Folklore & Myths

Folklore & Myths

Description
Description

Folklore and myths are a collection of stories, traditions, and beliefs passed down through generations, often orally. They encompass tales of gods, heroes, and mythical creatures, as well as legends, fables, and proverbs. These narratives serve various purposes: they explain natural phenomena, teach moral lessons, preserve cultural and historical information, and provide entertainment. Folklore and myths are deeply rooted in the cultural identity of a community, reflecting its values, fears, and aspirations.

They play a crucial role in shaping the collective consciousness, influencing art, literature, and even shaping societal norms and behaviors. As living elements of culture, they evolve with time, adapting to the changing needs and perspectives of the community.

History
History

Folklore and myths have been an integral part of human culture since ancient times, originating as a way for our ancestors to make sense of the world around them. These stories often explained natural phenomena, origins of the universe, and human experiences through tales of gods, heroes, and mythical creatures. Passed down orally, they were central to communal gatherings and rituals.

As societies evolved, these tales were recorded in written form, preserving them for future generations. Different cultures developed their own unique myths and folklore, which have been influential in shaping languages, customs, moral values, and artistic expressions, reflecting the diversity and complexity of human imagination and belief.

Future
Future

As we move forward, folklore and myths are likely to adapt, blending traditional narratives with contemporary issues and perspectives. The rise of digital media offers new platforms for storytelling, making these tales more accessible and allowing for creative reinterpretations. There's a growing interest in exploring and preserving folklore from diverse cultures, leading to a richer tapestry of global myths.

These stories might increasingly be used to address modern-day challenges, teaching lessons on environmental conservation, social justice, and inclusivity. The enduring appeal of mythology in popular culture, as seen in movies, books, and art, suggests that these ancient narratives will continue to inspire and resonate with future generations.

Common Questions
Common Questions
Do all folktales have a moral?

Most folktales have a moral lesson that reflects the values of the culture that they come from. Folktales have typically been passed down through generations of families over an extended period of time. The stories within folktales are similar from one country to the other.

How does folklore affect culture?

Folklore affects culture in the form that the stories assert identity within a group, challenge cultural norms, as well as provide examples of ways to live a good life. The term folklore is used to describe large and deeply significant ideas or beliefs within a culture.

How do myths start?

Myths typically began to be recorded as soon as the technology of writing began to be used. The first texts were hymns to the gods and collections of mythological stories that then became organized and explained how various elements within the world were created. Myths also explore occurrences of daily life.

Pop Culture

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3’ | 91.5 cm (max)
1850 (Christmas Elves)
Christmas Elves
91.500
1850.00
910
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Christmas Elves
17’ | 5.17 m (Figure)
6’6” | 1.99 m
4’7” | 1.40 m
1504
David (Michelangelo)
517.000
199.000
140.000
1504.00
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David (Michelangelo)
Dracula
122000
6’4” | 1.93 m
Dracula (novel, 1897), Dracula (film, 1931)
Dracula
193.000
1897.00
122000
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Dracula
6’2” | 1.88 m
300 (2007)
King Leonidas
188.000
2007.00
13000
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King Leonidas
5’5” | 1.65 m
1849 (A Christmas Legend)
Mrs. Claus
165.000
1849.00
10100
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Mrs. Claus
Nosferatu
153000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922)
Nosferatu
191.000
1922.00
153000
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Nosferatu
10’ | 3.05 m (Figure)
4’4” | 1.32 m
4’6” | 1.37 m
1545
Perseus with the Head of Medusa
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132.000
137.000
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Perseus with the Head of Medusa
6’ | 1.83 m (varies)
1823 (A Visit from St Nicholas)
Santa Claus
183.000
1823.00
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Santa Claus
6’ | 1.83 m
28’8” | 8.75 m
1823 (A Visit from St Nicholas)
Santa’s Sleigh
183.000
875.000
1823.00
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Santa’s Sleigh
6’2” | 1.88 m
1957 (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!)
The Grinch
188.000
1957.00
293000
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The Grinch
Thor
518000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Journey into Mystery #83 (August, 1962)
Thor
191.000
1962.00
518000
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Thor
6’2” | 1.88 m
The Wolf Man (1941)
Wolf Man
188.000
1941.00
5100
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Wolf Man
David (Michelangelo)
Size comparison diagram of Michelangelo’s David compared to a person and other sculptures

Michelangelo’s David is a masterpiece Renaissance sculpture featuring a depiction of the Biblical figure, David. The sculpture was created by Michelangelo between 1501 and 1504 and commissioned by Opera del Duomo. Michelangelo’s David was first created to be placed on the roofline of the Florence Cathedral, but due to its weight, it was impossible to execute and was placed at the front of the Palazzo della Signoria. Michelangelo’s David has been studied throughout history and is regarded as a symbol of strength and youthful beauty. Michelangelo’s David is created from marble and is currently on display at Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence, Italy.

Michelangelo’s David has a figure height of 17’ (5.17 m), width of 6’6” (1.99 m), and depth of 4’7” (1.40 m). The base pedestal has a height of 7’6” (2.29 m) giving Michelangelo’s David a combined overall height of 24’6” (7.46 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Michelangelo’s David with height, width, and depth measurements
Michelangelo’s David is a masterpiece Renaissance sculpture featuring a depiction of the Biblical figure, David. The sculpture was created by Michelangelo between 1501 and 1504 and commissioned by Opera del Duomo. s created from marble and is currently on display in Florence, Italy.

