Folktales are prose narratives, often transmitted orally and used as cultural entertainment or as a way of passing on traditions. The principal kinds of folktales are fairy tales or wonder tales (Märchen), which are fictitious, legends, which are allegedly true, and myths, which are concerned with the sacred.
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Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
Vast collection of folktales, myths, legends, and texts pertaining to folklore, arranged by title and theme, with a focus on northern and western Europe.
Online texts of Irish myths and legends, the legends of Camelot and Charlemagne, and the Anglo-Saxon chronicles, with links.
Fables and Fairy Tales
A classic collection of fairy tales, fables, and poems from 1909.
Fairy Stories and Fables
By James Baldwin (1841-1925), e-text from the Baldwin Project.
Infoplease.com short overview
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