Discover Legends, Myths and Folklore of the Chinese New Year in Georgetown- Penang. Read about Customs, Rituals and Taboos and the many gods that are worshiped during the Spring Festival. And how the people celebrate this special time of the year.
D iscover the Aymara legend, history and folklore of the quinoa in Peru and its use in traditional culture. … PERU: On the origins QUINOA
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
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
D iscover legends, myths and folklore of the Banyan tree in India and its use in traditional Indian culture.
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
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 3000 years before Christ.
The mythical origins of coffee, are steeped in legend and topped with a creamy dollop of speculation. … TURKEY: On the mythical origins of Coffee
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