What are some Winter Folktales?

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