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Enjoy this very colorful and personal collection by Trish Nicholson: … * The Peace of Trees
“Grantræet”~The fairy tale, “The Fir Tree”, is a literary fairy tale by the Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen … FAIRY TALE: The fir tree by H. C. Andersen
The story of how coffee was first discovered and then spread to all of the major countries on Earth is a fascinating tale that includes romance, politics, religion, intrigue, heroics, deceit, greed, and innovation. … TIMELINE: A story of coffee
D anu Toba is a special place, a lake in a super volcano, the biggest volcanic caldera worldwide: … INDONESIA: On the origins of Lake Toba
D iscover legends and folklore of the Frangipani•Plumeria from India, and its use in traditional Indian culture. … INDIA: On the Frangipani•Plumeria
D iscover legends, myths and folklore of the banana tree in India and its use in traditional Indian culture.
Discover legend, myth and folklore of the Bodhi tree in India and its use in Indian culture. … INDIA: On the Bodhi Tree
D iscover legends, myth, history and folklore of the potato plant in Bolivia and its use in traditional Andean culture. … BOLIVIA: On the origins of PAPA (potato)
D iscover the Aymara legend, history and folklore of the quinoa in Peru and its use in traditional culture. … PERU: On the origins QUINOA
O Tannenbaum, O Christmastree…
… FOLKSONG: Oh Tannenbaum
Nasreddin Hodja has many names and is also sometimes referred to as “Nasrudin”,“the Mulla” and as “the Hodja” or “Hoca”. … TREE STORIES by Nasreddin Hodja
T his legend came to me, sitting in a restaurant in Foz do Iguacu, near the Iguazu falls, sharing my meal with … Paraguay•Brazil•Argentina: On the creation of the IGUAZU Falls
K uka, is Quechua and means unique, excellent and sacred. Discover the legend and folklore of the coca leaf in Peru and Bolivia and its use in traditional Andean culture. … BOLIVIA•PERU: On the origins of MAMA COCA
T he ‘”hoja sagrada” or “sacred leaf” has enormous significance to Aymara and Quechua people. … PERU•BOLIVIA: COCA, God Intis gift
T rees, throughout the ages, have been given deep and sacred meanings in many of the world’s mythologies, TREE LORE features in all aspects of culture. … On TREE Lore
V isiting South America, I was often invited to share a mate, by friendly and curious people. Having a mate or terere means sharing stories and being part of a deeply cultural ritual. … PARAGUAY: On the origins of MATE
The story of how Yerba Mate was first discovered and then spread through South America is a fascinating tale that includes legends, politics, religion, intrigue, slavery, war and innovation.
D iscover legends, myths and folklore of the Banyan tree in India and its use in traditional Indian culture.
Written by Joseph C. O’Mahoney, 1906. … SUPERSTITIONS About Trees from 1906
W hat is a legend in one time and place may be a myth in another time and place, a Märchen (or fairytale) in another time and place [and called religion in yet another time and place.] … On Folklore
The story of how tea was first discovered and then spread to all of the major countries on Earth is a fascinating tale that includes romance, politics, religion, intrigue, heroics, deceit, greed, war and innovation. … TIMELINE: A story of tea
T he discovery of tea, Camellia sinensis, … INDIA: On the origins of TEA
Throughout history, tea, Camellia sinensis, was intimately related to deities, demi gods, and mortals. In Japan, the monastic use of tea as an aid to meditation … *JAPAN: On the origins of TEA
T ea was discovered accidentally by emperor Shennung, 神農氏, approximately 3,000 years before Christ.