The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice Free read ✓ 109

Free read The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice

The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice Free read ✓ 109 ✓ CELEBRATE THE RETURN OF THE SUN THE RETURN OF THE LIGHTThe winter solstice the day the sun stands still marks the longest night and the shortest day of the year it occurs eithTwelve traditional tales from North America China Scandinavia India Africa South America Europe and Polynesia that honor this magical moment These are stories that will renew our wonder of the miracle of rebirth and the power of transition from darkness into lig. My mom and I have a tradition of going to a local Yoga Solstice class It is always the most calming and wonderful experience so I thought I would do a little legend and lore reading on the subject This slim volume was my first pick and I really enjoyed all the tales from so many cultures all honoring the return of the sun The cover artwork is beautiful and reminds me of the class where they have sprigs of greenery and oranges with cloves to take home and remember throughout the year honoring what the Solstice can mean to each of us personally This book was broken down into three parts; Theft Surrender and Grace The stories of each are well suited background given for each story and lightly interspersed with lovely artwork The Light Keeper's Box was one of my favorite stories due to the lushness of detail and the turtle Grin Anyone who knows me knows I have a turtle thing I did like each story specifically in some way and overall There are games and songs included in the last bit for those who want to take a little lively approach All in all a good jumping in point for Solstice celebration

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Tion and renewal date back thousands of years and occur among many peoples on every continent Now The Return of the Light makes an ideal companion for everyone who carries on this tradition no matter what their faith Storyteller Carolyn McVickar Edwards retells. It was interesting reading the story told by the ancients to explain the phenomena of increasing and decreasing daylight hours as a result of the rotation and tilting of the planet earth as it rounds the Sun It must have been frightening as these cultures experienced diminishing light and encouraging when the daylight hours began to lengthen Year after year but until recent years maybe the last 200 or 300 did human's begin to understand and explain the Solstices and euinoxes

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The Return of the Light Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter SolsticeCELEBRATE THE RETURN OF THE SUN THE RETURN OF THE LIGHTThe winter solstice the day the sun stands still marks the longest night and the shortest day of the year it occurs either on December 20 or 21 Celebrations honoring the winter solstice as a moment of transi. This collection of short myths are all in celebration of the Winter Solstice and the return of the light In addition to the 12 stories there are games rites and songs in the back that look interestingThe stories includeWhy Hummingbird has a red throat Olamentko Miwok NCThe Golden Earring Thoria Orissa IndiaRaven Steals the Light Inuit N AmericaThe Sun Crow and the Thief Kuttia Kondh Orissa IndiaHow Maui Snared the Sun PolynesiaHow the Cock got his Crown Miao Tzu ChinaLoki and the Death Light NorseThe Pull Together Morning Sukuma TanzaniaGrandfather Mantis and his Thinking Strings Kung San Khalahari DesertThe Girl who Married the Sun Luhya KenyaThe Light Keepers Box Warao VenezulaLa Befano and the Royal Child of Light ItalyThe stories are grouped into 3 categories The 1st 4 are the theft of the light Next 4 are the surrender of the Light and the Last 4 are the grace of the lightIf you enjoy world myths and stories then this should interest you They are unknown stories to me It took me a while to get to it but I’m glad I finished this