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11 results for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 23 Issue 4, Nov 1975
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16371
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Children's games, like other types of folklore, are modified through time; yet the cultural motivating factors behind these games remain the same. Various forms of the popular game tag have been played in our culture because the concept of capture and pursuit has been an important. But the circumstances under which these games are played change with each successive generation. In this way it also reflects the changing aspects of society.
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16372
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Of all birds of ill omen, the belled buzzard is among the most terrifying to the people of North Carolina, for he signifies the presence of death and corruption. Belled buzzards have been reported in Clay, Davidson, Granville, and Beaufort counties. Most sightings report death to some victim, not caused by the buzzard but by the hand of other men. West presents several stories surrounding the belled buzzard.
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35716
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While exploring around the Cape Fear River, a young man spied a beautiful mermaid, just like the ones that were rumored to be in Scotland. Taking this as a good omen, the man decided to stay in the Cape Fear region and build his life.
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35718
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Built upon the rivalry between UNC Chapel Hill and NC State University, well-known jokes have arisen over the years. Samplings of these jokes have been included, categorized by agricultural orientation, stupidity, boorishness, backward sexual and social behavior, and miscellaneous.
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35722
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In the novel “The Wedding Guest,” author Ovid Pierce included many different folkways, including proverbs, folk beliefs, animal lore, ghosts, and more.
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35721
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Throughout folklore, frogs are often associated with rain and one particular family that now lives in Columbus, Ohio, believe that frogs come to the earth via rain.
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35717
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Believing a spell had been cast on one of his oxen, a man seeks advice from a neighbor on how to break the spell or kill the witch.
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35720
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A collection of ghost stories told by African Americans; the ghosts were primarily benevolent and sometimes helpful.
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35725
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A poem about how a woman apparently became pregnant with the devil’s baby.
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35719
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A collection of rebus puzzles, with the answers.
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