Monday, May 17, 2021

5 Folklore Stories From Around The World From The Best Heritage Tales

Folklore stories are one of the best ways to transfer knowledge between people because folktale stories combine peoples' heritage from popular fables, and myths consistent with moral values and principles, and reading this type of story helps promote cultural depth between different races, nationalities, and cultures.. here are 5 folklore stories from around the world.

Top 5 Folktales From Around The World

folklore stories from around the world

1- Three Tips Story , A Folktale From Italy

One day a man left his country heading to a new area and there he entered a monastery to serve, and after spending time serving faithfully, he wished to see his wife and his homeland, and he said to the head of the monastery, I have served you all this time sincerely, but I want to return to my country now. The abbot replied well my son but before you go, I will give you three pieces of advice. First, when you change your old way, you will face trouble. The second, Watch a lot and talk a little. And the third, Think about your actions well before you do them. Well-thought-out actions are wiser and more beneficial. After that, the abbot gave him a loaf and said to him: divide it in half when you are happy.

The good man left, and on his way back home, he met a group of travelers. The travelers told him: we would take the nearby road because it is short. Would you like to come with us? The man thought for a moment and then remembered the abbot's advice and answered them, "Thank you, my friends. I will continue to go on this road, and when he reached the middle of the road, he heard the sound of shooting. He looked from afar and found that a group of thieves had killed the travelers. The man thanked his God and continued on his way.

While he was walking, he reached a large house so he entered asking for food. The owners of the house gave him a large plate of delicious meat, but when the man put his fork in the piece of meat, he discovered that it's human flesh! He wanted to ask the owner of the house about the significance of providing meat like this, but he remembered the abbot's saying, "Watch a lot and talk a little" then he thanked the house owner for hosting him. The owner of the house said: well done my son you saved yourself from death because anyone who inquired about my food was killed immediately and cooked, the man thanked him then left this ominous house.

The man arrived at his homeland and went to his house, but he didn't find his wife, he found a well-prepared table for two people with two cups, two forks, and two plates. The man said to himself, how is this?  I left my wife alone and here I am seeing a table prepared for two! Therefore, he hid under the bed to find out what's going on. His wife, who had gone to get a jug of water entered the house, soon afterward a strange young man came, and the woman hugged him and kissed him.

The man became angry and almost went out and killed them, but he remembered the third advice of the monastery chief, so he retracted his action and kept watching them. During their conversation, the wife said to the young man, I haven't seen you for a long time, but God has compensated me with a husband who was a brother, father, and mother to me.

This man was her brother whom she didn't see for many years, and when the husband concluded that he was her brother, he came out from under the bed laughing from the intensity of joy, and then he embraced them and kissed them. After that, he remembered the loaf that his master gave him to eat when he is really happy, And when he divided the loaf, gold coins fell from it. The head of the monastery had hidden them in the loaf as a reward for him if he carried out the three tips.
{fairy tales from around the world}

2- The Story Of The Blind Fisherman , A Popular Story From West Africa

Anansi was a skilled fisherman, but he got old and his eyesight began to weaken little by little until he lost it completely, but he was still very strong, he continued fishing with the help of two men who were very kind to him and helped him in every possible way, they drove him every morning to the beach and then to the boat then they tell him where to throw his net and when to pull it, and when they return to land, they tell him where and when to step out of the boat so that he doesn't drown.

It lasted like this for many months, but instead of showing his gratitude to them, he treated them cruelly, When they tell him where to throw his net, He was responding rudely to them: I know I was about to throw it there, and when they tried to direct him to get off the boat, he answered them: oh, I know perfectly well that we got to the shore, I was preparing myself to get off. The situation remained for a long time, but he became very rude dealing with his assistants, they couldn't bear him anymore and decided to punish him for his ingratitude when they had the opportunity.

The next day, Anansi accompanied them to the shore as usual, and they asked him to get on the boat. He said to them, "Do you think I am an idiot?" I know that the boat there. They didn't make any comment, They boarded the boat and went to the fishing place. When they told him where to throw his net, his response was very offensive to them, so they decided to punish him without hesitation.

At the time when the boat was full of fish, they took the way back to dry land, and when they made a short walk, they stopped and said to him, "Here we have reached the shore," and immediately Anansi replied to them that they were too foolish to tell him something he knew well. Anansi put his leg outside the boat feeling proud, expecting to set foot on land, and was so shocked when he fell into deep water and found himself drowning. As for the two men, they paddled quickly and left him behind to make his way with great effort.

