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Originally posted on freaky folk tales:
I have studied all manner of ghost and demon in my quest to better understand this realm betwixt Heaven and Hell but there is little in this study that has proved more intriguing —…
If you haven’t already done so, I suggest you read the preceding post, Notes on Trickster stories, which provides a background and context for this article. Both posts were inspired by “The North Wind’s Gift,” a tale from Italo Calvino’s … Continue reading
I have seen Jorinda and Joringel (sometimes spelled Jorindel) in many folklore collections, but I always passed it by. A cursory glance led me to think it was much like Hansel and Gretel, not one of my favorite tales. I’m not … Continue reading
“If you want to believe in something, believe in it. Doesn’t matter if it isn’t true. You believe in it anyway.” Hub McCann (Robert Duvall) in Secondhand Lions The recent death of country music star George Jones, reminded me of … Continue reading