Category Archives: Folklore

Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch05

Jack and His Comrades

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Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch06

King O’Toole and His Goose

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Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch07

The Lad With The Goat-Skin

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Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch08

A Legend of Knockmany

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Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch09

The Horned Women

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Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch10

The Shee An Gannon And The Gruagach Gaire

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Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch11

The Story Teller At Fault

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Ch01 Myths and Legends

Ch01 Captain Kidd’s Treasure Captain Kidd, the pirate, was thought to have buried treasure all up and down the Atlantic coast. This is the tale of the one treasure found and the ghostly terrors visited on those who sought the … Continue reading

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Ch02 Myths and Legends

Ch02 The Baker’s Dozen A tale concerning the supernatural origins of the baker’s dozen.

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Ch03 Myths and Legends

Ch03 The Catskill Witch A witch sits atop a monster turned to stone and brews the weather.

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Ch04 Myths and Legends

Ch04 Storm Ship On The Hudson This tale tells of a ghost ship that sails up the Hudson. Some say it is Henry Hudson and his men headed to the Catskills for a carouse and others believe it to be … Continue reading

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Ch05 Myths and Legends

Ch05 Dunderberg This is the story of the imps, goblins, and other demons who live atop Thunder Mountain and raise squalls on the waters below.

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Ch06 Myths and Legends

Ch06 Why the Spuyten Duyvile Is So Named The tale of the New Amsterdam trumpeter sent to warn of a British invasion who can’t find a ferryman. He vows to cross the water in spite of the devil. The devil … Continue reading

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Ch07 Myths and Legends

Ch07 Why Spuyten Duyvil Is So Named A trumpeter on a mission to warn the New Amsterdam settlers of an English invasion is stopped by a body of water and no ferryman. He swears he will cross in spite of … Continue reading

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Ch08 Myths and Legends

Ch08 The Ramapo Salamander The German immigrants working at a forge in the Ramapo Valley believe the fire should be put out once every 7 years to prevent the birth of a fiery salamander capable of much mischief. Hugo the … Continue reading

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Ch09 Myths and Legends

Ch09 The Party From Gibbet Island Before it was Ellis Island it was Gibbet Island as that was the location of the gallows used for pirates and mutineers. This is a tale of three hung pirates responding to their captains … Continue reading

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Ch10 Myths and Legends

Ch10 Dolph Heyliger A doctor in New Amsterdam has bought some property that the locals say is haunted. He sends Dolph, a young man, to investigate and sure enough Dolph sees a spirit who turns out to be his own … Continue reading

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Ch12 Myths and Legends

Ch12 The Last Revel At Printz Hall A fiddler teases the owner of a haunted mansion in front of witnesses. The man offers him the job as caretaker. Not wishing to lose face the fiddler accepts. The Printz Hall of … Continue reading

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Ch13 Myths and Legends

Ch13 The White Mountains Stories and legends associated with the White Mountains

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Ch14 Myths and Legends

The Phantom Train of Marshall Pass A train engineer pulling up to the 12,000 foot summit of Marshall Pass, CO finds he’s being pursued by a wild train behind while being ordered to stop by a swinging signal lantern ahead. … Continue reading

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