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Butterfly Lovers. The Butterfly Lovers is a Chinese legend of a tragic love story of a pair of lovers, Liang Shanbo (梁山伯) and Zhu Yingtai (祝英台), whose names form the title of the story. The title is often abbreviated to Liang Zhu (梁祝). The story is now counted as one of China's Four Great Folktales, the others being the Legend of the White Snake (Baishezhuan), Lady Meng Jiang, and The Cowherd and the Weaving Maid (Niulang Zhinü). Six cities in China have collaborated in 2004 on a formal application for the Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity[2] on the legend at UNESCO,[3] submitted in 2006 through the Chinese Ministry of Culture.

Legend[edit] Zhu Yingtai is the ninth child and only daughter of the wealthy Zhu family of Shangyu, Zhejiang. They study together for the next three years in school and Zhu gradually falls in love with Liang. One day, Zhu receives a letter from her father, asking her to return home as soon as possible. Historical accounts[edit] Film[edit] Sarah Anne Lawless. Asp Turtle. Family tree of the Greek gods. Creation myth. Creation myths develop in oral traditions and therefore typically have multiple versions[3] and are the most common form of myth, found throughout human culture.[6] Definitions[edit] In Daoist creation myth, "The Way gave birth to unity; unity gave birth to duality; duality gave birth to trinity; trinity gave birth to the myriad creatures.

" (Daodejing, 4th century BCE)[13] Creation myth definitions from modern references: A "symbolic narrative of the beginning of the world as understood in a particular tradition and community. Creation myths are of central importance for the valuation of the world, for the orientation of humans in the universe, and for the basic patterns of life and culture. Religion professor Mircea Eliade defined the word myth in terms of creation: Myth narrates a sacred history; it relates an event that took place in primordial Time, the fabled time of the "beginnings. " Meaning and function[edit] Ethnologists and anthropologists[which?] Classification[edit] Ex nihilo[edit] Cthulhu is Still Calling by. SCANDINAVIAN MYTHOLOGY and FOLKLORE. Celtic Tree Calendar.

Celtic Tree Calendar - Ogham Alphabet. The trees of the Ogham alphabet were divided into three classifications, which had nothing to do with their physical form. They merely represented their order of importance to the Druids. Chieftains came first, followed by peasants and shrubs. Two symobls, the Grove and the Sea, are not actually trees; their inclusion points out the Druidic acknowledgments of the power of both the sea itself and a group of trees. The last five letters are called the Crane Bag and were given by the sea god Manannan. Beth - Birch Month: November Color: White Class: Peasant Letter: B Meaning: New Beginnings; Changes; Purification. Luis - Rowan Month: December Color: Grey and Red Class: Peasant Letter: L Meaning: Controlling your life; Protection against control by others.

Fearn - Alder Month: January Color: Crimson Class: Cheiftain Letter: F, V Meaning: Help in making choices; spiritual guidance and protection. Saille - WIllow Nuin - Ash Huathe - Hawthorne Duir - Oak Tinne - Holly Coll - Hazel Quert - Apple Muin - Vine. Celtic Tree Lore. Important Note Dear reader, This page has been online for a long time and has hardly ever changed. It has turned out to be very valuable information as for years in a row this page get between 50 and 100 unique visitors per day. We would like to thank you for finding this information informative enough to come here in such large numbers. Additionally, we figured since you are interested in trees, you may also be interested in our new website. It is called Growing Green Cities and its purpose is to try and consolidate world wide efforts to change the way we think about the cities we live in.

It is necessary that we do this. Celtic Tree Lore The moon is perhaps humankind’s oldest form of marking time. Beth-Luis-Nion version of The Celtic Tree calendar The five vowels I, A, O, U, and E have corresponding tree names to the nights of the solstices and equinoxes: Trees Document Copyright 1999-2006 by Sarah Nunn (Sarah the SwampWitch). Mythopoeic Society. History[edit] The Mythopoeic Society was founded in 1967 by Glen H. GoodKnight. Originally composed of discussion groups based in the Los Angeles area, it expanded to include organized branches across North America; in 1972 it assimilated the Tolkien Society of America.

Membership is open to those who read, study, or write in the genres of myth and fantasy. Publications[edit] Three periodical publications are produced by the society: Mythprint is a monthly newsletter with notices of Society activity, book reviews and articles; Mythopoeic Society membership includes electronic Mythprint (PDF), also available in print format by subscription.Mythlore, edited by Janet Brennan Croft, publishes peer-reviewed articles on mythic and fantastic works, available by subscription.[1]The Mythic Circle is a collection of original fiction and poetry, published yearly, available by subscription. Activities[edit] Mythopoeic Awards[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] All mythologies. Godchecker.com - Your Guide To The Gods. Mythology Guide - A dictionary of Greek and Roman Myths.

Mythological Monsters. The Mermaid by Heinz Insu Fenkl -- The Endicott Studio Journal of Mythic Arts, Summer 2003. Women in Greek Myths.