May 23rd is World Turtle Day and this feature celebrates turtles. We dug into world mythology and folktales to unearth stories about turtles from across the globe and across human history. These stories come from North America, Africa, India and Japan.
Find out what happens to a wolf dressed in a sheep's skin when tries to blend in with a shepherd's flock of sheep. Will the wolf successfully have a feast? Or will someone intervene and save the sheep from becoming the wolf's dinner?
The age-old favourite of the dog and his bone is told here in Sindhi. Find out what happens to the stray dog with the bone when he meets another fellow just like him with a bone that’s just like his.
The Sindhi language is a living reminder of the ancient roots of this community.
Find out what happens when old enemies decide that it is time to be friends. The owl and the eagle have decided to bury the hatchet. But will the hungry eagle be able to recognise the owl’s little ones? Will the owl’s description help?
Saptam the Rainbow is eager to see Earth from close by. So he visits and asks the trees and the waterfall for a place to stay. But they turn him down. What will happen next? Find out in this Hindi story about the adventures of Saptam the rainbow on Earth,
Anansi the spider knew there was something missing from the earth, and that thing was stories. He was a very clever trickster but getting the stories from the Sky God would not be easy. There would be a high price to pay and Anansi would need all his trickery if he was to succeed.
A proud frog and his wife meet an elephant in the jungle.
Why does the jackal go hukka-hua! This is a fun Santhali tale from rural West Bengal.
Story Title: The Dog Who Went Abroad
Storyteller: Munmun S Agarwal
Author: Vishnu Sharma
Chitranga was a dog, who lived in a certain town which was affected by a famine. People had no food to eat, and they cared not to give any to the dogs or cattle or any animal. Due to lack of food, along with other animals, the dogs were starving. Some of them even died.