Folklore

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  • the unwritten literature (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture

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  • the unwritten literature (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture

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Folklore Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Folklore is the body of expressive culture, including stories, music, dance, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, customs, and more within a particular people. This also includes the oral traditions of that culture, subculture, or group. The academic and usually ethnographic study of folklore is sometimes called folkloristics.



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* LEONARD I've failed, Chris. I can't locate the white collective unconscious. CHRIS I wouldn't feel too bad about that. You know, western culture hasn't really carried the baton on folklore and mythology. The rise of Christianity put the kibosh on it--the gospel hits the number one best-seller list and everything else gets remaindered. - Barbara Hall


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