Storytelling : an encyclopedia of mythology and folklore

Storytelling is an ancient practice known in all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures – elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions.””Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore”” brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, or