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Wonhyo and the Skull Water

Main Piece: The following was transcribed from a conversation between the interviewer and the informant. Informant: Korean culture is built on Confucianism and Buddhist teachings are very common. So a lot of proverbs, old sayings, and things like that nature are based on these concepts. A very famous story that’s even relevant today is Wonhyo…. Continue Reading »

Dreaming of Buddha

Context: One of my roommates, when he heard me explaining to a friend about how stressful it was to try and find folklore from different sources, offered some of the stories he knew from his childhood. Background: This is the story of an accident that happened to my roommate’s mother when she was young. Dialogue: Um…… Continue Reading »

Long Ear Lobes, Long Life: Vietnamese Belief

The informant is a 20 year old, Vietnamese American female. She is a junior at the University of Southern California, but was born in Boston, MA. Both her parents are Vietnamese and were born in Vietnam. the informant described a particular folk belief in Vietnam where people think that if a person has long earlobes,… Continue Reading »