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Folklore and Legends: The Grey Mare In The Garret

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction

You have the great opportunity to acquaint with the oral history and traditions of different world cultures through the collection of Folk-lore and Legends. At all times folklore allows people to give meaning to their lives and their surroundings, so it is passed down from generation to generation and is kept active by the people in the culture. The different historical backgrounds and traditions are reflected in music, stories, history, legends, and myths, so the variety of legends and fairy tales serves the favorable source for the knowledge of diverse world cultures.

There are many mysterious stories about death. “The Grey Mare In The Garret” is one of them. The German short story about a rich burgomaster of Cologne, whose wife fell sick of plague and died. She was buried, as the custom then was, with her jewelled rings on her fingers, and most of her rich ornaments on her person. These tempted the cupidity of the sexton of the church. He argued with himself that they were no use to the corpse, and he determined to possess them. At a time, when he intended to make the sacrilegious spoliation, the corpse inexplicably revived…

Feel the mysterious and exciting atmosphere of German legends! Enjoy the reading!

 

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