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14 08, 2017

Br’er Rabbit and the Tar Baby – American literature

By |2019-02-23T13:29:41-07:00August 14th, 2017|Literature, North America|0 Comments

Br'er Rabbit and the Tar Baby A famous Br'er Rabbit story This is a story about Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox. Br'er Fox was sick and tired of Bre'r Rabbit tricking him. He decided to settle Br'er Rabbit for good. Who was Br'er Rabbit? Br'er Rabbit and the Briar Patch More American literature All our [...]

14 08, 2017

Br’er Rabbit and the briar patch – American literature

By |2019-02-23T12:53:45-07:00August 14th, 2017|History|3 Comments

A briar patch - a big thorn bush A story about Br'er Rabbit So Br'er Fox had caught Br'er Rabbit and this time Br'er Fox said he was going to cook Br'er Rabbit and eat him up for good! Br'er Rabbit was mighty scared. He begged, "Oh, Br'er Fox, I don't care what you do [...]

14 08, 2017

Br’er Rabbit takes a ride – American literature

By |2019-02-23T13:23:15-07:00August 14th, 2017|Literature, North America|0 Comments

Br'er Fox Everyone laughed at Br'er Rabbit This is a story about Br'er Rabbit and his enemy Br'er Fox. Well, after that story with the Tar Baby got around, the girls were all laughing at Br'er Rabbit. Br'er Rabbit got mad with the girls laughing at him, but he still looked cool, and he said, "Oh, that [...]

14 08, 2017

How Br’er Rabbit lost his tail – American literature

By |2019-02-23T13:49:05-07:00August 14th, 2017|Literature, North America|0 Comments

Br'er Rabbit and his tail Another Br'er Rabbit story This is a story about Br'er Rabbit. So one day in late fall, Br'er Rabbit was hopping down the dirt road and wagging his great big bushy tail. Br'er Rabbit was very proud of his fine tail. Now, you may say, rabbits don't have great [...]

14 08, 2017

Br’er Rabbit stories – American literature

By |2019-02-23T13:43:56-07:00August 14th, 2017|History|0 Comments

The printing press of the Cherokee Advocate in the 1800s, which first printed a Br'er Rabbit story (the Tar Baby) Why is he called Br'er Rabbit? Br'er Rabbit is short for "Brother Rabbit". He's a rabbit who tricks people. But sometimes he gets tricked himself! Br'er Rabbit is a lot like the African [...]

10 08, 2017

Early Cherokee language and stories

By |2018-04-07T17:05:42-07:00August 10th, 2017|Literature, Native American|0 Comments

Cherokee statues from Etowah (now northern Georgia) Cherokee is part of a group of Iroquois languages. Before the Spanish conquered the Cherokee, the Cherokee people didn't use writing. But they told many stories about themselves and their gods. During the evenings, or at religious ceremonies, people sat around the fire together. Cherokee story-tellers told stories that entertained people. [...]

26 07, 2017

Rustem swims away – a story in the Shahnameh

By |2018-04-07T17:04:30-07:00July 26th, 2017|Islam, Literature|0 Comments

The Devil carries Rostem Like Odysseus or Anansi, Monkey or Br'er Rabbit, the Iranian hero Rustem was a trickster. He uses quick thinking to get out of this fix: Once when he was sleeping alone outside on the ground next to his horse Rukush, Rustem was trapped by the Devil, and the Devil started to carry him away. Rustem [...]

20 07, 2017

The Monkey and the Crocodile – Jataka Tales

By |2017-07-20T17:57:47-07:00July 20th, 2017|India, Literature|0 Comments

A monkey eating a mango Crocodile's mother asked him to bring her Monkey's heart to eat, so Crocodile tried to trick Monkey and get his heart. "Hey Monkey!" he said, "Let me swim you over to that island, to get some yummy mangoes!" "Sure thing!" said Monkey, and he hopped on Crocodile's back for a ride. [...]

13 07, 2017

Who is Hermes? Ancient Greek god

By |2019-08-11T15:02:54-07:00July 13th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|0 Comments

This statue by Praxiteles shows the Greek god Hermes playing with the infant Dionysos(300s BC) What is Hermes the god of? Hermes is a god of boundaries, borders and edges. Because of this, he's also in charge of things that cross borders, like messages or travelers. More Greek gods Greek religion All our [...]