Every culture has stories. Folklore encompasses the myths, beliefs and customs of a specific community, passed down through the years from generation to generation. It is an oral tradition that manifests in rituals, stories, jokes and proverbs and serve as a guide for how to behave or dictates social customs. Myths are part of folklore. They are stories, often from thousands of years ago that tend to feature supernatural beings or events. The story of the Cyclops is an example of myth -- a Cyclops was a giant, one eyed creature that roamed around ancient Greece.

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.

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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
Dracula
122000
6’4” | 1.93 m
Dracula (novel, 1897), Dracula (film, 1931)
Dracula
193.000
1897.00
122000
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Dracula
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
6’ | 1.83 m (varies)
1823 (A Visit from St Nicholas)
Santa Claus
183.000
1823.00
161000
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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
4100
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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
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6’3” | 1.91 m
Journey into Mystery #83 (August, 1962)
Thor
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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
Santa Claus

Santa Claus is also known as Father Christmas and Saint Nicholas. He lives in the North Pole with his wife Mrs. Claus. He has a large workforce, the Christmas Elves, who help to make gifts and prepare for their busiest night of the year, Christmas Eve.  On this night, Santa loads up his sleigh, and flies around the world delivering presents to every child (the ones who celebrate Christmas). The sleigh is pulled by his twelve reindeer, led by Rudolph and his bright red nose, which lights up the night sky. Santa Claus is a very jolly man who enjoys a mince pie and a glass of sherry (UK) or cookies and milk (US).

Santa Claus varies in height, but is commonly depicted as 6’ (1.83 m) tall. In the 1837 poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement Clarke Moore, Saint Nicholas is described as a 'jolly elf' with small features that may imply that he is actually the size of an elf instead of an adult man.

Series of elevation drawings of Santa Claus in multiple poses and measured with overall height
Santa Claus is also known as Father Christmas and Saint Nicholas. He lives in the North Pole with his wife Mrs. Claus. On Christmas Eve night, Santa loads up his sleigh, and flies around the world delivering presents to every child (the ones who celebrate Christmas).

Santa Claus varies in height, but is commonly depicted as 6’ (1.83 m) tall. In the 1837 poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement Clarke Moore, Saint Nicholas is described as a 'jolly elf' with small features that may imply that he is actually the size of an elf instead of an adult man.

Series of elevation drawings of Santa Claus in multiple poses and measured with overall height
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Other Names: Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, Santa

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First Appearance
1823 (A Visit from St Nicholas)

Drawings include:
Santa Claus front, front (waving), side, side (bag), front (presents), side (reaching)

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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
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Writer: Clement Clarke Moore

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First Appearance
1823 (A Visit from St Nicholas)

Drawings include:
Santa’s Sleigh side (flying)

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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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Lon Chaney Jr.
First Appearance
The Wolf Man (1941)

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

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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
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Portrayed by (MCU): Chris Hemsworth

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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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Mrs. Claus

Mrs. Claus is married to Santa Claus and is crucial in the run up to Christmas. They live together in the North Pole. Mrs. Claus is head of operations at the North Pole and manages the Christmas Elves and the Christmas present making factory. She supports Santa on Christmas Eve, and makes sure everything is running smoothly. She generally wears red dresses with white faux fur, and is known for her excellent cooking, funny stories, and toy making talents.

Mrs. Claus varies in height, but is commonly depicted as 5’5” (1.65 m) tall.

Collection of drawings of Mrs. Claus measured with overall height
Mrs. Claus is married to Santa Claus and is crucial in the run up to Christmas. They live together in the North Pole. Mrs. Claus is head of operations at the North Pole and manages the Christmas Elves and the Christmas present making factory. She supports Santa on Christmas Eve.

Mrs. Claus varies in height, but is commonly depicted as 5’5” (1.65 m) tall.

Collection of drawings of Mrs. Claus measured with overall height
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Writer: James Rees

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First Appearance
1849 (A Christmas Legend)

Drawings include:
Mrs. Claus front, front (casual), front (Santa Claus)

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