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

Folktales collection · Indonesian folktales

Bawang Merah and Bawang Putih (Folklore from Central Java)

BAWANG Putih lived with her stepmother and her stepsister, Bawang Merah.Bawang Putih’s mother died when she was a baby. Her father remarried another woman and later her step sister was born.   Unfortunately, not long after that her father died. Since then, Bawang Putih’s life so sad. Her stepmother and her step sister treated Bawang Putih… Continue reading Bawang Merah and Bawang Putih (Folklore from Central Java)

Folktales collection · Indonesian folktales

The Legend of Banyuwangi (Folklore from East Java)

ONCE upon a time inSindureja Kingdom, KingSidareja was talking to his vice regent, his name wasPatih Sidapaksa. The King asked Patih Sidapaksa to give him the flesh of a young deer.   Patih Sidapaksa took the mission. When he arrived in the jungle, he saw a young deer. He pointed his arrow to the deer. Unfortunately, he missed the target. He ran after… Continue reading The Legend of Banyuwangi (Folklore from East Java)