Saturday, April 2, 2011

This one for the Bears

Bears. Where would folklore and popular culture be without them? Goldielocks and the Three Bears has a better ring to it than Goldielocks and the Three Puppies. Many children loved watching Winnie the Pooh and playing with their teddy bears. Older children and young adults enjoy reading modern retellings of the legends East of Sun, West of Moon  and   Snow White and Red Rose.  I have to admit that I use to love to collect teddy bears (although I would not want to meet a real bear in the forest).  And speaking of wild creatures, I must wish  you farewell now. The Homework-Beast has me in his sights and it looks like he's ready to "bear wrestle."

Happy Saturday everyone!

7 comments:

  1. And don't forget Yogi! lol. Nice "B" post!

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  2. Oh, nice post. If you want to go deep into folklore there's also the role of the bear in the old spring/May Day festivals of western Europe, acting as a sort of stand-in for the sacrificed king of old pagan lore. That's kind of obscure lore, though. Those old May festivals have the most interesting cultural practices that still hang around today, though most people don't know what they originally meant. They're just fun. :)

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  3. You're right, how could I have forgotten Yogi, lol. :)

    Oh, my gosh, Miss Lerwill, that's very interesting! :)

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  4. Ah yes bears. So many good examples. Berenstain Bears comes to mind too. Good idea.

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  5. Two more good examples. Thanks. :)

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  6. I never made the connection..but yes, we need da bears!

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