Tortoise and Hare
from Children's Illustrations, 1880
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JULY AUGUST 2011
To complement the theme of this issue I offer you these six links below.
LGBT Themes in Chinese Mythology – Interesting article on Wikipedia with other links to various resources.
Sleeping Beauty, Indeed & Other Lesbian Fairytales by JoSelle Vandrhooft
This link will lead you to an interesting and helpful review of the above book. http://tinyurl.com/6amhhpb
Gay Art and History - No One Told Us Hercules Was Gay – “History is written by the victors. They choose what will be remembered, and what covered up. So it has been with male eros…” This begins an interesting article on the history and art of gay love throughout time.
Fairy Tales from Brazil: How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-Lore by Elsie Spicer Eells c. 1917. Eighteen folktales that will help you answer many age old questions Why the Bananas Belong to the Monkeys, Why the Sea Moans and more that will satisfy the most inquisitive story listener.
West African Folk-Tales by W.H. Barker and Cecilia Sinclair – Children love animal and Anansi stories. This book will help add some new tales to your repertoire. Please note that this is a downloadable pdf file and will require that you open the file to access the stories. http://tinyurl.com/48krhp7
Mariner’s Museum – This site is full of information about women of the sea. It also includes three tales about three women who served in what was known then as a male occupation.
The three sites below offer snippets of stories and information that will help you research the tales to shed more light on the legends...pun intended.
Tales and Legends – Seven short stories about lighthouses.
And if you missed any of the previous “Slow and Steady…” blog posts here are the links to the series so far.
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