They form a body of very popular folktales used to entertain and teach. Here are nearly tales and excerpts in English from the very long chronicles, aimed at a knightly and aristocratic audience. Also a thematic index, images, and other resources. Great fun.
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Plus a huge archive of short pun stories. The story is of Vessantara, the generous King of Sivi, and is summarised here. Includes 30 American Indian folktales, and some ghost, humorous, moral and other stories. The collection began as the rec. The site is bilingual, English and German.
This shows something of how the Grimms edited and revised the folktales from oral adult versions into a little more literary children's form. This page is just one of many on interesting aspects or themes of follore, at DL Ashliman's Folklore and Mythology site. Huge collection of saints' stories and legends. These seven volumes! You will need Adobe's free Acrobat reader to view this page. A monthly feature story is available in text or streaming audio Real Player. Most are adaptations of regional oral tales and come with atmospheric photos. The archives have an undisclosed number of past tales, free to registered users.
Each tale has background cultural details. A very active set of messageboards allows one to discuss the tales, or share stories of one's own.
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And there's a bookshop with titles on the culture and tales of the area. A good example of what the internet can do to facilitate oral storytelling. The book and the review contain stories with mathematical puzzles, along with scientific ponderings. The number one source for on-line text, this catalogues every book digitised on the web and is updated constantly.
Over 14, books are listed. Searchable by title, author, subject etc. Also related special features. Keep up to date by regularly checking the new listings page for titles on your favourite subjects. The site is fun and useful - a great bag of tricks, and Richard has books available too. The Literature and Culture section of this page has over Folk Tales and is regularly growing from the various local cultures - Uygur, Monguor, Ordos, Mongol, Tibetan, Khalka and others - all grouped according to tale type, and with very useful notes on similar versions, motifs, etc, plus source notes.
A supplementary page gives details of the storytellers they were collected from, both past and present. Other sections of the page give plenty of cultural background information, plus highly useful folkloric indices - tale type, motif and others, and a site search facility. A fine resource. You can read tales from 72 large volumes, in English translation, taken from tape recordings.
The files here are scans of the original typescripts, and so rather large to download, but each tale is titled descriptively - there are lots of Nasruddin tales for those that love these profound and funny stories. Storytellers should note that although the actual scans and texts are copyrighted, the stories are folktales and of course should be told. This site also has large quantities of cultural information, folk music, and epics, including in streaming audio.
You can hear a six hour epic in Turkish and read several more - if you can read Cyrillic. It not only gives texts of multiple versions of huge numbers of such modern legends, all categorised, but it also gives full details of efforts to verify them, with a verdict of true, false etc. Handily there's a whole section on computer virus hoaxes, never forward such a warning to your friends before looking here because virus warnings are always hoaxes.
The site also features a good search facility, mailing lists for site updates and discussing urban legends, a top ten of searches, a randomizer for browsing the legends, a messageboard, and a compilation of books about urban legends etc. This page has over Folk Tales and is regularly growing from the various local cultures - Uygur, Monguor, Ordos, Mongol, Tibetan, Khalka and others - all grouped according to tale type, and with very useful notes on similar versions, motifs, etc, plus source notes.
Other sections of the site give plenty of cultural background information, plus highly useful folkloric indices - tale type, motif and others, and a site search facility. Not that I can tell what the site is about at all! But it's chock-full of wonderful tales esp. Scandinavian , insights, essays, folklore, philosophy, quotations and more.
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This page is a site-map, which at least gives a partial idea of the scope. Also links to many country-specific folklore sites. Also articles, and discussion forum. The texts can be viewed in various ways and presentations, with beautiful illustrations. There is also an authoritative essay on both the Arabic and Engllish development of the Nights. Lots of great stories. The texts can be viewed in various ways and presentations, with beautiful mediaeval illustrations. The Canterbury Tales include various popular folktales, given a poetic form, and was highly influential on the European collections of folktales.
These fifteen tales click the Reading link from his two published volumes are very welcome, and timings are given too. This page is part of a Folklore and Mythology online textbook from the University of Oklahoma, USA, which has pages on many folktale from other cultures. Every tale, both individually and as a downloadable zip file of the whole collection. Also a brief introduction to the collection. Many other Grimms sites only give a small selection. But as well as tales there's a historical introduction, chronological list of all the tales, artwork, a cross-referenced index, and lots of information on Andersen's life.
These are traditional Buddhist teaching tales, and the many characters are considered to be the Buddha's previous incarnations. Each jataka here has a useful keyword to indicate its theme.
Read another fifty tales in Volume II: here. I , Vol. II All these volumes are in Acrobat format you probably have the free reader installed, if not go to www. Vandergrift's thorough and interesting site exploring every aspect of Snow White: meaning, study and criticism; 36 online versions; illustrations; films and recordings; weblinks; and lengthy bibliographies. There is a great deal of eloquent verse amongst the stories, in the Persian tradition.
The Heptameron of Margaret, Queen of Navarre. A classic French collection of folktales, all linked into a frame story, as with the Decameron etc. But they each are similar to tales in more recent collections such as Grimms, and the parallels are noted here. Interesting, and perhaps useful for researching variants. There are 18 more tales in the full version, but that is not yet available online.
They are dilemma tales, within a frame story about a great king who has to carry a vampire back to a magician. A long preface gives much background cultural information, and there's a glossary too. A useful way to get acquainted with this long and powerful story.
In Deitch's A Shroud for Waldo serialized in weekly papers such as New York Press and released in book form by Fantagraphics , the hospital attendant who revives Waldo as a hulking demon so he can destroy the AntiChrist, is none other than the Wandering Jew. For carrying out this mission, he is awarded a normal life and, it is implied, marries the woman he just rescued. Waldo, having reverted to cartoon cat form, is also rewarded, finding it in a freight car.
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Later, the character Johanna Constantine remarks on a rumor that The Devil and the Wandering Jew meet once every hundred years in a tavern, further drawing out the connection. In Kore Yamazaki's manga The Ancient Magus' Bride , the character Cartaphilus, also known as Joseph, is a mysterious being that looks like a young boy, but is much older. He is dubbed "The Wandering Jew" and is said to have been cursed with immortality for throwing a rock at the Son of God. It is later revealed that Joseph and Cartaphilus used to be two different people until Joseph fused with Cartaphilus in an attempt to remove his curse, only to become cursed himself.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the legendary figure. For other uses, see Wandering Jew disambiguation.