Category: Folktales/Stories

Folktales/Stories

NEOMI’S TOWER AND THE DIVISION INTO TRIBES

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Neomi’s descendants determined to build a tower so as to return to Heaven, whence their ancestor came. They built a wooden tower, and when it was …

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THE WILD DOG

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Once, they say, there was a man who went hunting with his eight dogs, and they got so much meat that the house was full of …

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THE OTTER

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A man used to set basket-traps to catch fish, but every night an otter came and ate the fish in the traps. The man was angry, …

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THE RAJA’S DAUGHTER

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Once there was a Kachari Raja, and he married, and his wife bore him a daughter. When she grew up she was very beautiful and the …

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ARKHANGSUONG – Zeme Folktales

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Once upon a time there was a rich couple who had only one child, a boy named Akhangsuong. Every time they went to the fields the …

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HANGNEGUN – Zeme Folktale

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There was once a small boy and every day when his parents went to the fields he used to run weeping after them and clamour to …

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The Orphans – Zeme Folktale

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Once upon a time there was a boy called Amang, and his parents died when he & his sister were very young. Some people gave them …

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THE BOY WHO BECAME A HORNBILL- Zeme Folktale

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Once there was a boy whose parents had died, and he lived in the house of some relatives, but the man and his wife constantly ill-treated …

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KATSINGPEO’S WIFE – Zeme Folktale

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There was once a slave-girl named Reile in Hangrum, and one feast-day one of the dekachangs made a song on her name, as if she were …

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THE HORNBILL’S FEATHER.

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A Zemi Folktale collected by Ursula Graham A number of women once went down to the river to fish, and one of them who was a …

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THE BIRTH OF THE SPIRITS – Zemi folktale

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First of all Bangklawong fell from heaven. There was no earth, only water, and on top of it was a wild taro leaf, onto which he …

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The origin of Tiger, Spirit and Humankind: A Mao Naga Myth

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According to this Mao-Naga myth, Tiger, Spirit and Humankind(man) were three brothers who came into existence through the miraculous union between the already existing first woman …

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Kongliang Otsü: An Ao Naga Folk Tale

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 A long time ago, in the age of dreams and magical times, when the gods and humans resided side by side, there lived a family with …

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The Story How Tattooing Came About (Ao Folktales)

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 In ancient times in the Ao villages, unmarried girls would sleep in the spinster’s house at night.  Girls from both rich and poor families would meet …

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The Story of Clan Marriage (Ao Stories)

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I was told this story by my father and it contains a good moral.    It is a tragic love story.  There was a handsome young man …

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Tso-o and Terhuopudü (Angami Folktales)

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Tso-o was a very handsome and smart man from Secuma and he was admired by all. Terhuopudü was a very beautiful woman from Meriema, and both …

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Dunai and Siinai (A poumai Folktale)

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by wungnaongam Long ago, there lived a family. The family had two daughters. The elder daughter was named Dunai and the younger one as Siinai. Dunai …

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The Story of Raünthüvüpa and Lürathiüvüpa (Pochury Folktale)

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The Story of Raünthüvüpa and Lürathiüvüpa Laruri Village Storyteller: L. Jimpong Thüvüri Translated by Mr. Mr. Lalhmangaiha, Head Teacher, Sütsü This is the story of the …

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The Story of the Shapi (Hollocks Gibbon) : Pochury Folktale

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The Story of the Shapi (Hollocks Gibbon) Laruri Village Storyteller: Tampingtsü Thüvüri Mr. Tampingtsü Translated by Mr. Mr. Lalhmangaiha, Head Teacher, Sütsü In our forefathers’ time, …

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The Story of Ayowsü (Pochury Folktale)

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The Story of Ayowsü (Pochury) Laruri Village                                                                                          Storyteller: Pangretsü Jingtshiri Translated by Mr. Mr. Lalhmangaiha, Head Teacher, Sütsü In this area people are mostly farmers.  Once …