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Ramayama

Ramayama

Origin: Indian Hindu Theme: The hero can face all adversity and win, and save his love and reunite his family. Many, many, many years ago there was a king in India who had no children. He had three wives but no sons or daughters. He asked a holy man to help him have children. The… Continue >>>

Shaman’s Journey

Shaman’s Journey

Origin: North American Eskimo Theme: Facing danger, maintaining commitment can help one survive. There was a young Eskimo boy who lived in Greenland. He made a sledge. He had a mean mother. When she saw the sledge, she beat him with it. He decided then that he would become an angakoq or shaman. The boy… Continue >>>

Buffalo Woman

Buffalo Woman

Origin: North American Indigenous Plains Tribe Theme: The loyalty of a son can reunite a family. Narrator: There was a young hunter who was very good at catching game. His tribe relied on him to find buffalo to feed and clothe them. The hunter was very respectful to the buffalo and would only kill what… Continue >>>

The Children

The Children

Origin: African Yoruba Tribe Theme: The importance of respecting elders and what can happen if one forgets to follow through on an agreement. For a long time the women of the village had been unable to have children. The women were very sad and longed to have children. To deal with this the village had… Continue >>>

Juan Bobo

Juan Bobo

Origin: Mexican Theme: Silliness isn’t always silly, innocence and a kind heart win out. Narrator: Once upon a time many years ago, there was a boy who was so lazy that he seemed stupid. Although he really tried to behave himself, he did nothing but say and do silly things. That is why the whole… Continue >>>

Brer Rabbit and the Mosquitoes?

Brer Rabbit and the Mosquitoes?

Origin: U.S. Southern African American Theme: Trickery some times works and humor is always great. Brer Wold had a daughter who was sho’ nuf good-looking. Now, before I go any further I can hear you thinking that Brer Wolf been killed off twice. What that got to do with anything? Am I the tale? Is… Continue >>>

La Llorona

La Llorona

Origin: Mexican  Theme: The pain of tragedy and betrayal and how acting in violence can perpetuate the pain. Once in a poor village there lived a young woman. Hers was the greatest beauty of all the maidens in the village, and all the young men of the village for her hand in marriage. But she… Continue >>>

Abuela’s Pride

Abuela’s Pride

Origin: Original WHEEL Council Story Theme: Grandmothers have important lessons that can change the adversity of impoverished neighborhoods. Abuela, Pablo’s grandma, usually got up at dawn, but today she felt tired. As she looked out the window, she saw the dirt lawns of the Coffelt Projects where they lived. The houses were tiny and dreary and… Continue >>>

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