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Contributors Preface Introduction A-Z Aarne, Antii Abassi/Abasi and Atai (West African) Abatwa (South African) Aboriginal Mythology (Australian) Abracadabra Abzu/Apsu (Sumerian and Babylonian) Achilles (Greek) Adapa (Babylonian) Adon/Adonis (Phoenician) Adroa and Adro (East African) Adroanzi (East African) Aeneid (Roman) Aesop and Aesop's Fables (Greek) Aetheopis/Aithiopis (Greek) African Bushmen Mythology Ahti/Ahto (Finnish) Aigamuxa (South African) Aino (Finnish) Aiomum Kondi (South American) Ajok (North African) Alalu/Alalus (Hittite) Amadis of Gaul (Spanish or Portuguese) Amazons (Greek) Amled/Amleth (Danish) Amphisbaena (Greek) Amulets Amun/Amen/Amon/Amun-Re (Egyptian) An/Anu (Sumerian) Anansasem (West African) Animal Bride or Bridegroom Animal Helper and Grateful Animal Antar (Middle Eastern) Antero Vipunen (Finnish) Antichrist (Christian) Antigone (Greek) Anu (Hittite) Anubis/Anpu (Egyptian) Anzu (Sumerian and Babylonian) Aphrodite (Greek) Apollo (Greek) Apple Trees Arabic Storytelling Arachne (Greek) Arawn (Welsh) Archetype Argonautica (Greek) Arianrhod (Welsh) Armageddon (Judeo-Christian) Asbjørnsen, Peter Christen Asgard (Norse) Ash Trees (Western European) Athena/Athene (Greek) Atlas (Greek) Atum (Egyptian) Aucassin and Nicolette (Medieval European) Avalon (Celtic) Aztec Mythology Baba Yaga (Russian) Baby Cast Adrift Baku (Japanese) Balder (Norse) Balinese Mythology Ballads Ballads, Homiletic Bannik (Slavic) Banshee (Irish) Basile, Giambattista Basilisk (European) Basque Folklore and Mythology Bastet/Bast (Egyptian) Bats Battle of Kadesh (Egyptian) Bees Bellerophon (Greek) Bendigeidfran/Bran (Welsh) Beowulf (Anglo-Saxon) Berekhiah Ben Natronai Ha-Nakdan Bestiary Black Dogs (English) Black Magic (Western European) Black School (Scandinavian and Scottish) Bluebeard (Western European) Boccaccio, Giovanni Bogatyr/Bogatyri (Russian) Boy Who Didn't Know Fear Bremen Town Musicians (German) Bridges Broadside Ballads Brothers Grimm Brownies (British) Brynhilde/Brunhild/Brunnehilde (Norse) Bucephalus (Greek) Bull of Heaven (Sumerian) Bunyips (Australian Aborigine) Bylina/Bylini (Russian) Camp Stories Campfire Storytelling Canterbury Tales, The Cat-and-Mouse Tales Catoblepas (Roman) Cats Centaurs (Greek) Cerberus (Greek) Champ/Champy (North American) Chapbooks Charlemagne and his Peers Charon (Greek) Chaucer, Geoffrey Chickens Child, Francis James Chiron (Greek) Chupacabras (Latin American) Cockatrice (European) Collective Unconscious Comets Compassion Con Man or Woman/Con Artist Contendings of Horus and Seth, The (Egyptian) Counting-Out Rhymes Creation Stories of Mesopotamia Culture Heroes Cumulative Rhymes and Tales Curses Dahut/Ahes (French) Danish Traditional Tales De Iside et Osiride (Roman) Deals with the Devil Death Decameron Demeter and Persephone (Greek) Digenis Acritas (Greek) Dilmun (Sumerian and Babylonian) Djinn/Djinni/Jinn/Genie (Arabic) Dobrynya Nikitich (Russian) Dogs Domovoi/Domovois (Russian) Dongmyeongseong/Chumong (Korean) Don't Count Your Chickens Before They Are Hatched Doomed Prince (Egyptian) Doppelganger Dragons Dragon-Slayer (European) Dumuzi (Sumerian) Ears El Cid (Spanish) Elf Shot/Elf Arrow (British) Elm Trees Eloquent Peasant, Tale of the (Egyptian) Enki/Ea (Sumerian) Enkidu (Sumerian) Enlil (Sumerian) Enmerkar (Sumerian) Ennead