Category: Friday Folklore

For February, I focused on Australian folklore. For March, however, I want to look at Irish folklore and that means starting with Saint Patrick. Most people can’t think of Ireland without…

Friday Folklore

This week, we move from Australian Aboriginal lore to more popular folklore. Today, we look at the poem and legend of “Dog on the Tuckerbox”.   Stories about loyal dogs…

Friday Folklore

If you’ve watched Crocodile Dundee II, then you’ll remember that scene when Mick takes a flat, oblong piece of wood, wrapped with string, out of his pack. When Sue asks him…

Friday Folklore

We call it “corn”, which comes from an Old English word that referred to any cereal seed. But it is also called maize, which, by way of Spanish, is from…

Friday Folklore

Coyote is a fascinating figure in Native American myth and folklore because he embodies so many roles. Among the Plains tribes, he is the Creator and name-giver1. Among other tribes,…

Friday Folklore