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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  • Never Alone Is a Harrowing Journey Into the Folklore of Alaska Natives
    Never Alone is a clever puzzle-platforming game based on the Alaskan Iñupiat culture. The post Never Alone Is a Harrowing Journey Into the Folklore of Alaska Natives appeared first on WIRED . Read more on this news related to 'Folklore'
  • Mangaluru: Gopal Gowda gets distrcit Rajyotsava award
    Mangaluru, Nov 11: Founder of Kudmi Janapad Kala Vedika, M.Gopal Gowda of Patlachil, Yedapadav has been awarded this year with Rajyosthava District Level honour for his contribution to Kudmi Folklore. Read more on this news related to 'Folklore'
  • Folklore: Persimmons predicting winter conditions
    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Is a type of fruit native to the area a sign of how bad a winter it will be? There’s an old folklore about persimmons. Some people believe you can predict winter conditions based on what you find when you open the seed. “They’re ripe when they’re soft and wrinkly,” said Mark […] Read more on this news related to 'Folklore'

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