Folk Tale

  • (noun): A tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk.
    Synonyms: folktale

Some articles on folk tale, folk, tales:

A Folk Tale - History
... be the person who made the most effort to preserve the wealth of Danish national folk tradition ... Thiele's collection of Danish folk legends (Danske Folkesagn) published in four volumes between 1818 and 1823 ... Bournonville also found inspiration in the tales collected by the Grimm brothers in Germany ...
Na Gruagaichean - Folk Tale
... Bha uair-eigin a’fuireachd an Callairt duin’-uasal a bha ‘na shealgair fhiadh ro ainmeil… There once lived in Callart a gentleman who was a very famous deer hunter ... He had a greyhound the equal of which was not then to be found in Lochaber but, like his master, he was growing old and losing his speed ...
Blair Lent
... Hodges that adapted a story by Lafcadio Hearn, Arlene Mosel's 1968 Chinese folk tale Tikki Tikki Tembo, the 1968 book Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky ...

Famous quotes containing the words tale and/or folk:

    In the tale, in the telling, we are all one blood. Take the tale in your teeth, then, and bite till the blood runs, hoping it’s not poison; and we will all come to the end together, and even to the beginning: living, as we do, in the middle.
    Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929)

    the yonge sonne
    Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne,
    And smale foweles maken melodye,
    That slepen al the nyght with open eye—
    So priketh hem nature in hir corages—
    Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages,
    Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?–1400)