Monday, August 23, 2010

Grateful Dead Folktales

Grateful Dead folktales, generally, are about a troubled soul who is put to rest by a traveler…further down the road the spirit then helps the traveler with his own quest.  Grateful Dead folktales and other folktales with similar themes are found in folktale collections from all parts of the world. 

The popular "The Travelling Companion" by Hans Christian Andersen (1835) is an example of a Grateful Dead folktale and you can read it here.

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