Richard Beitl

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Richard Beitl (born May 14, 1900 in Schruns ; † March 29, 1982 ibid) was an Austrian folklorist and author .


Beitl attended the Stella Matutina Jesuit college in Feldkirch and then began studying German , art history and philosophy . Then Beitl worked on the Atlas of German Folklore , in the central office in Berlin. In 1933 he completed his habilitation at the University of Berlin on the subject of contemporary German nationality. He then worked as a lecturer at the University of Berlin and head of the cultural department in Schruns .


He was the father of Klaus Beitl .


  • Bread . Berlin 1930.
  • German folklore. About settlements, houses and fields, about faith and people, about legend, word and song of the German people . German Book Community, Berlin 1933.
  • with Oswald A. Erich: Dictionary of German Folklore. 1936; 2nd edition, revised by Richard Beitl. Stuttgart 1955.
  • Angelica. 1939.
  • The children's tree. Customs and beliefs about mother and child. 1942.
  • Johringla. 1951.
  • In the legend forest. New legends from Vorarlberg. 1953.
  • Investigations into the mythology of the child (1933). Edited by Bernd Rieken and Michael Simon. Waxmann, Münster 2007, ISBN 978-3-8309-1809-7 ( limited preview in Google book search).

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