A Dictionary of Folklore (Facts on File Library of World Literature)

A Dictionary of Folklore (Facts on File Library of World Literature)

By: David Pickering (author)Hardback

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More than 1,000 A-to-Z entries emphasize the central themes and traditions of world folklore from ancient times to the present day. Entries include: -- Folkloric associations of superstitions, dreams, and myths -- Beliefs and remedies linked with herbs, birds, and animals -- Popular heroes and folkloric characters, including Charlemagne, Paul Bunyan, Don Juan, Hiawatha, and Merlin -- Fabulous beasts and beings, including dragons, elves, fairies, giants, and mermaids -- Customs, rituals, and festivals surrounding such events as birth, marriage, and death -- Folkloric origins of nursery rhymes, proverbs, and sayings.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 30/06/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780816042500
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 324
  • ID: 9780816042500
  • weight: 635
  • ISBN10: 0816042500

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