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Rakhsh’s Lost Days We return to our hero, Rostam, who has fallen asleep after a successful hunt. While he slept, his horse Rakhsh wandered around and was spotted by some Turkish horsemen who captured him and took him away. When he woke up to find his horse missing, Rostam was… Read More »Tragedy of Rostam and Sohrab

Tragedy of Rostam and Sohrab

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The Shahnameh (The Book of Kings) by Hakim Abu al-Qasim Mansur is one of the world’s greatest Epic poems, detailing the history of Iran’s Kings and Heroes. He is known as “Ferdowsi Tusi,” which is actually a title meaning “The Tusi Poet from Paradise”. The work has morphed with every… Read More »Shahnameh: Sam, Zal and Rudabeh

Shahnameh: Sam, Zal and Rudabeh

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We have used many different versions of “The Mitten” from Barbara Suwyn, Irina Zheleznova, Svitlana Yakovenko, Pavlo Chubynsky (1878) and Ivan Rudchenko (1870).  Today, we have a famous folktale from Ukraine that some of our travellers might have heard already! The story of the mitten has been translated from Ukrainian into many different languages and… Read More »The Mitten: Ukrainian Folktale

The Mitten: Ukrainian Folktale

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Cinderella is unconquerable when accounting for the number of retellings, adaptations, variants and popularity. Most of these adaptations focus on the Charles Perrault version of Cinderella (The Little Glass Slipper) when there are many other variants to choose from! One of these variants called “Yeh-Hsien” is the earliest recorded Cinderella… Read More »Beauty and Pockface: Skin Deep

Beauty and Pockface: Skin Deep

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Cover Art of episode "The Doomed Prince: Dog Days"

What began with Egyptian funerary texts, hymns, poems and records soon evolved into one of the earliest records of narrative literature. There were few surviving narrative stories from the Middle Kingdom, including the “Story of Sinuhe,” and “Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor.” Narrative tales like our Doomed Prince didn’t flourish… Read More »The Doomed Prince and the Three Fates

The Doomed Prince and the Three Fates

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Previously on Tales from the Enchanted Forest we covered the first part of ‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon:’ Our hero, dubbed by us as Thordotter, goes on a quest to save her Prince by doing laundry after tricking a troll-princess with shiny, sparkly things! We aren’t… Read More »West of the Moon: Part Two

West of the Moon: Part Two

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