QOTW (Question of the Week):
What are some fairy tales, folk tales, or legends from YN?
Rhodevus is home to numerous tales and legends. The IdF for instance has some very famous ones such as: 'The Kitten's Key', 'The Girl the Size of a Flower', 'The Fish and the Donkey', and 'The Glass Coffin'.
'The Kitten's Key' tells the story of a beautiful maiden who is sought after by plenty of extremely wealthy and royal people. Instead of choosing who to marry, she tells all her suitors that the person to marry her will be the person who can open her from door with the key that is attached to her kitten's collar. In the end, all the suitors try to force the kitten to give the key, capture it, or trick it. They all fail and go home in tears. Instead, a peasant farmer feeds the cat and protects it when it is tired from running away from the suitors. In return for his generosity, the kitten leaves the key at the farmer's house, who uses it to open the maiden's door, resulting in their marriage.
'The Girl the Size of a Flower' is about... well, a girl the size of a flower (particularly a sunflower petal) who is stolen from her home by bandits, and sold across the world (really, she was probably sold to Ziambani traders), only to later escape and be introduced to a village of people all her size.
'The Fish and the Donkey' is about a fish and a donkey trying to taste the honey that is produced by a beehive at the top of a very tall tree. Since neither of them can climb the tree or fly, they need to use trickery to get other animals to do it for them. In the end, the donkey and fish taste the honey, only to find out that neither of them enjoy the taste at all, and thanks to their trickery, had angered all the other animals around them.
'The Glass Coffin' is sort of a sleeping beauty knock-off, where instead of an apple that makes her fall asleep, its the glass coffin itself. The wicked step-mother/witch tricks the princess into falling asleep on a glass bed (the glass coffin) and falls into a never-ending sleep until kissed by a prince.
The mainland has a plethora of famous legends, folk tales and fairy tales, but a classic one that most people know is one that is either titled: 'The Forest of Roses' or 'The Moonlit Rose', depending on the translation.
The story is about a forest protected by a Guardian Spirit. Her flower (the rose) and animal (the wolf) are sacred and can never be hunted nor taken from the forest. One particular flower, the Moonlit Rose, which only grows in one spot on one day a year under the full moon can never be plucked. In the story a wandering future-chief looking to use the flower to win the heart of the woman he loves, ends up running into the Guardian Spirit, not realizing who She is. The future-chief tells Her that he wants to find the flower to look at, so as the two grow closer, She leads him to the flower, where instead of looking for it, he plucks it. Enraged, the Guardian Spirit turns him into a dandelion, and turns his entire tribe into coyotes. The forest itself was destroyed, as the Moonlit Rose was the soul of the Guardian Spirit's mother and the one which kept the forest alive and well.
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