Sunday, September 27, 2015

Chamberlain. Aino Folktales.

Today's free book is Aino Folktales by Basil Hall Chamberlain. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is also available at Gutenberg, Internet Archive, Sacred Texts, Hathi, and Google Books. There is also a free Kindle ebook.



Table of Contents

I.—TALES ACCOUNTING FOR THE ORIGIN OF PHENOMENA.
i.—The Rat and the Owl.
ii.—The Loves of the Thunder-Gods.
iii.—Why Dogs cannot speak.
iv.—Why the Cock cannot fly.
v.—The Origin of the Hare.
vi.—The Position of the Private Parts.
vii.—The Reason for there being no Fixed Time for Human Beings to copulate.
viii.—The Owl and the Tortoise.
ix.—How a Man got the better of two Foxes.
x.—The Man who Married the Bear-Goddess.
xi.—The two Foxes, the Mole, and the Crows.
xii.—The Stolen Charm.
xiii.—The Fox, the Otter, and the Monkey.
xiv.—The Fox and the Tiger.
xv.—The Punishment of Curiosity.
xvi.—How it was settled who should rule the World.
xvii.—The Man who lost his Wife.
xviii.—The First Appearance of the Horse in Aino-land.
xix.—Sunrise.
xx.—The Sex of the Two Luminaries.

II.—MORAL TALES.
xxi.—The Kind Giver and the Grudging Giver.
xxii.—The Man who was changed into a Fox.
xxiii.—The Rat Boy.
xxiv.—Don't throw Useful Things away.
xxv.—The Wicked Wizard punished.
xxvi.—The Angry Crow.
xxvii.—Okikurumi, Samayunguru, and the Shark.

III.—TALES OF THE PANAUMBE AND PENAUMBE CYCLE.
xxviii.—Panaumbe, Penaumbe, and the Weeping Foxes.
xxix.—Panaumbe, Penaumbe, and the Insects.
xxx.—Panaumbe, Penaumbe, and the Sea-Lion.
xxxi.—Panaumbe, Penaumbe, and the Lord of Matomai.
xxxii.—Drinking the Sea dry.

IV.—MISCELLANEOUS TALES.
xxxiii.—The Island of Women.
xxxiv.—The Worship of the Salmon, the Divine Fish.
xxxv.—The Hunter in Hades.
xxxvi.—An Inquisitive Man's Experience of Hades.
xxxvii.—The Child of a God.
xxxviii.—Buying a Dream.
xxxix.—The Baby in the Box.
xl.—The Bride Bewitched.
xli.—The Wicked Stepmother.
xlii.—The Clever Deceiver.
xliii.—Yoshitsune.

V.—SCRAPS OF FOLK-LORE.
xliv.—The Good Old Times.
xlv.—The Old Man of the Sea.
xlvi.—The Cuckoo.
xlvii.—The [Horned] Owl.
xlviii.—The Peacock in the Sky.
xlix.—Trees turned into Bears.
l.—Coition.
li.—Birth and Naming.
lii.—The Pre-eminence of the Oak, Pine-tree, and Mugwort.
liii.—The Deer with the Golden Horn.
liv.—Dreams.

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