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.
Abbott, Macedonian Folklore, 261; cf.
The Riesengebirge is the legendary home of Number Nip (Ri bezahl), a halfmischievous, half-friendly goblin of German folklore, and various localities in the group are more or less directly associated with his name.