Folklore Q&A

What are some Rain Proverbs & Sayings?

Looking to do a little weather forcasting? These old proverbs claim to predict stormy weather. If after a rain you can see enough blue sky to make a man a pair of pants, it will clear, at least according to some weather predictors. Read them all and see which ones work for you.

What is the Jersey Devil?

The legendary Jersey Devil is a dragon-like creature, with a head like a horse, a snake-like body and bat’s wings. The Jersey Devil is rumored to inhabit the Pine Barrens in southern New Jersey, and has been known to cause chaos and panic whenever it rears its unattractive head; though there are some who consider its appearance as the herald of good luck.

What are some stories featuring supernatural romance?

Folklore is full of tales of true love and loss, and of not-so-true love and its aftermath. And of course, in some stories, love goes terribly awry…. If you’re looking for a happy ending, you may want to go to the Disney channel. But if you want something thought-provoking (and sometimes downright chilling,) these stories are for you!

What are some Holiday Ghost Stories?

Come celebrate the spooky side of the holidays.  Ghosts, Saint Nicholas, Der Belznickel and other characters haunt these stories that take place around the holidays.  We’ve also included a couple of ghost stories from the African-American tradition for folks to read during Kwanzaa!   Christmas Stories Haunted ChristmasThe soft thud of following footsteps echoed behind him …

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