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Henrik Ibsen and Nordic Myth : Folklore archetypes in his early plays

By: James W. Bowers

...topic. As an undergraduate I had taken a course with Philip Wheelwright based upon his manuscript of "The Burning Fountain" and became interested in mythology. I subsequently spent a year at a Danish folk college, whose headmaster gave daily lectures on the pagan mythology of the Nordic folk. Until the 1950s not much had been done on the relationship between Ibsen and N...

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The Kumulipo

By: Will Kyselka

...f the world. This chant remains as an authentic work or primitive literature. Moreover, it is one of the principal sources of information on Hawaiian mythology, early culture, political structure, and way of life. The original text of the Kumulipo was first printed in Honolulu in 1889 from a manuscript copy in the possession of King Kalakaua. Several translations were made...

...egun research on the chant before 1938. She was perhaps already studying it twenty years earlier when she began planning another major work, Hawaiian Mythology, which was published in 1940 (reissued in 1970 by the University of Hawaii Press). In that book she refers several times to the Kumulipo, and gives translations of parts of it as worked out with specific Hawaiian in...

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Balder Dead

By: Matthew Arnold

...Balder Dead is a beautiful epic poem by Matthew Arnold. It draws from Norse mythology to retell the story of the the death of Odin's son, Balder, instigated by the treacherous jealousy of Loki. (Summary by Nathan)...

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The Soma Tantra : A Cosmic Tragedy, Book 1 of the Asura Trilogy

By: Obsidian Eagle

...ut a war against the moon. As a piece of literature it has few parallels since it sprawls across many genre boundaries including Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mythology, Epic Poem and Spiritual Text. Yet despite an overtly serious tone, The Soma Tantra is also filled with a light-hearted campiness running throughout its pages....

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Watermelon Credo

By: Wally Amos

..., those age­ old tributes you give to your beloved? Cupid, that cherub of Roman mythology who inspires romantic love by quaintly shooting arrows int...

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Theological Immortal Romance

By: Kevin B. Wright

...cient concepts and deities in his works. I admittedly am no scholar of Greek mythology, but I am fascinated enough to be caught up in his brilliant pr... ...ed by Eros’s trusty bow, will hold me therefore dear to her heart.” In Greek mythology Eros is the God of Love. Eros according to legend was responsib...

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The Myth of Ulysses and Secondary Beauty

By: Antonio Mercurio

...ve. He leaves only because he is forced to. (see The Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology). When after ten years of war and innumerable deaths on the bat... ...self and others a little bit more, with Athena’s help. According to Greek mythology, Poseidon is the god of the sea, the god of the marine depths. ...

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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

... a few states of consciousness linked by memory in a kind of narrative or personal mythology. Can this conjecture be equally applied to unconscious...

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JESSE WAUGH: Portrait of an Artist and His Strivings for Pulchrism

By: Jesse Waugh

...and the ego. His work is informed by his religious upbringing in a California church with a doctrine based in Hinduism. While riffing on the church’s mythology and iconography, Jesse’s art is in part a howl of dissent against its core ideas, or at least the way they have become codified. There’s a concept I once heard expressed by Guru Singh of Yoga West—one of the pre-emi...

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Yest Ye Become One

By: Nickolaus A. Pacione

...f bad attitude clamping down upon their limbs. Dagon here is not the creature aka the demi-God from H. P. Lovecraft’s work or the Fish-God from the mythology of the ancient past as I relate but the urban legend who emerged in 1955 where it’s frighteningly plausible. ...

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Myths and Legends: Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

By: Donald Alexander Mackenzie

...Donald Alexander Mackenzie (1873 – March 2, 1936) was a Scottish journalist and prolific writer on religion, mythology and anthropology in the early 20th century. His works included Indian Myth and Legend, Celtic Folklore and Myths of China and Japan. As well as writing books, articles and poems, he often gave lectures, and also bro...

