Category Archives: Mythology

North-easterly: In face of history

We could hardly spend so much time in the churchyard at Rudston without visiting the church. While the Monolith alone was worth the long detour from our route home,  we were quite interested to see what kind of place had … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: IndieAni Jones (or the archaeological dog)…

I thought we were just going for a walk… but then she opened the car. “In you go, girlie,” she says. “You’re going on an adventure!”  She put my seat belt on and told me to settle down as it … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XV: Under one roof…

We had finally found breakfast, in a little café that doubled as a bakery, gallery and bookstore…and there can be no better combination. Well fortified for the rest of the day, we strolled back into the misty little town of … Continue reading

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Rope to the Sky… Stuart France

* Man and Hare became great friends. They were always getting into scrapes together and getting scolded by their mothers. One day Man said, “let us do away with our mothers, then we shall be free.” Hare was not so … Continue reading

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Burning down the House… Stuart France

* Man was always chasing Hare but Hare was usually too swift for him… One day, by means of a fluke, Man caught Hare, “Now, I’ve got you,” said Man and he tied Hare to a tree, then he set … Continue reading

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‘To Be’?… Stuart France

* The Moon dies and rises to life again. Moon said to Hare, “Go to Men and tell them, ‘like as the Moon dies and again rises to life, so will you also.’” Hare went to Men and said, “Like … Continue reading

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Considering White-Skunk III… Stuart France

* That White-Skunk possess power is not in doubt. Bald-Eagle himself is wary of it. The point at issue is the uses to which that power is put. White-Skunk uses his power as a weapon to serve his own ends … Continue reading

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Considering White-Skunk II… Stuart France

* Winged creatures are almost universally regarded as symbols of spirituality. Is there any evidence to regard them as such in this tale? Bald-Eagle has fire. Meadow-Lark has far sight. Rice-Bird can play dead. Not a bad ‘trawl’. * * … Continue reading

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Considering White-Skunk… Stuart France

* The Opening dynamic resembles the ‘Edenic’ in so far as a prohibition is transgressed… ‘Do not eat from that tree, for you shall surely die.’ ‘Do not cross the lodge, for you shall leave a stench.’ * …And there … Continue reading

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White-Skunk seeks medicine IX… Stuart France

* … After leaving Skunk, Young-Wolf had overtaken his brothers and told them that, “Skunk was carrying a poor Rice-Bird in his back-pack.” They all came back down the valley looking for Skunk. They heard his stick-game song and crept … Continue reading

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