What Is a Good Example of a Folktale?


Examples of folk tales include “Johnny Appleseed,” “Babe the Blue Ox” and the “Headless Horseman.” These are types of American folktales.

A folktale is any story or tradition that were originally verbally shared among generations. Over time, they have been written down, but are still considered to be folktales.

Each country has their own folktales that reflect the culture and people of the area. In the U.S., “Babe the Blue Ox” follows the lives of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe. The series of stories explains how certain landforms were created, such as the Grand Canyon, which formed when Paul Bunyan dragged his ax across the ground and created huge rivets in the earth, forming the valleys and canyons of the region.