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SIGNATURES

YOURS TILL CATS KILL MOUNTAINS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ON CATSKILL MOUNTAINS

Subject headings: Z210

Date learned: 09-00-1973

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
WENDY
WENDY WHO?
WENDY MOON COMES OVER THE MOUNTAIN.

Submitter comment: AT SOME PARTY

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): NAME ; SONG TITLE: WHEN THE MOON COMES OVER THE MOUNTAINS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-03-1967

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LEGEND

AN OLD INDIAN LEGEND SAYS THAT SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN
ON MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN WAS MADE WHEN A PRINCESS OF OLD
WAS STRANDED ON TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN. ALL ATTEMPTS TO RESCUE
HER WERE NO USE, SO INSTEAD THE GODS SENT HER COMPANY, A MAN
ON A HILL BENEATH HER ON EITHER SIDE. THAT IS WHY THE MOUNTAIN
HAS ONE HIGH CREST AND TWO SMALLER CRESTS.
I HEARD THIS LEGEND FROM AN OLD GUIDE FOR THE CARRIAGE TOURS ON
MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MACKINAC ISLAND

Keyword(s): GODS ; LAND FORMATION ; MICHIGAN ; MOUNTAIN ; MYTH ; PRINCESS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Creation and Order of Universe

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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THERE IS A LEGEND THAT SAYS THAT ONE OF THE MOUNTAINS IN
COUNTY SLIGO, IRELAND HAS A LUMP IN THE MIDDLE AND THE PEOPLE
SAY THAT ONE DAY THE DEVIL TOOK A BITE OF THE MOUNTAIN AND SPIT
IT AT CASHEL.

Submitter comment:

KATHY HEARD THIS FROM AN IRISHMAN WHILE HITCH-HIKING FROM CORK
TO LIMERICK IN IRELAND. CASHEL IS A ROCK ABOUT THREE HUNDRED FEET
HIGH WITH A RUIN OF A CASTLE AND CATHEDRAL ON IT. I BELIEVE IT WAS
ONCE THE SEAT OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS BUT AM NOT SURE. I DO NOT KNOW
IF THE MAN WHO TOLD KATHY BELIEVED IT BUT KATHY DOESN'T.

Data entry tech comment:

Additional (non-numbered) Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

[Please make a copy. Label it B472] - handwritten at the bottom of the card.

 

The original Boggs Number [P400] is crossed out and B425 and B472 are written next to it.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PARTY

Keyword(s): Castle ; Cathedral ; DEVIL ; GEOLOGY ; IRELAND ; IRISH BELIEF ; MOUNTAIN ; NATURE ; Pagan ; RELIGION ; RELIGIOUS LEGEND ; Rock ; Rock Formation

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Devil Demon
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formation

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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Environmental Factor

Background and Environmental Factors:

Mitten Mountain, Montana - rare name - named because of a fire scar causing the shape of a mitten.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; American Place Names

Keyword(s): Background ; Environmental ; ETYMOLOGY ; FIRE ; Mitten ; Montana ; MOUNTAIN ; Nickname ; Scar ; SHAPE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

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CROAGH PATRICK

IT IS BELIEVED THAT ST. PATRICK IS BURIED AT THE TOP OF
CROAGH PATRICK MOUNTAIN. PEOPLE FOR PENANCE GO ON THEIR KNEES
UP THE MOUNTAIN AND CELEBRATE MASS.

Data entry tech comment:

SPELLING CORRECTED BY KEY PUNCHER

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO

Keyword(s): BURIAL ; Legend ; MOUNTAIN ; Saint ; Saint Patrick

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 12-01-1969

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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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MOUNTAIN BELIEF

THOSE WHO LEAP INTO THE SACRED MOUNTAIN
OF FUJIYAMA ARE NOT CONDEMNED.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CHILDRENS HOSPITAL

Keyword(s): ; Condemn ; Fujiyama ; Japan ; Legend ; Lore ; MOUNTAIN ; Region ; SALVATION ; Volcano

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Running water Man made current.

Date learned: 02-05-1970

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