Discover Ovid’s Baucis et Philemon, retold as myth, fairy tale, fable, poem and as seen in art.
Storytelling in Bali is an age old tradition, and an ancient art. It symbolizes the living tradition of storytelling that deeply explains and entertains, morally educates and brings communities together. In Balinese culture- art, ritual, and performance overlap in various ways, stories are continually told and retold.
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 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)
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
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.
T he discovery of tea, Camellia sinensis, … INDIA: On the origins of TEA
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.
Coffeehouses in Constantinople•Istanbul were places for man to drink coffee, to meet, to do business, to discuss politics, art and literature.
The Juniper Tree or The Almond Tree is a German fairy tale, that revolves around infanticide, cannibalism, and gruesome revenge, abusive (step-) mothers, absent fathers, child abuse, talking animals and biblical symbolism. … FAIRY TALE: The Juniper Tree – Jakob & Wilhelm Grimm
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