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Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore (for Babylon)

 
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Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore (for Babylon)
 
1029 entries, from Dragons to Mother Goose, May Day to Michaelmas, this reference work is an absorbing and entertaining guide to English folklore.
It is also an authoritative reference source on such legendary characters as Cinderella, Jack the Giant Killer, and Robin Hood. It gives entertaining and informative explanations of a wide range of subjects in folklore: oral and performance genres such as cheese rolling, morris dancing, and rushbearing; superstitions such as crossing fingers and wishbones; beliefs like fairy rings and frog showers; and calendar customs from April Fool's Day to St. Valentine's Day.



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