Mythology and Folklore UN-Textbook: Myth-Folklore Unit: Indian Fairy Tales. This wide-ranging collection of Indian Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs includes stories from the Buddhist Jataka and Hindu Panchatantra tradition, along with some marvelous fairy tales containing motifs familiar from the European fairy tale tradition. This unit also contains one of the greatest folktales of all time - The Tiger, The Brahman, and the Jackal.
Huldra are Scandinavian elves inhabiting the woods, bogs & hills. They are also known as Skogsrå in Sweden or Ellefolk to the Danish. Described as stunningly beautiful young women, but will hollow, tree-trunk like backs where twigs, dead leaves or even maggots & worms might live. They are said to seduce or enthrall men with their dance, who then lose their sense of time and dance to death. It is also said that fairy rings of mushrooms grow where they've danced. Kiri Østergaard Leonard