Where to Find Folklore

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With the recent announcement about the weekly Twitter hashtag day hosting coming to a close, we though a list of folklore links from around the web might come in handy!

We have #FolkloreThursday’s list of places to find folklore and related topics–on and offline–for your delectation!

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Dee Dee Chainey @DeeDeeChainey

Willow Winsham @WillowWinsham

Amelia Starling @willowwebwords

Amanda Edmiston~Botanica Fabula~Herbal Storyteller @HerbalStorytell

Centre for Folklore, Myth and Magic (Todmorden, England) @CentreMyth

Historium Unearthia @HistoriumU

Myth Crafts @MythCrafts

Living Library @ShanonSinn

Fabulous Folklore Podcast @IcySedgwick

Dr Ben Gazur @BenTheEpicure

Of course, see the team page for everyone who has contributed to #FolkloreThursday over the years, and also check out our brilliant Patreon supporters!

The Twitter Folklore Week

Mythology Monday, @MythologyMonday

#MythologyMonday. Stories from world mythology, every Monday. Founded by @independentpen, @AimeeMaroux & @ClassicalMyths.

Fairy Tale Tuesday, @FairyTale_Tues

#FairyTaleTuesday @FairyTale_Tues, (founded and curated by @AmandaBergloff) is a place every Tuesday for lovers of fairy tales, folktales, legends, and myths from around the world to share stories, art, music and film based on the weekly theme found on our Twitter page. We welcome everyone to join us, as it’s a great way to learn and be inspired.

Fairy Tale Tuesday logo-goddess with tree.
Painting by Frank Dicksee, Hesperia, 1887
Wyrd Wednesday, @WyrdWednesday

#WyrdWednesday is all about spreading the Wyrd and Wynderfyl every Wednesday. The hashtag celebrates oddities and eccentricities with weekly themes that range from bizarre historical events to esoteric cultural paradigms to quirky elements of pop culture. #WyrdWednesday is hosted by the 3 Mothers of the Wyrd @DirkPuehl, @MaeneSigne, and @RGeirsson.

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Folklore Thursday, @FolkloreThurs

While the #FolkloreThursday tag will no longer be hosted from March 3rd 2022, we do hope that people will continue to use the hashtag each week. We’d love people to share their own folklore to the tag, and support each other–and maintain the community–by liking and sharing each other’s posts. The latest #FolkloreThursday tweets can always be viewed here (just by searching for #FolkloreThursday on Twitter, and then clicking the ‘latest’ tab.)

And, in case you would like a theme to tweet, we’ve prepared a list of weekly hashtag day themes covering the whole year!

You can also still read all of our folklore articles on the freshly updated website, www.FolkloreThursday.com.

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Book Chat Weekly, @BookChatWeekly

Join us at #BookChatWeekly to share inspiration for readers, writers and dreamers! Hosted each weekday by

@Kerria. Join us each THURSDAY for a THEMED DAY!

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Faustian Friday, @ofdarknmacabre

#ofdarkandmacabre is a page and a hashtag dedicated to #Darkfolklore and #Folkhorror, art, literature, movies & all the other #Gothic and beautifully dark & macabre things, run by Natalja Saint-Germain and Dirk Puehl.

#FaustianFriday is #ofdarkandmacabre’s weekly main event, featuring a new dark and macabre theme like “Clairvoyants, Ghost Whisperers and Fortunetellers”, “Burning Bright–Folklore, Symbolism & the Magic of Fire” or “In the Corner of your Eye: Urban Mythology and Lore” under the #FaustianFriday hashtag with the help of Neveen Badr every Friday.

Everyone is invited to use the # and participate with their take on the topic. Over and above that, #ofdarkandmacabre hosts and co-hosts several thematic weekly and monthly events during the year, like #Gothic12tide, #DarkGreenweek, #31DaysofHalloween, #GothicAdvent or #YuleFolklore, sharing their own content and that of people participating and tweeting under the event hashtag. With more to come!

