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Celtic Gods and Heros: Introduction to Celtic Mythology
Youngsters of school age almost effortlessly learn about the gods and heroes of Greek and Roman mythology. Names like Zeus, Hercules, Diana, Ulysses, Mercury, Venus, and others become widely familiar. Paintings, popular movies, and books trace their stories...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
The Pagan Origins Of Christian Mythology
The Judeo-Christian religions were founded in a region of the world where savior religions existed for thousands of years. Much of the symbolism and many of the stories in the Bible may be traced to earlier myths of the Persians, Egyptians, and other people...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
The Basics of Vedic Mythology
The Vedic language forms a chain with the isolating, agglutinative and inflexional stages of the Indus language, as proved by the march of the clause ta na Sa of the isolating Indus to the vedic root tarS (to be thirsty). At the isolating stage of the...
Deities & Heros >> Indic
Pagan Mythology
Is the traditional story presented as an historical event that serves to illustrate part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. The mythological beliefs a culture shares gives shape to its actions and choices....
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays
Mother Of The Gods And The Father Of The Gael
There is no surviving, or as yet translated, Creation story within Irish mythology. We learn from the Lebor Gabala Erenn, a text from the Christian Middle Ages, of the Tuatha De Danann, or "People of the Goddess Danu", who came to Ireland either...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death
This extensive introduction includes some of the more well known, along with some lesser known Death "incarnations", and I use that term loosely, as in many cultures, the Angel of Death can be quite an adept shapeshifter. We have tried to cull...
Mystic Sciences >> Necromantic Studies
The 'W' Word (Witch), What Does it Mean?
The other day I sat down and again tried to define what it is that I am doing. We are talking about beginning our church next year, but a church of what? I am the type that is most comfortable with a clear and complete understanding, so I began at the...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca

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present the myths of the Maori that lend themselves to studies in comparative mythology. The suggested Maori mythology which will be in the spring of 2004.
The use of Māori mythology in clinical settings: Training issues and
The use of Māori mythology in clinical settings: Training issues and needs. The Proceedings of the National Māori Graduates of Psychology Symposium 2002.
Tiritiri Matangi: An education resource for schools: extra resources
names as possible, in both Maori and English.
Art, Belief and Experience in the Maori of New Zealand
In virtually all Maori art, functional form is primary, with secondary decorative adornments usually drawing from the iconography of Maori myth and legend.
Matauranga Maori and Taonga
From them were descended the myth heroes and from those tupua came our tupuna. Ultimate Reality (Maori). That ultimate reality is wairua-spirit;.

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Police coordinate marine search and rescue exercise
The exercise name 'Tawhiri' was selected by Coastguard and is particularly appropriate to search and rescue.

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Māori mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Māori mythology and Māori traditions are the two major categories into which the legends of the Māori of New Zealand may usefully be divided.
Maori mythology and history - origin myths and folklore of the Maori
Maori mythology and history - the Polynesian settlement of New Zealand.
Maori Mythology
Maori Legends - New Zealand in History
New Zealand history. An overview covering the pre-historic, colonial and modern periods. Māori history and culture - legends and myths.
Maori Mythology and Culture
He represents the sky and in Maori mythology, is the founding father of mankind. Rangi and Papa were husband and wife, locked in an embrace.

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