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Thread #102065   Message #3508177
Posted By: GUEST
24-Apr-13 - 09:16 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: fairy tale motifs
Subject: RE: Folklore: fairy tale motifs
I think this link Child 1 takes you to the collection of Child ballads which is described as containing "Ballads involving Superstitions of various kinds, as of Fairies, Elves, Water-spirits, Enchantment, and Ghostly Apparitions; and also some Legends of Popular Heroes."

A good supporting text for these ballads is "Folklore in the English and Scottish Ballads" by Lowry Charles Wimberly L C Wimberly

You could also try reading the Mabinogion Mabinogion @ Sacred Texts