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Re: [mythsoc] Re: homo perianensis/folklore

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  • Mike Foster
    I know about the Terries & the Fermies and also abt. the tribe of perianensis northwoods Indians who speak in the rhythms of Longfellow s The Song of Hiawatha.
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 17, 2004
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      I know about the Terries & the Fermies and also abt. the tribe of
      perianensis northwoods Indians who speak in the rhythms of Longfellow's
      The Song of Hiawatha.

      The menehune one I recall ends with Scrooge, Donald, Huey, Dewey and
      Louie be swan-songed 'Aloha O' by the menehunes.

      Mike

      David.Emerson@... wrote:

      >That might be so. Barks was interested in folklore and routinely did
      >research for his Scrooge stories, especially those set in faraway countries
      >(fictional or real). I don't specifically remember any Carl Barks story
      >about menehunes, but it's definitely the *kind* of thing he would do.
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      >On the other hand, you may be thinking of the story of the Terries and the
      >Fermies, two tribes of under-earth-dwelling critters whose feuds caused
      >earthquakes.
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      >David Emerson
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      >Mike Foster <mafoster@...> wrote on 11/17/2004 03:46:32 PM:
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      >>Were not the menehune subject of one of the great Carl Barks Scrooge
      >>McDuck comic books?
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      >>MAF
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      >>Katie Glick wrote:
      >>That they should have spawned legends among later
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      >>Indonesians is interesting, as Tolkien evidently intended readers to
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      >think
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      >>of hobbits as the "real" story behind elusive small European peoples
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      >like,
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      >>say, leprechauns.
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      >>I wonder if these "people" may also have in some way inspired the
      >>tales of menehune in Hawaiian folklore, maybe something that was
      >>passed down from before the Hawaiian people came to the islands from
      >>the South Pacific and evolved into the legends they are today. The
      >>menehune of the legends are a small, pot-bellied people who in the
      >>stories are great builders and some of the natural phenomena of Hawaii
      >>was attributed to the architecture of the menehune. Or are small,
      >>mischievous otherworldly folk just some sort of Joseph Campbell-esque
      >>archetype of myth and folklore generally?
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      >>-kt
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