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Folktales A-Z

What are some stories featuring supernatural romance?

    Folklore is full of tales of true love and loss, and of not-so-true love and its aftermath. And of course, in some stories, love goes terribly awry…. If you’re looking for a happy ending, you may want to go to the Disney channel. But if you want something thought-provoking (and sometimes downright chilling,) these stories are for you!

    What is the Nature of Legend?

      From the Yakama Nation Museum   The world of Giants prepared the way for the world we know today. The world of Giants is the subject of legend.  The legends tell the history of our People, and Teach us by example how to live and die.    Legends teach that mastery in the art of living takes time, and Only the elders are wise. Legends teach that the universal truths are revealed by experience, When… Read More »What is the Nature of Legend?

      What are some Holiday Ghost Stories?

        Come celebrate the spooky side of the holidays.  Ghosts, Saint Nicholas, Der Belznickel and other characters haunt these stories that take place around the holidays.  We’ve also included a couple of ghost stories from the African-American tradition for folks to read during Kwanzaa!   Christmas Stories Haunted ChristmasThe soft thud of following footsteps echoed behind him as he hurried through the snowflakes toward home.  They kept pace with him, quickening when he quickened and slowing when… Read More »What are some Holiday Ghost Stories?