folk memory

noun

the memory of past events as preserved in a community
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Examples from the Web for folk memory

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

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

    Poets and Dreamers|Lady Augusta Gregory and Others