Tag: 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

For the next little while, until I’m either bored or something else catches my attention, I want to focus on folklore from Native Americans, primarily North America and Hawai’i. My…

Friday Folklore

Friday Folklore

Baba Yaga is a familiar figure in Slavic folklore, particularly in Russia. Her name has a few possible origins.¬†Baba is the easy part: in most Slavic languages, it means “grandmother”…

Friday Folklore

In Slavic culture, particularly Russia, there exists a legendary creature called the Firebird. Unlike the Phoenix, it’s red-gold with crystalline eyes. There’s also no indication that the Firebird has the…

Friday Folklore