The Taker and the Keeper (The Red Monocle)

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FOLK DANCE The term folk dance describes dances that share some or all of the following attributes: * They are dances... performed at social functions by people with little or no professional training, often to traditional music or music based on traditional music. * They are not designed for public performance or the stage, although traditional folkdances may be later arranged and set for stage performances. * Their execution is dominated by an inherited tradition rather than by...

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The Adventures of King Arthur (Young Reading)

Angela Wilkes

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The first attack was in the reign of Augustus, who prohibited Roman citizens from taking part in the religion of the Druids. 1068 Tiberius next interdicted the Druids, but this was probably aimed at their human sacrifices, for the Druids were not suppressed, since they existed still in the reign of Claudius, who is said to have abolished Druidarum religionem dirae immanitatis. 1069 The earlier legislation was ineffective; that of Claudius was more thorough, but it, too, was probably aimed mainly at human sacrifice and magic, since Aurelius Victor limits it to the "notorious superstitions" of the Druids. 1070 It did not abolish the native religion, as is proved by the numerous inscriptions to Celtic gods, and by the fact that, as Mela informs us, human victims were still offered symbolically, 1071 while the Druids were still active some years later.

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The Castle in the Tree House

Thea Aker

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But the Oxford version of the same tale doubts whether the maiden was drowned, for it suggests, ‘Or maybe it (the wave) was Manannan himself that was carrying her off.’ [*2] Thus the scribe understood that to go to Manannan’s world literally meant entering a sleep or trance state, or, what is equivalent in the case of the maiden whom Manannan summoned, the passage through death from the physical body. Perhaps the first dark comedy?” Throughout The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer seems to question the popularity of courtly love in his own culture, and to highlight the contradictions between courtly love and Christianity, and social casts and convention.

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The Light Beyond the Forest: The Quest for the Holy Grail:

Rosemary Sutcliff

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The twigs and pressed wildflowers come from the meadow behind my studio. He wins twenty- four wagon-loads of money for seducing the nobleman's wife, which he achieves by luring away the nobleman with a corpse. But wait, here I '11 give you these couple of kreutzers, to get a drink of brandy with.' Well, he went further. In particular, because of the assumed link between legend and historical fact, there may be a tendency to refer to narratives that correspond to one's own beliefs as legends, while exactly comparable stories from other traditions may be classified as myths; hence a Christian might refer to stories about the miraculous deeds of a saint as legends, while similar stories about a pagan healer might be called myths.

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The Forgotten Isle

L. E. Engler

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Hearing or reading a fable felt a bit like being lectured. Often non-family members are not allowed to approach the hearth. Capturing his attention with fascinating stories, she withholds the endings, promising to continue the following evening. In the Welsh Mabinogion the same process is apparent. She had herself become infatuated with Sir Lancelot though he consistently refused her attentions, despite being imprisoned by her several times.

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Legends of King Arthur and His Court (Illustrated)

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I shall be at the top, and notice my feet, for I shall keep tapping one foot on the other; the middle one will be in the middle, and the eldest fronting you, and so you will know.* The Devil said to him, * One more task I will give you. The term myth is not normally applied to narratives that have as their explicit purpose the illustration of a doctrine or standard of conduct. She may thus represent the old Earth-goddess, whose place the native Dispater gradually usurped.

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The Shadow Companion (Grail Quest Trilogy, Book 3)

Laura Anne Gilman

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Two particular... fairy tales have played a huge role in peoples lives and the lives of younger generations. Perhaps this abstractness is really more due to the fact that that is how the Grimms wrote down the story….) So why are the Disney Critics so concerned with the Disneyfication of fairy tales, but fail to acknowledge the Grimmification? Yet whatever may have been the case originally when man was young, I do not think that this had in later times any more direct bearing upon the belief in the Sidhe, the leprechauns, the mermaid, and similar beings than upon the belief in the Greek Pantheon, the naiads, the dryads, or the fauns; all of which beliefs, probably arising originally from an animistic source, must have differentiated themselves at a very early period.

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EverMage #4: Of Flame and Ash (A Fantasy Novella)

Trip Ellington

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Houses were of wood and thatch, with a central hall that was the social centre of the community. Os contos apresentados resultam de uma selecção a partir de fontes diferentes em várias línguas e foram traduzidos para o português contemporâneo a partir dos textos originais. The stories give fundamental "truths" in a way that is entertaining and informative. A perfect example of this is Achilles, the great Hellenic warrior. Traditional dance music "sounds Irish" because most people (I mean, Americans) never hear this kind of music outside of an explicitly Irish cultural context.

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The Knights' Tales Collection: Book 1: Sir Lancelot the

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He probably wished, and reasonably so, to avoid a lengthy repetition, because it appears in Volume 3. But their interminable length separates them incontrovertibly from the genre of fairy tales. 10 FAIRY TALES happy than unhappy.. F o l l o w i n g this the witch casts herself as a gynaecologist in a television melodrama; in this script, Rapunzel is her w a y w a r d teenage daughter. It is usually considered that they are the ghosts of the giants; certainly, from many of their feats, we must suppose them to possess a giant’s strength.

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Fairybane (Bloody Bones Book 1)

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H a y ' s b o o k Story Hour (1982) contains primarily p o e m s alluding to such G r i m m tales as ' T h e * F r o g K i n g ', ""Snow W h i t e ', ""Rumpelstiltskin', and ""Han­ sel and G r e t e l ', w h e r e the titles o f ' T h e M a r ­ riage', ' O n e o f the S e v e n H a s S o m e w h a t to S a y ', ' T h e N a m e ', and ' J u v e n i l e C o u r t ' o n l y allude to the u n d e r l y i n g tale.

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