Usually has animals as characters (personification)
Teaches a lesson or moral
good vs. evil
magic, faeries, and other mythical creatures
happily ever after, good prevails over evil
Before written language this was the only way to preserve the history and culture of a group of people.
Passed down by oral tradition
Folk Tales based on real events
Stories that have been passed down for so long some information may be true, and some may not be true.
Lesson, sometimes stated at the end of the story.
Gods and Goddesses
"Hercules" and "Perseus and Medusa"
Often teaches a lesson or explains natural phenomena
Word of mouth
Often based in historical fact with unbelievable parts added to the story.
Usually set in America long ago