Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Read What's New Join
Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Read Our Devotional             2016 Opportunities to be Published             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!




 
Folklore PLEASE ENCOURAGE
AUTHOR BY COMMENTING


  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Mim Challenge Phrase No use Crying over Spilt Milk
by Melanie Kerr 
06/13/08
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





This saying has its roots in Mongolian wedding traditions. As you probably know, Mongolians are predominantly Buddhist. The local priest or lama, chooses a day for the ceremony. Once the date is set, the husbandís family is given a month to test the chastity of the potential bride. The father of the groom gives the girl a goat. She weaves a garland of flowers for the goat. There are certain flowers that she has to include like the great white Himalayan daisies which symbolise innocence. Into the garland she also weaves a lock of her hair. She places the garland around the neck of the goat.

On the day that the first petal falls from one of the daisies, the girl milks the goat. While she is milking the goat, she sings a traditional Mongolian folk song. The pail of milk is tied around the neck of the goat.

The groom then leads the goat from the family home of the bride, to the house, or tent, where he and his wife intend to live. If the goat stumbles along the path and spills any of the milk from the pail the girl is deemed to be not as innocent as she claims to be and the family of the husband can call off the wedding if they wish to.

It has been known for jealous rivals to sabotage the goatís progress. One woman released a wild pig along the route. Another woman scattered hot coals along the road.

Once the milk had been spilt there was nothing the girl could to. No amount of tears would change the decision. She must resign herself to remaining unmarried.



PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Read more articles by Melanie Kerr  or search for other articles by topic below.




Read more by clicking on a link:
Free Reprints
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.

NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL


God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You


...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19

Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38

LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 1996 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date
Norma-Anne Hough 15 Jun 2008
I liked your interpretation pf this phrase. Almost sounds like it is true. Well done and very clever.
Gerald Shuler  13 Jun 2008
Wow... who would have thoght it was GOAT milk. Great tale. It's so believable it made me wonder if you understood that everything is supposed to be made up and totally fictional. Of course, I know you are a great writer so... you understood and convinced me it was true anyway. Great entry.




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com