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The following notes are listed in order by page numbers.

Deadly Cleansing (p. 14). A story about eating some really strong mints while wearing a mask at work, framed like someone in the trenches of war being gassed, and then you get the reveal of it being about mints.

A Rejected Proposal (p. 27-28). Inspired by “El Tren” by Antonio Marchada.

Painting (p. 31). Based off John F. Kennedy Jr.

The Hidden Treasure (p. 44). This is about a dog, Deagle, and how he likes to dig when he gets on the bed.

Brer Rabbit and the Tug of War (p. 52). Inspired by a Creole story about Rabbit (Compair Lapin): “5. Compair Bouki and Compair Lapin,” in Louisiana Folk-Tales by Alcee Fortier.

Tortoise Bowl-On-The-Back and the Fox (p. 53). Inspired by “Tortoise Bowl-On-The-Back and the Fox” in Persian Tales by D.L.R. Lorimer and E.O. Lorimer.

The Golden Goose (p. 54). Inspired by the classic Aesop’s fable.

Anansi the Farmer (p. 55). Inspired by “Why Spiders Are Always Found in Corners of Ceilings” in West African Folktales by William H. Barker and Cecilia Sinclair.

The Owl (p. 56). Inspired by “The Owl Gets Married” in Myths of the Cherokee by James Mooney.

The Lion and the Woodcutter’s Daughter (p. 58-50). A twist on the classic Aesop’s fable.

Mr. Lanelle (p. 66) and Mr. Miacca and Misbehaving Tommy (p. 67). Inspired by “Mr. Miacca” in English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs.

The Story of the Wolf-Bride (p. 79). Inspired by “The Story of the Wolf-Bride” in Persian Tales by D.L.R. Lorimer and E.O. Lorimer.

Making a Tupilak (p. 81). Inspired by “Nukúnguasik, who Escaped from the Tupilak” in Eskimo Folk-Tales by Knud Rasmussen.

The Story of Papik (p. 82). Inspired by “Papik, Who Killed His Wife’s Brother” in Eskimo Folk-Tales by Knud Rasmussen.

The Princess and the Pea (p. 94). Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.

The Lonely Shepherd and The Peri Wife (p. 95-96). Inspired by “Fayiz and the Peri Wife” in Persian Tales by D.L.R. Lorimer and E.O. Lorimer.

Sabzperi, The Emerald Peri (p. 97). Inspired by the story of “Sabzpari” in Big Tales by Hazrat Inayat Khan.

Rufio (p. 98). Based off the film Hook.

The Hill Giant and Freya’s Necklace (p. 99-100). Inspired by “Freya” by Thomas Apel in Mythopedia.

Yamato’s Sacred Sword (p. 101). Inspired by “The Labors of Yamato: The Sacred Sword,” in Romance of Old Japan by E. W. Champney and F. Champney.

The Sunrise and the Serpent (p. 106). Inspired by The Forgotten Books of Eden by Rutherford H. Platt, Jr.

Izanagi and Izanami and Why the Sun Rises (p. 107-108). Inspired by “Izanami and Izanagi,” in Romance of Old Japan by E. W. Champney and F. Champney.

Why the Sun and Moon Got Divorced and Always Apart (p. 110). Inspired by “Tsukuyomi” by Gregory Wright in Mythopedia.

Trial of the Star (p. 112). This is about Lucifer’s fall from grace and the angel who chose to fall with him.

Chang’e and The Jade Rabbit (p. 113-114). Inspired by articles in Wikipedia and Mythopedia, plus “The Legend of the Jade Rabbit.”

Tecciztecatl (p. 115). Inspired by a traditional Mexican story retold by Olga Loya.

Fox in the Moon (p. 116). Inspired by a story from Peru: The Fox in the Moon by Juan Quintana. Phaxsi is the word for Moon in the indigenous Aymara language.

Man in the Moon (p. 117). Inspired by “The Man in the Moon” in Laos Folk-Lore by Katherine Neville Fleeson.

Fox and Raven Save Moon (p. 118). Inspired by “The Stolen Moon,” a modern story in folktale style by David Kherdian.

Rona-whakamau-tai, Guardian of Tides (p. 119). Inspired by “Rona and the Moon” by Wiremu Grace.

Mahina (p. 120). Inspired by a Hawaiian folktale retold by Paul Coleman.

Yhi and Bahloo (p. 121). Inspired by an Aboriginal story from Australia.

Tears from the Moon (p. 122). Inspired by an Algerian folk tale retold by Lynn Moroney. Al-qamar is the Arabic word for moon.

Onwa (p. 124). Inspired by the Nigerian folktale, “The Generous Moon.”

Starstruck (p. 125). This is about the constellation Orion falling for a demi-goddess daughter of Aphrodite he was watching from the sky.

Pleiades and Pine (p. 126). Inspired by “Origin of the Pleiades and the Pine” in Myths of the Cherokee by James Mooney.

Drummer Man and Talking Drum (p. 127). Inspired by an Ivory Coast folktale adapted by Lynn Moroney, a member of the Chickasaw Nation.

The Blue Jackal (p. 130). The story of the blue jackal comes from the ancient Indian Panchatantra.

Hanuman (p. 131-3). The stories about Hanuman are inspired by the Indian epic, Ramayana.

The Illusion of the World (p. 134). This story comes from Tales and Parables of Sri Ramakrishna. Ramakrishna told many parables about the “illusion” of the world, also known as reality, which is called “maya” in Sanskrit.

The Monk’s Rock (p. 135). This is a Jain legend about King Rama, hero of the Ramayana, grieving for the death of his brother, Lakshmana.

Chitra Meets Arjuna (p. 136). Inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s Chitra.

A Different Kamsa (p. 137). A twist on the traditional legend of Kamsa seeking to kill Krishna and ultimately being killed by him.

Indian Demigods Meet Percy Jackson (p. 138). Inspired by Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series.


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