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Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths
Fairy tales, folklore, and myths from around the world, plus the occasional dash of history.
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New Myths and Legends of Edinburgh - "Professor MacIntyre is Missing!": Noel Chidwick: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

New Myths and Legends of Edinburgh - "Professor MacIntyre is Missing!": Noel Chidwick: Amazon.com: Kindle Store (New Myths and Legends of Edinburgh (Kindle Edition): "Professor MacIntyre is Missing!
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A Natural Day » Philadelphia Folklore Project CSA Program

Become a shareholder in the Philadelphia Folklore Project's new Community Supported Arts Program and own nine original works by local folk artists! CSA membership includes receiving a curated collection and invitations ...
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How to Google yourself – an infographic

How to Google yourself – an infographic | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
I previously posted a really helpful infographic on how to use Google effectively to find information, and the creators of that one have just put up a new one, titled ‘The Google Yourself Cha...

 

Helpful infographic on managing your online identity.

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Fairy Tale Scholars: A Study Bookshelf

Fairy Tale Scholars: A Study Bookshelf | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Robin: Scholars of all descriptions from philosophers to psychologists have studied the traditional fairy tales and formed opinions about their inner meanings. Historians try to uncover the actual ...
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Fairy Tales in the Park : Presidio Sentinel

Fairy Tales in the Park : Presidio Sentinel | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
The San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (SDCYB), the resident classical ballet school of Balboa Park since 1945, presents the 4th Annual Fairy Tales in the Park at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m., Saturday, August 18 at the ...
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Fall, Mortality, and the Machine: Tolkien and Technology

Fall, Mortality, and the Machine: Tolkien and Technology | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
From the beginnings of modern fantasy, in the work of Tolkien, technology has always been the enemy of the good life. But does it have to be that way?
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The Lure of the Fairy Tale

The Lure of the Fairy Tale | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
The reason that most people value fairy tales is that they do not detain us with hope but simply validate what is...
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Fairy Tales | The Narratorium

Fairy Tales | The Narratorium | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Jonathan Gradgrind knew he was right. He had all the facts at his disposal. But perhaps there was something he had overlooked?
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Horseshoe Magic: Secretly Pleasing to the Devil?

Horseshoe Magic: Secretly Pleasing to the Devil? | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
A few years ago I purchased an iron horseshoe in a neighborhood botanica.
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Fairies and Fairy Tales: Asian Fairies

Fairies and Fairy Tales: Asian Fairies | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Asian Fairies. A servant looses an object in a pool of water and dives down after it to find his employers deceased daughter spinning at a spinning wheel in a tiny house at the bottom of the lake. In return for his silence she ...
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Wolf Dog Tales – ancient spirituality and folklore passed on through ...

Wolf Dog Tales – ancient spirituality and folklore passed on through ... | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Wolf Dog Tales – ancient spirituality and folklore passed on through animated storytelling. Toon Boom Animation Website. The combination of spirituality and creativity results in the delightful animation about The Earth and ...
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Fenian Cycle

Fenian Cycle | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
The Fenian Cycle contains tales of Finn Mac Cumhaill and the Fianna, during the reign of Cormac Mac Airt.
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building castles in the air: fairytales

building castles in the air: fairytales | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it

"Growing up, I was never encouraged to believe in fairytales. Maybe that's a good thing, it's kept me from having over-the-top, unrealistic expectations about love or perfect endings for most of my life. I can make sense of the logic behind this outlook; having extravagant visions of the future most often leads to heartache and misery when they inevitably fall apart."

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13July2012 Sabah International Folklore Festival

13 july 2012. SIFF. Sutera Magellan. Sabah International Folklore Festival.
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Big 4 With Bec: Juliet Marillier | Marianne de Pierres - Burn Bright

Big 4 With Bec: Juliet Marillier | Marianne de Pierres - Burn Bright | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Folklore, fairy tales, and mythology influence your writing. Can you tell us some of your favourites and why you love them so much? Traditional stories have so much to teach us – back in the days of storytelling around the fire, ...
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The Drawing Board: Art's central magic

The Drawing Board: Art's central magic | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
“The compelling thing about making art — or making anything, I suppose — is the moment when the vaporous, insubstantial idea becomes a solid there, a thing, a substance in a world of substances. Circe, Nimbue, Artemis, Athena, all the...
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Your Friend in Riga: Folklore? What's so special in it?

