5 Books Inspired By Japanese Mythology and Folklore

5 Books Inspired By Japanese Mythology and Folklore

My exposure to Japanese mythology and folklore actually began when I was in grade school. I started to read and excessive amount of manga, and through that, I took an interest in the folklore and mythos that inspired said stories. I still love the legends and stories, so this has definitely been an article long in the making. Here are five stories inspired by Japanese mythology and folklore.   1. “Tales of moonlight and Rain” image via goodreads Tales of Moonlight and Rain, written by Ueda Akinari, was originally published back in 1776. This is a collection of nine gothic …

5 Books That Resonate With Slavic Mythos and Folklore

5 Books That Resonate With Slavic Mythos and Folklore

With the Netflix adaptation of The Witcher mere weeks away from dropping, an article about books inspired by Slavic myth and folklore seems more than appropriate. Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher series borrows heavily from this lore, and there does appear to be a recent spike in fantasy literature that follows in suit. Granted, the spike itself is not likely because of Sapkowski’s work, there might still be readers of his series who might be interested in reading other work that pulls from the same mythos. With that in mind, here are five books that resonate with Slavic mythology and folklore.     …

10 Quirky Folklore Facts for #FolkloreThursday

10 Quirky Folklore Facts for #FolkloreThursday

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Evil mummified hands, dental hygiene, and dirty, disembodied Japanese foot spirits. Here are ten tweets about folklore around the world.   Ever wonder where the tooth fairy came from? A similar traidtion, tand-fé (tooth fee), is mentioned in the 13th century Icelandic Eddas. Vikings, believing a child’s first tooth to be especially lucky, would buy and string them into necklaces to wear into battle #FolkloreThursday pic.twitter.com/DrFPFUiJLE — Eleanor Fleming (@AnthroElle) August 30, 2018   In some German folklore the act of kissing a donkey is said to be a cure for toothache! And similarly in Greek folklore drinking donkeys milk …