Encyclopedia of American FolkloreEncyclopedia of American Folklore

Encyclopedia of Public Health. New York: Macmillan, 2002. Briggs, Kathrine. An Encyclopedia of Fairies. New York: Pantheon Books, 1976. Brunvand, Jan Harold. American Folklore: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 1998. ———.

Author: Linda Watts

Publisher: Infobase Holdings, Inc

ISBN: 9781646930005


Page: 462

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Folklore has been described as the unwritten literature of a culture: its songs, stories, sayings, games, rituals, beliefs, and ways of life. Encyclopedia of American Folklore helps readers explore topics, terms, themes, figures, and issues related to this popular subject. This comprehensive reference guide addresses the needs of multiple audiences, including high school, college, and public libraries, archive and museum collections, storytellers, and independent researchers. Its content and organization correspond to the ways educators integrate folklore within literacy and wider learning objectives for language arts and cultural studies at the secondary level. This well-rounded resource connects United States folk forms with their cultural origin, historical context, and social function. Appendixes include a bibliography, a category index, and a discussion of starting points for researching American folklore. References and bibliographic material throughout the text highlight recently published and commonly available materials for further study. Coverage includes: Folk heroes and legendary figures, including Paul Bunyan and Yankee Doodle Fables, fairy tales, and myths often featured in American folklore, including "Little Red Riding Hood" and "The Princess and the Pea" American authors who have added to or modified folklore traditions, including Washington Irving Historical events that gave rise to folklore, including the civil rights movement and the Revolutionary War Terms in folklore studies, such as fieldwork and the folklife movement Holidays and observances, such as Christmas and Kwanzaa Topics related to folklore in everyday life, such as sports folklore and courtship/dating folklore Folklore related to cultural groups, such as Appalachian folklore and African-American folklore and more.

Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature A HandbookArchetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature A Handbook

The Oldest Stories in the World. Boston: Beacon Press. Gray, John. 1985 [1982]. Near Eastern Mythology. Rev. ed. New York: P. Bedrick Books. Guirand, F. 1977. “Finno-Ugric Mythology.” In New Laronsse Encyclopedia of Mythology. Trans.

Author: Jane Garry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351576161


Page: 448

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This is an authoritative presentation and discussion of the most basic thematic elements universally found in folklore and literature. The reference provides a detailed analysis of the most common archetypes or motifs found in the folklore of selected communities around the world. Each entry is written by a noted authority in the field, and includes accompanying reference citations. Entries are keyed to the Motif-Index of Folk Literature by Stith Thompson and grouped according to that Index's scheme. The reference also includes an introductory essay on the concepts of archetypes and motifs and the scholarship associated with them. This is the only book in English on motifs and themes that is completely folklore oriented, deals with motif numbers, and is tied to the Thompson Motif-Index. It includes in-depth examination of such motifs as: Bewitching; Chance and Fate; Choice of Roads; Death or Departure of the Gods; the Double; Ghosts and Other Revenants; the Hero Cycle; Journey to the Otherworld; Magic Invulnerability; Soothsayer; Transformation; Tricksters.

Children s Folklore A HandbookChildren s Folklore A Handbook

Brown, Mary Ellen, and Bruce Rosenberg, eds. Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1998. Brunvand, Jan H. American Folklore: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 1996. ———. Encyclopedia of Urban Legends.

Author: Elizabeth Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313341908


Page: 172

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Children have their own games, stories, riddles, and so forth. This book gives students and general readers an introduction to children's folklore. Included are chapters on the definition and classification of children's folklore, the presence of children's folklore in literature and popular culture, and the scholarly interpretation of children's folklore. The volume also includes a wide range of examples and texts demonstrating the variety of children's folklore around the world. Children have always had their own games, stories, riddles, jokes, and so forth. Many times, children's folklore differs significantly from the folklore of the adult world, as it reflects the particular concerns and experiences of childhood. In the late 19th century, children's folklore began receiving growing amounts of scholarly attention, and it is now one of the most popular topics among folklorists, general readers, and students. This book is a convenient and authoritative introduction to children's folklore for nonspecialists. The volume begins with a discussion of how children's folklore is defined, and how various types of children's folklore are classified. This is followed by a generous selection of examples and texts illustrating the variety of children's folklore from around the world. The book then looks at how scholars have responded to children's folklore since the 19th century, and how children's folklore has become prominent in popular culture. A glossary and bibliography round out the volume.

The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and TelevisionThe Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television

303 pp. hb. dj. 87. Bush, Laurence C. Asian Horror Encyclopedia: Asian Horror Culture in Literature, Manga, & Folklore. San Jose, CA: Writers Club Press, 2001. 227 pp. tp. 88. Cheung, Theresa. The Element Encyclopedia of Vampires.


Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476620831


Page: 388

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This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire’s penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television—from Bela Lugosi’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga—are well represented.

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth Legend and FolkloreEncyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth Legend and Folklore

Amsterdam: Foundation for the Promotion of the Translation of Dutch Literary Works, 1960. Fox, William Sherwood. Greek and Roman [Mythology]. Boston: Marshall Jones Company, 1916. Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles. A Complete Guide to Heraldry ...

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476622682


Page: 428

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“Here there be dragons”—this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.

The Mythical ZooThe Mythical Zoo

From ants and elephants to tigers and wrens, the over 50 conversational entries in this volume weave together a cross-cultural tapestry encompassing mythology, history, art, science, philosophy, and literature while discussing the special ...

Author: Boria Sax

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576076125


Page: 325

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Animals have played an active role in human culture since prehistoric times. Even today, animals wield symbolic powers as varied as the cultures that embrace them. From ants and elephants to tigers and wrens, the over 50 conversational entries in this volume weave together a cross-cultural tapestry encompassing mythology, history, art, science, philosophy, and literature while discussing the special significance of animals in human cultures. Special features include: coverage of fantastic creatures like mermaids and unicorns, found alongside discussions of snakes, dogs, cats, crows, dolphins, and bees; relevant quotes from worldwide texts preceding each entry; extensive illustrations, ranging from medieval prints to editorial cartoons and advertisements; and explanation of Western and Eastern symbolism. Students, scholars, storytellers, and animal lovers will turn to this handy and intriguing reference for information on literature, history, mythology, and the emerging discipline of anthrozoology. Suggested readings are featured with each entry. The volume also includes a detailed introduction, which provides a cultural overview, and a comprehensive index.

Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth Legend and FolkloreEncyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth Legend and Folklore

An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures, Volume 1976. New York: Pantheon Books, ... Bush, Laurence C. Asian Horror Encyclopedia: Asian Horror Culture in Literature, Manga and Folklore.

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476623382


Page: 212

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Every culture has in its folklore and mythology beings of immense size and strength, as well as other preternatural humanoids great or small who walk among us, serving the divine or fulfilling their own agendas. This book catalogs the lore and legends of more than 1,000 different humanoid species and individual beings, including the Titans, Valkyries, Jotnar, yōkai, biblical giants, elves, ogres, trolls and many more.

Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and TraditionsEncyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions

Among her books are From Folk Literature to Children's Literature (1982), The Jewish Folktale (1982), Stories of Yore: Children's Folktales (1986), Jewish and Israeli Folklore (1986), Folkloristic Sub-Structures in Agnon's Stories ...

Author: Raphael Patai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317471714


Page: 500

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This multicultural reference work on Jewish folklore, legends, customs, and other elements of folklife is the first of its kind.