Oral Tradition. Fairy Tales, Fables, Legends, and Myths. Oral Traditions. Oral traditions is a term that includes fairy tales, fables, legends and tall tales, and myths Oral traditions were composed long ago, in many cases before books were available to the general public
Fairy Tales, Fables, Legends, and Myths
A fairy tale is a story composed orally and then passed along by word of mouth
A fable is a brief story or poem, usually with animal characters that talk, that teaches a lesson about life called a “moral.”
Many legends and fables are influenced by cultural context - the background, customs, and beliefs of the people who originally told the story.
Myths are stories usually containing super-human beings that explain natural occurrences and express beliefs about right and wrong.
Myths are used to explain: