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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 Collections[edit]

Africa[edit]

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

Angola[edit]

Congo[edit]

East Africa[edit]

Egypt[edit]

  • 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.

Liberia[edit]

Morocco[edit]

Namibia (South-West Africa)[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

South Africa[edit]

  • 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 Africa[edit]

  • 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]

Americas[edit]

Canada[edit]

Carribean[edit]

Bahamas[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Mexico[edit]

United States[edit]

Alabama[edit]

Arkansas[edit]

California[edit]

Florida[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Missouri[edit]

New Hampshire[edit]

New York[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

South Carolina[edit]

Vermont[edit]

Virginia[edit]

New England[edit]

Native Americans[edit]

  • 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.

Achomawi[edit]

Aleut[edit]

Akimel O'odham (formerly Pima)[edit]

Algonkin[edit]

Apache[edit]

Arikara[edit]

Athabascan[edit]

Tolowa[edit]

Atusgewi[edit]

Bribri[edit]

Brunka[edit]

Caddo[edit]

Cherokee[edit]

Cheyenne[edit]

Chinookan[edit]

Cowlitz[edit]

Haida[edit]

Heiltsuk (Bella Bella)[edit]

Hopi[edit]

Inuit[edit]

Isleta[edit]

Karuk[edit]

Kathlamet[edit]

Kaw[edit]

Klamath[edit]

Klickitat[edit]

Koyukun[edit]

Kutenai[edit]

Kwakiutl[edit]

Luiseño[edit]

Maidu[edit]

Maya[edit]

Miwok[edit]

Modoc[edit]

Mojave[edit]

Nahua[edit]

Navajo[edit]

Nisenam[edit]

Osage[edit]

Nez Perce[edit]

Nuu-cha-nulth (Nootka)[edit]

Paiute[edit]

Patwin[edit]

Pawnee[edit]

Pima[edit]

Pomo[edit]

Pueblo[edit]

Keres[edit]

Quechan[edit]

Salish[edit]

Bitterroot Salish[edit]
Cowichan[edit]
Tillamook[edit]

Shasta[edit]

Sioux[edit]

Dakota[edit]
Lakota (Teton Sioux)[edit]

Snuneymuxw (Nanaimo)[edit]

Tlingit[edit]

Tsetsaut[edit]

Tsimshian[edit]

Wichita[edit]

Yakama[edit]

Yurok[edit]

Zuni[edit]

Asia[edit]

Borneo[edit]

China[edit]

Tibet[edit]

India[edit]

  • 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.

Indochina[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Japan[edit]

Korea[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Sri Lanka (Ceylon)[edit]

Europe[edit]

Albania[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Belgium[edit]

British Isles[edit]

  • 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.

England[edit]

Cheshire[edit]
Cornwall[edit]
Derbyshire[edit]
Devonshire[edit]
Huntingdonshire[edit]
Gloucestershire[edit]
Lancashire[edit]
Lincolnshire[edit]
London[edit]
Norfolk[edit]
  • 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
Northamptonshire[edit]
Northumberland[edit]
Nottinghamshire[edit]
Oxfordshire[edit]
Somerset[edit]
Suffolk[edit]
Surrey[edit]
Worcestershire[edit]
Yorkshire[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Scotland[edit]

  • 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

Wales[edit]

  • 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

Croatia[edit]

Czech Republic (Bohemia, Moravia)[edit]

Bosnia[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Celtic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

  • 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

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

  • 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

Greece[edit]

Ancient Greece[edit]

Macedonia[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Italy[edit]

Roman Mythology[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

  • 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 Mythology[edit]

  • 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.

Norway[edit]

  • 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

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Slavic[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

  • 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

Switzerland[edit]

Vlachians[edit]

Middle East[edit]

Arabic[edit]

Kurdish[edit]

Syria[edit]

  • 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.

Turkey[edit]

Persia[edit]

  • 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.

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

New Guinea[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Polynesia[edit]

Hawaii[edit]

Other Topics[edit]

Jewish Folklore[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]