Folk literature (oral literature, "orature") comprises the verbal forms of folklore, and includes larger narratives such as folktales, and smaller forms such as proverbs, riddles, and rhymes. Although usually transmitted by word of mouth, some forms are transmitted in writing, such as graffiti on walls, or urban legends in emails. Essential to folk literature is its existence in multiple variants.
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The Encyclopedia Mythica
On-line encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legend, containing definitions of deities, fabulous creatures and places, as well as images and stories.
The Gold Scales
Extensive collection of traditional and modern wisdom, tales and lore (in Norwegian and English).
Mysteries of Canada
Stories of mysterious Canadian history, geography, myths, and legends. Features searchable story index, investigator profiles, researcher tips, and links of interest.
Small Forms of Verbal Folklore
Discussing several minor forms such as proverbs, riddles, oaths and calls, with examples from Lithuanian folklore.
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