Tag Archives: folk tales

Capturing Carpio

I came across the name of Bernardo Carpio when researching sleeping heroes, but I felt he probably deserved his own post. As he’s said to cause earthquakes, he’s more like the imprisoned Ymir or Loki in Norse mythology than the … Continue reading

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Everybody’s Got a Laughing Place

Song of the South – This was one of Disney’s earlier films to mix live action with animation, and also one of their most controversial movies, never released on home video in this country. I saw it at the theater … Continue reading

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Unreal American Heroes

When writing about tall tales, I would be remiss not to mention what I’m sure many Americans think of when they hear the term, which is the adventures of frontier folk heroes. These include actual people whose deeds were exaggerated, … Continue reading

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The Vanderdecker Policy

Since the most recent book I’ve read involves the legend of the Flying Dutchman, I figure I should give an overview of that story. I actually thought I already had, but I can’t find it through a Google search. The … Continue reading

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I’ve Struck Eulenspiegel

To close out April Fools’ Day, let’s take a look at one of the most famous pranksters in history. Well, at least he’s supposed to be famous, but I’ve hardly heard of him. I’m referring to Till Eulenspiegel, a German … Continue reading

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