Posts Tagged ‘ folk tales ’

The Art of Storytelling

Jan 15th, 2017 | By

This is an excerpt from Georgia Through Its Folktales by Michael Berman Storytelling is as old as humankind. Long before stories were recorded, they were entrusted to storytellers. Why did our ancestors tell stories? Historians believe storytelling was used for a number of purposes: to teach history, to settle arguments, to make sense of the

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Georgia through its folk tales

Apr 15th, 2016 | By

An excerpt from Georgia Through its Folk Tales, by Micheal Berman One day a crowd of people set out from the town to go shopping in the great city of Mtskheta and offer sacrifices to their god Armazi. St. Nino went with them, and when they had got to the city of Mtskheta they stopped by the Bridge

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Folk Tales for Pagans

Dec 10th, 2015 | By

by Elen Sentier Folk and fairy tales have come down to us through the ages. They continue to be birth themselves today with modern authors like Terri Windling’s The Wood Wife, and Patricia Wrede’s Talking to Dragons. What is a folk tale? They can be hard to describe but one thing they all seem to

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