RE:SEARCH logo
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries / Instructional Design Studio
UDM HOME BLACKBOARD MY UDMERCY
RESEARCH HOME / FIND / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / THE JAMES T. CALLOW FOLKLORE ARCHIVE /
James Callow Folklore Archive

Collection Home

About Dr. James T. Callow

Dr. James T. Callow publications

Collectors

Browse by

Subject heading

Keyword

Location

Questions or comments on this site? Please email davidsor@udmercy.edu.

The James T. Callow Folklore Archive

search for

Content filter is on

Your search for THAILAND returned 38 results.

prev | items 21 - 41 | next

To hear a crow cawing is to foretell death.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00001960S

View just this record

IN THIS RELIGIOUS CEREMONY THE MONK TAKES A LEAF AND
POURS WATER TO THE GROUND WHERE THE DEAD ARE BURIED.
THE LEAF MAY ALSO CONTAIN FOOD. THIS IS TO INSURE
FOOD TO THE DEAD AND A BELIEF IN LIFE AFTER DEATH.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS IN THAILAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; THAILAND ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 02-11-1971

View just this record

IF A CHILD'S TOOTH HAS JUST BEEN TAKEN OUT, HE WILL
IMMEDIATELY GET ON TOP OF THE ROOF FOR GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS IN THAILAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; THAILAND ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Roof Ceiling
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Good luck Body parts and functions

Date learned: 02-12-1971

View just this record

IF A DEAD LIZARD FALLS IN FRONT OF YOU, THEN YOU WILL
HAVE BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS IN THAILAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; THAILAND ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 02-11-1971

View just this record

WHEN A PERSON IN THAILAND IS CONFRONTED WITH A LOT
OF BAD LUCK, HE MAKES A DOLL IN THE IMAGE OF
HIMSELF, TELLS HIS PROBLEMS TO THE DOLL, CUTS OFF
THE DOLL'S HEAD, AND THROWS IT INTO THE RIVER.

Where learned: THAILAND

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Conversions

Date learned: 00-00-1968

View just this record

IF A BIRD KNOCKS OUTSIDE YOUR HOME, IT'S A SIGN
OF DEATH.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS IN THAILAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; THAILAND ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 02-02-1971

View just this record

IF ONE OF YOUR WISDOM TEETH COMES OUT, ONE OF YOUR
RELATIVES WILL DIE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; THAILAND ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 02-02-1971

View just this record

IF A PERSON IS EVIL, A CERTAIN SNAKE WILL COME AND BITE
THIS PERSON, CAUSING THE PERSON TO DIE; HOWEVER,
THERE WOULD BE NO EVIDENCE OF A FANG MARK FROM THE
SNAKE.

Submitter comment: TOLD BY A BHUDDIST GIRL FROM THAILAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; THAILAND ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 10-00-1967

View just this record

MANY THAI CUSTOMS ARE OF A RELIGIOUS NATURE. SHOES ARE
ALWAYS REMOVED BEFORE ENTERING A TEMPLE. MANY RELIGIOUS
SHRINES ARE OPEN ONLY TO THE BUDDHISTS. PHOTOGRAPHY
ON SACRED GROUND IS PROHIBITED.

Where learned: THAILAND ; STATIONED IN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church

Date learned: 03-00-1971

View just this record

IN THAILAND, IT IS CONSIDERED A TREMENDOUS COMPLIMENT
TO CALL A WOMAN AS BEAUTIFUL AS A WHITE ELEPHANT.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: Person / Nickname
SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 00-00-1965

View just this record

THAI PROVERB

TWO TIGERS CANNOT LIVE IN THE SAME CAVE.

Where learned: THAILAND

Keyword(s): ANIMAL WAR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- V242

Date learned: 00-00-1965

View just this record

NICHNAMES

IT IS CUSTOMARY IN THAILAND FOR CHILDREN TO RECIEVE THE
NAME OF SOME ANIMAL AS A NICKNAME. THIS NAME VERY OFTEN
STAYS WITH THE PERSON EVEN WHEN AN ADULT.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: Person / Nickname

Date learned: 00-00-1968

View just this record

CUSTOM

THE THAI HAVE A TRADITIONAL WAY OF GREETING CALLED THE "WAI."
THIS HOLDS THE SAME SIGNIFICANCE AS THE AMERICAN HANDSHAKE,
BUT ALSO SIGNIFIES RESPECT, THANKS, OR APOLOGY. A PERSON
"WAIS" BY PLACING HIS HANDS TOGETHER IN A PRAYERFULL MANNER
AND LIFTING THEM TO HIS FACE WITH THE THUMBS BELOW THE
CHIN AND THE INDEX FINGERS AGAINST THE FOREHEAD, AND THE
HEAD SLIGHTLY BOWED. REFUSING TO RETURN A "WAIS" HAS THE
SAME EFFECT AS REFUSING A HAND SHAKE.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Gesture
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 03-00-1971

View just this record

CUSTOM

WOMEN DO NOT TOUCH AN IMAGE OR LIKENESS OF BUDDHA.
WOMEN MUST NEVER BRUSH AGAINST A BUDDHIST MONK
OR OFFER TO SHAKE HANDS WITH THEM.

Where learned: THAILAND

James Callow Keyword(s): STATUE

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 03-00-1971

View just this record

CUSTOM

THAIS ARE TAUGHT TO CONSIDER CERTAIN PARTS OF THE BODY
AS MORE SACRED THAN OTHERS. THE FEET ARE THE LEAST
SACRED AND IT IS NOT COURTEOUS TO SPRAWL OR
SIT WITH LEGS ELEVATED AND POINTED AT A THAI.
PERHAPS THE GREATEST INSULT THAT A PERSON CAN DIRECT
AT A THAI IS TO POINT HIS FOOT AT A THAI'S HEAD.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.31
SPEECH -- Respect

Date learned: 03-00-1971

View just this record

CUSTOM

IT IS VERY DISCOURTEOUS TO SHAKE A FINGER AT
A THAI. IT IS ALSO DISCOURTEOUS TO POINT AT
A THAI.

Where learned: THAILAND

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Respect
SPEECH -- Derision Scorn

Date learned: 03-00-1971

View just this record

Custom

Buddhists wear miniature images of buddha around their necks. When displaying the image of the Lord Buddha in the homes or elsewhere, the Thai are careful to place the image high enough so that no human can be at a higher level or walk above the image.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [F538] crossed out. Not replaced with anything.

Submission card was located in pile labeled To Be Classified

Where learned: WHILE STATIONED IN THAILAND

Keyword(s): BUDDHA ; Buddhism ; CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; RELIGION ; RELIGIOUS ; RELIGIOUS CUSTOM ; SYMBOL ; THAILAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom
BELIEF -- Use of Object Religious objects

View just this record

prev | items 21 - 41 | next

University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Detroit , MI , 48221-3038
This site is endorsed by the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and supports the views, values, and mission of UDM. The University of Detroit Mercy web site provides links to other web sites, both public and private, for informational purposes. The inclusion of these links on UDM's site does not imply endorsement by the University. Please contact the Instructional Design Studio for any questions regarding this web site.