Sea folklore includes the legend of Sint Brandaen and later the legend of Lady of Stavoren about the ruined port city of Stavoren. He painted several mythical figures that he placed in heaven or hell. The first written folklore of the Low Countries is not specifically derivative of French folklore. In this class are the romances of epic poetry of the Carolingians that usually are about Charlemagne "Karel" in Dutch. Dutch folklore also concerned the Christian saints and British themes of King Arthur chivalry and quests :. Biographies of Christian saints and stories of Christian miracles were important genre in the Middle Ages.
Original Dutch works of the genre are:. Efteling has the nickname 'Guardian of fairy tales'.
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There are many international fairy tales depicted in the Park. But the park has also collected Dutch folktales and fairy tales and exhibited them.
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This is a small collection of the Dutch fairytales in Efteling:. The following fairy tales retold in English in were based on Dutch legends and collected in the book, Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks , , compiled by William Elliot Griffis :. Fairy tale notes: The Little Dutch Boy is commonly thought to be a Dutch legend or fairy tale, but is in fact a fictional story inside of a novel, written by an American author, and not known in the Netherlands as traditional folklore.
See Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates. There are stories about Werewolfs in the towns of Loosbroek and Vught. From ancient regional mythology, names of ancient gods and goddesses in this region come from Roman, Celtic and Germanic origins. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about legends of the Low Countries after Christianization.
Folklore of the Low Countries
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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? William Elliot Griffis was an American orientalist, Congregational minister, lecturer, and prolific author. Griffis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of a sea captain and later a coal trader. Belgian Fairy Tales is a collection of tales penne by Griffis. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.
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