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Types of Folklore

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fables
short stories that teach a lesson or have a moral; often the characters are animals
fairy tales
have fanciful characters with extraordinary powers
fairy tale character
godmother
fairy tale event
the granting of three wishes
folk tales
often includes animals that make fun of humans and their weaknesses
legends
based on real historical figures, often in fictional situations
myths
often explains the natural world
Greek and Roman Myths
describes the actions of Gods and Goddesses
Creation Myths
explain how the Earth was formed
Tall Tales
From America's pioneering days-filled with wild exaggerations
Trickster Tales
foolish animals or humans are outsmarted by clever characters
moral
a rule about right or wrong
folklore
stories, poems, and songs handed down
oral tradition
works passed along by word of mouth