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Encyclopedia Mythica     View
"An online encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legends." Entries cover "gods and goddesses, heroes, legendary creatures and beings from all over the world" and many include illustrations, pronunciation keys, and genealogical ...

Taming the Wild Strawberry     View
This article on strawberries provides history of the berry, literary references, folklore and fun facts (such as place names that include strawberry), and tips for purchasing, freezing, and cooking strawberries. From Vegetarians in Paradise, a vegeta ...

What's a Blue Moon?     View
An article tracing a popular but erroneous explanation of this lunar phenomenon. From Sky & Telescope.

Friday the 13th     View
Information about the origins of the superstition about Friday the 13th as an unlucky day in Western culture. "[T]those who suffer from a fear of the number thirteen (triskaidekaphobia) or a fear of Friday the 13th (paraskevidekatriaphobia) may ...

Heroes of Yore and Lore: Canadian Heroes in Fact and Fiction     View
This site presents "a small sampling of many outstanding personalities who have inspired and enriched the [Canadian] national character." Available in English and French. From the National Library of Canada and National Archives of Canada.

Bedouin Culture & Folklore     View
Brief introduction to this Middle Eastern nomadic group. "A Bedouin is one who was born and raised in the desert or mountain wilderness and lives alongside nature in black tents or in caves." They raise goats, sheep, donkeys, horses and cam ...

Brooklyn Expedition: Latin America     View
This fun, colorful site from the Brooklyn Children's Museum introduces children (and adults!) to Latin American culture and history. You can choose from topics as diverse as holidays, animals, ancient beliefs and rituals, and many more. Also featur ...

Urban Legends Reference Pages     View
Hear a rumor on the Web? Vet it here. This site "embraces not only urban legends but also common fallacies, misinformation, old wives' tales, strange news stories, rumors, celebrity gossip, and similar items."?? The website provides qui ...

The Robin Hood Project     View
A "database of texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information about the Robin Hood stories and other outlaw tales." View the texts and images through the author and artist menus. The site contains a filmography, bibliographies, and re ...

Halloween: The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows     View
An essay about the historical origins of Halloween in the Samhain holiday, "the biggest and most significant holiday of the Celtic year." Also includes a brief bibliography. From the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress.




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