Your Friend in Riga: Folklore? What's so special in it? | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it

"One folklore ensemble in Latvia, who are celebrating their 60 years anniversary the next year and has poor online presence, kindly asked me to make for them a simple blog, so they could announce their news and also put online the history of the ensemble online. For every work you do there is some music that can help you, and, of course, today my music was Latvian folklore, post folk and sounds of Latvian traditional music instruments. I simply can't avoid telling you about Latvian relationship with folklore, although take in account that I'm talking from a very subjective perspective.

 

"First of all, acquaint yourself with traditional Latvian music instrument called 'kokle' in this nice piece of music by Latvian musician Laima Jansone (I'm a little bit in love with this music):"

 

Note: For those curious about the instrument being played in the video, Google translates "kokle" as "psaltry."

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Spanish Folklore: Hogueras de San Juan

Spanish Folklore: Hogueras de San Juan | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it

Wow! Just, wow.

 

This page presents a series of photographs of people, almost all women, wearing incredibly beautiful and detailed medieval or Rennaisance-style costumes on the streets in what appears to be a parade. There's no explanatory text, just the photographs with captions "Spanish Folklore: Hogueras de San Juan" numbered 1 through 20.

 

Hogueras de San Juan is Spanish for Bonfires of Saint John, a festival celebrated in primarily in Spain on or around Saint John's Eve, June 23. (Wikipedia, "Bonfires of Saint John") Although celebrated after true midsummer, the festival is very much part of the European tradition of celebrating the longest day of the year.

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Just MOOCing About: Coursera Course: "Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World"

Just MOOCing About: Coursera Course: "Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World" | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it

"Coursera Course: "Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World"

 

"A few days ago, one of my online acquaintances on Google Plus mentioned that she was listening to audiobook versions of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass in association with the Coursera course, "Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World." Curious, I looked a into it and discovered the class had just started, was free, being offered by a noted professor (Eric S. Rabkin of the University of Michigan), and still open. Impulsively, I signed up despite the fact that my schedule is already crammed full and I should be pruning it not planting new activities.

 

"I welcome you to follow me on my journey."

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Tea with the Squash God » Annotated Fairy Tales: Two Cinderellas

Time for yet another installment of Ursula Comments On Peculiar Fairy Tales. This time, since they're both short, we're doing two versions of Cinderella. One is Greek and one is from Georgia (Not the one with Atlanta.) They both have some ...

 

Tea with the Squash God offers some of the funniest commentary on fairy tales I've ever encountered. It's well worth reading.

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Arvind's: Fairy Tales Houses in Real World

Arvind's: Fairy Tales Houses in Real World | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Fairy Tales Houses in Real World. Amazing fairy tales houses that were built in the real world. I wouldn't want to live in one of them, but I must admit that most of them look very cool. Fairy Tales Houses in Real World (46 pics) ...

 

I, on the other hand, definately do aspire to someday live in a castle or storybook-style house. Fun set of pictures, even if a few of them were clearly taken in amusement parks.

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Fairy Tale Fabrics for Kids' Rooms | Apartment Therapy

Fairy Tale Fabrics for Kids' Rooms | Apartment Therapy | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
When I was little, my parents gave me a book called Clever Gretchen. It was a collection of traditional folk and fairy tales in which the girls saved the prince/saved themselves/outsmarted the villain/fought the dragon.
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Charles de Lint: Music - Crow Girls EP - Crow Girls

Charles de Lint: Music - Crow Girls EP - Crow Girls | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Charles de Lint shows that, far from being escapism, contemporary fantasy can be the deep mythic literature of our time..

 

The song Crow Girls, written (I think, if I'm interpretting the page correctly) by Samuel M. Key and sung by de Lint's wife, Mary Ann Harris, is based on the Crow Girls found in de Lint's stories.

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Fairy-tale adventure | Short Stories for Children

Fairy-tale adventure | Short Stories for Children | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it

"Shen Jiahong and a “swan” meet at the Danish embassy presentations of his designs, including the Wild Swan stamp (below). Zou Hong / China Daily"

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