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He Wahi Mo'Olelo No Keauhou a Me Na Wahi Pana Ma Laila : A Collection of Traditions, Historical Accounts and Kama'Aina Recollections of Keauhou and Its Storied Places; With Notes from Adjoining Lands in Ka'Uand Puna, Island of Hawai'I

By: Kepa Maly

..... 69 -- The Sulphur Banks.. 69 -- Flocks Of Wild Geese.. 70 -- More Superstitious Fears Of Pele.. 70 -- Native Traditions Concerning Volcano.. 72 -- Mythology Of The Volcano.. 73 -- -- Volcano The Abode Of The Gods.. 73 -- Offerings To The Volcano Gods.. 73 -- Vengeance Of The Volcano Gods.. 74 -- Combat Between Kamapuaa And Pele.. 74 -- Destruction Of Keoua's Army.. 74...

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Hymns to the Night

By: Novalis

...1801), the German philosopher and early Romantic poet whose pen name was simply “Novalis”. The work alternates poetry and prose, exploring a personal mythology of darkness and light, but it is also a free-associative chronicle of a young man rationalizing the untimely death of his fiancé. This version (1897) was translated by influential fantasy author and novelist George ...

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Mabinogion, The, Volume 1

By: Anonymous

...The Mabinogion is a collection of eleven prose stories collated from medieval Welsh manuscripts. The tales draw on pre-Christian Celtic mythology, international folktale motifs, and early medieval historical traditions. While some details may hark back to older Iron Age traditions, each of these tales is the product of a highly developed Welsh narrative tradi...

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Reaper And The Flowers, The

By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

...oetry project for April 8, 2012. Longfellow predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses....

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Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children, The

By: Charles Kingsley

...The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children by Charles Kingsley is a collection of three Greek mythology stories: Perseus, The Argonauts, and Theseus. The author had a great fondness for Greek fairy tales and believed the adventures of the characters would inspire children to achieve higher goals with integrity....

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Age of Chivalry, The

By: Thomas Bulfinch

...Thomas Bulfinch (July 15, 1796 - May 27, 1867) explains the his work is an attempt tell the stories of mythology in such a manner as to make them a source of amusement. We have endeavored to tell them correctly, according to the ancient authorities, so that when the reader finds them referred to he may not be at a loss to reco...

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Legends of Charlemagne, The

By: Thomas Bulfinch

...Bulfinch (July 15, 1796 - May 27, 1867) explains the his work is an attempt tell the stories of mythology in such a manner as to make them a source of amusement. We have endeavored to tell them correctly, according to the ancient authorities, so that when the reader finds them referred to he may not be at a loss to reco...

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On Heroes, Hero-Worship, And the Heroic in History

By: Thomas Carlyle

........................ 4 THE HERO AS DIVINITY. ODIN. PAGANISM: SCANDINAVIAN MYTHOLOGY. .............. 4 LECTURE II. THE HERO AS PROPHET. MAHOMET: ISLAM... ...y 5, 1840.] LECTURE I THE HERO AS DIVINITY. ODIN. PAGAN- ISM: SCANDINAVIAN MYTHOLOGY. W E HAVE UNDERTAKEN to discourse here for a little on Great Men,... ... among several other books he wrote, a kind of Prose Synopsis of the whole Mythology; elucidated by new fragments of traditionary verse. A work constr... ...; he first has made Life alive!—We may call this Odin, the origin of Norse Mythology: Odin, or whatever name the First Norse Thinker bore while he was... ...the Past, and covering the whole Northern Heaven, is not that Scandinavian Mythology in some sort the Portraiture of this man Odin? The gigantic image... ...This, I should say, is more sincerely done in the Scandinavian than in any Mythology I know. Sincerity is the great charac- teristic of it. Superior s... ...y of the World. Of the distinctive poetic character or merit of this Norse Mythology I have not room to speak; nor does it concern us much. Some wild ...

................................................................................................... 4 THE HERO AS DIVINITY. ODIN. PAGANISM: SCANDINAVIAN MYTHOLOGY. .............. 4 LECTURE II. THE HERO AS PROPHET. MAHOMET: ISLAM............................................... 38 LECTURE III. THE HERO AS POET. DANTE: SHAKSPEARE. .............................................. 68...

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Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night, The (Arabian Nights) — Volume 02

By: Anonymous

...This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found for the collection, but several versions date the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. Th...

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