Folklore includes traditional stories, fairy tales, beliefs, legends, sayings, proverbs, jokes, riddles, customs, music, songs, dances and other art forms preserved among people of a country or community.
"I love studying folklore and legends. The stories that people passed down for a thousand years without any sort of marketing support are obviously saying something appealing about the basic human condition." - Tim Schafer
"History has its truth, and so has legend. Legendary truth is of another nature than historical truth. . . . History and legend have the same goal; to depict eternal man beneath momentary man." - Victor Hugo, Ninety-Three