Romani mythology

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Romani mythology is the myth, folklore, religion, traditions, and legends of the Romani people. (The Romani are sometimes referred to as Gypsies, though many consider this a slur.[1]) The Romani are a nomadic culture which is thought to have originated in India during the Middle Ages. They migrated widely, particularly to Europe. Some legends (particularly from non-Romani peoples) say that certain Romani have passive psychic powers such as empathy, precognition, retrocognition, or psychometry. Other legends include the ability to levitate, travel through astral projection by way of meditation, invoke curses or blessings, conjure or channel spirits, and skill with illusion-casting.

Romani folklore topics

See also


  1. ^ "Names of the Romani people". Wikipedia. 2017-10-08.
  2. ^ Baldpate at Gypsy Folk Tales, by Francis Hindes Groome, 1899, at
  3. ^ The Creation of the Violin at Gypsy Folk Tales, by Francis Hindes Groome, 1899, at
  4. ^ Gypsy Folk Tales, by Francis Hindes Groome, 1899, at
  5. ^ The Yellow Dragon, Fairrosa Cyber Library for Children
  6. ^ The Gypsy Fiddle: and Other Tales Told by the Gypsies - by John Hampden, World Publishing Company: New York, 1969

External links

  • Gypsy Folk Tales by Francis Hindes Groome [1899], at Sacred
  • Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling by Charles Godfrey Leland [1891], at Sacred
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