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What is Folklore? My Tuppence Worth...

What is Folklore? This is a question I've seen discussed on social media many times. Efforts tend to try to distinguish why it's different (if at all) from myth, legend and/or history. Sometimes it can get quite heated, dull-eyed trolls and silver-wrought warriors do battle on keyboards, but this is thankfully rare and the date is healthy, fun and rewarding; afterall, there is no right answer, only what you choose to believe, and so this is my own two pence worth. For me there are two broad definitions of folklore: The Academic The Magickal I'll start with the easy one - 'The Academic' - and I lie; it ain't so easy. You see, from an academic perspective folklore touches and plays o'er many

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