Top Ten folklore Articles

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Here are the top ten articles for the Folklore and Mythology Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. The Jersey Devil
The Jersey Devil is the only demon to ever be designated a state demon in the United States. This is the story of its origins.

2. Folk Dances in the United States
A brief overview of the types of folk dances that exist in the United States.

3. Mauna Kea and its Snow Goddess
Snow in Hawaii? Yes.... and with mythology to match.

4. Some Hoodoo Spells
Hoodoo magic!

5. The Legend of the San Nicholas Woman
Legends can be found all over the world. Here's one from California!

6. The Curse of the Seven Children
The Curse of the Seven Children is an Italian folk-tale where a seventh daughter manages to reverse a curse laid on her siblings by her father.

7. The Marriage of Rhiannon
In patriarchial societies, marriages are arranged, and women are given as prizes. Surprisingly, Welsh legend refutes this tradition with the story of the Goddess Rhiannon.

8. The Easter Bunny
We are surrounded by ancient folklore. In the spring season, the Easter Bunny is one such symbol that has mutated over the years into the commercial extravanganza we enjoy today.

9. Voodoo and Santerian Pantheons
Gods and Goddesses of Voodoo and Santeria.

10. Prometheus and Coyote: The Theft of Fire
Prometheus and Coyote both defied the gods in order to steal fire for humanity. They went about the theft in different ways, so they paid different prices for their crimes.



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