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  • Jürgen Hubert
    replied to German folklore in Scion
    There are also a lot of German folklore stories featuring Jews, as it happens.

    And the majority of them is... really, really ugly. I have wrestled with myself whether I should translate any of them, but decided that sweeping this aspect of German folklore under the carpet would be worse. Thus I will translate a carefully selected number of these stories with extensive commentary....
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  • Jürgen Hubert
    replied to German folklore in Scion
    As a side note, I recently translated a version of the legend of "Pilatusstadt" - a city that was originally built by Pontius Pilate (who allegedly came from the area of what is now northern Bavaria) but sunk beneath the ground when he convicted Jesus Christ.

    In a later era (according to the story), the city is still underground - filled with treasure and inhabited by at least one "short man" who likes to show it off to little boys. Sounds like a great place to go dungeon-crawling, if you can deal with the Monotheist story elements...
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  • Jürgen Hubert
    replied to German folklore in Scion
    ...maybe I should search what academic journals have to say on the subject.

    (Fun fact: If you become a member of Academia.edu and download articles on a specific subject, you can get recommendations on related articles for download from time to time. As I discovered when I downloaded an article on Mesoamerican mythology for an unrelated project and now got a bunch of recommendations and articles for later reading...)...
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