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Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths
Fairy tales, folklore, and myths from around the world, plus the occasional dash of history.
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The Great Cauldron of Story: Maria Tatar on Why Fairy Tales Are for Adults Again

The Great Cauldron of Story: Maria Tatar on Why Fairy Tales Are for Adults Again | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Fairy tales' overt themes are threaded throughout hit TV series like Game of Thrones and True Blood, Grimm and Once Upon a Time. These stories survive by adapting across cultures and history -- helping us work through things like fear and hope.
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Chaucer, Gower, and What Medieval Women Want

Chaucer, Gower, and What Medieval Women Want | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Geoffrey Chaucer and John Gower, friends and colleagues, both chose to retell the same story at roughly the same time in their story collections, The Canterbury Tales and the Confessio Amantis.
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A great addition to my studies of literary folktales and fairy tales!

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Witches: A History Explored In First Major Art Exhibition - ArtLyst

Witches: A History Explored In First Major Art Exhibition - ArtLyst | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
The fascination for witches has gripped many Western artists from the sixteenth century to the present. Now next Summer a major new exhibition explore
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Justice lawyer speaks to folklore students - The Daily Tar Heel

Justice lawyer speaks to folklore students - The Daily Tar Heel | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Justice lawyer speaks to folklore students The Daily Tar Heel Robert Cantwell, an American studies professor, brought Goldston to UNC to speak in conjunction with the folklore program because of the connection between oral traditions of...
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"Robert Cantwell, an American studies professor, brought Goldston to UNC to speak in conjunction with the folklore program because of the connection between oral traditions of marginalized communities and human rights issues."

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Aelfthryth, Queen of England

Aelfthryth, Queen of England | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
In researching medieval queens, I came across the story of a queen having all the elements of a fairy tale. Her name is Aelfthryth, the wife of King Edgar the Peaceable
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Go far enough back and history begins to read like fairy tales . . .

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The Wayfaring Wordhack - Tell a Fairy Tale Day

The Wayfaring Wordhack - Tell a Fairy Tale Day | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Did you know that Tuesday, February 26th, is a holiday? It is; it's Tell a Fairy Tale Day. I'm thinking of coming up with an original tale and posting it. There are only a couple of days left, so I won't do anything long or elaborate.
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Fun! Do you have a fairy tale you'd like to share?

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Cryptomundo » Folklore of the Hare

Cryptomundo » Folklore of the Hare | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
For those who, like me, have a fascination for British folklore, the new article from Kithra will be of interest. It starts as follows… “Hares have had a mystical reputation around the world, and here in Cornwall there are myths ...
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Originally published at Kithra's Krystal Kave <<http://kithraskrystalkave.co.uk/whitehares.html>&gt; by a native of Cornwall, this article reviews the hare folklore of Cornwall:

 

"Hares have had a mystical reputation around the world, and here in Cornwall there are myths surrounding the white hare.

 

"The most famous belief about white hares in Cornwall is that they are the spirits of girls who had been deserted by their lovers; as a result of which the girls died broken-hearted due to grief. Thus, with their spirit being unable to rest, they chose the form of a white hare in which to return and haunt their deserters. In this guise they are invisible to all except the one who jilted them, and they will haunt him until he finally dies."

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Seven Miles of Steel Thistles: All the Fairytale Reflections

Seven Miles of Steel Thistles: All the Fairytale Reflections | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
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Thirty-five authors write about the fairytales that hold special meaning for them.

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Hobbit's critics forget how fairytales feed our humanity - Sydney Morning Herald

Hobbit's critics forget how fairytales feed our humanity - Sydney Morning Herald | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Hobbit's critics forget how fairytales feed our humanity
Sydney Morning Herald
None of this means that Tolkien's work is simply a cipher for his Catholic convictions - he made his hostility towards such allegorising clear.
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Folklore Leads to Potential New Antibiotics

Folklore Leads to Potential New Antibiotics | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Following up on an ancient Russian way of keeping milk from going sour — by putting a frog in the bucket of milk — scientists have identified a wealth of new antibiotic substances in the skin of the Russian Brown frog.
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It was hard to decide whether to put this into folklore or science. :-)
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Danish historian finds early HC Andersen fairy tale - The Nation

Danish historian finds early HC Andersen fairy tale - The Nation | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Danish historian finds early HC Andersen fairy tale. Copenhagen - A previously unknown story by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen has surfaced in the Scandinavian country, daily Politiken reported...
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What wonderful news for anyone interested in fairy tales or children's literature.

