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Legendary Figures

Folklore Figures to Explore 

Folklore: the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture

lycanthropy - (folklore) the magical ability of a person to assume the characteristics of a wolf
loretraditional knowledge - knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote; "early peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend"
folk talefolktale - a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk
ogre - (folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings
troll - (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains
elfgremlinimppixiepixyhobbrownie - (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
dibbukdybbuk - (Jewish folklore) a demon that enters the body of a living person and controls that body's behavior
goblinhobhobgoblin - (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings
kelpiekelpy - (Scottish folklore) water spirit in the form of a horse that likes to drown its riders
lamiavampire - (folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living
bansheebanshie - (Irish folklore) a female spirit who wails to warn of impending death
Oberson - (Middle Ages) the king of the fairies and husband of Titania in medieval folklore
Titania - (Middle Ages) the queen of the fairies in medieval folklore
peri - (Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done
golem - (Jewish folklore) an artificially created human being that is given life by supernatural means