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TREES OF THE SUN AND MOON.
The oracular trees of the sun and moon which are located in India, according to legend. Medieval woodcut.
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ARTHUR: HOLY GRAIL QUEST.
King Arthur's Knights swear quest for the Holy Grail. Late 14th century French tapestry.
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MEXICO: AZTEC CEREMONY.
Aztec sun-raising ceremony, from the Codex Borgia, c1450.
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MEXICO: AZTEC SACRIFICE.
Priests cutting out the heart of a youth to sacrifice to the sun. Aztec codex, 16th century.
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PEOPLE.
Germany Third Reich Solstice festival at the Olympic Stadium, Berlin folklore groups are marching in 21.06.1937.
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CULTURE.
Myths and legends Lorelei combing her golden hair - postcard - around 1910.
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GILBERT: ROBIN HOOD.
Robin Hood battling Guy of Gisborne. Illustration by Walter Crane for 'Robin Hood & the Men of the Greenwood,' 1912, by Henry Gilbert.
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ROBERT I (1274-1329).
Called the Bruce. King of Scotland, 1306-1329.
Robert the Bruce taking inspiration from a spider's persistent attempts to spin a web, while hiding from the English in the winter of 1306-07. Drawing by Donn P. Crane, early 20th century.
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PAUL BUNYAN MONUMENT, 1939.
Woman standing in front of the Paul Bunyan Monument in Bemidji, Minnesota. Photograph by John Vachon, September 1939.
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AZTEC RITUAL SACRIFICE.
Aztec priests removing the heart during a ritual sacrifice to the sun. Drawing from the Codex Florentino, c1540.
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LOCH NESS MONSTER, 1934.
Said to be the legendary monster of Loch Ness, Scotland, photographed while moving towards Inverness, 1934.
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FRESCO: CHILD HERCULES.
A fresco showing the infant Hercules strangling the serpents. From the Vetti house in Pompeii.
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SIR GALAHAD & HOLY GRAIL.
Mural depicting Sir Galahad, now King of Sarras, kneeling before his Golden Tree as Joseph of Arimathea appears with the Holy Grail.
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LUCRETIA, (d.509 B.C.).
Woodcut, 1530, by Hans Sebald Beham.
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INDIA: MUGHAL ART, 1604-11.
The Lynx and the fierce lion. From the Anvari Suhali.
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SWISS CONFEDERATION, 1291.
The foundation of the Swiss Confederation, the swearing of the oath in the meadow of Rutli, 1 August 1291. Woodcut from Jakob Ruff's version of the Canton of Uri folk play, 'Von dem frommen und ersten Eydgenossen Wilhem Thellen,' acted by the townspeople of Zurich on New Years Day, 1545.
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KING ARTHUR & KNIGHTS.
King Arthur and his Knights at the Round Table. Woodcut from Walter Map's 'Le Livre des vertueux faix de plusieurs nobles chevaliers,' Rouen, 1488.
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MIXTEC: PENDANT, c1000.
Gold pendant of a solar disk circling a god whose lower belly is a bell, made by the Mixtec culture of Oaxaca, Mexico, c1000. Height: 11.8 cm.
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HOPI SKY GOD.
The Hopi Native American sky god, Tunwup, depicting the compass points, the sun rolling over the sky vault, and the movement of the universe.
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0056366
LUCRETIA (d.509 B.C.).
Roman matron. Oil, 1534, by Hans Holbein the Younger.
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0018254
BEARDSLEY: MORTE D'ARTHUR.
King Arthur and the strange mantle. Drawing by Aubrey Beardsley from an 1894 edition of Sir Thomas Malory's 'Le Morte D'Arthur.'
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ALAN LOMAX (1915-2002).
American folklorist. Photographed 1940.
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GILBERT: ROBIN HOOD.
Title page from the edition of Henry Gilbert's 'Robin Hood' illustrated by N.C. Wyeth in 1917.
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0055688
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.
The good fairy transforms the prince into a beast because of his wickedness. Drawing by Henry J. Ford, 1891, for 'Beauty and the Beast.'
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ASIAN ART.
Yamauba and Kintaro, popular figures from Japanese folklore, ukiyo-e art print by Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806), woodcut, Japanese civilization, Edo period, 17th-19th century.
Full credit: De Agostini / G. Dagli Orti / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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LITERATURE & THE ARTS.
Feast at King Arthur's court, miniature from the Story of the Grail manuscript 527 folio 1 recto, France 15th Century. Full credit: De Agostini / M. Seemuller / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
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MEXICO: AZTEC DRAWING.
Aztec drawing of a serpent and eagle, c16th century.
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TINTAGEL CASTLE.
View of the ruins of Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, England, said to have belonged to King Arthur. Photochrome, c1900.
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MEXICO: AZTEC SACRIFICE.
'Aztecs Sacrificing to the Sun.' Drawing, late 19th century.
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SUMER: CYLINDER SEAL.
Impression from a Sumerian cylinder seal depicting the legendary Sumerian king, Gilgamesh, and animals, c2750 B.C.
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ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA.
A relief sculpture depicts the death of Hanuman, the monkey king. Fournereau Collection.
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MADURA, INDIA.
The Golden Lily Tank colonnade, with paintings of Siva's sports. J. S. Chandler.
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TILL EULENSPIEGEL (d. 1350).
German traditional figure. Line engraving, 19th century, after the carving on his tombstone in Mölln, Germany.
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0104254
AZTEC STONE RELIEF.
Carved stone slab with a representation of Tlaltecuhtli, the Aztec earth goddess, c1250-1500 A.D.
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INDIAN MUGHAL PAINTING.
Prince Khurram offers precious stones to his father, 1607.
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0019233
GROPPER: JOHN HENRY.
John Henry, legendary African American famous for his strength, celebrated in ballads and tales. Zinc lithograph/off-set, 1945, by William Gropper.
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MAP OF ATLANTIS.
Map of Atlantis from Jean Baptiste Bory de St. Vincent's 'Essais sur les isles Fortunees,' Paris, France, 1803.
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0064943
HARRIS: UNCLE REMUS, 1911.
The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story. Pen-and-ink drawing by Carton Moorepark for the African American folktale by Joel Chandler Harris, 1911.
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ANDERSEN: EMPEROR.
Drawing by Arthur Rackham for the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.
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ISHIKAWA GOEMON (1558-1594).
Legendary Japanese outlaw, as portrayed by an actor. Woodcut by Toyokuni Utagawa, c1827.
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