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Thread #102065   Message #2064888
Posted By: CapriUni
31-May-07 - 10:09 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: fairy tale motifs
Subject: RE: Folklore: fairy tale motifs
Oh, I know of folklorists who've catagorized themes and motifs. One of the most famous is The Motif Index of Folk Literature by Stith Thomson, which I have on my shelves.

I was thinking that this thread could be a little deeper and more personal, where people who tell the stories and sing the songs can share the history behind the motifs, alongside personal insights.

So, how do you like those tales? Do you have a favorite, so far?