Tag: myth

From Thor to Twitter: Flyting and the Norse Tradition of Insulting Your Enemies

One of the main tactics the Norse gods employed in their struggles, aside from outright trickery and brute force, was trading verbal insults.

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Fishing with the Living and the Dead: The Sáiva Lakes of the Sami

For the Pre-Christian Sami people who inhabited parts of modern-day Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Russia, fishing was a livelihood.

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Irish Myths: The Children of Lir

Today we have a featured story from The Emerald Isle, and Dee Dee Chainey talks to Ronan Burke, who runs the website – a great place to find stories of Ireland and…

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The Transformative Power of Myth and Folk Tales

Myths and folk tales are an ancient legacy: the legacy of many millennia of human interaction with the land which gives us life, and with the non-human others who occupy it with…

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On Myth and Masks: An Interview with Artist Paul Watson

It is a great pleasure to welcome Paul Watson back to the #FolkloreThursday website this month with an in-depth look at his evocative new book Myth and Masks.

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Myth and the Urban Landscape

Myth is folklore writ large, or to turn that phrase around, folklore is myth with a specific sense of local place, a particular piece of landscape.

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