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Slavic Fairy Tales
20 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
Mogarzea and His Son: A Romanian Fairy Tale
Don’t remember the Pied Piper of Hamilton? Just listen into this classic Romanian tale, and I promise you – the memories will come flooding back. Meet Mogarzea, a kind, unbothered giant man who, oh, just happened to have his soul stolen away from him. But fear not, for his son comes with in clutch with the… what? “What’s the saving grace?!” you ask. The answer? Oh, it’s just one play button away. WEBSITE ILLUSTRATION DESCRIPTION: A beautiful depiction of Mogarzea’s son piping to the elves, drawn by English illustrator Henry Justice Ford. WEBSITE ILLUSTRATION DESCRIPTION 2: An incredibly detailed drawing of Mogarzea and his son returning home, done by talented English illustrator Henry Justice Ford.
28 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
The Wonder Maiden and Prince Hero: A Polish Folk Tale
Dive into this iconic Polish story and meet the Wonder Maiden, whose beauty is known across all seas and in all lands, and Prince Hero, the valiant savior who rescues her from Kosciey (literally, “Boney”), the evil king of the Underground realm. How does Prince Hero pull it off? And, how does an old woman named Jandza come into this, not to mention a fierce, twelve-headed dragon?! Listen in to find out. WEBSITE ILLUSTRATION DESCRIPTION: A beautiful depiction by Cecile Walton, who illustrated the collection from which this story yields, of Kosciey’s twelve-headed dragon, who guards the palace in which the Wonder Maiden is trapped.
30 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Pan Kotsky, Sirko and the Wolf, and The Cat and the Rooster: Ukrainian Folk Tales
Jump into these cherished Ukrainian fairy tales and meet Pan Kotsky, your friendly neighborhood cat, who, with his charming clumsiness and hunting instinct, manages to…
52 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Baš Čelik, or True Steel: A Serbian Folk Tale
Dive into this classic Serbian tale and meet the legendary villain Baš Čelik (Баш Челик), or True Steel. How does Čelik escape from the king’s…
31 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
The Death of Koschei the Deathless, or Marya Morevna: A Russian Fairy Tale
This iconic Russian fairy tale introduces the infamous Koschei the Deathless, a figure from Slavic folklore with a renowned “inability to die.” After Ivan Tsarevich…
33 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
The Sea Tsar and Vasilisa the Wise: A Russian Folk Tale
In this classic Russian folk tale, the Tsar of Russia must give up his beloved son, Ivan Tsarevich, to the Sea Tsar after trading away…
2 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
Introducing Slavic Fairy Tales!
Welcome to Slavic Fairy Tales, a show featuring children’s stories from Russia, Poland, Serbia, and more. Coming soon.
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