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  Other Mythology Encyclopaedia
In Finnish mythology, Akka was the consort of Ukko.
In Japanese mythology, Ama Terasu is the Sun-Goddess.
In Finnish mythology, Tuonetar was the consort of Tuoni.
webpages.charter.net /sn9/religion/myth/otherencyclopaedia.html   (10254 words)

  
 Balinese Religion
And the ancient Balinese god Twalen, who is a buffoon in contemporary Balinese epics and in the wayang, the shadow play, and is made the servant of the Hindu gods, is still considered older and more powerful than all the Hindu gods, being really the elder brother of Siva (Siwa in Balinese).
The old Balinese nature god, the great earth serpent Anantaboga, with "indianisation" was symbolically buried in the Balinese earth, his head at the centre of the island underneath the crater lake of Batur and his tail touching the sea at Keramas.
Balinese temples follow the plan of ancient Malayo-Polynesian megalithic shrines and within the temples space is ordered along a continuum, a concept followed in Malayo-Polynesian times.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/indon/balin.html   (1337 words)

  
 Other Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In Maya mythology, Akhushtal is the goddess of childbirth.
In Aztec mythology, Chicomecoatl was the goddess of corn and fertility.
In Aztec mythology, Itzpapalotl is a goddess of agriculture.
www.ii.uj.edu.pl /~artur/enc/D.htm   (4606 words)

  
 Balinese mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Balinese mythology is the traditional mythology of the people of the Indonesian island of Bali, before the majority adoption of Hinduism.
Balinese mythology is mainly a kind of animism with some widely-known characters and deities.
Many themes of Balinese mythology have been adapted and worked into current Balinese Hinduism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Balinese_mythology   (247 words)

  
 Danu Enterprises
Meanwhile she has published articles on Balinese art and culture, taught classes in mask making, theory and performance, and guest-curated many museum shows on masks.
Her museum show of traditional Balinese masks toured the USA for four years and recently returned to Bali.
Madé Surya BSC (Surya): Born in Denpasar, the eldest son of a Hindu priest.
www.danutours.com /we_are.htm   (411 words)

  
 Rice
It is a part of the culture, a part of the mythology and a part of the pride of individuals and of the race.
Given the cultural importance of the elements in the daily life of the Balinese, no-one should be surprised to learn that there are religious as well as mythological significances in the colours of rice.
The unique Balinese Agama Hinduism is blend of several religions but based on one supreme God, Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa, the 'One Supreme Unknowable God', usually represented by a golden yellow colour and when (rarely) illustrated is a being with small flames emanating from the body joints and organs.
www.filosbali.net /BalisRices.htm   (4667 words)

  
 Bali Dances Information - Batukaru.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It is in a performance of Tjalon Arang, the legend of Rangda, that the Balinese theatre reaches the height of its magnificence.
Preparations for staging the great show start 'days before; it is essential that a male " papaya tree, which bears no fruit, be first transplanted from the wilds to the middle of the dancing-grounds, because such a tree is the favourite haunt of the leyaks.
To the Balinese this was, once more, the evidence of the danger of releasing uncontrolled magic powers.
www.batukaru.info /dances/calonarang1.php   (603 words)

  
 Balinese burn demon effigies, including one of alleged bomber   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Balinese Hindus ushered in their holiest day by torching a giant effigy of a suspect in last year's deadly terrorist bombings here, part of a ceremony to banish evil from the island.
Amrozi, who will soon go on trial for his alleged role in the attack that killed 202 people, was depicted along with dozens of other "demons" that were paraded through the streets.
Tourists visiting the island are asked not to leave their hotels, and the airport is closed until Thursday morning.
www.hvk.org /articles/0403/17.html   (416 words)

  
 Zack's Indonesia Bali pages 57
The sacral significance of the lamak is specially emphasized by its colors - red, white, yellow and dark blue.
Perhaps in those far-distant days this island was stricken by a severe earthquake, and the population was sorely afflicted by famine and plague.
The Balinese saw themselves as threatened with destruction by demonic powers.
www.indonesia-bali.com /bali-indonesia/indonesia-bali-b57.htm   (222 words)

  
 "Mythology" - Shopping.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Garuda, the greatly revered eagle of Balinese mythology, inspires this statuette by Nyoman Sedayatana.
According to mythology, the goddess Winata and her sister, Gadru, were unable to bear children, so they solicited the help of the ratu pedanda (high...
The sun, an earthly element, and the peyote flower representing Huichol mythology encircle the central image of this yarnwork.
www.shopping.com /xCC-Mythology--store_novica   (603 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
For centuries Java was the mother country, a fact reflected even today in the subject matter of traditional Balinese painting.
The first, called ider-ider, were cotton scroll paintings in the shape of banners, usually two meters long and 30 cm wide, hung under the eaves of shrines during festivals.
Although rigidly standardized and holding to a inflexible set of conventions, traditional "Kamasan-style" paintings have a balance, a quality of design similar to that of Persian miniatures, Byzantine mosaics, or illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages.
www.balix.com /handbook/chapters/balinese_art/painting_tradition.html   (1993 words)

