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Bear-Making Lady

Some years ago, I came up with the idea of writing one mythology-themed post every week. Obviously I’ve missed some weeks, but the feature has persisted. I’ve only scratched the surface as far as world mythology goes, but it’s much … Continue reading

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Insect Aside

L. Frank Baum is never entirely clear on whether ALL animals in Oz can talk, or whether animals eat each other there. For instance, are insects there sentient? Well, the Wogglebug is, but that’s after he’s been Highly Magnified and … Continue reading

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This Human Form Where I Was Born, I Now Repent

Since it’s been cold outside lately, I might as well look at some Inuit mythology. While of course there are many different Native American religions, it seems that one fairly common aspect is the presence of animal deities who are … Continue reading

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Willy-Nilly Silly Old Bear

Winnie the Pooh – Looking at the list, I think I might have gotten the order a bit mixed up. I thought for sure this came out before Tangled, but I guess not. Oh, well. The Bear of Very Little … Continue reading

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Bug and Bear It

The term “bugbear” is now often used to mean a pet peeve or just something annoying, perhaps because of how “bug” can mean “to annoy.” I suppose such things are also a person’s cross to BEAR. Traditionally, however, the term … Continue reading

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Bearing Your Soul

Brother Bear – I really knew very little about this film before watching it today. I knew that a boy turned into a bear, Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis reprised their roles as the McKenzie Brothers from SCTV in the … Continue reading

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Go West of the Moon, Young Woman

As far as evocative names for stories go, you can’t get much more intriguing than “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” a Norwegian fairy tale. The phrase doesn’t make a whole lot of logical sense. I suppose … Continue reading

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