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the-art-librarian11 minutes ago
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This artwork by Alexandra Dvornikova (x)
feels similar to: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
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ghostquest-usa13 minutes ago
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Have you guys checked out my latest #spooky #GhostStory about The #Hotel Niles in #Alturas, #California? 馃懟
Click here to see my full list of #GhostStories, #haunted locations, and #folklore tales in California:www.ghostquest.net/haunted-places-california-usa.html
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augustinethirteen14 minutes ago
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the fact that taylor wrote august because my birthday is in august...she really cares about her fans 馃グ馃グ馃グ馃グ馃グ
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transylvagina44 minutes ago
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Sanhanat Suwanwised
Freelancer
Bangkok, Thailand
Vampire (top) - Dragon Girl (bottom)
https://www.artstation.com/kinglivekinglove
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bjekkergauken58 minutes ago
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Troll potluck
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rosesfortayloran hour ago
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I swear, evermore and folklore really hit different! These lyrics, these vocals, just everything about them is perfect! And they have teached me so much english, my english teacher could never...
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its-spooky-bitchan hour ago
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The Gray Man is a ghost that stalks the coast of South Carolina. According to legend the Gray Man is the spirit of a young man who died on Pawley鈥檚 Island while on his way to visit his fianc茅e. He fell off his horse and died in a patch of quicksand. He is described as being either a gray shadow or a man dressed in a gray coat. He is frequently seen before hurricanes and is viewed as a warning to residents to seek shelter from the storms. His last appearance was before Hurricane Florence in 2018, and Hurricane Hugo in 1989, when Jim and Clara Moore saw him on the beach and their house was spared from the storm after the encounter.
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went through the skam nl instagrams today and thought about dear lucas. i am so sad about this. i just love that show dearly and the fact that it was unable to unleash its full potential and continue giving us this fresh and careful execution of the skam story is just very sad. if only :/
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sunflowerhall2 hours ago
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sharon carter would be a fan of Folklore and Evermore and her favorite song would be No Body No Crime
this is now canon and marvel can鈥檛 fight me
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laurasimonsdaughter4 hours ago
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South African folklore songs?
I have stumbled upon a new folklore mystery: conversation-songs in South African folktales.
The various oral traditions in South Africa include a lot of song and music, which is not at all unusual. Lots of fairy and folktales have songs or verses in them, but when they鈥檙e being translated and written down they are often turned into normal prose. Because it is very hard to preserve the rhyme and rythm of another language.
I have found two stories that do include the songs, however, and they have a very distinctive use of name repetition for what I presume to be rythmic purposes. Both of these songs are laments, in which the heroine of the story tells of her sad fate:
I gave Gabakoane milk from the tree Koemongo. Because he is the shepherd of our herd. Koemongo. Otherwise he would not have led the herd to pasture. Koemongo. That's why I gave him milk from the miracle tree Koemongo. Now my father is angry with me. Koemongo. And he brings me to the man-eaters. Koemongo. Och, Koemongo...
From 鈥淭he Miracle Tree of Koemongo鈥 (Kosova虂 & Stanovsky虂, 1970), presumably South African, possibly 鈥榮outhern African鈥.
It is crying it is crying, the child of Sihamba Ngenyanga [nickname: the walker by moonlight]. It was done intentionally Sihamba Ngenyanga, By people whose names are unmentionable. Sihamba Ngenyanga. They sent her for water during the day. Sihamba Ngenyanga. She tried to dip with the milk-basket, and then it sank. Sihamba Ngenyanga. Tried to dip with the ladle, and then it sank. Sihamba Ngenyanga. Tried to dip with the mantle, and then it sank. Sihamba Ngenyanga.
From 鈥淭he story of Tangalimlibo鈥 (Theal, 1886), Xhosa people.
But now I鈥檓 really curious to know how these were supposed to be sung! Is the repetition of the name for rythm and rhyme, meant to be incorporated in the speech? Or is the audience supposed to chant along when the name is repeated? Or, as my sister suggested, is it a call and answer motif and do the listeners answer the storyteller with the name?
It also makes me wonder if the few South African stories I know that do have a song but that have no repetition have had their repetition cut in the process of translation.
If anyone has more information on this storytelling element and feels like sharing, I鈥檇 be very grateful!
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vsevolod-ivanov4 hours ago
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袥械谢褜懈 袥邪写邪.
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theheadlesscrow5 hours ago
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With multiple album covers that find her sprawled on the ground as if in the middle of a crime scene, it should come as no surprise that Neko Case's music resides assuredly within the realm of haunted Americana. Whether using her powerful voice to tell tales of Ukrainian folklore, true crime murder ballads, or violent love songs from tornadoes, Case's cryptic, spectral country noir is a sound all her own. Featuring duets with Nick Cave, Mark Lanegan, and Eric Bachmann.
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