The word Folklore was first used by the english antiquarian william thoms in 1846. Folklore A modern term for the of traditional customs, superstitions, stories, dances, and songs that have been adopted and maintained within a given by processes of repetition not reliant on the written . Along with folk songs and folktales, this broad of cultural forms embraces all kinds of legends, riddles, jokes, proverbs, games, charms, omens, spells, and rituals, especially those of pre-literate societies or social classes. Those forms of verbal expression that are handed on from one generation or locality to the next by word of mouth are said to constitute an oral .
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