The Acadians (a.k.a the Cajuns) and Creole cultures have greatly influenced the “Louisiana” culture and those that are not part of their heritage, so to say, do not realize how much it has shaped the traditions and beliefs of Louisiana. The tourist industry especially, uses their culture as a focus to draw in tourists around the world, particularly their music and food. Thus making it very easy for us to forget that there is more to culture. This site will focus on the Acadian/Cajun folktales. By looking through the Acadian folk culture in the avenues of folktales, superstitions, legends and traditions, we of today can divulge what these people hold dear, or fear, and how they understood their world.

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Storytelling: Entertainment with a Cajun Flavor

Storytelling: Entertainment with a Cajun Flavor

The storyteller, Mrs. Boudreaux, tells the life lessons within the stories of Cajun folklore

Is Acadiana to be a Land without Ghost Stories?

Is Acadiana to be a Land without Ghost Stories?

Halloween is approaching and many places tell their ghost stories. While Louisiana has its fair share of ghosts, not much is known widely about their…

'Crane Man' is Still a 'Booby' in Bayou Legends: Strange Tale of Man Who Flew Lives On

Crane Man' is Still a 'Booby' in Bayou Legends: Strange Tale of Man Who Flew Lives On

The Valentine tale in the bayou about the Crane Man and his love letters