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The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.32 — 187,241 ratings — published 1812
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Aesop's Fables Aesop's Fables (Paperback)
by (shelved 86 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.06 — 120,147 ratings — published -560
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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (Paperback)
by (shelved 86 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.01 — 24,631 ratings — published 1975
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American Gods American Gods (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 85 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.18 — 145,392 ratings — published 2001
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The Arabian Nights The Arabian Nights (Paperback)
by (shelved 81 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.08 — 89,763 ratings — published 800
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The Mitten The Mitten (Hardcover)
by (shelved 63 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.23 — 75,430 ratings — published 1929
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The Complete Fairy Tales The Complete Fairy Tales (Hardcover)
by (shelved 62 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.28 — 126,112 ratings — published 1835
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Uprooted Uprooted (Hardcover)
by (shelved 57 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.12 — 153,681 ratings — published 2015
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Deathless (Leningrad Diptych, #1) Deathless (Leningrad Diptych, #1)
by (shelved 52 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.05 — 37,417 ratings — published 2011
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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Hardcover)
by (shelved 52 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.22 — 41,835 ratings — published 2009
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Beowulf Beowulf (Paperback)
by (shelved 51 times as folklore)
avg rating 3.39 — 216,323 ratings — published 975
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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.29 — 173,667 ratings — published 1989
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The Lion and the Mouse The Lion and the Mouse (Hardcover)
by (shelved 49 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.23 — 25,822 ratings — published 2009
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The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni, #1) The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni, #1)
by (shelved 47 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.08 — 144,500 ratings — published 2013
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Italian Folktales Italian Folktales (Paperback)
by (shelved 45 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.20 — 7,481 ratings — published 1956
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The Rough-Face Girl The Rough-Face Girl (Paperback)
by (shelved 44 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.39 — 13,708 ratings — published 1998
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The Kalevala The Kalevala (Paperback)
by (shelved 43 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.05 — 8,441 ratings — published 1835
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The Power of Myth The Power of Myth (Paperback)
by (shelved 43 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.30 — 71,920 ratings — published 1988
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Anansi Boys Anansi Boys (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 42 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.00 — 217,236 ratings — published 2005
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The Hero With a Thousand Faces The Hero With a Thousand Faces (Paperback)
by (shelved 41 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.27 — 51,107 ratings — published 1949
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Norse Mythology Norse Mythology (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 40 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.12 — 41,900 ratings — published 2017
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Rapunzel Rapunzel (Hardcover)
by (shelved 40 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.16 — 17,537 ratings — published 1997
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Arrow to the Sun Arrow to the Sun (Library Binding)
by (shelved 39 times as folklore)
avg rating 3.89 — 6,030 ratings — published 1974
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The Bear and the Nightingale The Bear and the Nightingale (Hardcover)
by (shelved 38 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.13 — 42,958 ratings — published 2017
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The Golden Bough The Golden Bough (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.00 — 11,749 ratings — published 1890
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Rumpelstiltskin Rumpelstiltskin (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.23 — 17,473 ratings — published 1986
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The Mabinogion The Mabinogion (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as folklore)
avg rating 3.98 — 8,792 ratings — published 1410
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Irish Fairy and Folk Tales Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (Hardcover)
by (shelved 36 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.15 — 9,095 ratings — published 1888
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Favorite Folktales from Around the World (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) Favorite Folktales from Around the World (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)
by (shelved 36 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.18 — 2,238 ratings — published 1986
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Aesop's Fables Aesop's Fables (Hardcover)
by (shelved 34 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.15 — 359 ratings — published 1988
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The Blue Fairy Book The Blue Fairy Book (Paperback)
by (shelved 34 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.10 — 17,837 ratings — published 1887
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The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1)
by (shelved 34 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.12 — 246,703 ratings — published 1982
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Golem Golem (Hardcover)
by (shelved 33 times as folklore)
avg rating 3.69 — 4,759 ratings — published 1996
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (Hardcover)
by (shelved 32 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.12 — 18,582 ratings — published 1977
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The Prose Edda The Prose Edda (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.17 — 17,946 ratings — published 1220
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Faeries Faeries (Hardcover)
by (shelved 32 times as folklore)
avg rating 3.88 — 94,763 ratings — published 1978
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Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China (paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.03 — 3,377 ratings — published 1982
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C. JoyBell C.
“Fiction is written with reality and reality is written with fiction. We can write fiction because there is reality and we can write reality because there is fiction; everything we consider today to be myth and legend, our ancestors believed to be history and everything in our history includes myths and legends. Before the splendid modern-day mind was formed our cultures and civilizations were conceived in the wombs of, and born of, what we identify today as "fiction, unreality, myth, legend, fantasy, folklore, imaginations, fabrications and tall tales." And in our suddenly realized glory of all our modern-day "advancements" we somehow fail to ask ourselves the question "Who designated myths and legends as unreality? " But I ask myself this question because who decided that he was spectacular enough to stand up and say to our ancestors "You were all stupid and disillusioned and imagining things" and then why did we all decide to believe this person? There are many realities not just one. There is a truth that goes far beyond what we are told today to believe in. And we find that truth when we are brave enough to break away from what keeps everybody else feeling comfortable. Your reality is what you believe in. And nobody should be able to tell you to believe otherwise.”
C. JoyBell C.

Stanislaw Sielicki
“Vila the White,
Built a City up height,
Not in the Heavens, not on the ground,
But on the edge of a Cloud,
Vila the White,
Put defenses the bright:
Gold defends the heights, Sun defends the gate,
Moon defends the City when it's late,
Vila the White,
Stood with Sun at sight,
Watching what comes from the bay,
And saw Lightning and Thunder play,
Vila the White,
Wed her son on Moon at night,
And gave her daughter to Gold, as bride,
They have couple brothers, she's their brother's wife.”
Stanislaw Sielicki, Handsome Yeva: An Indo-European Tale: Reconstruction Based on Balto-Slavic Folklore and Parallels with Other Indo-European Myths

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