Download book A Dictionary of Folklore (Facts on File Library of World Literature)

Original Title A Dictionary of Folklore
Rating 3.57
ISBN 0816042500
ISBN13 9780816042500
Publicate Facts on File
Number Pages 324 pages
Publish Date 2000 by David Pickering

More than 1,000 A-to-Z entries emphasize the central themes and traditions of world folklore from ancient times to the present day.

Entries include:
-- Folkloric associations of superstitions, dreams, and myths
-- Beliefs and remedies linked with herbs, birds, and animals
-- Popular heroes and folkloric characters, including Charlemagne, Paul Bunyan, Don Juan, Hiawatha, and Merlin
-- Fabulous beasts and beings, including dragons, elves, fairies, giants, and mermaids
-- Customs, rituals, and festivals surrounding such events as birth, marriage, and death
-- Folkloric origins of nursery rhymes, proverbs, and sayings.

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