Folklore Stories A-Z
The goddess Athena challenges Arachne to a weaving contest to prove who is the superior craftsperson.
A soldier makes a deal with the Devil in exchange for a lifetime of riches. If he can manage the impossible terms...
Echo, doomed forever to repeat the words of others, falls in love with the self-centered Narcissus.
When a thirteenth child is born to a poor family, the father makes Death the little boy's godfather.
Halycone, the Queen of Thessaly, wanders along the bleak sea-beach and watching for the brown sail of her husband the King, who has gone to seek council from the oracle.
Once upon a time there dwelt near a large wood a poor woodcutter, with his wife and two children by his former marriage, a little boy called Hansel, and a girl named Grethel. He had little enough to break or bite; and once, when there was a great famine in the land, he could not procure even his daily bread
Father Odin longed to become the wisest being in the world, so he resolved to win a draught from Mimer's well.
A boy sets out on a journey to learn what it means to be frightened (have the shivers.)
When King Maximilian drops his book, he asks a boy tending a flock of geese to find it. But who will keep the geese in order until he returns?
When the god Bacchus grants King Midas a wish, he asks for the ability to turn anything he touches into gold.
When wandering the hillside in search of peace, one day King Midas changed upon a music contest between Pan and Apollo.
A neglected young girl becomes the servant of Mother Holle and is rewarded for her hard work.
When Orpheus loses his wife Eurydice to a snakebite, he ventures into Hades to try to win her back.
Master sculptor Pygmalion falls in love with the statue of a woman he is carving.
A battle-weary Robert the Bruce takes heart by watching a patient and persistent spider.
When Robin Hood learns that Allan-A-Dale's bride has been promised to an old man, he steps in to stop the wedding.
Rumplestiltskin saves the life of a miller's daughter by spinning straw to gold. But the deal comes with a terrible clause.