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Popular similarities of Southeast Asian Folktales

CHARACTERISTICS Wet rice culture: The lowlands of both mainland and insular Southeast Asia tend to be densely settled, and wet (irrigated) rice agriculture is the predominant feature of the countryside. => we can easily see the sight of paddy fields and farmers in folk tales of this region   2.There was a tendency to localize… Continue reading Popular similarities of Southeast Asian Folktales

Folktales collection · Vietnamese folktales

The Story of Tam and Cam

This story is very similar to the famous fairy tale named “Cinderella” which you can find everywhere in the world. Once upon a time there was a young girl named Tấm, whose mother died early and so her father remarried. Soon after, her stepmother gave birth to a daughter named Cám. When Tấm’s father died, stepmother… Continue reading The Story of Tam and Cam

Folktales collection · Vietnamese folktales

Lạc Long Quân and Âu Cơ: The Legend of Ancient Vietnam

Thousands of years ago, during the reign of King Kinh Dương Vương, the Xích Quỷ kingdom was an unknown stretch of a vast land on the far East, leaning its back on a range of high mountains while looking out facing the oceans from a long shoreline. He married princess Long Nữ, the daughter of… Continue reading Lạc Long Quân and Âu Cơ: The Legend of Ancient Vietnam