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This page is intended as a link list of English-language Public Domain collections of regional legends and folklore, analogous to the Sagen page at German Wikisource. This list can be used for finding and organizing the addition of folklore texts to Wikisource itself.

Legends and Folklore CollectionsEdit

AfricaEdit

  • C. Kamba Simango, Madikane Čele, Natalie Curtis Burlin: Songs and Tales from the Dark Continent. Boston c1920. Smithsonian Libraries

AngolaEdit

CongoEdit

East AfricaEdit

EgyptEdit

  • Hubert Marshall Skinner: Readings in Folk-lore; Short Studies in the Mythology of America, Great Britain, the Norse countries, Germany, India, Syria, Egypt, and Persia. New York 1893. Internet Archive identifier: beastsandmen00bossrich Note: The section on Egyptian folklore starts on p. 353.

LiberiaEdit

MoroccoEdit

Namibia (South-West Africa)Edit

NigeriaEdit

South AfricaEdit

  • George McCall Theal: Kaffir Folk-Lore, or, A Selection from the Traditional Tales current among the people living on the eastern border of the Cape Colony. London 1882. Internet Archive identifier: cihm_33996

West AfricaEdit

  • George Washington Ellis: Negro culture in West Africa; a social study of the negro group of Vai-speaking people, with its own invented alphabet and written language shown in two charts and six engravings of Vai script, twenty-six illustrations of their arts and life, fifty folklore stories, one hundred and fourteen proverbs, and one map. New York 1914. Internet Archive identifier: negrocultureinwe00elliuoft

Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)Edit

AmericasEdit

CanadaEdit

CarribeanEdit

BahamasEdit

CubaEdit

MexicoEdit

United StatesEdit

AlabamaEdit

ArkansasEdit

CaliforniaEdit

FloridaEdit

GeorgiaEdit

IowaEdit

KentuckyEdit

LouisianaEdit

MarylandEdit

MinnesotaEdit

MissouriEdit

New HampshireEdit

New YorkEdit

North CarolinaEdit

PennsylvaniaEdit

South CarolinaEdit

VermontEdit

VirginiaEdit

New EnglandEdit

Native AmericansEdit

  • Hubert Marshall Skinner: Readings in Folk-lore; Short Studies in the Mythology of America, Great Britain, the Norse countries, Germany, India, Syria, Egypt, and Persia. New York 1893. Internet Archive identifier: beastsandmen00bossrich Note: The section on American folklore starts on p. 15.

AchomawiEdit

AleutEdit

Akimel O'odham (formerly Pima)Edit

AlgonkinEdit

ApacheEdit

ArikaraEdit

AthabascanEdit

TolowaEdit

AtusgewiEdit

BribriEdit

BrunkaEdit

CaddoEdit

CherokeeEdit

CheyenneEdit

ChinookanEdit

CowlitzEdit

HaidaEdit

Heiltsuk (Bella Bella)Edit

HopiEdit

InuitEdit

IsletaEdit

KarukEdit

KathlametEdit

KawEdit

KlamathEdit

KlickitatEdit

KoyukunEdit

KutenaiEdit

KwakiutlEdit

LuiseñoEdit

MaiduEdit

MayaEdit

MiwokEdit

ModocEdit

MojaveEdit

NahuaEdit

NavajoEdit

NisenamEdit

OsageEdit

Nez PerceEdit

Nuu-cha-nulth (Nootka)Edit

PaiuteEdit

PatwinEdit

PawneeEdit

PimaEdit

PomoEdit

PuebloEdit

KeresEdit

QuechanEdit

SalishEdit

Bitterroot SalishEdit
CowichanEdit
TillamookEdit

ShastaEdit

SiouxEdit

DakotaEdit
Lakota (Teton Sioux)Edit

Snuneymuxw (Nanaimo)Edit

TlingitEdit

TsetsautEdit

TsimshianEdit

WichitaEdit

YakamaEdit

YurokEdit

ZuniEdit

AsiaEdit

BorneoEdit

ChinaEdit

TibetEdit

IndiaEdit

  • Hubert Marshall Skinner: Readings in Folk-lore; Short Studies in the Mythology of America, Great Britain, the Norse countries, Germany, India, Syria, Egypt, and Persia. New York 1893. Internet Archive identifier: beastsandmen00bossrich Note: The section on Hindu folklore starts on p. 267.

IndochinaEdit

IndonesiaEdit

JapanEdit

KoreaEdit

MalaysiaEdit

PakistanEdit

PhilippinesEdit

Sri Lanka (Ceylon)Edit

EuropeEdit

AlbaniaEdit

ArmeniaEdit

AustriaEdit

BelgiumEdit

British IslesEdit

  • Hubert Marshall Skinner: Readings in Folk-lore; Short Studies in the Mythology of America, Great Britain, the Norse countries, Germany, India, Syria, Egypt, and Persia. New York 1893. Internet Archive identifier: beastsandmen00bossrich Note: The section on British folklore starts on p. 39.

