Tag Archives: märchen

The Crab and the Monkey

Informant: I got one. It’s a folktale from when I was younger.   Interviewer: Is it like, a Brazilian or a Japanese tale?   Informant: It’s Japanese… I don’t remember who told me the tale, it’s very common knowledge in Japan. It might’ve been in daycare. Does it matter?   Interviewer: Not really. What is […]

The Elephant and the Jackal

Informant: There is one tale that I remember from when I was like… super young. Like an Indian folktale.   Interviewer: Yeah sure, let’s hear it.   Informant: It’s called The Elephant and the Jackal. There was once an Elephant that was a monster, and like, he would rampage across the forests destroying trees, and […]

La chasse-galerie

Informant KJ is a sophomore studying cinematic art at the University of Southern California. He is of French-Canadian descent from the region of Quebec. Here, he discusses traditional Canadian folklore that has been known in his family for several generations: “La Chasse-galerie” “The Flying Canoe” KJ: “The Flying Canoe” is a pretty strange story if […]