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Folklore Worldwide

Our stories keep our humanity alive, a quality which we believe that the world is in dire need of today. Folklore Worldwide is a project for everyone, welcoming storytellers from across the globe to share their stories. We particularly welcome storytellers from South and Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America, and Indigenous Communities from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

It is dedicated specifically to victims to those who go unheard, and to victims of conflict: men, women and children facing oppression, wars and occupation. May the flame of our cultures flicker forever, just as the spirit of resistance and perseverance live on in our stories. May we always fight for what we believe in. #FolkloreAgainstFascism

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The Little Match Girl

A Danish Nordic Scandinavian Tale

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The Princess of Punt

A Somali Tale

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Kayuta and Waneta

A Seneca Tale

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The Stone Cross in Teufelsthal Valley

A German Tale

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The Story of Bayajidda's Loves

A Hausa Tale

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Princess Scargo's Fish

A Nobscussett Tale

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The Snake and the Princess

A Ukranian Tale

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Desert Night Tales

A compilation of short Algerian folktales

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The Soot-Faced Girl

An Algonquian Tale

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Ivan and the Daughter of the Sun

A Ukranian Tale

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Juleidah of the Leather Skins

An Egyptian Tale

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The Loyal Sweetheart

A Passamaquoddy Tale

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The Double Marriage of the Gleichens

A German Tale

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Hassan and his Bride

A Sudanese Tale

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Compère Lapin and Compère Bouki

A Cajun and Creole tale

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The Glowing Man in the Cherry Tree

A German Tale

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The Faquih’s Bouquet of Stars

An Moroccan Tale

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Those Who Walked Into Water

An African-American Tale

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The Burkla at Schongau

A German Tale

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The Last Sacrifice

A Sudanese Tale

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The Clever Woman and the Chenoo

A Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy Tale

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The Count of Windeck Castle

A German Tale

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Love's Handkerchief

A Moroccan Tale

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John Henry

An African-American Tale

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The Elf Maiden

A Sami Tale

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The Demon and the Sultan's Son

A Swahili Tale

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The Blind Man's Love

An Algonquian Tale

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Treasure Hunters in Wesenberg

A German Tale

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Issa Beer Remembers

A Soninke Tale

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Pecos Bill & Slue-Footed Sue

A West American Folktale

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