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
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
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.
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
Coffeehouses in Constantinople•Istanbul were places for man to drink coffee, to meet, to do business, to discuss politics, art and literature.