Folklore

cultural expressions of a particular group of people, consisting of legends, music, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, fairy tales, etc.

Folklore is the body of expressive culture, including stories, music, dance, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, customs, and more within a particular people. This also includes the oral traditions of that culture, subculture, or group. The academic and usually ethnographic study of folklore is sometimes called folkloristics.

A European folk tale, Little Red Riding Hood; illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith, 1911

The famous folk tale is Little Red Riding Hood (in European culture).