The Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead as which is a type 505 tale as classified Stories of The Grateful Dead under the under the Aarne–Thompson–Uther classification system used by folklorists to categorise folktales. Grateful Dead tales usually share a basic structure of where a debtor dies leaving and are refused a proper burial or in […]
Presented here is a retelling of folktale from Indonesia called The Soul in the Mountain Rice, from Indonesian Legends and Folktales, told by Adele de Leeuw. The Goddess, Tisna Wati In the abode in the sky where the gods lived there was once a most charming and beautiful young goddess named Tisna Wati. Although she […]
The Hungarian folktale of Cinder Jack.
In Wales there are many folktales and legends of how humans and people from the Otherworld sometimes meet, fall in love and even marry and presented here is a retelling of a Welsh tale taken from Welsh Fairy Tales by William Elliot Griffis.
Vortimer was the eldest son of Vortigern, King of the Britons. He had watched with growing concern as his father had brought in Germanic mercenaries to fight in the defense of his realm against Pict and Irish enemies.
There was a time when a long and terrible famine came upon the land where Anansi lived and he struggled to find food to feed his wife and family. One day as he walked by the seashore he looked out over the ocean and was surprised to sea rising from the waves a small island with a tall palm tree growing upon it that he had never seen before.