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A brief verse or prose narrative or description, whose characters may be animals ("The Cicada and the Ant") or inanimate objects ("The Iron Pot and


in folklore, one of a variety of supernatural beings endowed with the powers of magic and enchantment. Belief in fairies has existed from earliest

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Fairy tales

These are short ‘once upon a time’ narratives existing paradoxically concurrent with, yet removed from, the present and possessing qualities of

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Fenrir (Norse mythology)

Wolf; enemy of the gods. Fenrir is also called Fenrisúlf, that is, the wolf of Fenrir, and this usage has never been satisfactorily explained. He has


Roman priests associated with the worship of individual deities – unlike other Roman priesthoods. Ancient grammarians derived their name from a white


Although most of us can easily name several stories, customs, songs or superstitions that we would describe as items of folklore, it is a term that is


general term for any of numerous varieties of traditional narrative. The telling of stories appears to be a cultural universal, common to primitive

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teachings and practices of the secret fraternal order officially known as the Free and Accepted Masons, or Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. There are

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Freya (Norse deity)

In Norse mythology, goddess of married love and the hearth. She was also the goddess of death, Odin's punishment after her dalliance with four dwarfs

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Freyr (Norse deity)

Important god, member of the vanir. Frey is the son of Njörd, either by his sister when he lived among the vanir or by Skadi. When Snorri says in