Category Archives: Myth, folk and faery

  1. Into the Labyrinth


    October 9, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    I. Ariadne gave Theseus a sword and a ball of thread. The sword he could appreciate. The thread she had …
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  2. Atlantis Rising


    April 10, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    A couple of posts ago, when discussing Plato’s notion of contentment, I brought up the Lost Continent of Atlantis. Actually …
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  3. Through the Janus Gate


    January 10, 2016 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    The Roman god Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions. It is generally thought that January is named for …
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  4. All Things Krampus


    December 13, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    The #FolkloreThursday Twitter feed has been full the last few weeks of all things Krampus. This makes sense, given that …
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  5. Is the Book of Job a Folktale?


    November 29, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    Is the Book of Job a folktale? Well, some of it is, yes. At least that is what I discovered …
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  6. September Folklore Sampler: Of Proverbs and Selkies and Mapping the Grim


    October 4, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    At the beginning of September I mentioned a new hashtag on Twitter I enjoy following – #FolkloreThursdays. My first post …
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  7. 5 Folktales About Grief


    September 6, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    “There is probably more folklore emanating from mortals’ response to dying and death than any other human experience.” D. L. …
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  8. The Devil Marries Three Sisters: An Italian Folktale


    April 19, 2015 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

      How the Devil Married Three Sisters was published in 1885 in a book of Italian folktales. The stories were collected by …
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  9. The Woman Who Had No Shadow


    July 27, 2014 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    I have not yet shared a folk or fairy tale on this blog. They are deeply powerful cultural stories, and …
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  10. Of Slams and Evil Folktales

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    September 15, 2012 by Paula Reed Nancarrow

    As I explained in the post before last, in addition to tweeting on my own behalf, I currently tweet for …
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