EnglandEdit

CheshireEdit
CornwallEdit
DerbyshireEdit
DevonshireEdit
HuntingdonshireEdit
GloucestershireEdit
LancashireEdit
LincolnshireEdit
LondonEdit
NorfolkEdit
  • John Glyde jr.: The Norfolk garland: a collection of the superstitious beliefs and practices, proverbs, curious customs, ballads and songs, of the people of Norfolk, as well as anecdotes illustrative of the genius or peculiarities of Norfolk celebrities. London 1872. Internet Archive identifier: norfolkgarlandco00glyd
NorthamptonshireEdit
NorthumberlandEdit
NottinghamshireEdit
OxfordshireEdit
SomersetEdit
SuffolkEdit
SurreyEdit
WorcestershireEdit
YorkshireEdit

IrelandEdit

ScotlandEdit

  • Alexander Fraser: Northern folk-lore on wells and water : with an account of some interesting wells in the neighbourhood of Inverness and the north. Inverness 1878. Internet Archive identifier: b2232205x

WalesEdit

  • Elias Owen: Old stone crosses of the vale of Clwyd and neighbouring parishes, together with some account of the ancient manners and customs and legendary lore connected with the parishes. London 1886. Internet Archive identifier: cu31924028087108

CroatiaEdit

Czech Republic (Bohemia, Moravia)Edit

BosniaEdit

BulgariaEdit

CelticEdit

DenmarkEdit

  • Benjamin Thorpe: Northern mythology : comprising the principal popular traditions and superstitions of Scandinavia, North Germany, and the Netherlands. Vol. 2. Scandinavian popular traditions and superstitions. London 1851 Internet Archive identifier: northernmytholo03thorgoog

FinlandEdit

FranceEdit

GermanyEdit

  • Hubert Marshall Skinner: Readings in Folk-lore; Short Studies in the Mythology of America, Great Britain, the Norse countries, Germany, India, Syria, Egypt, and Persia. New York 1893. Internet Archive identifier: beastsandmen00bossrich Note: The section on German folklore starts on p. 193.
  • Benjamin Thorpe: Northern mythology : comprising the principal popular traditions and superstitions of Scandinavia, North Germany, and the Netherlands. Vol. 3. North German and Netherlandish popular traditions and superstitions. London 1852 Internet Archive identifier: in.ernet.dli.2015.31754

GreeceEdit

Ancient GreeceEdit

MacedoniaEdit

HungaryEdit

ItalyEdit

Roman MythologyEdit

NetherlandsEdit

  • Benjamin Thorpe: Northern mythology : comprising the principal popular traditions and superstitions of Scandinavia, North Germany, and the Netherlands. Vol. 3. North German and Netherlandish popular traditions and superstitions. London 1852 Internet Archive identifier: in.ernet.dli.2015.31754

Nordic MythologyEdit

  • Hubert Marshall Skinner: Readings in Folk-lore; Short Studies in the Mythology of America, Great Britain, the Norse countries, Germany, India, Syria, Egypt, and Persia. New York 1893. Internet Archive identifier: beastsandmen00bossrich Note: The section on British folklore starts on p. 150.

NorwayEdit

  • Benjamin Thorpe: Northern mythology : comprising the principal popular traditions and superstitions of Scandinavia, North Germany, and the Netherlands. Vol. 2. Scandinavian popular traditions and superstitions. London 1851 Internet Archive identifier: northernmytholo03thorgoog

PolandEdit

PortugalEdit

RomaniaEdit

RussiaEdit

SerbiaEdit

SlavicEdit

SloveniaEdit

SpainEdit

SwedenEdit

  • Benjamin Thorpe: Northern mythology : comprising the principal popular traditions and superstitions of Scandinavia, North Germany, and the Netherlands. Vol. 2. Scandinavian popular traditions and superstitions. London 1851 Internet Archive identifier: northernmytholo03thorgoog

SwitzerlandEdit

VlachiansEdit

Middle EastEdit

ArabicEdit

KurdishEdit

SyriaEdit

  • Hubert Marshall Skinner: Readings in Folk-lore; Short Studies in the Mythology of America, Great Britain, the Norse countries, Germany, India, Syria, Egypt, and Persia. New York 1893. Internet Archive identifier: beastsandmen00bossrich Note: The section on Syrian folklore starts on p. 326.

TurkeyEdit

PersiaEdit

  • Hubert Marshall Skinner: Readings in Folk-lore; Short Studies in the Mythology of America, Great Britain, the Norse countries, Germany, India, Syria, Egypt, and Persia. New York 1893. Internet Archive identifier: beastsandmen00bossrich Note: The section on Persian folklore starts on p. 441.

OceaniaEdit

AustraliaEdit

New GuineaEdit

New ZealandEdit

PolynesiaEdit

HawaiiEdit

Other TopicsEdit

Jewish FolkloreEdit

MiscellaneousEdit