Munro, Martin, ed. The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories (introduction), Kingston, Jamaica, UWI, 2015
Arawak and Carib Mythology
Tobago Folklore https://citizensforconservationtt.org/home/sites/tobago-folklore/
Besson, Gerard, Mermaids, Imps & Goddesses, FIRST Magazine, 2012, https://issuu.com/pariapub/docs/gerard_besson_folklore
Richards, Anthony, Dr., Pay As You Burn, 2006, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpnC-VMBgcM
I learned about folklore characters as a child, from my mother and father, from uncles and grandparents, from friends, from calypsos and stories. Because in the Caribbean, folklore characters are general knowledge, as much a part of life as rainy season and dry season, I feel like I have known them all my life.
But to help me be as accurate as possible, find and trace the origins of these characters, I did a lot of reading.
Below are a list of some of the most helpful websites, essays and books, I found.
- Besson, G., Folklore and Legends of Trinidad and Tobago, Paria Publishing Co. Ltd, 1989.
- Henry, Onika, Trinidad & Tobago Folklore – Dr. J.D. Elder’s Contribution, 2005, https://www.academia.edu/4074245/Trinidad_and_Tobago_Folklore_Dr_J_D_Elders
- Text from the Untold Origins Exhibition held at the Cuming Museum, 2004 to 2005. https://www.belizehistorysjc.com/uploads/3/4/7/0/3470758/the_full_untold_history_of_the_indigenous_people_of_the_caribbean.pdf
- Vecsey, Christopher. “The Exception Who Proves the Rules: Ananse the Akan Trickster.” Journal of Religion in Africa, vol. 12, no. 3, 1981, pp. 161–177. JSTOR, https://www.jstor.org/stable/1581431?seq=1
- Trinidad Folklore http://www.triniview.com/TnT/Folklore.htm
- James-Williams, Dahlia, An Investigation of the Impact of Amerindian Mythology on Trinidad and Tobago’s Forest Folklore, History in Action Journal, vol. 2, 2011, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236851823_An_Investigation_of_the_Impact_of_Amerindian_Mythology_on_Trinidad_and_Tobago’s_Forest_Folklore
- Folklore of Trinidad and Tobago, Santiwah, 2008,https://santiwah.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/01/the-folklore-of.html
- NEW BEACON BOOKS, London https://www.newbeaconbooks.com/about-us
- The Mayaro Soucouyant, TriniView.com, 2011