And of course, he was a skilled swimmer like all the men in that country but he was blind and unable to see the land, so he swam until became sick and then drowned.

{folk tales from around the world}

3- Recourse To Solomon , A Famous Tale Of The Tibetan People

Once upon a time, there were two women fighting over a kid trying to prove which of them is entitled to him? They weren't able to solve the problem between them, so they decided to present the case to the king of the country who is distinguished by wisdom and cleverness, and who commanded the following:

one of you will hold the boy's right hand, but the other, hold him by the left hand, and both of you try with all your power to pull him. The woman who can pull the kid to her will take him.

As soon as he said that, the woman who wasn't the real mother pulled him to her with all her power, she was indifferent to whether this pull would harm the boy or not. As for the boy's real mother, she didn't pull the child strongly because of her fear for him and so as not to expose him to harm, so she was attracting him gently and tenderly even though she was stronger than the other woman. The king said to the woman who pulled the boy with all her strength, enough this boy is not your son but the son of that loving woman. So the boy returned to his real mother, who had hugged him with overwhelming joy and happiness, and the king ordered the other woman to be imprisoned.

4- The Story Of The Angel And The Three Brothers , A Folk Story From Serbia

Three poor brothers lived together and they only had a guava tree, they cared about it very much and every day the tree was guarded by one of the three while the others went out of the house. One day God sent an angel to see how these poor lives and ordered him if he found their lives to be too miserable, help them, and when The angel went down to earth, took the form of a beggar, and went to the guava tree and found the older brother and asked him to give him a piece of fruit. The brother plucked some of the fruits, gave them to the beggar, and said, "Take these fruits from my share, because I cannot give you from the rations of my brothers." The angel thanked the man and went. On the morning of the second day, the second brother stayed to guard the tree, and the angel came again and begged him to give him a fruit, so the man took some of the fruits and gave them to the angel, saying, "Take this from my fruits, but the fruits of my brothers I do not dare to give you from it." On the third day, the third brother remained at home with the tree, and the angel came as the previous two times and asked for some fruits. The third brother gave him some of the fruit from his portion and he didn't touch the portions of his brothers.

The angel appeared again, but in the form of a monk, and went to the house of the three brothers and said to them: Come with me, I will give you anything you wish in this world, the three brothers followed the monk until they reached to stream then the angel said to the elder brother, Ask and wish, the man said I hope this stream will turn into wine, and this wine is mine, and the angel drew a mark in the air with his stick, and in the blink of an eye the wine flowed instead of water, and on the banks of the stream, there were hundreds of barrels and men working under his command, the angel left the elder brother and said to him this is all you wanted, take care of yourself. After that, the angel said to the middle brother, ask and wish, the man said, "I hope all these pigeons will turn into sheep and these sheep will be mine!" Again, the angel drew a mark in the air with his stick, and immediately all the pigeons turned into sheep and there were thousands of sheep in addition to hundreds of shepherds under the command of the man. In the end, the angel said, this is what you wished, so live your life. The angel went to the younger brother and said to him, "Ask what you want. The man said I hope that God will give me a pious and kind wife. Therefore, the angel drew in the air with his stick, and immediately a beautiful and kind girl appeared. After that, they got married and lived in the woods.

After a period of life, the Lord sent the angel again and said to him: go down and see how those brothers live. The angel descended to the earth as the previous time in the form of a beggar and went to the first brother who had a Torrent of wine and asked him for a cup of wine, but the man refused to give him saying: if I give everyone who asks I will waste everything I have! And when the angel heard that, he drew with his stick a mark in the air, and the torrent began to flow with water as it was in the beginning, and the angel said to the elder brother, This was not yours! Now go back to the guava tree to guard it. After that, the angel went to the middle brother, the owner of the field full of sheep, and asked him to give him a small piece of meat because he was hungry, but the man refused and told him: If I gave everyone a piece of meat, I wouldn't have anything left! And when the angel heard that, he drew a mark with his stick in the air, and the sheep immediately turned into pigeons and flew away at once, then the angel said to the middle brother: that it was not yours! Go now to the guava tree to guard it!

