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Questions tagged [folklore]

A traditional body of stories and customs about supernatural beings within a culture.

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In-universe, is Gesar the same person as the central Asian folk hero?

The head of the Moscow Night Watch in Sergei Lukyanenko's Watch series is named Gesar. When I asked about why the Russian name Гесер (Geser) is transliterated to English as Gesar, I learned about the ...
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Are the supposed names of beasts/wesen in Grimm based on folklore or history?

Are the supposed names of beasts (or "wesen") in the television show Grimm based on folklore, history, or are they made up for the show? Examples: Blutbaden Reinigen