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Latin-American Folklore Resources Online
latino.sscnet.ucla.edu/research/folklore.html
Lengthy links-page from UCLA provides access to information about folkloric Latin American festivals, food, games, music, religion, and folktales.
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Archives of Folklore Discussion List
listserv.tamu.edu/archives/folklore.html
Hosts a complete month-by-month record of all the posts made to the discussion-list, from 1990 to the present.
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
www.folklife.si.edu/
Focuses on contemporary grassroots cultures. Festival information, recordings, events, and resources.
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Lucky W Amulet Archive
www.luckymojo.com/luckyw.html
Encyclopedic resource describing and illustrating folkloric talismans and lucky charms from around the world, including horseshoe, swastika, four-leaf clover, rabbit foot, raccoon penis bone, hamsa hand, John the Conqueror root, scarab beetle, and black cat bone. keywords: mojo, yronwode, magic, hoodoo, good, folklore, wi, superstition, roowork, religion
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British Columbia Folklore Society
www.folklore.bc.ca/Whatsfolk.htm
A definition and explanation of folklore, with examples. keywords: canada, bc, b.c.
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New York Folklore Society
www.nyfolklore.org/resource/what.html
Definitions of folklore and the related terms folklife and folk arts. keywords: culture, cultural, traditions, traditional, tradition, studies, storytelling, shopping, line, gallery
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Paganism in British Folk Customs by Bob Trubshaw
www.indigogroup.co.uk/edge/paganism.htm
Article that contrasts the true remains of Pagan origins in the folk customs of England with those customs created or exaggerated through "paganisation" by Victorian romantic authors.
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Journal of Folklore Research
www.indiana.edu/~jofr/
A peer-reviewed publication of the Folklore Institute at Indiana University, established in 1965. keywords: tale, narrative, studies, wonder, personal, oral, magic, journalfolklore, folktale, folklife
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Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland
www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/vbwi/
Collected and arranged by Lady Augusta Gregory (1920), e-text from the Internet Sacred Text Archive. keywords: yeats, swedenborg, sight, second, irish, ghosts, folklore, fairies, esp, elves
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Folk Beliefs in Modern Japan
www.kokugakuin.ac.jp/ijcc/wp/cpjr/folkbeliefs/
E-text of the book edited by Inoue Nobutaka, Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University.
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Folklore: An Introduction
virtual.park.uga.edu/~clandrum/folklore.html
Contains definitions, basic categories, and listings of subjects studied by folkloristics.
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At the Edge: The Cosmic Mill
www.indigogroup.co.uk/edge/cmill.htm
Article by Alby Stone discussing the hand-mill as an image of the cosmos.
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Archer Taylor
www.locustvalley.com/business/Families of Distinction/Taylor.html
Wolfgang Mieder's biographical sketch of the University of California Professor of Folklore Archer Taylor, and his work as a paremiologist - collector of proverbs.
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Pro Ethnologia
www.erm.ee/?node=101
Journal of the Estonian National Museum, publishing short articles on ethnographical issues. Content in Estonian and English.
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D. L. Ashliman
www.pitt.edu/~dash/ashliman.html
Folklore researcher, providing extensive resources on Germanic myths, legends and sagas, and Indo-European folk and fairy tales.
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Folklore: an Online Electronic Journal
folklore.ee/folklore/
English-language archives of an informative Baltic Folklore journal published by the Folk Belief and Media Group of the Estonian Literary Museum. Material about Estonian shamanism, urban legends, ethnomusicology, popular calendar data, and general folk belief.
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Folklore Studies Association of Canada
www.celat.ulaval.ca/acef/
Educational, non-profit association founded in June 1976 for the purpose of increasing education and research in the field of folklore studies in all its aspects.
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Basque Folklore
www.buber.net/Basque/Folklore/
Essays and links. keywords: uberuaga, page, euskera, euskara, euskadi, buber's, buber, blas, basques
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American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
www.loc.gov/folklife/
Created by Congress in 1976 "to preserve and present American Folklife," the Center incorporates the Archive of Folk Culture, established at the Library in 1928 as a repository for American Folk Music. keywords: tradition, teacher, student, recordings, publications, performance, northern, news, ireland, finding
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Directory of Irish and Celtic Folklore
web.ncf.ca/bj333/folklore.html
An "A to Z of Irish Folkore," including seasonal celebrations, folktales, folk sayings, folk cures, leprechaun and fairy beliefs, and the origins of names.
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The Folklore of the Isle of Man
www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/fulltext/folklore/
Myths, legends, superstitions, customs and proverbs, by A. W. Moore (1891), e-text from a Manx Note Book. keywords: isleman
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What Strange Brew
whatstrangebrew.com
Strange and beautiful plants with mythological and folkloric significance. keywords: mythology, flowers, mystical, magical, lotus, amanita, san, sacred, plumeria, pedro
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Superstitions Around the World
worldsuperstitions.blogspot.com
A compilation of superstitions and taboos around from variety of cultures.
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