Finally, the angel went to the younger brother to check on him and he found him living with his wife in a small hut in the woods and said to them that he came from a long journey and begged them to allow him to spend that night with them, they received him with a great welcome and the man said to him, I apologize to you because we are very poor and we cannot serve you properly, And the angel said, "I'll be satisfied with all you have." Then the man asked his wife to prepare a loaf of bread and a bowl of water for the guest and after a little, the couple put bread and a bowl full of water in front of the angel. The angel was very happy because of the generosity of the couple and a reward for them. The angel touched the hut with his stick, and it turned into a large palace containing everything from animals, servants, and workers, after which the angel blessed the younger brother and his wife and left. The couple lived happily ever after for the rest of their lives.

{favorite folktales from around the world}

5- The Wise Carpenter Story , A Tale From The Tibetan People

Once upon a time, There were two men working for the king, one of whom worked as a painter and did his job wonderfully, and the other was a carpenter who was also one of the best carpenters. the painter hated the carpenter very much because he was closest to the king's heart, and one day the painter came to the king and said to him: O Your Majesty, last night when I was preparing myself for sleep, your father sent me an angel from Heaven inviting me to come to him, so I went to him in Heaven to see what he wanted from me and I found him incredibly reassuring and wealthy, and he carried me a message to you, and here is the message, Your Majesty.

The king opened the message and it was written in it: "Oh son, I am here in Heaven, I have great wealth and I have everything I want except for one thing, which is that I want to build a temple for the gods, but there are no good carpenters here, so I want you to send me the best carpenter you have and the painter that carries the Message to you knows what I meant because he was here."

The king believed the painter's trick, so he summoned the carpenter and told him that his father lives in heaven and he is very happy, but He wanted to build a temple for the gods and he asked me to send you to him to build the temple. The carpenter was worried and said to himself: It must be a trick from the painter to get rid of me, and then the carpenter said to the king: But how can I get there? The king said you have to bring all the tools you would need in heaven and you and your tools are placed between the firewood and then the fire is lit and when the smoke ascends to the sky, you and your tools will go up with him to heaven. The carpenter said: Well, that sounds good, but I want time to prepare, the king granted him seven days to prepare for that journey.

The carpenter returned to his house and said to his wife: This cunning painter made an elaborate plan to kill me, and I have only seven days waiting for the date of my burning, so his wife said that we should all cooperate and work on digging a tunnel in the house that reaches the site of the burn, and indeed they started digging the tunnel so the plan was when the firewood will be burned, the carpenter will fall from the tunnel and reach the house and then the viewers will think that he disappeared and set off to paradise.

After the end of the seven days, The king ordered his soldiers to bring Large quantities of firewood, then after that, they put the firewood in the form of a circle and put the carpenter in the semicircle, and as soon as they lit the fire, the carpenter slid into the tunnel and the painter stood amazed and said to everyone: Look, he goes riding smoke towards Heaven, everyone believed that and returned to their homes amazed. The carpenter didn't die, but fell into the tunnel and had some wounds and burns, so he decided to hide in the house to recover, and because he is considered dead for the people, the king, and the painter.

The carpenter had in his house a secret, dark room in which he was washing himself every day and he had some clothes made in the form of the clothes of the gods and after three months had passed from this incident, the carpenter came out of his house wearing these clothes and with Skin white as snow to meet the king carrying a message from his father saying the following:

( my dear son, it is said that you are a fair ruler who governs your people with wisdom and kindness. Three months ago you sent me a carpenter to build the temple and he has wonderfully done his work, And I want you to reward him on the ground, and now that the temple has been built I want you to send me the best painter you have in the kingdom to go up to heaven and paint the temple)

Immediately the king gave the carpenter a great wealth that would make him happy for life, after that the king sent soldiers to bring the painter, and when the painter came, the king said to him: The carpenter came from paradise and brought with him a message from my father asking you to go up and paint the temple, the painter looked at the carpenter with bright white skin wearing strange clothes with chains of coral around his neck, so the painter thought maybe it is good to go up to paradise in this way.

The king gave him also seven days to prepare himself, so he collected all his tools and prepared himself to go to heaven, and when everything became ready, the carpenter told the attendees that they should play with drums and trumpets as he ascends to heaven and after the fire caught, they started playing loudly and the noise filled the place and when the fire reached The painter he screamed because he was burning but the noise was so loud that no one could hear him and the painter ascended to heaven !
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