2-Books by Topic
To date the folktales are
available on the following topics. Seeing the topics you might remember some
folktales, but when you read the book you will be surprised to know that how
come that so many folktales are available on this topic. Against every continent
or country two figures are given in parentheses. The first one denotes the number of
the stories of the book and the second one denotes the number of the pages (A4 size) of
the book. Some of the books are
available on Internet for readers to read. Click on them and enjoy.
Anansi, or Ananse is a very cunning and lazy
spider fairy of West African countries. Many tales revolve around him.
When slaves were taken from these countries to other countries his
stories also went there along with him, sometimes as they were and
sometimes adapted to their own culture. When they reached USA, there his
name was Nihankan.
contains the folktales in which human and animals are exchanged with each
other in their form.
related to bear
contains the folktales in which one gets something by his kindness or
chance, then the other one copies him and gets hurt or destroyed.
Coyote is the most talked trickster of Native American folktales. It is a
small wolf. There
are three books containing Coyote's folktales.
Destiny does not
favor anybody even after telling him. Read here some luck tales... "Jo
Hona Tha Hua"
common phenomenon of Africa. Many tales go around it.
people are found everywhere, there is no dearth of fools too. Some
folktales of fools.
contains the folktales which go around frog
three books of the folktales of
fruits, (1) Apples, (2) Oranges, (3) Others - Pear, Fig etc.
Not only above mentioned kinds of tales are found in various countries,
some are humorous too. Some of these tales have been put together here for you
just to laugh....
contains stories of Iktomi, the trickster spider, the hero of many Native
American folktales from Lakota tribe.
Instruments are an important part of
music, and music is also on of the most important parts social life. There are many
to it - Drum, Flute, Others.
start from the infanthood of a child. They are told and heard all the
time and everywhere in the world. Here are some more to them. Read
some exclusive lion tales here.
contains tales about Loki, the trickster character of many Norse
monkey stories as he always plays tricks and make people laugh. But there
is something more about him...
Two books have been prepared documenting various folktales related to the
odd marriages - marriage between a human being and an animal. Its 1st
part lists the such folktales from Africa and the 2nd part gives such
tales from all over the world. Its 1st part
Odd Marriages: Folktales from Africa-1 is
available free to read on Scribd.
Raven is the most talked bird of Native American folktales. Raven is a
crow like bird and is associated with many creation and trickster kind of
folktales. He has been helpful to people in many ways. There are three
books containing Raven's folktales.
Book-1 - contains its creation and the beginning tales.
Book-2 - contains its encounters with others tales
Book-3 - Here are some modern stories
contains the folktales where many things happen three times. It is really
surprising to know that so many folktales are out there related to this
number.... Three number is an important number in many cultures. There
are many folktales which relates things or events in the sequence of
three. It is really surprising to see that so many folktales are out
there related to this number.
Book 1 - Its first book contains only those folktales where Number 3
appears in their titles, such as Three Mice, Three Bears, Three Hares
Book-2 - Its second book contains those folktales in which there is no
mention of 3 in any of the titles of the folktales, but inside many
things are there 3 or the incidents have occurred 3 times.
folktales related to vegetables, for example yam, beans, pumpkin,
Folktales of Vegetables-1 (Pumpkin)
Folktales of Vegetables-2 (Beans, Yam, Cucumbers)
Folktales of Vegetables-3 (Others)