C lick on the countries to be taken to stories I have collected while travelling:
Discover Ovid’s Baucis et Philemon, retold as myth, fairy tale, fable, poem and as seen in art.
Discover Legends, Myths and Folklore of the Chinese New Year in Georgetown- Penang. Read about Customs, Rituals and Taboos and the many gods that are worshiped during the Spring Festival. And how the people celebrate this special time of the year.
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.
Enjoy this very colorful and personal collection by Trish Nicholson: … * The Peace of Trees
“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 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…
… 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
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
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