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, oral traditions, and performance styles. It
combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history,
literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures
through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression.
This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques
as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and
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