Seneca myths and folk tales
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Seneca myths and folk tales

By Arthur C. Parker
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  • SENECA MYTHS AND FOLK TALES
  • FOREWORD
  • CONTENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • INTRODUCTION
    • METHODS EMPLOYED IN RECORDING FOLK TALES.
    • TEXT IN SENECA WITH INTERLINEAR TRANSLATION.
    • LITERAL TRANSLATION.
    • FREE TRANSLATION.
    • OBTAINING CORRECT VERSIONS.
    • STORY-TELLING CUSTOMS OF THE SENECA.
    • PHONETIC KEY.
  • I FUNDAMENTAL FACTORS IN SENECA FOLK-LORE
    • BASIC PREMISES OF SENECA FOLK-LORE.
    • GODS, MAJOR SPIRITS AND FOLK-BEASTS OF THE SENECA.
    • 1. BEINGS OF THE PRIMAL ORDER.
    • 2. NATURE BEINGS.
    • 3. MAGIC BEASTS AND BIRDS.
    • 4. MAGICAL MAN-LIKE BEINGS.
  • II. THEMES AND MATERIALS
    • STEREOTYPED OBJECTS AND INCIDENTS.
      • INCIDENTS.
      • OBJECTS.
    • COMPONENTS OF THE COSMOLOGICAL MYTH.
  • III. THE ATMOSPHERE IN WHICH THE LEGENDS WERE TOLD
  • IV. WHEN THE WORLD WAS NEW
    • 1. HOW THE WORLD BEGAN.
    • 2. THE BROTHERS WHO CLIMBED TO THE SKY.
    • 3. THE DEATH PANTHER.[12]
    • 4. THE GREAT BEAR CONSTELLATION.
    • 5. THE SEVEN BROTHERS OF THE STAR CLUSTER.[15]
    • 6. THE SEVEN STAR DANCERS.[17]
    • 7. THE COMING OF SPRING.[19]
    • 8. THE COMING OF DEATH.
  • V. BOYS WHO DEFIED MAGIC AND OVERCAME IT
    • 9. ORIGIN OF FOLK STORIES.
    • 10. THE FORBIDDEN ARROW AND THE QUILT OF MEN’S EYES.[20]
    • 11. CORN GRINDER, THE GRANDSON.[21]
    • 12. HE-GOES-TO-LISTEN.[22]
    • 13. HATONDAS, THE LISTENER, FINDS A WIFE.[23]
    • 14. THE ORIGIN OF THE CHESTNUT TREE.
    • 15. DIVIDED BODY RESCUES A GIRL FROM A WIZARD’S ISLAND.
    • 16. THE ORIGIN OF THE BUFFALO SOCIETY.
    • 17. THE BOY WHO COULD NOT UNDERSTAND.
    • 18. THE BOY WHO LIVED WITH THE BEARS.
    • 19. THE SEVENTH SON.[28]
    • 20. THE BOY WHO OVERCAME ALL MAGIC BY LAUGHTER.[30]
  • VI. TALES OF LOVE AND MARRIAGE
    • 21. TWO FEATHERS AND TURKEY BROTHER.
    • 22. TWO FEATHERS AND WOODCHUCK LEGGINGS.[33]
    • 23. HOW TURKEY BOY SQUEEZED THE HEARTS OF A SORCERER AND HIS SEVEN SISTERS.
    • 24. CORN RAINS INTO EMPTY BARRELS.
    • 25. TWENTGOWA AND THE MISCHIEF MAKER.[34]
    • 26. THE HORNED SERPENT RUNS AWAY WITH A GIRL WHO IS RESCUED BY THE THUNDERER.
    • 27. THE GREAT SERPENT AND THE YOUNG WIFE.
    • 28. BUSHY HEAD THE BEWITCHED WARRIOR RESCUES TWO LOST DAUGHTERS AND WINS THEM AS WIVES.[36]
    • 29. THE FLINT CHIP THROWER.
  • VII. HORROR TALES OF CANNIBALS AND SORCERERS
    • 30. THE DUEL OF THE DREAM TEST BETWEEN UNCLE AND NEPHEW.
    • 31. THE VAMPIRE SIRENS WHO WERE OVERCOME BY THE BOY WHOSE UNCLE POSSESSED A MAGIC FLUTE.
