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Myths & Legends | Ancient Origins
Asia is the world's largest continent. A place with unique cultural heritage, Asia is home to more than 3. Even today people around Asia hold festivals celebrating the deeds of heroes and animals from ancient folklore. The collection of folktales from Asia consists of fourteen books with stories: 55 Arabic folktales, Chinese folktales, 69 Indian folktales, 69 Japanese folktales and 61 Filipino folktales.
Tag: Vietnamese Folktales
Chinese folklore encompasses the folklore of China , and includes songs, poetry, dances, puppetry, and tales. It often tells stories of human nature , historical or legendary events, love, and the supernatural. The stories often explain natural phenomena and distinctive landmarks.
Through a study of various Asian folktales, learners will investigate everyday qualities and characteristics that influence society. They will study examples of wealth other than money, qualities needed by ancient leaders compared to modern leaders, competitive giving, frugality and thriftiness as vices, stubbornness as a weakness, and problems that occur when greed and envy replace neighborliness. Although this lesson will deal with folktales from Asia, the themes of the stories will be universal in nature. Ask the learners to generate a short list of universal themes that represent stories anywhere in the world. Explain that it is important to understand people and their environment when studying folktales.