Encyclopedia of Folk Heroes by Graham Seal

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  • Title: Encyclopedia of Folks Heroes
  • Author: Graham Seal
  • Category: Social Science
  • Date: September 2002
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: ISBN: 1576077187

 

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A large-ranging and detailed investigation of folks heroes, each fictional and historic, from the earliest times to the current, taken from societies all through the world as they exist in folktales, folksongs, customs, speech, and different folklore genres. Meet Mad Canine Morgan, the Australian bushranger; Kabadaluk, the Yugoslav beggar boy who marries the princess; Mulan, the Chinese language heroine who attire as a person to affix the military. This outstanding meeting of heroes, outlaws, tricksters, and fools is a testomony to the human creativeness. From Paul Bunyan to Stagolee, from Queen Mab to the Tooth Fairy, each tradition has created folks heroes. However as usually as not, these ”heroes of the folks” accomplish their targets with strategies which can be something however heroic—just like the American liar hero Davy Crockett, or Galloping Jones, the Australian drinker and financial institution robber. Then there’s the Irishman Finn Mac Cumhal, whose heroism, like that of Rip Van Winkle, was based mostly on oversleeping. On this new assortment, readers will get pleasure from a wildly colourful parade of almost 400 thieves, tricksters, simpletons, and dragon slayers from around the globe. Regardless of appearances, these ”heroes” carry out an important social operate: they permit us to query what is true and what’s unsuitable, to problem what’s authorized and what’s unlawful, to take care of who has energy and who doesn’t, and to handle the contradictions and conflicts inherent in all cultures. much less ABC-CLIO ; September 2002 372 pages;

 

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