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KING ARTHUR

A FRIEND OF MINE, MIKE JONES, REVEALED TO ME THAT KING ARTHUR
REALLY LIVED. HE CONTENDS THAT ENGLAND KNEW A PERIOD OF FIFTY
YEARS WHEN THERE WAS COMPLETE PEACE. THERE WAS NO ADVANCE OF
THE SAXONS, AND THAT LEADS MIKE TO BELIEVE THAT KING ARTHUR AND
HIS KNIGHTS REALLY EXISTED.

Submitter comment:

MIKE LEARNED THIS SOMEWHERE, BUT HE WASN'T SURE WHERE, PROBABLY
MERE SPECULATION.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Camelot ; King Arthur ; Legend ; Saxons

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero

Date learned: 10-05-1967

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LEGEND-SECULAR HERO

THERE IS AN OLD ENGLISH LEGEND THAT KING ARTHUR OF THE LEGENDARY
ROUND TABLE HAS A SON OR DESCENDANT WHO WILL SOMEDAY RULE ENGLAND
AND MAY BRING GREAT HARM TO IT.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT LEARNED THIS LEGEND WHILE TRAVELLING IN ENGLAND LAST
SUMMER. A SHOP KEEPER IN LONDON TOLD IT TO HER AND ADDED THAT IT
WAS THE REASON THAT THE ENGLISH OBJECTED TO HAVING GENERAL
MACARTHUR OF THE U.S. WHOSE NAME MEANS SON OF ARTHUR, AS HEAD OF
THE ARMED FORCES IN ENGLAND DURING WORLD WAR II. INSTEAD, GENERAL
EISENHOWER WAS CHOSEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HUNTINGTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero

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BELIEF-LEGEND-SECULAR HERO

THERE IS A LEGEND THAT FREDRICK BARBAROSSA, A GREAT FIGURE IN
GERMAN HISTORY, IS NOT REALLY DEAD BUT IS SIMPLY SLEEPING IN A
CAVE IN GERMANY, RESTING FROM HIS MANY VICTORIES, AND THAT WHEN
HE AWAKES HE WILL RETURN AND WIN GLORIOUS VICTORIES AGAIN FOR
GERMANY.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT IS AN AMERICAN WHOSE FATHER IS FROM GERMANY. HIS
FATHER, WHO TOLD HIM THE LEGEND ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO, CANNOT REMEM-
BER HOW MANY YEARS AGO HE HEARD IT IN GERMANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OWOSSO

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero

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MY ANCESTRY

AS A CHILD I WAS ALWAYS TOLD BY MY FATHER AND GRANDFATHER
THAT OUR FAMILY WAS DESCENDED FROM ONE OF THE ANCIENT IRISH
KINGS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero

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NO BUILDING CAN BE BUILT HIGHER THAN WILLIAM PENN'S HAT ON
TOP OF CITY HALL.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PHILADELPHIA

James Callow Keyword(s): HEIGHT OF BUILDING ; STATUE OF WILLIAM PENN

Subject headings: Favorites
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Architecture
BELIEF -- Secular hero

Date learned: 11-30-1972

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STORM BELIEF

WHEN IT IS LIGHTNING, JESUS IS TAKING YOUR PICTURE SO YOU SHOULD
SMILE, WHEN IT THUNDERS, HENRY HUDSON AND HIS MEN ARE BOWLING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creator
BELIEF -- Secular hero
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7

Date learned: 04-03-1970

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THE FOUNDING OF CRACOW

A POLISH LEGEND? THE TOWN OF CRACOW, ACCORDING
TO LEGEND, WAS FOUNDED BY THE MYTHICAL RULER KRAK. IT WAS
HE WHO SLEW THE DRAGON OF WOWEL HELL, WHICH HAD
TERRORIZED THE PEOPLE BY DEMANDING THAT OFFERINGS
OF SHEEP AND CATTLE BE BROUGHT TO HIS CAVE IN EXCHANGE
FOR THE LIVES OF THE TOWNSPEOPLE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMALS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 10-11-1972

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COACH SHADA

AT ST. JAMES HIGH SCHOOL IN FERNDALE, THERE IS A PORTRAIT OF
THE LATE COACH JOHN SHADA WHO PUT THE SCHOOL IN THE
TOP BRACKET OF ITS DIVISION FOR MANY YEARS, ACROSS FROM THE
TROPHY CASE. THE PASTOR TELLS PEOPLE IT IS THERE SO JOHN CAN
LOOK OVER HIS TROPHIES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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FREDERICK THE GREAT

FREDERICK THE GREAT IS BELIEVED TO BE BURIED IN A MOUNTAIN IN
GERMANY GUARDED BY RAVENS
IF GREAT NATIONAL TROUBLE ARISES THE
RAVENS WILL MAKE HIM AWAKEN TO SAVE GERMANY.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; NATIONALISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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SANTA CLAUS

ONE OF THE MOST WIDESPREAD LEGENDS I CAN THINK OF IS THAT
OF SANTA CLAUS. NOT ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT IN MANY
COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THERE IS SOME
KIND OF JOLLY OLD MAN WHO BRINGS TOYS AND PRESENTS TO ALL GOOD
LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS AT CHRISTAMS TIME.