Michelangelo’s David has a figure height of 17’ (5.17 m), width of 6’6” (1.99 m), and depth of 4’7” (1.40 m). The base pedestal has a height of 7’6” (2.29 m) giving Michelangelo’s David a combined overall height of 24’6” (7.46 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Michelangelo’s David with height, width, and depth measurements
David (Michelangelo)
Height:
17’ | 5.17 m (Figure)
Width:
6’6” | 1.99 m
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4’7” | 1.40 m
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Pedestal Height: 7’6” | 2.29 m
Overall Height: 24’6” | 7.46 m

Materials
Marble (Carrara)
Artist
Michelangelo
1504

Drawings include:
Michelangelo’s David front, back, side, plan

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King Leonidas
Size comparison drawings of King Leonidas comparing the heights of other related characters from action films

King Leonidas, also known as The King of Sparta and a possible descendant of Hercules, is a character with great strength and power. While he is a violent and brutal man, he also has a kind side to him where he cares deeply for his family and the men of his army. If you’ve seen the movie, 300, then you may remember the famous quote, “This is Sparta!”. In case you haven’t seen the movie, there is a good chance you’ve seen the meme that went viral because of this quote. Into violence, fighting, and unrealistic body types? Check out the movie 300!

King Leonidas is portrayed by Gerard Butler with a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of King Leonidas with height measurements
King Leonidas, also known as The King of Sparta and a possible descendant of Hercules, is a character with great strength and power. While he is a violent and brutal man, he also has a kind side to him where he cares deeply for his family and the men of his army.

King Leonidas is portrayed by Gerard Butler with a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of King Leonidas with height measurements
King Leonidas
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6’2” | 1.88 m
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Actor
Gerard Butler
First Appearance
300 (2007)

Drawings include:
King Leonidas elevations (assorted)

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Wolf Man
Series of illustrations of the Wolf Man in assorted postures with overall height labeled

The Wolf Man is the second werewolf movie from Universal Pictures, released in 1941, and supremely more popular than its predecessor Werewolf of London. In this film, Larry Talbots is transformed into a werewolf after being bit by one while trying to protect his love interest’s friend. After being bitten, Larry is informed by a gypsy that he will turn into a werewolf since he was bitten and lived. This proves to be true, and throughout the rest of the film Larry struggles with his werewolf desire to kill and his human desire to not. Larry is finally killed by his own father when he attacks his love interest. As he dies, he transforms back into his human form and his father and lover mourn his tragic end.

The Wolf Man, portrayed by Lon Chaney Jr. in The Wolf Man (1941), is 6 foot 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.

The Wolf Man is the second werewolf movie from Universal Pictures, released in 1941, and supremely more popular than its predecessor Werewolf of London. In this film, Larry Talbots is transformed into a werewolf after being bit by one while trying to protect his love interest’s friend.

The Wolf Man, portrayed by Lon Chaney Jr. in The Wolf Man (1941), is 6 foot 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.

Wolf Man
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6’2” | 1.88 m
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Actor
Lon Chaney Jr.
First Appearance
The Wolf Man (1941)

Drawings include:
Wolf Man front (arms raised), side (walking), side (sniffing)

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Santa’s Sleigh

Santa’s Sleigh is Santa’s most important piece of equipment. In the run up to Christmas, Santa’s elves help load the sleigh with presents for every boy and girl in the world (the ones who celebrate Christmas), making sure they are secure and in the correct order for delivery. They rein up Santa’s twelve magical reindeer to pull the sleigh, so on Christmas Eve night, Santa can ride the sleigh into the sky. The sleigh is led by the reindeer Rudolph, who has a bright red nose that lights up their way.

Santa’s Sleigh is 6’ (1.83 m) tall with an overall length of 28’8” (8.75 m).

Collection of drawings of Santa's Sleigh measured with overall height and length
Santa’s Sleigh is Santa’s most important piece of equipment. In the run up to Christmas, Santa’s elves help load the sleigh with presents for every boy and girl in the world (the ones who celebrate Christmas). They rein up Santa’s twelve magical reindeer to pull the sleigh through the sky.

Santa’s Sleigh is 6’ (1.83 m) tall with an overall length of 28’8” (8.75 m).

Collection of drawings of Santa's Sleigh measured with overall height and length
Santa’s Sleigh
Height:
6’ | 1.83 m
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28’8” | 8.75 m
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Writer: Clement Clarke Moore

Actor
First Appearance
1823 (A Visit from St Nicholas)

Drawings include:
Santa’s Sleigh side (flying)

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Thor
Pair of dimensioned drawings of Thor standing and walking

Thor, real name Thor Odinson, is the Asgardian god of thunder who wields the magical hammer, Mjolnir, in Marvel Comics. A founding member of the superhero team the Avengers, Thor possesses Asgardian traits of long-life and superhuman strength, speed and durability. Using Mjolnir, Thor gains the ability to fly, manipulate the weather, and can channel the power of electricity into the hammer. Thor was introduced by Marvel in Journey into Mystery #83 in August, 1962.

Thor has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’6” (1.98 m) in the comics.

Multiple illustrations of Thor engaged in battle with standing and flying poses
Thor, real name Thor Odinson, is the Asgardian god of thunder who wields a magical hammer in Marvel Comics. A founding member of the Avengers, Thor has superhuman longevity, strength, speed and durability and is able to fly with the assistance of his hammer, Mjolnir.

Thor has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’6” (1.98 m) in the comics.

Multiple illustrations of Thor engaged in battle with standing and flying poses
Thor
Height:
6’3” | 1.91 m
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6’6” | 1.98 m
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Portrayed by (MCU): Chris Hemsworth

Powers
Longevity; superhuman strength, speed, durability; wielding Mjolnir grants flight, control of electricity, manipulation of the weather
Real Name
Thor Odinson
First Appearance
Journey into Mystery #83 (August, 1962)

Drawings include:
Thor standing (front), standing (side), walking (front), flying (attack)

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