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Brazil

1974

Fairy Tales


5v.

Cr$ 0,40 Saci Pererê
Cr$ 0,80 Zumbi
Cr$ 1,00 Chico Rei
Cr$ 1,30 Negrinho do Pastoreio
Cr$ 2,50 Iara

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For thousands of years, the parasitic plant mistletoe has been associated with folklore in Western culture. The label attached to this 1992 Irish Christmas stamp features European mistletoe (Viscum album) and holly.

From Wikipedia, "Pre-Christian cultures regarded the white berries as symbols of male fertility, with the white berries resembling semen. The Celts, particularly, saw mistletoe as the semen of Taranis, while the Ancient Greeks referred to mistletoe as 'oak sperm'...The Romans associated mistletoe with peace, love and understanding and hung it over doorways to protect the household...In the Christian Era, mistletoe in the Western world became associated with Christmas as a decoration under which lovers are expected to kiss, as well as with protection from witches and demons."


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Here is an old advertising label for Kochel-Brau Beer which was brewed in Kochel, Bavaria from the 1880's to the early 1920's. This label features the Brewery's trademark figure, the Smith of Kochel, who is a legendary/mythical figure related to the 1705 War of Succession between the Habsburg and Bourbon families over the rule of Bavaria. The legend involves a peasant and farmer uprising against the Habsburg troops occupying Munich.

From Wikipedia, "For the revolt, he supposedly armed himself with a spiked club of his own making that weighed over 100 lbs. On the night of the massacre, the smith fought and died in the ranks of the Sendling Parish Church.

Second pic shows the Smith of Kochel monument in Sendling, Munich.


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November 24, 2014
The booklet pane, illustrated by Hambis Tsangaris, depicts The Prince of Venice, a folklore of Cyprus.

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In Jewish Rabbinic literature there are many parables, relating to plant and animal life. In these short stories, plants or animals speak, feel, and act as humans in every way. The stories have a moral and teach a lesson. The Sages called these stories "fox parables" or "Palm parables". Here is a set, issued by Israel on September 13, 2016, depicting different parables of the sages:

The Fox in the Vineyard:
A fox saw a vineyard of ripe grapes and wished to taste them. The hole in the fence was too small for him to pass through, so he fasted for three days, entered the vineyard, and feasted on grapes until he was full. When he then tried to leave, he was again forced to fast for three days in order to fit through the hole in the fence. What pleasure, then, did he derive from the vineyard?

The Lion and the Heron:
A bone got stuck in a lion's throat as it ate its prey. The lion promised a reward to anyone who could dislodge the bone. The heron used its long beak to perform the task. When he came to claim his reward the lion said to him: Is it not enough that you escaped the jaws of a lion, now you seek a reward, as well?

The Reed and the Cedar:
The mighty cedar with its many roots can be uprooted by a strong wind. The reed, which is supple and flexible, bends in the wind and suffers no harm. The moral: A Man should always be as gentle as the reed and never as unyielding as the cedar.
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Traditional sport and other folkloric events among the Tuvan people, Issued for use in Tannu Tuva in 1936:









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This 1974 Christmas seal of the Reykjavik, Iceland Kiwanis depicts Skyrgamur.

From icelandmag.is, "Beginning December 12th, the Yule Lads make their way down from the mountains...Instead of a friendly Santa, Iceland has 13 mischievous Yule Lads and an evil Christmas cat. Today the Yule Lads are best known for giving children treats. Icelandic kids put a shoe in the window for the Yule Lad to leave a present...In earlier times, the Yule Lads didn't leave gifts: they stole things, primarily food. Skyr Gobbler not only stole the skyr, he howled and groaned as he gobbled up more than his stomach could hold."

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Annual Bororo Festival, issued by Niger in 1979:

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Popular dances, issued by Venezuela on April 5, 1966:












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