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#21 Dream Walker

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 07:07 PM

That is kind of similar, its quit nice. I did not translate it myself, I wish I could read hebrew though. I think Charles Alexander Moffat was the original translator.


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Posted 29 April 2011 - 10:03 PM

The only knowledge I have of Lilith's creation in Hebrew mythos is she was created at the same time as Adam, of clay next to him. Once life was breathed into her, she scorned him referring to play with the animals. Adam complained to god, who put him to sleep then created Eve out of Adam's rib so she would always be tied to him. Later on, it is believed by some it was actually she who tempted Eve to eat the forbidden fruit and her punishment was to have her limbs removed so she would slither along the ground, effectively becoming a monster. Possibly the owl feet is an attempt to regain limbs?
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 10:59 PM

Now that's an interesting thought, lol. But as her stories are myths, I don't think it would be the literal reason she would have owl's feet. I have not heard of the myth where it was Lilith that tempted Eve, but I have often heard that Eve was "possessed" by Lilith when she took the fruit.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:10 PM

I have transferred my attention to this topic from the new one linked to it. This is all so fascinating and demands that I give my sixpenneth of my own experiences with customs involved here.
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#25 Jevne

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:53 AM

The Identity of Mother Goose & her Nursery Rhymes!

Old Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes

Old Mother Goose
When she wanted to wander
Would fly through the air
On a very fine gander.

Mother Goose had a house;
It stood in the wood
Where an owl at the door
As sentinel stood.


Edited by Absinthe to add copyright reference: Alchin, L.K. Nursery Rhymes Lyrics and Origins
e.g. Retrieved November 2007 from Rhymes.org.uk


I just purchased "Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes: A Collection of Alphabets, Rhymes, Tales and Jingles
Publisher Donohue, Henneberry & Co., 1897". On the cover, Mother Goose is depicted with her conical hat, riding a gander, and carrying a rather large broom, bristle side up across her shoulder. I have always loved the stories and the symbolism of Mother Goose and other fairy tales. Just really happy about the purchase and wanted to share.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 03:04 AM

I just purchased "Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes: A Collection of Alphabets, Rhymes, Tales and Jingles
Publisher Donohue, Henneberry & Co., 1897". On the cover, Mother Goose is depicted with her conical hat, riding a gander, and carrying a rather large broom, bristle side up across her shoulder. I have always loved the stories and the symbolism of Mother Goose and other fairy tales. Just really happy about the purchase and wanted to share.

Jevne


Congrats on the purchase J, I love antique books, especially ones that deal with fairytales and myths.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 03:16 AM

I just purchased "Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes: A Collection of Alphabets, Rhymes, Tales and Jingles
Publisher Donohue, Henneberry & Co., 1897". On the cover, Mother Goose is depicted with her conical hat, riding a gander, and carrying a rather large broom, bristle side up across her shoulder. I have always loved the stories and the symbolism of Mother Goose and other fairy tales. Just really happy about the purchase and wanted to share.

Jevne


Fantastic find Jevne, congratulations.. I have always loved the rhymes. I have a copy from the 30's and also an older copy of Grims with the lithographic prints... one of my most cherished books.

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