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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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The first letter of the modern English alphabet was known as ailm [pine] in the ogham alphabet of early Ireland.

Aaron

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

Aaron was the older brother and sometimes spokesman for the Hebrew hero Moses in the Hebrew Bible (Torah).

Abac

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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Irish for Afanc.

Abandonment

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

An important stage of the universal hero myth or monomyth is that of the abandonment of the infant hero to

Abaris the Hyperborean

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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One of the legendary ‘People beyond the North Wind’ in Greek traditions; by historical record he once disputed with Pythagoras.

Ábartach

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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[Ir., feat-performing one].

In the Fenian Cycle he is the son of the King of the Tír Tairngire [Land of

Abasi Ibom Interacts with Man within Two Universes

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A Dictionary of African Mythology

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Abasi, the supreme being, the god of the sky and earth, the creator and governor of all, lives above the

Abasi Throws an Ax into a Latrine

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A Dictionary of African Mythology

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The Efik, who originally lived with other Ibibio groups at Idua, a town near the Oron area, migrated during the

Abasi's Messenger Is a Vulture

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A Dictionary of African Mythology

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The supreme god, all knowing, all-seeing, and all-powerful, Abasi moves at times from his place in the sky to the

Abasi's Sexual Prohibition Is Broken

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A Dictionary of African Mythology

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Abasi Onyong, the god above, the only deity in the universe, dwells in the sky. He created the world, both

Abassi

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A Dictionary of World Mythology

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The zealous god of the Efik. Although on the advice of his wife Atai, the sky god Abassi let a

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

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A Dictionary of English Folklore

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A unique calendar custom which takes place in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, on the Monday following the first Sunday after 4

Abbotsbury garland day

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A Dictionary of English Folklore

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(13 May).

Abbotsbury in Dorset has been famous for its garland day customs for many years, and they still continue,

Abcán

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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[Ir. abcán, abhcán, little dwarf].

Dwarf poet of the Tuatha Dé Danann who owns a bronze boat with

Abduction

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

The abduction motif in myth usually involves the malicious capture of a girl or young woman by an evil force

aber

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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Welsh, Cornish, and Breton word for mouth of a river or estuary, the first element in countless place-names. See also

Aberewa's Pestle Bumps God

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A Dictionary of African Mythology

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Aberewa, the primordial woman, is a name given to the earth spirit, Asase Yaa.

She pounds her mortar with a

Aberffraw

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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[W aber, estuary].

Chief seat of the kings of Gwynedd in Welsh narrative; south Anglesey, 12 miles SE

Aber Henfelen

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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Name for the sea between Wales and Cornwall, i.e. the Bristol Channel, in Welsh narrative.

Abermenai

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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The estuary or strait that separates Anglesey from the mainland of Wales.

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