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Dr. Bourne and the Witch's Ghost

Dr. Bourne and the Witch's Ghost | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
As many people know, for centuries Christmas was not well-regarded in New England.
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A Christmas ghost story from New England.

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Unicorns’ Existence Proven, Says North Korea | TIME.com

Unicorns’ Existence Proven, Says North Korea | TIME.com | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
You can be forgiven for thinking that unicorns only existed in medieval fables and modern-day cartoons. North Korean scientists say you are wrong. (@tan_puente Convinced unicorns only exist in fairy tales?
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Medieval News: Which medieval king will they find next?

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That archaeologists are eager to find the resting places of long lost kings isn't news. That England is suddenly the center of that search seems to be, given the recent discovery of Richard III's body. Oddsmakers, however, are giving long odds on the search for Arthur.

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A tale of Wade: The Anglo-Saxon origin myth in an East Saxon setting

A tale of Wade: The Anglo-Saxon origin myth in an East Saxon setting | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
In the past Walter Map's tale of Gado, included in his De Nugis Curialium, written towards the end of the twelfth century, has been merely regarded as a Medieval Latin version of a pre-conquest lay concerning the exploits of the Germanic hero Wade.
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Norwegian Fairy Tales: White-Bear-King Valemon « ThorNews

Norwegian Fairy Tales: White-Bear-King Valemon « ThorNews | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Norwegian Fairy Tales: White-Bear-King Valemon. By ThorNews on March 20, 2013 • ( 0 ). By Asbjørnsen & Moe [See movie trailer at the bottom of the article]. Kvitebjørn Kong Valemon Theodor Kittelsen1912 THERE was once, as well could ...
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Here's a lovely fairy tale that will be new for most readers.

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The modern myth of the Easter bunny

The modern myth of the Easter bunny | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Adrian Bott: There is no definitive historical evidence that a goddess named Eostre and her hare companion was part of pagan folklore
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Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine: The Appearance ...

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine: The Appearance ... | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
delightful and enchanting new publication has recently debuted in the world of fairy tales and folklore. It's called Unsettling Wonder and if its first issue is anything to go by, fans and writers inspired by fairy tales and folklore ...
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A new market for writers working with fairy tales and wonder.

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Humans Swap DNA More Readily Than They Swap Stories

Humans Swap DNA More Readily Than They Swap Stories | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
A centuries-old folktale is helping researchers understand the limits to cultural exchange.
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This makes sense to me, in a common sense way: people on the move can swap DNA without staying around long enough to raise the children they leave behind.

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The Epistemological Function of Monsters in the Middle Ages

The Epistemological Function of Monsters in the Middle Ages | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
In this paper I will first outline the history of teratology (the study of monsters) from antiquity to the late Middle Ages in order to lay the foundation and to help the reader grasp the larger cultural-historical context.
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Wraiths, Revenants and Ritual in Medieval Culture

Wraiths, Revenants and Ritual in Medieval Culture | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
'When a human being dies, both flesh and bones die.'
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Medievalists.net is such a wonderful resource, providing links to information about all aspects of medieval life, including their folklore and beliefs. This particular article is a splendid find.

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The Giants of Galtares

The Giants of Galtares | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
A short story inspired by Amadis of Gaul. 
An illumination by Loyset Liédet for Froissart’s Chronicles about the Hundred Year’s War.
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A blending of old and new, as the fiction of the Middle Ages continues to inspire authors today.

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Like a Fairy Tale - ArtsBeat - The New York Times

Like a Fairy Tale - ArtsBeat - The New York Times | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
The story, "Tallow Candle," is believed to be one of his early works.
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"A fairy tale about a lonely candle that wants to be lighted had been languishing in a box in Denmark’s National Archives for many years."


The story of this fairy tale is a fairy tale itself! The story of the lonely fairy tale hidden away, whose greatest desire was to be read. Now, it will be!

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ICH Blog: Call for papers - Practicing Folklore

Practicing Folklore The theme of practice suggests an underlying impulse within our sometimes disparate folklore and ethnographic projects. The theme acknowledges culture as enacted and admits the idea of rehearsal as a ...
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Argentine Folklore Music – The alternative to Tango ~ Argentina4UArgentina4U Travel Blog

Argentine Folklore Music – The alternative to Tango http://t.co/48CIJlmd #Argentina #Travel...
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