The Book of Threes
Native America

Native American Proverb

Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows.” ~Native American Proverb 💞

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List-Construction as a Task and Resource

The occurrence of lists in natural conversation is examined to reveal some of the interactional relevances of such list productions. The presence of three-part lists are first noted. Speakers and hearers orient to their three-part nature. The complete list can then constitute a turn at talk and the hearer can monitor the third component as […]

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Happily ever after

Happily ever after

The new economic realities of the 19th century then cross-pollinated with the ideas that emerged from the Enlightenment about individual rights and the pursuit of happiness, and the result was a full-blown Age of Romanticism. It was the 1800s and people’s feelings suddenly mattered. The new ideal was not only to marry for love but […]

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Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken Reads “The Three Little Pigs” and is out of this world

Christopher Walken reads Three Little Piggies Back In 1993, he made an appearance on Channel 4’s “Saturday Zoo” in the UK. Dressed in an old-fashioned patchwork colorful sweater, Walken was supposed to read a segment from the popular fairy tale “The Three Little Pigs.” According to host Jonathan Ross, Walken was finally able to “fulfill his […]

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The Mousia

THE MOUSAI

THE MOUSAI (Muses) were the goddesses of music, song and dance, and the source of inspiration to poets. They were also goddesses of knowledge, who remembered all things that had come to pass. Later the Mousai were assigned specific artistic spheres: Kalliope (Calliope), epic poetry; Kleio (Clio), history; Ourania (Urania), astronomy; Thaleia (Thalia), comedy; Melpomene, […]

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Harry Potter

Three Is a Magic Number: The Trinity Archetype in Harry Potter

Christopher Bell University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA The significance of the trinity archetype and the number three is recurrent in religions and myths around the world. Within the trinity archetype, each element is both distinct from and symbiotic with the other elements—that is to say, each stands apart from the others, but none can […]

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Elvis Presley

One for the money – Blue Suede Shoes

One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go cat go… That was Carl Perkins with Blue Suede Shoes. But where did the phrase come from? The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes and The Phrase Finder cite a horse race poem that is likely the source of the phrase. In […]

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Silly Symphony – The Three Little Pigs

A Walt Disney classic Silly Symphony the Three Little Pigs. An amazing piece of animation! The Story of the Three Little Pigs England Once upon a time when pigs spoke rhyme And monkeys chewed tobacco, And hens took snuff to make them tough, And ducks went quack, quack, quack, O!

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Golden Fairy Tale Classics – The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Three Billy Goats Gruff Norway Once upon a time there were three billy goats, who were to go up to the hillside to make themselves fat, and the name of all three was “Gruff.” On the way up was a bridge over a cascading stream they had to cross; and under the bridge lived […]

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