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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

The Goddess of Bounty

(a Balinese tale) Once upon a time long ago, the chief god in heaven, Lord Batara Guru, gathered all the other gods for a meeting. “We must create a new palace,” Lord Guru announced. “I wish it...

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

The Samodiva and the Shepherd

(a Bulgarian tale) Once upon a time in the small town of Dobrinishte, near the Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria, there lived a shepherd named Ivaylo. All his life Ivaylo had heard tales of the Samodivi, the creatures...

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

The Lazy Magician

(a Danish tale) Once upon a time, there lived a lad named Oliver who was as lazy as the day was long. His poor father, a peasant, could not convince Oliver to work. One day, Oliver’s peasant...

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Butterfly Love

(a Chinese folktale) Once upon a time in ancient days, there lived a young girl named Zhu Yingtai who came from a noble Chinese family in Shangyu, Zhejiang. In those days in China, girls were barely allowed...

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

The Big Pot of Beans

(a West African folktale) One cool autumn day, the trickster known as Anansi woke up to the sound of his wife, Aso, calling to him: “Hurry up, Anansi. Remember that today’s the harvest party! We’re going to...

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

The First Horses

(a Blackfoot Indian legend) Once upon a time long ago, a Piegan Blackfoot warrior dreamed that he was on a lake, surrounded by large animals — animals he had never before seen. These animals lived everywhere around...

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

St. Jerome’s Lion

(a biblical tale) St. Jerome was born near the town of Aquileia at the head of the Adriatic Sea. He was a warm, outgoing boy who few imagined would become a monk. But he did, settling with...

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

The First Rainbow

(a story from the Philippines) Once upon a time, a farmer lived near Luzon, and there he had a tiny coconut farm. To protect his farm from intruders and wild winds, he built a wall around his...

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Hyena the Groom

(a southern African tale) Once upon a time, Jackal and Hyena lived near each other, and Jackal was forever asking questions — he wanted to know everything about his neighbor. But Hyena liked to keep to himself,...

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

The Sticky Pine

(a Japanese folktale) Once upon a time, a poor woodcutter struggled to make a living. No matter what, the woodcutter was generous and kind to all. He was kind to people, animals and trees. He never tore...

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