Living at the Edge of the World: Austronesian, German and East Asian Roots of Taiwanese Folklore

closer look at Taiwanese lore reveals the true international, eclectic and intercultural roots of Taiwanese folk culture.

Nazis, Trolls and the Grateful Dead: Turmoil among Sweden’s Folklorists

A story of love, betrayal and impending war became entwined with upheavals that affect the discipline of folklore to this day.

British Legends: Beowulf and the Great Flame Dragon

Beowulf is an anonymously written long poem originally written in Old English, the language commonly spoken in England in Anglo-Saxon times. It is named after its protagonist, Beowulf, a warrior from Geatland, and tells of his heroic adventures, great strength, courage, and prowess in battle.

Sardinian Folklore: Gino Bottiglioni’s Tales of Giants and Fairies, Elves and Plagues

have a confession to make: I’m a bibliophile. I have a small collection of very, very old books and still count the moment I touched a middle ages herbal worth more than my apartment as a highlight of my life. I mean, this surely doesn’t come as a shock here on #FolkloreThursday, albeit it does […]

Was it Really East of the Sun and West of the Moon?

The Norwegian folktale, “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” in which a white bear comes to take a poor girl away, is loved by people the world over. It is also part of a huge cycle of folklore and myth that has spanned Eurasia in the last 2500 years.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close