Folklore

Monkeys in Mythology and Folklore #folklore

I’ve always thought of monkeys as mischievous. And looking at folklore, it seems that I’m right. Folktales and Folklore of Monkeys from Around the World The Forest in Folklore and Mythology by Alexander Porteous [1928], p147 In the forests of Brazil a lame Demon leads the hunter astray. In these forests, as in all other …

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Ravens and Crows in Folklore #folklore #mythology

Honestly, I have no idea what the difference between a raven and a crow is. To me, they are beautiful black birds. According to the Collins English dictionary: crow n 1 any large gregarious songbird of the genus Corvus, esp C. corone (the carrion crow) of Europe and Asia: family Corvidae. Other species are the …

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Cold Ones: Yuki Onna and Tsurara Onna #folklore

I decided to do a bit of research on Japanese folklore creatures (yokai). My favourite among these, and regularly confused with each other, is Yuki Onna and Tsurara Onna. Tsurara Onna is the Icicle Woman and Yuki Onna is the Snow Woman. Enjoy! Folklore about Yuki Onna and Tsurara Onna KWAIDAN: Stories and Studies of …

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