Following Folktales Around the World

This blog series is my version of A year of reading the world: I aim to read a collection of folktales, myths, legends, or other traditional stories from every single country. I blog about each book and the stories in them, listing some of the best tales, as well as connections across cultures. You can find all posts listed on this page, or under this tag. You can also follow the weekly updates on the project's Facebook page here!

Read the introduction post to this project here.

The posts below are organized by continent. The list gets updated as posts are published every Monday.

Australia and Oceania





Marshall Islands - Sailing from story to story

Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia) - Whale vs Octopus, and other creature features









Vanuatu - War and Peace and Puffer Fish

Central America and the Caribbean


Antigua and Barbuda - Six little pigs and a lion













Jamaica - Anancy meck it





Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - King Rufus gambles with the Devil


North America




South America

Argentina - Armadillos rule

Bolivia - Myths, flowers, and an army of chinchillas

Brazil - The richness of the rainforests

Chile - Fairy tales, Chilean style

Colombia - Gods and emeralds

Ecuador - Tricksters and fairy tales

Guyana - Of women and jaguars

Paraguay - Period is power

Peru - Talking mountains, hidden treasures

Suriname - Enter Anansi!

Uruguay - Scattered stories

Venezuela - Sea above, world below

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