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Welcome to ISEBEL

ISEBEL stands for International Search Engine for Belief Legends. At the moment, this search engine harvests folktales and metadata from three European regions: the Netherlands, Denmark and North-East Germany. The sources are the Dutch Folktale Database, the Danish Folktale Database and WossiDia – for now, the languages will be Dutch, Frisian, Danish, German and Low German. The focus of ISEBEL is mainly on orally transmitted legends: traditional stories about ghosts, hauntings, devils, witches, wizards, spells, werewolves, nightmares, giants, trolls, goblins and the like, as well as stories about hidden treasures, famous robbers, underground passages and sunken castles. Queries can be made in English, or in the languages the stories are in; Boolean operators are allowed. Every story will have a link to the original database.

isebel_verhalenbank

Meertens Institute

  • jah_01_0_00265

    Kvægpesten kom drivende i luften akkurat ligesom en tåge. Hvor den tåge kom over, dode kreaturerne næsten helt ud....
  • jah_01_0_00264

    Jes Outsen i Risjarup fortæller, at en dag han gik til Brumle, da så han noget som et stort spindelvæv ellerr...
isebel_ucla

UCLA

  • jah_01_0_00265

    Kvægpesten kom drivende i luften akkurat ligesom en tåge. Hvor den tåge kom over, dode kreaturerne næsten helt ud....
  • jah_01_0_00264

    Jes Outsen i Risjarup fortæller, at en dag han gik til Brumle, da så han noget som et stort spindelvæv ellerr...
isebel_wossidia

Wossidia

  • jah_01_0_00265

    Kvægpesten kom drivende i luften akkurat ligesom en tåge. Hvor den tåge kom over, dode kreaturerne næsten helt ud....
  • jah_01_0_00264

    Jes Outsen i Risjarup fortæller, at en dag han gik til Brumle, da så han noget som et stort spindelvæv ellerr...