Author Archives: Simon Hughes

Íslensku Jólasveinarnir: the Yule Lads of Iceland

On the evening of 11th December, Icelandic children place shoes on the sills of their windows, before they go to bed.

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Norwegian Folktales: The Ring in the Fish

The motif of the discarded ring recovered from a fish appears in the folklore of various regions

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Tellers of Tales

Folklore is at heart oral and behavioural traditions, so the notion of written folklore is somewhat oxymoronic. Any attempt to preserve oral traditions in writing involves a transformation of the material

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