The Folklore of Discworld
NOW UPDATED to include material on the Discworld books up to Raising Steam.
Most of us grow up having always known to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone, yet sadly some of these things are now beginning to be forgotten. Legends, myths, fairytales: our world is made up of the stories we told ourselves about where we came from and how we got there. It is the same on Discworld, except that beings which on Earth are creatures of the imagination - like vampires, trolls, witches and, possibly, gods - are real, alive and in some cases kicking on the Disc.
In The Folklore of Discworld, Terry Pratchett teams up with leading British folklorist Jacqueline Simpson to take an irreverent yet illuminating look at the living myths and folklore that are reflected, celebrated and affectionately libelled in the uniquely imaginative universe of Discworld.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 2wonderY - LibraryThing
This is an entertaining quick trip back to the Discworld with lots of references back to other parts of the multiverse, with emphasis on Earth. It's fascinating how much straight leakage there is between worlds! Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bhutton - LibraryThing
This felt like a book without an audience. You need to be very familiar with the discworld to get the most out of those sections but if you are there will be nothing new. On the other hand if you have ... Read full review
Introduction by Terry Pratchett
Introduction by Jacqueline Simpson
Gods Demons and Things
The Nac Mac Feegle
Other Significant Races
The Witches of the Chalk
Heroes 3 31
Lore Legends and Truth
More Customs Nautical Lore and Military Matters
Kids Stuff You know about Orrid Murder and Blood