Folklore And Changes To Society.
Can folklore be used to measure a societies development? Do societies that are predominantly hunter gatherers have folkore and sirits predominantly associated with animals? When you get societeies that then settle and become agriculturaly based, is it fair to say we then see the introduction of harvest spirits, also the house and hearth spirits or fairy types. What about such things as the introduction of national religion and industrialisation. Are these to blame for the demise of many of these beliefs or is it something else?