Folklore

cultural expressions of a particular group of people, manifested in verbal form (proverbs, jokes, legends, songs), material form (objects of art), customs (beliefs and ways of doing things); academic discipline that studies folklore
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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).