Serbian Fairy Tales, Folk Tales and Fables
Read Serbian folk tales by Parker Fillmore and others in a charming online collection. Go to full list of Serbian folk tales.
About: The favorite form of Serbian folk tales told around the fire, the mills, or on long journeys were wonder tales, or tales of magic. A hero or heroine takes on an impossible task, is given aid by wondrous creatures, and a happy marriage is often the end result. They are stories of an unlikely hero, perhaps not the most clever, but certainly the most good, revealing that kindness and a good heart are they keys to a prosperous and happy life.
Serbian fairy tales are rooted in Slavic traditions, but they have a decidedly unique flavor unlike most Slavic fairy stories. Their difference lies in a mix of Christian and Islamic ideals and traditions that are woven into Serbian, or Yugoslavian folklore, influenced by a Greek and oriental heritage.
- The Little Lame Fox - The Story of the Youngest Brother Who Found the Magic Grape-Vine and Married the Golden Maiden
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