The native folklore and poetry of the Albanians can hardly compare with that of the neighbouring nations in originality and beauty.
Krohn's report to the London Folklore Congress of 1891).
The story of Lohengrin as we know it is based on two principal motives common enough in folklore: the metamorphosis of human beings into swans, and the curious wife whose question brings disaster.
Thus Sisyphus fettered Death, keeping him prisoner till rescued by Ares; in Venetian folklore Beppo ties him up in a bag for eighteen months; while in Sicily an innkeeper corks him up in a bottle, and a monk keeps him in his pouch for forty years.
The groups of " Mothers " in modern India, of various origins, Crooke, Popular Religion and Folklore (2), i.