Folk heroes of the resistance


What do Anansi, Raven, Coyote, Pérák, Aradia, the Golem of Prague, Robin Hood, Wild Edric, and Ned Ludd have in common? They are all folk heroes of resistance to tyranny, oppression, slavery, and fascism.

It’s Folklore Thursday today on Twitter, and the thoughts of several contributors have turned to folk heroes who resisted tyranny and fascism. It started with Christian Read’s tweet about Pérák, and continued with contributions from me, Sarah Rance-Riley, Austin Hackney, Creative Histories, and Folklore Film Fest.

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