It is understood that these oral stories do not have an original version or an author. As people share tales, more details were altered. In the past, adults gathered around campfires and told stories and tales that involved magic and talking animals. Usually, the children will join on the side and listen to tales told by the elders.
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Folklore is a Part of Every Culture Stories from the oral tradition began around hearthside and campfire. These tales were almost always fantastic in nature, involving magic or talking animals. Initially, they provided entertainment for adults, who freely altered details as they told and retold the stories. As adults shared these stories, children lounged around and listened.