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Hulden

Hulden

Hulden Origin: Teutonic The Hulden are German hill Fairies led by Hulda and serving as her entourage. Their fortunes have ...
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Lohengrin

Lohengrin

Lohengrin : In medieval German legend, the Knight of the Swan, son of Perceval (Parzival) and Conduiramour, defender of Else, ...
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Lorlei

Lorlei

Lorlei (Loreley, Lurlei, Lorelei) In German literary folklore and in local legend, an enchantress with long blond hair who sits ...
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Maiden without Hands

Maiden without Hands

In German folklore, one of the tales in the Grimm Brothers collection. In their version a poor miller is promised ...
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Merseburg Charms

Merseburg Charms

Merseburg Charms : In German literary folklore, two charms in alliterative verse recorded from oral sources around 800 c.e. The ...
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Pied Piper of Hamelin

Pied Piper of Hamelin

Pied Piper of Hamelin In medieval German legend, a magician who rid Hamelin of a rat plague in 1284. The ...
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Tannhauser:

Tannhauser:

Tannhauser: A mediaeval German legend which relates how a minstrel and knight of that name, passing by the Herselber, or ...
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The Wandering Jew

The Wandering Jew

Wandering Jew, The: A mediaeval German legend which has several forms. Through various writers, and differing in detail, the essential ...
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Till Eulenspiegel

Till Eulenspiegel

Till Eulenspiegel (owl glass) In medieval German legend, a trickster. He was a native of Brunswick, Dietrich (Till) Ulenspegel, who ...
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Wild Hunt

Wild Hunt

The Wild Hunt is in Celtic and Germanic folklore, a furious bunch of ghosts of the restless dead who ride ...
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