Examples of folk tales include "Johnny Appleseed," "Babe the Blue Ox" and the "Headless Horseman." These are types of American folktales.Know More
A folktale is any story or tradition that were originally verbally shared among generations. Over time, they have been written down, but are still considered to be folktales.
Each country has their own folktales that reflect the culture and people of the area. In the U.S., "Babe the Blue Ox" follows the lives of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe. The series of stories explains how certain landforms were created, such as the Grand Canyon, which formed when Paul Bunyan dragged his ax across the ground and created huge rivets in the earth, forming the valleys and canyons of the region.Learn More
Hera, the queen of the Olympian gods of Greece, was the mother of the four gods: Hephaestus, Ares, Eilithyia and Hebe. In some traditions, she is also the mother of Eris, Ares' twin sister. Enyo is another possible child, but it is likely Enyo is another name for Eris.Full Answer >
According to the Greek poet Hesiod, Medusa lived on the island of Sarpedon in the Western Ocean near the Hesperides. The historian Herodotus later placed them in Libya.Full Answer >
A legendary hero is a character immortalized in myths and folk tales, who is famous for acts of courage and bravery. Heracles, also known as Hercules, is an example of a legendary hero from Greek mythology, and Paul Bunyan is a legendary hero originating from American folk stories.Full Answer >
The seven dwarfs in the classic Disney film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" are Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy and Grumpy. The other main characters in the film include Snow White who is the kind and gentle princess who lives with the seven dwarfs, as well as the Evil Queen, the Prince, the Huntsman and the Magic Mirror.Full Answer >