bond, Friendship, Jack the Dullard, Something, Under, Willow Tree, Beetle, Old Man, Always Right, Wind, Waldemar Daa, Daughters, Ib, Christine, Ole, Tower-Keeper, Bottle-Neck, Good Humour, leaf, Sky, Dumb, Book, Jewish Girl, Thorny Road, Honour, Old Gravestone, Old Bachelor, Nightcap, Marsh King, Daughter, Last Dream, Old Oak Tree, Christmas Tale, Bell-deep, Puppet Showman, Pigs, Anne Lisbeth, Charming, Duck, yard, Trod, tread, stood, Loaf, bread, Sand dunes, Bishop of Borglum, Warriors, Snow Man, Two Maidens, Farmyard Cock, Weathercock, Pen, Inkstand, Child, Grave, Soup, Sausage Peg, Wise Men, Butterfly, Uttermost, Parts, Sea, Phœnix Bird, phoenix

Jewish Fairy Tales And Legends

Author: Various
Editor: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1907256148
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Jewish folklore overflows with vivid stories that both entertain and teach. In 1919, "Aunt Naomi" (Gertrude Landa) wrote Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends, a book of 27 fairy tales based on stories of the Jewish interpretations of the Bible. While some of the themes are familiar from contemporary fairy tales and folklore, other stories in this collection are infused with the inimitably Jewish struggle for survival and dignity; all are flavoured with a large helping of gentle humour. Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends tells of the boyish exploits of Abraham, Moses, and David, but also includes stories of higgledy-piggledy palaces, beggar kings, quarreling cats and dogs, waterbabes, bogey-men, magic red slippers, a talmudic Sinbad, Alexander the Great, and even the story of a star child. Aunt Naomi strove to create a collection of Jewish delights that boys and girls could add to their treasuries of general fairy-lore and childish romance. In this she succeeded-Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends not only preserves a cultural history, but also is richly entertaining. We invite you to curl up with this unique sliver of Jewish folklore not seen in print for over ninety years; immerse yourself in the tales and fables of yesteryear. A percentage of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated towards education scholarships for underprivileged Jewish youth.

Myths Legends And Folktales Of America

Author: David Adams Leeming
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195117840
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From the legend of Paul Bunyan to the icon of Uncle Sam, a unique collection of America's great myths and legends includes excerpts from primary material and an analysis of how immigrants assimilated to American folklore.