of Heliopolis (Egyptian) Epics Epics, French Epics, German Epics, Greek Epics, Roman Epics, Spanish Erra (Babylonian) Estonian Storytelling Etana (Babylonian) Ethiopian Mythology Ethiopian Storytelling Evil Eye Fables Fabliau/Fabliaux Fairy Godmothers Fairy Midwife and Demon Midwife Faithful Companion Faithless Wife Familiar/Familiar Spirit Fantasy Fates Faust, Dr. Johann Fenrir (Norse) Ferdowsi/Firdawsi/Firdusi/Firdousi Filipino Mythology Fingernails Fink, Mike Firebird (Russian) Fish and Fishing Folklore Flood, The (Mesopotamia) Flying Dutchman Fools Frame Stories Freischutz (German) Frey and Freya (Norse) Frigga/Frigg (Norse) Frogs and Toads Fur-Bearing Trout (North American) Gambling Gamelan (Indonesian) Gargoyles Garm (Norse) Garuda (Indian) Geb (Egyptian) German Storytelling Gesta Danorum (Danish) Ghost Stories, College Ghosts, Aviation Ghosts: A Sampling of Stories Ghosts and Hauntings Ghosts, Theater Giants Gilgamesh (Sumerian and Babylonian) Goblins (Western European) Golem (Jewish) Grail/Holy Grail (Western European) Grateful Dead Gremlins (English) Griots/Griottes/Jelis (West African) Gudrun/Kudrun (German) Habaek and Haemosu (Korean) Hags Hand of Glory (European) Hands Hannahanna/Hannahannas (Hittite) Hansel and Gretel (Western European) Harpies (Greek) Hathor (Egyptian) Havelock the Dane (English) Heart in the Egg Hebat/Hepit/Hepatu (Hittite) Hector (Greek) Heimdall/Heimdallr (Norse) Hel (Norse) Heqat/Hekat/Heket (Egyptian) Hera (Greek) Hermes (Greek) Hervarar Saga (Swedish) Hi'iaka (Hawaiian) Hocus-Pocus Hodag (North American) Homer (Greek) Hook, The Horror Horseshoes Horus (Egyptian) Hurston, Zora Neale Hyenas Iliad (Greek) Iliou Persis (Greek) Illuyankas (Hittite) Ilmarinen (Finnish) Ilmatar (Finnish) Ilya Murometz/Ilya of Murom (Russian) Inanna/Ishtar (Sumerian and Akkadian) Inaras (Hittite) Inca Mythology Indian Storytelling Insects Internet Lore/Netlore Iroquois Storytelling Isis (Egyptian) Ivan/Ivan Tsarevich (Russian) Jackalope (North American) Japanese Storytelling Jersey Devil (American) Joe Magarac (American) John Henry (American) Johnny Appleseed (American) Jongleurs (French) Joukahainen (Finnish) Journey to the West/Monkey (Chinese) Jump Tales Jung, Carl Gustav Juniper Tree, The (German) Kalevala (Finnish) Kamishibai (Japanese) Kelly, Ned Kenyan Storytelling Khnum (Egyptian) Khoikhoi/Hottentot Mythology Kievan Cycle (Russian) Kikimora (Slavic) Kind and Unkind Girls King Arthur (British) King of the Cats/King of the Cats is Dead (Western European) King Solomon (Biblical) Kludde (Flemish) Kullervo (Finnish) Kumarbi/Kumaris (Hittite) Kypria (Greek) La Fontaine, Jean de Labyrinths Lake Monsters Lang, Andrew Lange Wapper (Flemish) Lares and Penates (Roman) Lemminkainen (Finnish) Leprechauns (Irish) Leshy/Leshiye (Slavic) Liderc (Hungarian) Little Iliad (Greek) Local Legends Lorelei (German) Louhi (Finnish) Lugalbanda (Sumerian) Lullabies Lusiads, The (Portuguese) Lutin (French) Lyonesse (British) Maat (Egyptian) Macdonald, George Magi (Persian) Magic Incantations and Spells Magician and his Pupil/Magician's Apprentice Mahabharata (Indian) Malory, Sir Thomas Manticore (Persian) Marie de France Maui (Polynesian) Melusine/Melusina (European) Menehune (Hawaiian) Mermaids Meskhenet (Egyptian) Metamorphoses (Greek and Roman) Metaphors Mice Minnesang/Minnesingers (German) Minotaur (Greek) Minstrels Mistletoe Moon's Reflection Morgan Le Fay Mother Goddess/Earth Mother (European) Mother Goose (European) Mothman (North American) Motif Index Motifs Mystery Lights Mystery Stories Mythography Mythology Nagas (Hindu) Nanna-Suen/Sin (Sumerian) Neith/Neit/Nit/Net (Egyptian) Nephthys/Nebthet (Egyptian) Nergal (Sumerian and Babylonian) Nightmares Ninhursanga (Sumerian) Ninurta/Ningirsu (Sumerian and Babylonian) No-Bigger-than-a-Finger (Russian) Nonsense Rhymes Noodle Tales/Simpleton Tales Norse Mythology Nun (Egyptian) Nursery Rhymes (European) Nut (Egyptian) Nymphs (Greek) Oberon (European) Odin/Odhinn (Norse) Odysseus (Greek) Odyssey (Greek) Oedipus (Greek) Operas and their Stories Oral History Orestes and Electra (Greek) Osiris (Egyptian) Ovid Owl Lore Palestinian Storytelling Panchatantra (Indian) Papyrus Westcar/Papyrus Berlin 3033 (Egyptian) Pegasus (Greek) Pele/Madam Pele (Hawaiian) Penelope (Greek) Peri/Pari (Persian) Perrault, Charles Phantom Bus (English) Phantom Ships/Ghost Ships Phoenix (Egyptian and Greek) Pixies (English) Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl (Aztec) Popol Vuh (Mayan) Priam, King (Greek) Princess in the Tower Prometheus (Greek) Proverbs Ptah (Egyptian) Puppetry and Storytelling Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeyevich Puss in Boots (European) Quest for the Missing Husband Quests Railroad Folklore (American) Rakshasas (Hindu) Ramakian (Thai) Ravens and Crows Re/Ra/Pre/Re-Harakhety (Egyptian) Reincarnation Reynard the Fox Rhiannon (Welsh) Ring Cycle, The Rivers, Greek Mythological Rocs/Rucs/Rukhs/Rukhkhs (Arabic) Rolandslied (German) Role-Playing Games Romance Romance of Antar, The (Arabian) Rusalka/Rusalki (Slavic) Rustam (Persian) Sadko (Russian) Saga of the Volsungs (Norse) Sampo (Finnish) Sandman Satire Saxo Grammaticus Scapegoats Scheherezade (Arabic) Science Fiction Seanachai (Irish) Seelie Court and Unseelie Court (Scottish) Seers (Greek) Sekhmet (Egyptian) Seth/Set/Sutekh (Egyptian) Setne Khamwaset Cycle (Egyptian) Shaggy Dog Stories Shape-Shifters Shipwrecked Sailor, The Story of the (Egyptian) Shu (Egyptian) Simurgh (Persian) Sinuhe, The Story of (Egyptian) Sirens (Greek) Sius (Hittite) Skald (Norse) Skulls Slavic Mythology Sleepers, Enchanted Sleepers, Heroic (Western European) Sleipner (Norse) Snakes Snegurochka/Snowmaiden (Russian) Song of Igor's Campaign (Russian) Song of Roland (French) Sorcerer's Apprentice Sphinx (Egyptian and Greek) Squonk (American) Standing Stones (Western European) Straparola, Giovanni Francesco String Figures Sundiata (Mali) Sunken Cities Superman (North American) Sword, Broken (Norse) Sword in the Stone/Sword in the Tree Swords Symphonic/Tone Poems Tail Tales Tale Types Talismans Tall Tales Talmudic Storytelling (Jewish) Tasmisus (Hittite) Tefnut (Egyptian) Telegonia (Greek) Telepinu/Telepinus (Hittite) Teshub (Hittite) Theseus (Greek) Thompson, Stith Thor (Norse) Thoth/Djehuty (Egyptian) Tiamat (Sumerian and Babylonian) Tibetan Storytelling Tolkien, J.R.R. Tom Thumb (English) Tomte/Tomten/Tomtar (Swedish) Tongue Twisters Tree Spirits Tricksters Tristan and Isolde (Celtic) Trojan War (Greek) Troubadours (French) Truth and Falsehood, The Tale of (Egyptian) Twin Brothers Two Brothers, Tale of the (Egyptian) Typhon (Greek) Ugly Baby Ullikummi (Hittite) Unicorns Upelluri/Ubelluris (Hittite) Urban Legends