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What religion is suggested by the "God" in the Korean sun/moon origin story?

In the Korean folk story 해와 달이 된 오누이, translated here as "The Origin of the Sun and the Moon" from Pyun Yung-tai, Tales from Korea...

Asked on 08/23/2021

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What is the evidence that Flemish fables or fairy tales began with the words “back when the animals could still speak”?

In an answer to the question Why do many Korean folk tales start with “back when tigers smoked”?, user @Flater, who comes from the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium...

Asked on 08/23/2021

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Novel with a spy/assassin who helps the grand-daughter of a Nazi hunter, speaks Basque from learning it from a book, escapes a cave through water

I'm pretty sure I read this just a few years ago, but that it is an older story, maybe from the 60s or the 70s. I think it starts with...

Asked on 08/23/2021

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Story about a European captain marrying a tribal woman, part of the plot similar to *The Count of Monte Cristo*?

I am trying to find the name of a story. The plot is set in the age when Europeans were sailing to the Americas and contacting the local tribes. My...

Asked on 08/23/2021

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For and Against different Reading Orders for Narnia

There are two common reading orders for the Chronicles of Narnia: The original publication order:The Lion, The Witch, and the WardrobePrince CaspianThe Voyage of the Dawn TreaderThe Silver ChairThe Horse...

Asked on 08/23/2021 by simonalexander2005

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What does the line "I know every reason why" mean in "Wild and Wicked World"?

In Hayley Kiyoko's song "Wild and Wicked World", the second verse goes like this:Take me to the moonWhere I can sleep 'til noonLiving my today...

Asked on 08/23/2021

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In 1984 why does the Newspeak dictionary have numbered editions?

A major theme in 1984 is that the Party is never wrong and commonly changes all past references to reflect this. Why would the Party have numbered editions of their...

Asked on 08/23/2021 by Winston

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Why are Drizzt's eyes purple?

In R. A. Salvatore's books The Legend of Drizzt series, the main character Drizzt Do'Urden is a Drow, a species in Forgotten Realms that live underground and far cousins to...

Asked on 03/02/2021 by DForck42

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What is the Pasifika response to "Nation"?

Pratchett's Nation was recommended to me because it depicts an alternate reality version of Pasifika cultures, faiths, and traditions. A quick glance at Wikipedia tells me it's got cannibals and...

Asked on 02/21/2021 by BESW

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Did Anthony Trollope's Barsetshire inspire the Archers' Borsetshire?

Barsetshire is a fictional county of England, created by Anthony Trollope for his Chronicles of Barsetshire series published in the mid-19th century. The county...

Asked on 02/19/2021

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