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Superstition Saturday, @SuperstitionSat

Superstition Saturday was officially launched in April 2020 on Twitter. Their purpose is to share superstitions, charms or good luck omens from around the world to show how we are all connected through hope in positive outcomes. Sessions are hosted by mascot Superstition Sam every Saturday between 12pm and 12am using the hashtag #SuperstitionSat.

Founded by @avalonbalcony. Visit their website and Instagram.

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BookWormSat(urday), @lit_saturday

#BookWormSat is about celebrating literature every Saturday. We share the literary gems that continue to inspire us centuries after they were written. From medieval literature to poetry inspired by mythology to Gothic novels. Above all, the hashtag is about having fun. #BookWormSat is hosted by @maenesigne and @DeeringRachel.

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Swamp Sunday, @swampsunday

#SwampSunday features the folklore, mythology and aesthetics of swamps and other waterbodies. The thematic hashtag is hosted every Sunday by Natalja Saint-Germain (@bjorn_stjerne), but it always stays topic-free for the main purpose of the project is to teach people in the form of entertainment to love such an important, and yet demonized part of our environment as swamps. Over that, as swamps seldom happen to exist without forests, a permanent hashtag #dontgointothewoods is about to be introduced within #SwampSunday to broaden the subject and raise awareness about deforestation. Do visit the Instagram account too.

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Other Places to Find Folklore

American Folklife Centre @americanfolklifecenter

The American Folklore Society @afsfolklorists

Centre of Contemporary Legend, @centre_4_legend

English Folk Dance and Song Society  @TheEFDSS

Folk Horror Revival @folk_horror

The Folklore Library & Archive @LibraryFolklore

The Folklore Society (UK) @FolkloreSociety

Gramarye: The Journal of the Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction @ChiCentreFFSF

Haunted Ohio Books @hauntedohiobook

Hellebore Magazine@helleborezine

Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai @ZackDavisson

Lancashire Folk @lancashirefolk

Mythological Africans @MythicAfricans

Norwegian Folktales @SimonRoyHughes

Black Fairy Tales & Folktales Matter–Useful Resources @InkGypsy

Rituals and Declarations@RitualsZine

Santuario Lunar @DanFF

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage @smithsonianfolk

The Taibhsear Collective @TaibhsearCol

Folklore Courses

Online:

Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic, founders: Brittany Warman and Sara Cleto.

Introduction to British Folklore course, Mark Norman.

In-person:

Folklore Studies MA, University of Hertfordshire

Centre of Contemporary Legend, Sheffield Hallam University, @centre_4_legend

Taught MLitt in Ethnology and Folklore, The Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen

Folklore and Public Culture Program, University of Oregon

Podcasts

Alternative Stories Podcast @StoriesAlt

Away With The Fairies Podcast @PodcastFairies

Bone and Sickle Podcast @boneandsickle

By The Fire Podcast @bythefire_pod

The Curiosity of a Child Podcast @curichildpod

Dark Histories Podcast @DarkHistories

Eerie Essex Podcast @Eerie_Essex

Feyfellows Podcast @feyfellows

Folklore and Fiction @csmaccath

The Folklore Podcast @folklorepod

Ghosts and Folklore Podcast @reviewwales

Godyssey @GodysseyPodcast

History and Folklore Podcast @HistoryFolklore

History With Cats @Hstry_with_Cats

Legendary Africa Podcast @Legendarypod1

The Monster Guys @TheMonsterGuys

Myth Monsters Podcast @mythmonsterspod

Tales and Folklore From the Sacred Isle @TheSacredIsle

Tales of Britain and Ireland @BritIrelandTale

TalesFromTheEnchantedForest Podcast @FromEnchanted

Urban Legends Podcast @ULPodcast

What the Folklore Podcast @WTFolklore

WitchStory Podcast @witchstorypod

Wonderer’s History Podcast @WondererHistory

 

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