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folk memory

noun
  1. the memory of past events as preserved in a community
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Historical Examples

  • And Douglas Hyde's dramas grow directly from the folk-memory.

    Poets and Dreamers

    Lady Augusta Gregory and Others

  • It is that the folk-memory of the Druids and their magical practices is alone responsible for the Fairy-Faith.

  • This theory is that the whole fairy-belief has grown up out of a folk-memory of an actual Pygmy race.