Iconic characters like Marlowe, Spenser, and James Bond make up the patchwork of our modern day folklore.
Having grown up with the folklore of Ukrainian culture, including dancing in a troupe, the stage felt like home.
AlbuquerqueThis sleepy southwestern town has Native American folklore and petroglyphs, but slim pickings for social life.
“British folklore has this very inextricable link to nature and the elements,” he told The Daily Beast.
She's a professor at the University of Missouri who studies race and folklore.
It is no wonder, therefore, that the Germans have given it so prominent a place in their folklore.
This cruder belief is more familiar in the folklore of Europe than the other.
They ran in strains of folklore plaintiveness and rhythmic sobs of wailing cadences.
In folklore, however, the word is used in a different and wider sense.
One of the common grounds of folklore and myth is that where religious elements obviously enter into folk-belief and custom.
1846, coined by antiquarian William J. Thoms (1803-1885) as an Anglo-Saxonism (replacing popular antiquities) and first published in the "Athenaeum" of Aug. 22, 1846, from folk + lore. Old English folclar meant "homily."
This word revived folk in a modern sense of "of the common people, whose culture is handed down orally," and opened up a flood of compound formations, e.g. folk art (1892), folk-hero (1874), folk-medicine (1877), folk-tale/folk tale (1850; Old English folctalu meant "genealogy"), folk-song (1847), folk singer (1876), folk-dance (1877).
Traditional stories and legends, transmitted orally (rather than in writing) from generation to generation. The stories of Paul Bunyan are examples of American folklore.