Category: 📜 Folklore

Folklore

Explore the rich tradition of Swiss and German Folklore, a captivating blend of myths, legends, customs, and rituals. This category is a collection of the translations of Swiss and German Folklore into English, a captivating blend of myths, legends, customs, and rituals.

  1. The Bailiff of Brunnegg: A Swiss Legend
    An in-depth look at the legend of the Bailiff of Brunnegg, a tale of mystery and horror from the Swiss region of Aargau.
  2. The Well in the Schächental Valley
    A Swiss folktale depicting the mysterious creation of an ever-flowing well in the Schächental valley.
  3. The Basilisk
    This Swiss folklore tale from 1474 revolves around the dangerous Basilisk, a creature born from a rooster's egg, feared for its deadly gaze.
  4. The Betten Dog
    A Swiss German folk tale about a mysterious dog that appears in Betten and accompanies nocturnal wanderers, especially wrongdoers, without causing harm.
  5. The Weatherman in Pörtlialp
    A Swiss German folk tale about a mysterious ghostly weatherman who appears in Pörtlialp that is believed to bring bad weather.
  6. The Army in Schrattenberg
    A shepherd discovers a hidden world filled with warriors, treasures, and magic in the mountains around Escholzmatt. A mysterious army awaits its time to rise.
  7. The Little Shepherd of Mellikon
    The legend of the Little Shepherd of Mellikon, a tale of theft, sudden death, and a haunting spirit. Discover the history, folklore, and mystery that surround this Aargau legend.
  8. From the Swabian War - Benedikt Fontana
    The legend of the Swabian War narrates the valor of Benedikt Fontana and the Swiss Confederates in the face of Austrian aggression. The story combines elements of heroism, divine justice, and the battle for freedom.
  9. On the Mountain of Saint George
    On the Mountain of Saint George, discover a rich tapestry of legends weaving together Wodan, the god of winds, and St. George, the patron Saint of knights. Explore ancient cultural sites, immeasurable treasures, and hidden secrets within the mountain. Witness tales of fiery dragons, brave knights, restless spirits, and the intriguing connection between ancient gods, rituals, and natural treasures, in a region that bridges Germany, Switzerland, and the old Habsburg empire.
  10. Wodan's Revenge
    Wodan's Revenge narrates the tale of the once-worshipped pagan god Wodan, who sought vengeance against those who turned to Christianity. This rich folklore describes Wodan's wrath and the legends of nocturnal ghostly processions, unveiling the transformation of myth through time and beliefs, as noted by C. Kohlrusch.