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Folklore of Italy

Folklore of Italy refers to the folklore and urban legends of Italy.

Contents

  • Folklore 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Folklore

Folklore Remarks Notes
Witches Befana Is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve (the night of January 5) in a similar way to Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus. [1]
Creatures Badalisc Is a mythical creature of the Val Camonica, in the southern central Alps. [2]
Wolf of Gubbio Was a wolf that, according to the Fioretti di San Francesco, terrorized the city of Gubbio until it was tamed by St. Francis of Assisi acting on behalf of God. The story is one of many in Christian narrative that depict holy persons exerting influence over animals and nature, a motif common to hagiography. [3]
Other Egg of Columbus Refers to a brilliant idea or discovery that seems simple or easy after the fact. The expression refers to a popular story of how Christopher Columbus, having been told that discovering the Americas was no great accomplishment, challenged his critics to make an egg stand on its tip.
Giufà He is referred to in some areas of the country, is a character of Italian folklore [4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Illes, Judika. Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses (2009) p. 269. ISBN 978-0-06-135024-5
  2. ^ "Festa del Badalisc ad Andrista (località di Cevo)" (in Italian). Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  3. ^ "Wolf of Gubbio". wiki.franciscanweb.com. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Ashliman, D. L. "Eat, My Clothes!". Clothes Make the Man - folktales of Aarne-Thompson type 1558 selected and edited by D. L. Ashliman. Retrieved 2009-10-13. 

External links

  • Italian Folklore/Legends of Italy


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