Monday, December 23, 2013

Slow and Steady: Stor e Telling June July 2012

Hare and Tortoise
Children's Illustrations, 1880
I have penned the Stor E Telling column since January of 2002 and the articles from 2002-2006 are the publications page of my website found here . I will be adding the columns from 2007 to 2012 to that page as well. However, I am in the process of checking what link URL's have changed or are now defunct. It is a time consuming process so I am taking the “slow and steady” approach via Aesop and will post the individual columns on my blog for now.

I will not be adding current columns until the following year, so if you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the National Storytelling Network. Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful.

June July 2012                                                                                                                                   

Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland - From 1902 a wonderful antique book full of tales and information by Lady Wilde, mother of Oscar Wilde.

The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats in 1893; he writes in the forward, “I have invented nothing but my own comments and one or two deceitful sentences that may keep some poor storytellers discourse with the devils and the angels….”

Folk and Fairy Tales of the Irish Peasantry by W.B. Yeats, 1890: Fairies, Changelings, Pooka’s, Merrows and more.

In Chimney Corners: Merry Tales of Irish Folk lore by Seumas MacManus and Pamela Colman Smith, 1899.

Irish Fairy Tales - Brought to you by James Stephens all the way from 1920; beginning with The Story of Tuan Mac Cairill and ending with Mongan’s Frenzy.

Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore and Drama – An astonishing collection of resources are found here, including specific works from famous Irish writers.

Legends and Stories of Ireland by Samuel Lover, 1831, 1834 – Within these pages kings, fools, bishops and devils are ready to delight.

Sláinte mhaith! (Good health)  Visit my blog post to find Celtic stories for adults and children alike, along with some printables and a craft to share.

Three articles to expand your knowledge of Irish literature.

A Guide to Irish Folktales by Marie McKewon

Celtic Mythology: Myths of the Ancient World by Marie McKewon

Forgotten Fairies of Irish Folklore by Marie McKeown

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Celebrate the special men in your life with story!

Folktales, Fathers and Fun

In Poland, the Summer Solstice is celebrated on June 23.  The most popular event in Krakow is called Wianki, when young girls throw wreaths into the Baltic Sea.  Here are some stories from Poland to help you join in the celebration.

Gypsy Folktales by Francis Hindes Groome chapter six is dedicated to Polish-Gypsy Stories.

The Legend of Wanda

The Spellbook in the Forbidden Room

The Three Princesses

Ramadan in 2012 will begin on Saturday, July 21 and will continue for 30 days until the end of Ramadan on Sunday, August 19. * The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen. Ramadan is intended to teach Muslims about patience, spirituality, humility and submissiveness to God. Below are some stories to celebrate Ramadan.


Helping Young Plants Grow - Taiwan

The Hidden One - Native American

Patience-Stone and Patience-Knife – Turkey

The Tiger’s Whisker Korea


Forty Fortunes Iran

The Magic Horse - Iran

The Magic of Muskil Gusha - Iran

Poverty and Humility Lead to Heaven - Germany

Wisdom - Eight tales of humility from around the world.


The Singing Fir Tree - Switzerland


And if you missed any of the previous “Slow and Steady…” blog posts here are the links to the series so far.



Summer 2008
Fall 2008



July August 2010
September October 2010
November December 2010


April May 2011 
July August 2011
September October 2011
November December 2011


January, February, March 2012
April May 2012


Karen Chace 2013 ©

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Granny Sue said...

Thank you for years of great links and sources, Karen. Merry Christmas to you and all your family!

Karen Chace said...

Such a lovely note Granny Sue; thank you! I wish you and your family a joyous holiday and a New Year filled with blessings. I look forward to seeing you in 2014. You are missed!

Beverly Cottman said...

Greetings Karen. Thank you so much for your careful work. This is a resource I turn to often and have never been disappointed. Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa. May the new year bring peace, joy, and love in abundance.

Karen Chace said...

Dear Beverly,

How lovely of you to take the time to comment during such a busy season. I greatly appreciate your kind words, they have truly warmed my heart.

I wish you a year filled with blessings!