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.
“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 – 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 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
O Tannenbaum, O Christmastree…
… FOLK SONG: 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
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
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.
The mythical origins of coffee, are steeped in legend and topped with a creamy dollop of speculation. … TURKEY: On the mythical origins of Coffee
Trees, 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