Dutch folklore
Folklore of the Low Countries, often just referred to as Dutch folklore, includes the epics, legends, fairy tales and oral traditions of the people of Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. Traditionall...
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Reynard cycle
Reynard (French: Renart; German: Reineke; Dutch: Reinaert) is the main character in a literary cycle of allegorical French, Dutch, English, and German fables. Those stories are largely con...
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Folklore of the Low Countries
Folklore of the Low Countries, often just referred to as Dutch folklore, includes the epics, legends, fairy tales and oral traditions of the people of Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. Traditionall...
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Elegast
Elegast (elf spirit) is the hero and noble robber in the poem Karel ende Elegast, a Medieval Dutch epic poem that has been translated into English as Charlemagne and Elbegast. In the poem, he possibly...
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Church of Santi Michele e Magno
The Church of Saints Michael and Magnus (Italian: Santi Michele e Magno, Dutch: Friezenkerk) is a Roman Catholic church in Rome, Italy, dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel and the Bishop...
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Oude Rode Ogen
Oude Rode Ogen or Old Red Eyes, otherwise known as The Beast of Flanders is a Dutch bogeyman, ghost or monster whose tales and sightings began after a true series of events.
The legend of Oude Rod...
Zwarte Piet
Zwarte Piet ([ˈzʋɑrtə ˈpit]; English: Black Peter or Black Pete, Luxembourgish: Schwaarze Péiter) is the companion of Saint Nicholas (Dutch: Sinterklaas, Luxembourgish: Kleeschen) in the folkl...
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Ludger
Saint Ludger (also Lüdiger or Liudger) (born at Zuilen near Utrecht about 742; died 26 March 809 at Billerbeck) was a missionary among the Frisians and Saxons, founder of Werden Abbey and first Bishop...
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The Book of Sorrows
The Book of Sorrows is the sequel novel to Walter Wangerin, Jr.'s The Book of the Dun Cow. Published by Zondervan in 1985, it was received quite well by such known publications as the Washington post...
The Taill of Schir Chanticleir and the Foxe
The Taill of Schir Chanticleir and the Foxe is Fabill 3 of Robert Henryson's cycle of thirteen Morall Fabillis composed in Scotland in the later fifteenth century. It is the first of the fabillis in t...
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Wijerd Jelckama
Wijerd Jelckama (also spelled Wierd and Wijard) (c. 1490–1523) was a Frisian military commander, warlord and member of the Arumer Zwarte Hoop ("Arumer Black Hope"). He was the lieutenant of Pier Gerlo...
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Klozum
Klozum (or Klozem) is a holiday feast celebrated every 5 December on the Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog. The name literally means "Uncle Claus" (as in Saint Nicholas). Despite the name and date, the...
Beatrijs
Beatrijs (English: Beatrice), was a poem written in last quarter of 14th century (ca.1374), possibly by Diederic van Assenede, and is an original Dutch poem about the legend of a nun, Beatrijs, who de...
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Piet Pieterszoon Hein
Pieter Pietersen Heyn (Hein) (25 November 1577 – 18 June 1629) was a Dutch admiral and privateer for the Dutch Republic during the Eighty Years' War between the United Provinces and Spain.
H...
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Brendan
Saint Brendan of Clonfert or Bréanainn of Clonfert (c. 484 – c. 577) (Irish: Naomh Breandán; Icelandic: Brandanus) called "the Navigator", "the Voyager", or "the Bold" is one of the early Irish monast...
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Radboud of Utrecht
Saint Radbod (or Radboud) (before 850 – 917) was bishop of Utrecht from 900 to 917.He was a descendant of the last King of the Frisians. He spent his youth with his uncle Gunther, Archbishop of Cologn...
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Bernard Fokke
Bernard or Barend Fokke, sometimes known as Barend Fockesz, was a 17th-century Frisian-born captain for the Dutch East India Company. He was renowned for the uncanny speed of his trips from the Dutch ...
Pig-faced women
Stories of pig-faced women originated roughly simultaneously in The Netherlands, England and France in the late 1630s. The stories told of a wealthy woman whose body was of normal human appearance, bu...
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Dorus Rijkers
Theodorus "Dorus" Rijkers (28 January 1847 – 19 April 1928) was a famous Dutch lifeboat captain and folk hero, most famous for his sea rescues of 487 shipwrecked victims over a total of 38 rescue oper...
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Deogen
The Deogen, "De Ogen" or The Eyes is a ghost that is said to haunt the Sonian Forest in Belgium, often seen in fog form and followed by smaller shadow figures. The story, which is based on a series of...
Dull Gret
Dulle Griet (anglicized as Dull Gret), also known as Mad Meg, is a figure of Flemish folklore who is the subject of a 1562 oil-on-panel by Flemish renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The pain...
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Ellert and Brammert
Ellert and Brammert are legendary giants who supposedly robbed travellers in Drenthe, Netherlands.The Ellert en Brammert museum is named after them.
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Saeftinghe legend
The Saeftinghe Legend is an Old Dutch folk tale that explains the sunken city of Saeftinghe in eastern Zeeuws-Vlaanderen near Nieuw-Namen, The Netherlands, that existed until it was entirely flooded b...
Martin of Tours
Martin of Tours (Latin: Sanctus Martinus Turonensis; 316 – 8 November 397) was Bishop of Tours, whose shrine in France became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de C...
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Heinrich der Glïchezäre
Heinrich der Glïchezäre (i.e. the hypocrite, in the sense of one who adopts a strange name or pseudonym; also called Heinrich der Gleißner) was a Middle High German poet from Alsace, author of a narra...
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Lady of Stavoren
The Lady of Stavoren (Dutch: Vrouwtje van Stavoren, Frisian: Frouke fan Starum) is a folk tale from the Netherlands which originated in the 16th century.
Now a village of just 1,000 inhabitants, S...
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The Book of the Dun Cow (novel)
The Book of the Dun Cow (1978) is a fantasy novel by Walter Wangerin, Jr.. It is loosely based upon the beast fable of Chanticleer and the Fox adapted from the story of "The Nun's Priest's Tale" from ...
Sinterklaas
Sinterklaas ([sɪntər'klaːs]) or Sint-Nicolaas ([sɪnt 'nikoːlaːs]) is a traditional figure based on Saint Nicholas. Other names for the figure include De Sint ("The Saint"), De Goedheiligman ("The Good...
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Arduinna
In Celtic mythology, Arduinna (also Arduina, Arduinnae or Arduinne) was the eponymous goddess of the Ardennes Forest and region, represented as a huntress riding a boar (primarily in the present-day r...