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folklore

(Encyclopedia) folklore, the body of customs, legends, beliefs, and superstitions passed on by oral tradition. It includes folk dances , folk songs , folk medicine (the use of magical charm...

American Folklore

Tall tales, folklorists, art, and more Discover the fun stories of American folklore, from tall tales to literary classics. Musical legends, key terms, and artists movements are also …

Figures and Legends in American Folklore

Appleseed, Johnny (John Chapman, 1774-1847): Massachusetts-born nurseryman; reputed to have spread seeds and seedlings out of which grew the apple orchards of the Midwest.Billy…

Brewer's: Folk-lore

Whatever pertains to a knowledge of the antiquities, superstitions, mythology, legends, customs, traditions, and proverbs of a people. A “folklorist” is one who is more or l…

Dracula: Fact or Folklore?

Have Dracula stories been exaggerated by political enemies and in peasant folklore? by David Johnson Monster Links Halloween Tricksters and TreatsQuiz: Dracul…

Mythology : Gods, Goddesses, Muses, Monsters

Cite Get acquainted with the mythology of many different countries and cultures, including Greek, Roman, Norse, and Egyptian mythologies. Famous and infamous characters within those …

Dracula: Bram Stoker's Novel

The most blood-thirsty novel in English literature? by David Johnson Monster Links Halloween Tricksters and TreatsQuiz: DraculaMenacing Monster GuideQuiz: Mon…

All About Dracula

Facts, history, and legends by David Johnson Learn all about Dracula and vampires in our guide to the fact and fiction of the Transylvanian prince. From Prince…

The Terrifying Truth About Dracula

How a 15th-century Walachian prince became a frightening modern legend by David Johnson   Monster Links Halloween Tricksters and Treats Quiz: Dracula Menaci…

Greek and Roman Mythology

Most of the Greek deities were adopted by the Romans, although in many cases there was a change of name. In the list below, information is given under the Greek name; the name in par…