Oct. 24, 2021

The Panthers' Green Corn Dance

When you're a Cherokee hunter and you go out a'hunting for your family, it's perhaps not a bad idea to team up with a panther to …

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Oct. 11, 2021

The Horse-Bride and Her Horse-Husband

This week we travel to ancient Turkey for a story featuring a Sultan, a horse, a jinn, a witch, and a woman who has married in to…

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Sept. 26, 2021

Anansi and Mr. Dry-Bone

Last week we shared a piece of folklore from Ghana which featured Anansi, and in that folktale Anansi was less of a trickster and…

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Sept. 13, 2021

Anansi Tricks Kweku and Kweku Tricks Anansi

Anansi, the spider trickster of West Africa, and later the Caribbean at large, is often depicted as selfish and greedy in additio…

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Aug. 30, 2021

Van Wempel's Goose

Nicholas Van Wempel was the sort of drinker with a knack for stumbling into situations of the dumbest of luck, and perhaps the sm…

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Aug. 15, 2021

The Chessboard Cherry Tree

The Chessboard Cherry Tree is a story about a hot-headed Daimyo named Oda Sayemon, a faithful retainer named Saito Ukon, an a fat…

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