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Category Archives: Myth, folk and faery

  1. Into the Labyrinth

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    October 9, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    I. Ariadne gave Theseus a sword and a ball of thread. The sword he could appreciate. The thread she had …
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  2. Atlantis Rising

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    April 10, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    A couple of posts ago, when discussing Plato’s notion of contentment, I brought up the Lost Continent of Atlantis. Actually …
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  3. Through the Janus Gate

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    January 10, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    The Roman god Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions. It is generally thought that January is named for …
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  4. All Things Krampus

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    December 13, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    The #FolkloreThursday Twitter feed has been full the last few weeks of all things Krampus. This makes sense, given that …
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  5. Is the Book of Job a Folktale?

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    November 29, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    Is the Book of Job a folktale? Well, some of it is, yes. At least that is what I discovered …
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  6. September Folklore Sampler: Of Proverbs and Selkies and Mapping the Grim

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    October 4, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    At the beginning of September I mentioned a new hashtag on Twitter I enjoy following – #FolkloreThursdays. My first post …
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  7. 5 Folktales About Grief

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    September 6, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    “There is probably more folklore emanating from mortals’ response to dying and death than any other human experience.” D. L. …
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