By Anna-Leena Siikala (editor)

The new fascination in Finnish folklore reviews with well known notion and the values and feelings encoded in oral culture begun with the realisation that the immense collections of the Finnish folklore information nonetheless have a lot to supply the modern day researcher. those archive fabrics weren't in simple terms accumulated by way of students, but additionally via the normal rural population attracted to their very own traditions, via performers and their audiences. This selection of articles works from the premises that the cultural versions which form mentalities supply upward thrust to show up expression of tradition, together with folklore. those versions additionally develop into embedded within the representations showing in folklore, and are passed down from one new release to the subsequent. the subjects of this ebook hide age-old myths and global perspectives, recommendations of witchcraft and the satan stretching again to the center a long time, and the values and collective feelings of Finnish and Hungarian agrarian groups.

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