Moon in the Well Wisdom Tales to Transform Your Life, Family, and Community

ISBN-10: 0812694414
ISBN-13: 9780812694413
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: On Stories and Storytelling
What is a wisdom tale and what does it take to tell one?
Why do we need wisdom tales in education?
How do wisdom tales support the body's capacity to heal?
How do wisdom tales console anxiety and depression, and call forth character?
Is there a right time and place for telling wisdom tales?
How do wisdom tales inspire wonder and respect for the natural world?
How does one learn wisdom tales by heart, and is it okay to improvise?
The Stories
How Brigit Got Lands for the Poor (Ireland)
Finn McCoul Learns to Run (Ireland)
Finn and the Salmon of Wisdom (Ireland)
Finn and Saeva (Ireland)
How Diarmuid Got the Love Spot (Ireland)
Diarmuid and Grania (Ireland)
Maureen the Red (Ireland)
The Key Flower (Wales)
The Love of Powel and Rhiannon (Wales)
The Vindication of Rhiannon (Wales)
The Stolen Child (Scotland)
Gold Tree and Silver Tree (Scotland)
Old Sultan (Germany)
The Goose Girl at the Spring (Germany)
Snow White and Rose Red (Germany)
Choosing a Bride (Germany)
Rapunzel (Germany)
Rumpelstiltskin (Germany)
The Farmer's Hidden Treasure (Greece)
The Horse and the Lion (Greece)
The Horse, the Stag, and the Man (Greece)
The Mother Crab and Her Child (Greece)
Kore, Queen of Darkness, Maiden of Light (Greece)
Pythagoras and the White Beans (Greece)
The Moon in the Well (Turkey)
The Last Feast (Turkey)
Fair Pay (Turkey)
Hypatia's Gift (Egypt)
The Sesame Seed (Egypt)
Why Death Is Like the Banana Tree (Africa)
How Death Came to Humankind (Africa)
The Twisted Message (Africa)
Queen Hyena's Funeral (Africa)
Not All at Once (Persia)
Two Wives Are Less Than One (Persia)
Three Scholars and a Lion (India)
How Death Came to be Feared (Nepal)
The Potter's Wish (Nepal)
The Monkeys Rescue the Moon (Tibet)
The Boy and the Tiger (Siberia)
Why Hares Have Long Ears (Siberia)
Whale Boy (Siberia)
Undecided (Indonesia)
The Frog (Indonesia)
Grandfather Ape (Indonesia)
Kuan Yin's Vows (East Asia)
Mero's Bride (East Asia)
Amaterasu's Light (Japan)
Maui Snares the Sun (Polynesia)
Maui Fishes Up the Islands (Polynesia)
Hina's Adventure (Polynesia)
Wild Pony and Smoke (North America)
How the Human Race Came to Be (North America)
The Mouse Girls Outsmart Coyote (North America)
Coyote and Mole (North America)
Coyote's Name (North America)
Coyote Creates Human Beings (North America)
Coyote and the Frog People (North America)
Corn Mother (North America)
Strong Wind the Mystic Warrior (North America)
Raven Didn't Look Back (North America)
Raven Brings Light (North America)
IxChel and the Dragonflies (Guatemala)
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Theme index

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