  
 ContraCostaTimes.com | 10/12/2006 | Company stages artistic response to conflict
For Gamelan Sekar Jaya, the unprecedented attack couldn't be ignored, as the El Cerrito-based music and dance ensemble has forged deep and enduring ties with the Balinese people and many of the island's leading artists, becoming the first foreign group ever to receive a Dharma Kusuma award, Bali's highest honor for artistic achievement.
The work is dedicated to the 202 victims of the Oct. 12, 2002, Kuta attack, and the 23 people killed in a second wave of bombings that hit the southern Bali towns of Kuta and Jimbaran last year.
The collaborative process has led to a highly theatrical work which maintains a steady tension between classical Balinese influences and the shattering violence of the bombings.
www.contracostatimes.com /mld/cctimes/15739200.htm   (767 words)

  
 Gamelan Dharma Swara
We are a member of Arts Indonesia, a not-for-profit organization, and operate under the generous support of the Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia.
Balinese dance is a traditional form that features beautiful hand gestures, sudden eye movements and choreography that is highly synchronized to the music.
Dalang (Puppeteer) I Nyoman Catra presented a classic tale of Balinese mythology using the shadows of finely detailed puppets on June 9, 2002.
www.dharmaswara.org   (2511 words)

  
 BALI WOOD CARVING AND BALINESE WOOD CARVINGS [ EXPORT BALI ]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Balinese wood carvers are extremely talented and produce thousands of items for the tourist industry.
Abstract Balinese wood carvings to excite and inspire.
Three Dimensional Bali wood carving in relief of solid wooden wall plaques depicting Balinese mythology.
www.exbali.com /wood_carving/index.htm   (214 words)

  
 The Probert Encyclopaediat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
During the time when Kaang lived on Earth, he kept Gauna in check, and in particular taught human beings a series of rituals and taboos which, rigorously observed, would keep the ghosts in their graves and stop Gauna from taking over the Upper World.
In Polynesian mythology, Ina is a two-faced great goddess of the sea, healing and death.
After many adventures he becomes a brave, miniature knight at the court of King Arthur.
www.david-pye.com /probert/D.php   (7892 words)

  
 Which mythology is best? | Antimoon Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The myth that your mamma has big jugs and is a good lay.
I like Balinese mythology, which comes to life in Balinese dance.
I think no mythology is the "best", they're all good in their own way.
www.antimoon.com /forum/posts/6703.htm   (98 words)

  
 Bali Online: List of Art Galleries
Visitors are often attracted to Balinese art, which is a part of the Balinese Culture.
Despite the Western influence, many artists still produce paintings in traditional styles - for example paintings and wood carvings today may show scenes from Balinese mythology or Hindu epics depicted in comic-strip style action.
Sumertha Gallery: Nyoman Sumertha Fine Arts Gallery features every style of Balinese painting: puppet figures of Kamasan, pleasant pastoral scenes of Ubud, moods of Batuan, and colorful village life by the Young Artists.
www.indo.com /galleries/galleries.html   (215 words)

  
 The Tao of Books Balinese Art Notecards
Theater and dance is an integral part of Balinese culture. Balinese dances are famous all over the world and the Balinese themselves take them very seriously. Birthdays, weddings, and temples festivals are all occasions for dramatic performances and dance is inextricably linked with Balinese religion.
A stunning illustration of the Hindu goddess Saraswati. The fine detail is typical of traditional Balinese art.
This is an unusual depiction of Saraswati in that the artist has incorporated elements which look more Japanese than Balinese.
www.taobook.com /acatalog/Balinese_Art_Notecards.html   (298 words)

  
 Kala
The ancient god of time in Javanese and Balinese mythology.
He is also the death-god, whose appearance to a person was inexorably the sign of that person's death.
Article "Kala" created on 14 August 2004; last modified on 14 August 2004 (Revision 1).
www.pantheon.org /articles/k/kala.html   (82 words)

  
 Bali   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Yellow Bamboo is a Balinesian White Magic type of Martial Art and Spiritual practice that are becoming more wellknown in the West the last couple of years.
This article by Dr Alvin G. Donovan III, Yellow Bamboo Master, gives a personal first-hand report about how he first got to know about this system.
Read more here: » Yellow Bamboo - Balinese White Magic
www.globaloneness.com /bali   (783 words)

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