Storytelling: An Encyclopedia Mythology & Folklore, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0765682087
  • ISBN-13: 9780765682086
  • DDC: 398.203
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 904 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released December 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Storytelling is an ancient practice common to all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures, elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions. Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, oral traditions, and performance styles. It combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history, literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression. This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and traditions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Other Frontmatter.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Aarne, Antti (1867–1925).
2: Abassi/Abasi and Atai (West African).
3: Abatwa (South African).
4: Aboriginal Mythology (Australian).
5: Abracadabra.
6: Abzu/Apsu (Sumerian and Babylonian).
7: Achilles (Greek).
8: Adapa (Babylonian).
9: Adon/Adonis (Phoenician).
10: Adroa and Adro (East African).
11: Adroanzi (East African).
12: Aeneid (Roman).
13: Aesop and Aesop’s Fables (Greek).
14: Aetheopis/Aithiopis (Greek).
15: African Bushmen Mythology.
16: Ahti/Ahto (Finnish).
17: Aigamuxa (South African).
18: Aino (Finnish).
19: Aiomum Kondi (South American).
20: Ajok (North African).
21: Alalu/Alalus (Hittite).
22: Amadis of Gaul (Spanish or Portuguese).
23: Amazons (Greek).
24: Amled/Amleth (Danish).
25: Amphisbaena (Greek).
26: Amulets.
27: Amun/Amen/Amon/Amun-Re (Egyptian).
28: An/Anu (Sumerian).
29: Anansasem (West African).
30: Animal Bride or Bridegroom.
31: Animal Helper and Grateful Animal.
32: Antar (Middle Eastern).
33: Antero Vipunen (Finnish).
34: Antichrist (Christian).
35: Antigone (Greek).
36: Anu (Hittite).
37: Anubis/Anpu (Egyptian).
38: Anzu (Sumerian and Babylonian).
39: Aphrodite (Greek).
40: Apollo (Greek).
41: Apple Trees.
42: Arabic Storytelling.
43: Arachne (Greek).
44: Arawn (Welsh).
45: Archetype.
46: Argonautica (Greek).
47: Arianrhod (Welsh).
48: Armageddon (Judeo-Christian).
49: Asbjørnsen, Peter Christen (1812–1885).
50: Asgard (Norse).
51: Ash Trees (Western European).
52: Athena/Athene (Greek).
53: Atlas (Greek).
54: Atum (Egyptian).
55: Aucassin and Nicolette (Medieval European).
56: Avalon (Celtic).
57: Aztec Mythology.
58: Baba Yaga (Russian).
59: Baby Cast Adrift.
60: Baku (Japanese).
61: Balder (Norse).
62: Balinese Mythology.
63: Ballads.
64: Ballads, Homiletic.
65: Bannik (Slavic).
66: Banshee (Irish).
67: Basile, Giambattista (1575–1632).
68: Basilisk (European).
69: Basque Folklore and Mythology.
70: Bastet/Bast (Egyptian).
71: Bats.
72: Battle of Kadesh (Egyptian).
73: Bees.
74: Bellerophon (Greek).
75: Bendigeidfran/Bran (Welsh).
76: Beowulf (Anglo-Saxon).
77: Berekhiah ben Natronai ha-Nakdan.
78: Bestiary.
79: Black Dogs (English).
80: Black Magic (Western European).
81: Black School (Scandinavian and Scottish).
82: Bluebeard (Western European).
83: Boccaccio, Giovanni (1313–1375).
84: Bogatyr/Bogatyri (Russian).
85: Boy Who Didn’t Know Fear.
86: Bremen Town Musicians (German).
87: Bridges.
88: Broadside Ballads.
89: Brothers Grimm.
90: Brownies (British).
91: Brunhilde/Brynhild/Brunnehilde (Norse).
92: Bucephalus (Greek).
93: Bull of Heaven (Sumerian and Babylonian).
94: Bunyips (Australian Aboriginal).
95: Bylina/Bylini (Russian).
96: Camp Stories.
97: Campfire Storytelling.
98: Canterbury Tales, The (English).
99: Cat-and-Mouse Tales.
100: Catoblepas (Roman).
101: Cats.
102: Centaurs (Greek).
103: Cerberus (Greek).
104: Champ/Champy (North American).
105: Chapbooks.
106: Charlemagne and His Peers.
107: Charon (Greek).
108: Chaucer, Geoffrey (c. 1342–1400).
109: Chickens.
110: Child, Francis James (1825–1896).
111: Chiron (Greek).
112: Chupacabras (Latin American).
113: Cockatrice (European).
114: Collective Unconscious.
115: Comets.
116: Compassion.
117: Con Man or Woman/Con Artist.
118: Contendings of Horus and Seth, The (Egyptian).
119: Counting-Out Rhymes.
120: Creation Stories of Mesopotamia.
121: Culture Heroes.
122: Cumulative Rhymes and Tales.
123: Curses.
124: Dahut/Ahes (French).
125: Danish Traditional Tales.
126: De Iside et Osiride (Roman).
127: Deals with the Devil.
128: Death.
129: Decameron (Italian).
130: Demeter and Persephone (Greek).
131: Digenis Acritas (Greek).
132: Dilmun (Sumerian and Babylonian).
133: Djinn/Djinni/Jinn/Genie (Arabic).
134: Dobrynya Nikitich (Russian).
135: Dogs.
136: Domovoi/Domovois (Russian).
137: Dongmyeongseong/Chumong (Korean).
138: Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They are Hatched.
139: Doomed Prince (Egyptian).
140: Doppelganger.
141: Dragons.
142: Dragon-Slayer (European).
143: Dumuzi (Sumerian).
144: Ears.
145: El Cid (Spanish).
146: Elf Shot/Elf Arrow (British).
147: Elm Trees.
148: Eloquent Peasant, Tale of the (Egyptian).
149: Enki/Ea (Sumerian).
150: Enkidu (Sumerian).
151: Enlil (Sumerian).
152: Enmerkar (Sumerian).
153: Ennead of Heliopolis (Egyptian).
154: Epics.
155: Epics, French.
156: Epics, German.
157: Epics, Greek.
158: Epics, Roman.
159: Epics, Spanish.
160: Erra (Babylonian).
161: Estonian Storytelling.
162: Etana (Babylonian).
163: Ethiopian Mythology.
164: Ethiopian Storytelling.
165: Evil Eye.
166: Fables.
167: Fabliau/Fabliaux.
168: Fairy Godmothers.
169: Fairy Midwife and Demon Midwife.
170: Faithful Companion.
171: Faithless Wife.
172: Familiar/Familiar Spirit.
173: Fantasy.
174: Fates.
175: Faust, Dr. Johann.
176: Fenrir (Norse).
177: Ferdowsi/Firdawsi/Firdusi/Firdousi (935 C.E.–C. 1020 C.E.).
178: Filipino Mythology.
179: Fingernails.
180: Fink, Mike (c. 1770–1823).
181: Firebird (Russian).
182: Fish and Fishing Folklore.
183: Flood, The (Mesopotamian).
184: Flying Dutchman.
185: Fools.
186: Frame Stories.
187: Freischutz (German).
188: Frey and Freya (Norse).
189: Frigga/Frigg (Norse).
190: Frogs and Toads.
191: Fur-Bearing Trout (North American).
192: Gambling.