The Oral Tradition and Games in Folklore

Stories, songs, legends, games, riddles and anecdotes make up the oral tradition of the country’s different regions and live in the imagination of the children, who hear these narratives from their elders in their communities of origin. Stories told include the adventures of Uncle Rabbit, Anansi the Spider, the Horsehead Woman, the Big Black Dog, the Weeping Woman and Bigeyes. Games such as skipping rope, spinning tops, bowling and skittles are incorporated into this oral tradition. Within this tradition, songs of Afro-Caribbean origin express the lifestyle of the Costa Rican Caribbean coast.
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