Myths & Legends

Winter Tales

Winter talesThe cold of winter creeps into these folktales from the United States and Canada. 

  • Windigo 
    A brave warrior fights an evil creature of the snow and ice to save his starving family.

  • Dunkelberger Gravel Bar
    A Rogue River tall tale about fishin'...

  • Hold Him, Tabb
    I used to earn my living by carting supplies from town to town on horse-drawn wagons. Not easy work, no sir. Especially in winter...

  • Babe the Blue Ox
    Paul Bunyan finds a little blue ox the Winter of the Blue Snow.

  • Presumed Drowned
    The souls of five drowned men rejoin their ship from the Ice.

  • Davy Crockett and the Frozen Dawn
    Davy Crockett must unfreeze the dawn.

  • The First Tears
    Eskimo tale about the origins of tears.

  • The Flying Canoe
    A group of lonely lumberjacks pay a bitter price when they go home for New Years.

  • Frozen Flames
    What do you do when the lanterns freeze? Call Paul Bunyan.

  • Rainbow Crow
    The snow has come to Earth and all the animals are freezing. Can Rainbow Crow save them?

  • The Trapper's Ghost
    The phantom of an evil trapper is doomed to roam the wilds of Labrador, helping lost travelers to atone for his sins



 

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