Are magical creatures, fairies, mermaids, ghosts, giants and goddesses and gods all gone, with the mythical times? For some this magical creatures are gone, for others they are still real, giving gifts to the kindly, and plaguing the surly. TRAVEL STORIES OF WONDER & EVERY DAY LIFE about magical animals, fairies, mermaids, ghosts, giants and…
Discover the Gotipua folk dance tradition from Odisha that survives in the heritage village Raghurajpur on the banks of river Bhargabi.
Rasagola, or rasgulla, as many call it, is a traditional sweet from east India; Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. It is manufactured from Chena – cottage cheese, obtained by heat and acid coagulation of milk and cooked and caramelized in sugar juice. Discover history, myth and folklore of Rasgulla in Odisha, India.
Violeta Parra was a folklorist and an ethnomusicologist, a poet, a musician, a painter, a sculptor and a tapestry maker. Above all, however, her work captured Chile’s history, its culture, and its pain.
The Legends of the Herons, or Kokokan birds in Petulu Gunung, Bali are well known and they are an impressive spectacleattracting birdlovers from all over.
Discover Ovid’s Baucis et Philemon, retold as myth, fairy tale, fable, poem and as seen in art. Jupiter and Mercury come to Earth and are treated poorly by all but Philemon and Baucis. They are so outraged; they send a terrible storm to flood the land sparing only Philemon, Baucis, and their humble dwelling.
Discover Legend, Myth 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.