Where learned: CHICAGO

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Secular hero

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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MOVIE STAR LEGEND

THIS IS A LEGEND ABOUT MOVIE STARS.
WHEN A FAMOUS MOVIE STAR DIES, TWO MORE WILL DIE IN A SHORT
WHILE. A MOVIE STAR DOES NOT DIE ALONE, BUT ALWAYS DIES IN THREES

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBERS

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Secular hero

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WAINAMOIDEN

WAINAMOIDEN IS A GREAT LEGENDARY FINNISH FOLK HERO. HE IS WELL
KNOWN AMONG MANY FINNS IN MINNESOTA AND THERE ARE MANY SONGS
LEGENDS, AND BELIEFS ABOUT HIM. HE IS OFTEN GIVEN CREDIT
FOR UNITING THE FINNISH PEOPLE AGAINST THEIR ENEMIES, THE
RUSSIANS, ETC.

Where learned: MINNESOTA ; STURGEON LAKE

James Callow Keyword(s): NATIONALISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero

Date learned: 03-28-1970

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THE ETERNAL WATCH

EMPEROR FREDERICK BARBARROSA'S SPIRIT KEEPS WATCH OVER THE
GERMAN PEOPLE FROM HIS SUPPOSED RESTING PLACE IN THE
KHYFFHAUSER CASTLE IN THURINGA. A FLOCK OF RAVENS KEEP A
CONSTANT VIGIL OVER HIS GRAVE. WHEN THEY ARE GONE, THIS MEANS
THAT BARBARROSA'S SPIRIT HAS LEFT THE GRAVE, AND IS ROAMING
GERMANY TRYING TO LEAD THE PEOPLE IN TIMES OF PERIL. IT IS SAID
THAT THE RAVENS WERE GONE DURING THE TIME OF THE WELT KRIEGS
THIS MEANS THAT THE HEMLICHEKAISSER WAS GONE FROM HIS TOMB.

Submitter comment: MR. STOERKEL IS GERMAN, HEARD THROUGH TRADITIONAL SOURCES.

Where learned: Mount Clemens

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; NATIONALISM

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Secular hero

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BLASON POPULAIRE

PACELLI WOULDN'T BE CAUGHT WITH HIS VERBAL PANTS DOWN

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD STATES THAT THE INFORMATON WAS RECEIVED
IN A LETTER.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): CLOTHING ; WORDS

James Callow Keyword(s): UNPREPARED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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JERRY FORD JOKE

Q: WHICH MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY DOES JERRY FORD TALK TO BEFORE CASTING
HIS VOTE ON ELECTION DAY?
A: ALL FIVE OF THEM. JERRY HOLDS THE LEVER AND WHEN HE SAYS "NOW:"
THEY JERK THE VOTING MACHINE UP AND DOWN.

Submitter comment: PRESIDENT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): INSULT ; NUMBERS ; POLISH JOKE? ; PRESIDENT GERALD FORD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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COACH SHADA

AT ST. JAMES HIGH SCHOOL IN FERNDALE A
PORTRAIT OF THE LATE COACH JOHN SHADA, WHO PUT THE SCHOOL IN THE
TOP OF ITS DIVISION FOR MANY YEARS, IS ACROSS FROM THE TROPHY
CASE. THE PASTOR TELLS PEOPLE IT IS THERE "SO JOHN CAN
WATCH HIS TROPHIES."

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE ; Schusterbaurr

Keyword(s): Coach ; DEATH ; Legend ; Trophy

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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FREDERICH THE GREAT

FREDERICH THE GREAT IS BELIEVED TO BE BURIED IN A MOUNTAIN IN
GERMANY, GUARDED BY RAVENS. IF GREAT NATIONAL TROUBLE ARISES, THE
RAVENS WILL WAKE HIM UP AND HE WILL SAVE GERMANY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): FREDERICK ; Germany ; Guard ; MOUNTAIN ; Ravens

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero
BELIEF -- Bird

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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SANTA CLAUS

ONE OF THE MOST WIDESPREAD LEGENDS I CAN THINK OF IS THAT
OF SANTA CLAUS. NOT ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT IN MANY
COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD IT IS BELIEVED THAT THERE IS SOME
JOLLY, KIND OLD MAN WHO BRINGS TOYS AND PRESENTS TO ALL GOOD
LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS AT CHRISTMAS TIME.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): GIFTS ; holiday ; Legend ; Present ; Saint Nick ; SANTA CLAUS ; Toys

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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MOVIE STAR LEGEND

THIS IS A LEGEND ABOUT MOVIE STARS.
WHEN A FAMOUS MOVIE STAR DIES, TWO MORE WILL DIE IN A SHORT
WHILE. A MOVIE STAR DOESN'T DIE ALONE, BUT ALWAYS DIES IN THREE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH ; Hollywood ; MOVIE STAR ; THREE ; Triple

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Secular hero

Date learned: CHILDHOOD

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WAINAMOINEN

WAINAMOINEN IS A GREAT LEGENDARY FINNISH NATIONAL HERO. HE IS WELL
KNOWN AMONG MANY FINNS IN MINNESOTA AND THERE ARE MANY SONGS,
LEGENDS AND BELIEFS ABOUT HIM. HE IS OFTEN GIVEN CREDIT
FOR UNITING THE FINNISH PEOPLE AGAINST THEIR ENEMIES, THE
RUSSIANS, ETC.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MINNESOTA ; STURGEON LAKE

Keyword(s): FINLAND ; Finnish ; Hero ; Legend ; Wainmoinen

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero

Date learned: 03-28-1970

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