Utu/Shamash (Sumerian) Vainamoinen (Finnish) Valhalla (Norse) Valkyries (Norse) Vampires Vanishing Hitchhiker Vegetable Sheep/Lamb (European) Verse Stories Vietnamese Storytelling Vodianoi (Slavic) Vol'ka (Slavic) Völva (Norse) Wayang (Indonesian) Wele (Kenyan) Wenamun, Report of (Egyptian) Werewolves West African Mythology White Horses of England White Magic Wicked Stepmothers William Tell (Swiss) Wise Man or Woman Wise Men of Chelm (Polish) Wise (or Foolish, or Mad) Men of Gotham (English) Wizards Wonder Woman (American) World Tree Wurusemu (Hittite) Yeti (Tibetan) Yggdrasil (Norse) Ymir (Norse) Yoruban Storytelling (West African) Yoshitsune (Japanese) Ys/Ker-Ys (Breton/French) Zeus (Greek) Ziusudra (Sumerian) Zmeys and Zmeyitsas (Bulgarian) Zulu Mythology Zwarte Madam (Flemish) Retellings Ramayana: A Great Mythic Epic from India Shah-nameh: Iran's Greatest Epic Destiny: An American Civil War Tale Greatest Liar of Them All: An Apache Folktale Why Ananse Owns Every Story: An Ashante Folktale from Ghana Brewery of Eggshells: A Changeling Folktale from Wales Tam Lin: A British Folktale The Smart Man and the Fool: A Fjort (Congolese) Folktale The Cauld Lad of Hilton: An English Folktale The Cuckoo: A "Fool" Folktale of Gotham, England Dick Whittington and his Cat: A Medieval Folktale from England Fire! Fire! Burn Stick!: A Cumulative Folktale from England The Gingerbread Boy: An English Folktale A Grain of Corn: A Cumulative Folktale from England The Sorcerer's Apprentice: An English Version of a World Folktale Tom Thumb's Adventures: A Medieval English Folktale Virgil the Magician: A Medieval English Folktale The Laplander Wizard: An Estonian Folktale of a Magician The Brave Little Tailor: A German Folktale Rumpelstiltskin: A German Folktale The Six Swans: A Shape-shifting Folktale from Germany The Twelve Dancing Princesses: A German Folktale Cuchulain and the Green Man: An Ancient Irish Folktale A Leprechaun's Gold: An Irish Folktale The Storyteller at Fault: An Irish Folktale The Crystal Casket: An Italian Snow White Folktale Appointment in Samarra: A Folktale from the Talmud, the Jewish Book of Religious Wisdom The Golem of Prague: A Jewish Folktale King Solomon and the Demon: A Jewish Folktale No Escape from Fate: A Persian Folktale Koschei the Deathless: A Russian Folktale Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree: A Scottish Snow White Folktale Geser: A Folktale of the Culture Hero of Tibet A Bagful of Tricks: A Uighur Folktale from China The Story of Gelert: A Welsh Local Folktale Vainamoinen: A Finnish Hero Tale Guigemar: A Medieval French Hero Tale A Story of Gwydion: A Medieval Welsh Mythic Tale Raven Steals the Sun: An American Myth from the Pacific Northwest Orpheus and Eurydice: An Ancient Greek Myth Perseus: A Greek Myth of a Culture Hero Spider Woman: Creation Myth of the Hopi People A Creation: An Iroquois Myth Balder: A Norse Myth Thor Catches the Midgard Serpent: A Norse Myth Maui Snares the Sun: A Polynesian Myth Inanna's Descent to the Underworld: An Ancient Sumerian Myth Prince Wicked and the Grateful Animals: A Parable from the Jataka The Lady, or the Tiger?: An American Riddle Tale Appendix: Storytelling Resources Bibliography Index
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Folklore -- Encyclopedias.
Mythology -- Encyclopedias.
Storytelling -- Encyclopedias.