the tendency of fairy tales and folklore to migrate from place to place, changing to feel more true to that specific place. Coined by [[ Carl Wilhelm von Sydow ]]

Icelandic Folk Legends by Alda Sigmundsdottir:

That is because folk legends tended to migrate, taking on the special characteristics and features of the different areas where they took root (what the eminent ethnologist Carl Wilhelm von Sydow termed oicotype).

urban legend


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