Folklore

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Folklore Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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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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  • Late October is a time of hoarding in nature
    Folklore weather predictors say that the black woolly worm is sign of cold weather through winter. / Photo by Barbara Hootman October brings a different mindset to wildlife. It is time to prepare the burrows for sleeping and storing food. Read more on this news related to 'Folklore'
  • Isle of Man News - POSTED today at 8:23 am
    Manx folklore is at the centre of Hop tu Naa celebrations in Douglas tomorrow and Saturday. Read more on this news related to 'Folklore'
  • Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: End at hand for ‘American Folklore Theatre’
    PHOTO: Just as the characters in American Folklore Theatre’s production of the currently running “The Bachelors” change clothes with eras, the Door County troupe is about to do the same as it becomes Northern Sky Theater. Pictured are Doug Mancheski, left, Corrie Beula Kovacs and Chad Luberger. Len Villano photo GREEN BAY , Wis. (WFRV) – The final bow is n Read more on this news related to 'Folklore'

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