folklore noun

ADJ. popular | local | cricket, sporting, etc.

VERB + FOLKLORE be part of | become part of, enter (into), pass into The victory became part of sporting folklore.

FOLKLORE + VERB have it that … Local folklore has it that prehistoric men drove cattle over these cliffs.

PREP. according to ~ According to popular folklore, anyone who owns such a picture will have bad luck. | in … ~ a character in American folklore