Acorns Were Not Always Bitter
- The Heart of the First Oak. // News from Native California;Fall2005, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p24
This article presents a legend about the oak tree. It is stated that in the Maidu creation myth, the Creator's first act, after forming the dry land, was to cause a great oak tree to spring up on which grew all the twelve varieties of acorns. The miraculous tree was cut down and in the heart of...
- Native American Mythology, Legends & Folklore. // North Carolina Native American Legends & Folklore;2007, p69
The article provides an overview of the Native American mythology, legends and folklore. According to the article, animism or the belief that the earth is filled with spiritual energy is the main characteristic of the traditional Native American spirituality. Native Americans have a shaman who...
- MEME ALAN MASALINDA TÃœRKÃ‡E VE ÅžAMANÄ°ZMÄ°N Ä°ZLERÄ°. YILMAZ, Mehmet // Journal of Academic Studies;may-jul2008, Vol. 10 Issue 37, p173
In this study, we analyzed Shaman elements in MemÃª Alan, a folktale very well known in South-east Anatolia, Northern Syria, Southern Iran and some regions of Armenia. Altought there have been many studies in European countries on this folktale beginning in I890's, we have not come accros any...
- The Legend of the Sylphs. // Skipping Stones;Jan/Feb2001, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p22
Narrates a legend of the sylphs. Sylph song.
- HOW THE GODS BROUGHT MAIZE . // Cricket;May2002, Vol. 29 Issue 9, p9
Presents the Aztec legend 'How the Gods Brought Maize,' retold by Eric Kimmel.
- Light to the World. Cantu, Tony // World & I;Dec2002, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p152
Part I. Presents several Mexican folk stories. Legend of the sun and the moon; Stories about geographical phenomena; Details on the fable of La Llorona.
- South Africa, a land of beauty. Clark, Domini // South Africa: The Land;2000, p4
This article presents the legend of South Africa. According to legend, a woman named Mujaji once ruled an empire in central Africa. Mujaji, who was also known as the Rain Queen, had the power to make it rain if she was pleased or dry up the land if she was angry. Many years ago, the Rain Queen...
- Foreword. Dassow, Ethel // Heroes & Heroines in Tlingit-Haida Legend;1989, preceding p1
This article provides an overview of oral literature in Southeast Alaska. The literature deals with significant events in tribal, clan or family history, with adventures and misadventures of folk heroes, with supernatural forces, and with relationships and interchanges between human and nonhuman...
- THE TEXTS. // In My Own Words: The Stories, Songs & Memories of Grace McKibben;1997, p36
The article provides information on the categories of the Wintu stories in California. It cites that tale is a category that concerns the human condition and the environment. Moreover, another category is legend which deals with humans in contact with supernatural beings and forces. Further,...