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The Folktale

The folktale is a literary genre which is fueled by popular imagination having survived, from generation to generation, through storytelling and later through scholarly recordings. In the hinterland of Tzoumerka, tales performed a dual role. They served as moral teachings and as a means of conveying the region’s collective memory. The stories were shared among elders during wintry evening gatherings, as they came together in an attempt to ease the burden of monotonous and tiresome work tasks. The narrative of folktales sometimes includes features and recurring themes from the region’s historical and mythical past and even draws on the elders’ own experiences. Some of these tales are characterized by their harshness which isn’t surprising given the historical and social conditions of the region. But the events described in the folktale surely leave their mark and often times even enrich the content.

Featured folktales: The Legend of the Dragon and the Beardless Man, The Ghoul, To witness and to deny