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How the Moon Came to Be

How the Moon Came to Be

In this Kurdish myth, we learn about the origin of the moon and why it has dark spots on its face. Heyv, a young girl of exceptional beauty and goodness, suffers disfigurement and hardship but, in the end, she is rewarded by being lifted into the sky to...

How the Moon Came to Be

Morpho

This is a tale from the Tukuna Tribe in the Amazon Rain Forest, about a dangerously confusing world of trees, vines and angry creatures who keep changing shape. It is also about a girl and a beautiful blue butterfly called a Morpho. Collected by Curt...

Wayland the Smith

Wayland the Smith

The first in a trilogy of stories telling the origin and life of Wayland the Smith, unseen actor of so many Germanic and Scandinavian myths. His story is of love, betrayal, revenge and finally redemption, and a realisation that as he forges iron, he has...

Fatima the Rope-maker

Fatima the Rope-maker

Fatima sails with her family to a new land to set up their profitable business as rope-makers. A sudden storm puts paid to those plans and Fatima has to start her life all over again. But its not just as simple as that!7x7 Category:...

Small Creatures

Small Creatures

A tale from Romania showing that even the Creator may make a few mistakes.7x7 Category: Story Name: Themes: Language: Meet the storyteller  Same story, different...

The Seven-legged Horse

The Seven-legged Horse

The Seven-legged HorseThe sun, the moon and stars are stolen by the dragon king. An unlikely hero sets out to retrieve them in return for a wish. She is helped by a wise woman, a tiny mouse and a seven legged horse. Discover why the beauty of a true smile gave rise to...

Ashlad and his Crew

Ashlad and his Crew

This wonderful Norwegian 'wonder tale' tells us the adventures of the youngest of a farmer's three sons - the Ashlad - as he goes on a quest to win half the kingdom and the king's daughter. But who will help him along the way and will he get the girl?7x7...

The Man who Sought his Luck

The Man who Sought his Luck

A man down on his luck is advised to find the wise old woman at the end of the world to find his luck. On the way he meets different people with problems, and he offers to ask the wise old woman for help for them. The wise old woman tells him how his luck...

Nabek and Dagar

Nabek and Dagar

Two friends discover how obsession leads to darkness, and realise the terrible power of story. An Arab Bedouin tale, and Israeli tale told by Crimean Jews in Ukraine.7x7 Category: Story Name: Themes:...

The Tiger’s Whisker

The Tiger’s Whisker

A man and a woman fall in love, marry and  plan to live happily ever after – of course. But war comes to their Korean home. The man goes off to fight – and comes back changed.   His wife does not want to live without him, but cannot stand living with him...