    • 32. YOUNGER BROTHER ELUDES HIS SISTER-IN-LAW BY CREATING OBSTACLES AND LIBERATES OLDER BROTHER.
    • 33. THE ISLAND OF THE CANNIBAL.
    • 34. THE TWELVE BROTHERS AND THE WRAITH OF THE EVIL WARRIOR.
    • 35. THE CANNIBAL AND HIS NEPHEW.
    • 36. A YOUTH’S DOUBLE ABUSES HIS SISTER.
    • 37. MURDERED DOUBLE SPEAKS THROUGH FIRE.
    • 38. THE VAMPIRE CORPSE.[39]
  • VIII. TALES OF TALKING ANIMALS
    • 39. THE MAN WHO EXHALED FIRE—HIS DOGS AND THE WOLVES.[40]
    • 40. THE TURTLE’S WAR PARTY.[41]
    • 41. THE RACE OF THE TURTLE AND THE BEAVER.
    • 42. THE WOLF AND THE RACCOON AND HOW THE BIRDS WERE PAINTED.
    • 43. THE CHIPMUNK’S STRIPES.
    • 44. THE RABBIT SONG.
    • 45. THE RABBIT GAMBLER.
    • 46. THE RACCOON AND THE CRABS.
    • 47. THE CRAB’S EYES.
    • 48. HOW THE SQUIRREL GAVE A BLANKET TO HIS WARRIOR, ROBBED THE WOODCHUCK OF HIS TAIL AND THE FROG OF HIS TEETH.[43]
    • 49. THE CHICKADEE’S SONG.[44]
    • 50. THE BIRD WOMAN.[45]
    • 51. THE PARTRIDGE’S SONG.
  • IX. TALES OF GIANTS, PYGMIES AND MONSTER BEARS
    • 52. A TALE OF THE DJOGEON OR PYGMIES.
    • 53. BEYOND-THE-RAPIDS AND THE STONE GIANT.
    • 54. THE ANIMATED FINGER.[49]
    • 55. THE STONE GIANT’S BATTLE.[50]
    • 56. THE BOY AND THE FALSE FACE.[51]
    • 57. HOW A BOY OUTWITTED A NIA’´GWAHE.
    • 58. NIA’´GWAHE THE MAMMOTH BEAR.[52]
    • 59. THE BOY AND THE NIA’´GWAHE.
  • X. TRADITIONS
    • SENECA BELIEF IN WITCHCRAFT.
    • 60. CONTENTS OF A CHARM HOLDER’S BUNDLE.
    • 61. CONTENTS OF A WITCH BUNDLE.[53]
    • 62. OVERCOMING A WITCH.[54]
    • 63. THE SCORNED WITCH WOMAN.[55]
    • 64. CATCHING A WITCH BUNDLE.[56]
    • 65. WITCH WITH A DOG TRANSFORMATION.[57]
    • 66. WITCH STEALS CHILDREN’S HEARTS.[58]
    • 67. HOTCIWAHO. (HAMMER IN HIS BELT.)
    • 68. HOW AMERICA WAS DISCOVERED.
    • 69. ORIGIN OF THE CHARM HOLDERS’ MEDICINE SOCIETY.[59]
    • 70. ORIGIN OF THE FALSE FACE COMPANY.
      • THE STONE GIANTS.[60]
      • THE GENONSGWA.[61]
      • THE FALSE FACE.
      • THE FALSE FACE SOCIETY.[62]
      • THE MASK-MAKING CEREMONY.
    • 71. THE ORIGIN OF THE LONG HOUSE.[63]
    • 72. DEAD TIMBER, A TRADITION OF ALBANY.[64]
  • XI. APPENDIX
    • A. ORIGIN OF THE WORLD.
    • B. THE WYANDOT CREATION MYTH (Extract).
    • C. AN INTERVIEW WITH “ESQ.” JOHNSON BY MRS. ASHER WRIGHT.[66]
      • STONE GIANTS.
      • THE THUNDER GOD.
      • ANOTHER STORY, OR FABLE, THE THUNDERER.
    • D. EMBLEMATIC TREES IN IROQUOIAN MYTHOLOGY.[83]
    • E. THE SOCIETY THAT GUARDS THE MYSTIC POTENCE.
      • NEH NIGAHNIGAHAH.
      • METHOD OF ADMINISTERING THE CHARMED MEDICINE.
      • THE MEDICINE LODGE RITUAL.
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
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