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Rebel folklore : empowering tales of spirits, witches and other misfits from Anansi to Baba Yaga  Cover Image Book Book

Rebel folklore : empowering tales of spirits, witches and other misfits from Anansi to Baba Yaga

Sedgwick, Icy (author.). Bowen, Natasha, (writer of foreword.). Jeffs, Amy, (writer of foreword.). Jarram, Melissa Kitty, (illustrator.). DK Publishing, Inc., (publisher.).

Summary: "Meet 50 fascinating folktale characters and discover how these flawed heroes and relatable villains of ancient stories remain relevant today. Rebel Folklore gathers 50 fascinating folktale characters from around the world (showing readers why we should care about the rebels and misfits of ancient stories. Folktales were humble stories, passed down generations by those on the fringes of society- women, peasants, outcast groups. Across the world, these ancient stories are filled with strange characters, complicated figures who hold up a mirror to the world that dreamt them up. From outspoken women cast as witches to anti-authority figures denounced as criminals, flawed heroes to relatable villains, Rebel Folklore celebrates 50 of these misfits and what they mean for us today. Whether it's Muma Padurii, the Romanian forest witch who terrorizes trespassers to protect the environment, or Robin Hood, everyone's favourite lawless activist, we can learn a lot from the rebels of days gone by- how to speak out, embrace our flaws, and be unashamedly ourselves - even if that means being a cannibalistic swamp witch"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780241623008
  • ISBN: 0241623006
  • ISBN: 9780744084535
  • ISBN: 0744084539
  • Physical Description: print
    191 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2023.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-187) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Europe : Robin Hood (England) -- Jenny Greenteeth (England) -- The Cailleach (British Isles) -- Banshee (Ireland) -- Selkie folk (Northern Europe) -- Peśta (Norway) -- Grýla (Iceland) -- Baba Yaga (Russia) -- Rusalka (Russia) -- Muma Pădurii (Romania) -- Lorelei (Germany) -- Moura (Portugal) -- Melusina (Italy) -- Ankou (France) ; North America : Loup-Garou (Canada, USA) -- Bell witch (USA) -- Seven sisters (USA) -- Raven (USA) -- Jack (USA) -- Cihuateteo (Mexico) -- La Llorona (Mexico) -- Tlazolteotl (Mexico) -- Papa Bois (Carribean) -- La diablesse (Carribean) ; Asia & Oceania : Scheherazade (South west Asia) -- Jinn (South west Asia, South Asia) -- Churel (South Asia) -- Taraka (India) -- Jeoseung Saja (Korea) -- Okiku (Japan) -- Nang Tani (Thailand) -- Meng Po (China) -- Huli Jing (China) -- Barong (Bali) -- Bird maidens (New Guinea) -- Pleiades (Australia) -- Bunyip (Australia) -- Moehau man (New Zealand) ; Africa : Aida (Senegal) -- Anansi (Ghana) -- Yumboes (Senegal) -- Mamlambo (South Africa) -- Impundulu (South Africa) -- Mami Wata (West Africa) -- Zankallala (Nigeria) ; South America : Boto encantado (Brazil) -- Mapinguari (Brazil) -- Yemanjá (Brazil) -- Huayramama (Peru) -- La madre montre (Colombia) ; Extra resources -- Pronunciation guide.
Subject: Folklore Great Britain
Folklore England
Folklore Ireland
Folklore Norway
Folklore Iceland
Folklore Russia
Folklore Romania
Folklore Germany
Folklore Portugal
Folklore Italy
Folklore France
Folklore United States
Folklore Canada
Folklore Mexico
Folklore South Asia
Folklore East Asia
Folklore India
Folklore Korea
Folklore Japan
Folklore Thailand
Folklore China
Folklore New Guinea
Folklore Australia
Folklore New Zealand
Folklore Africa
Folklore Senegal
Folklore Ghana
Folklore South Africa
Folklore Africa, West
Folklore Nigeria
Folklore South America
Folklore Brazil
Folklore Peru
Folklore Colombia
Tales Great Britain
Tales New Zealand
Ghost stories
Radicalism in literature
Folklore Grande-Bretagne
Folklore Irlande
Folklore Norvège
Folklore Islande
Folklore Russie
Folklore Allemagne
Folklore Portugal
Folklore Italie
Folklore France
Folklore États-Unis
Folklore Asie méridionale
Folklore Inde
Folklore Corée
Folklore Japon
Folklore Chine
Folklore Nouvelle-Guinée
Folklore Australie
Folklore Afrique
Folklore Sénégal
Folklore Afrique du Sud
Folklore Afrique occidentale
Folklore Amérique du Sud
Folklore Pérou
Contes Grande-Bretagne
Contes Nouvelle-Zélande
Histoires de fantômes
Radicalisme dans la littérature
Genre: folk tales.
Folk tales.

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