DOBES Archive

Faxraddin05A_08_2011
Fairy Tale of a man searching for his fortune and losing it due to his own stupidity
GorjArus1008Maerch-2
This narrative is a local version of a folk-tale that is widespread throughout the Middle East and Europe. Two kid goats are left alone by their mother and a wolf comes and tries to gain entry to their hut. After a number of attempts the wolf finally manages by a ruse to enter the hut and eats up the two kid goats. Later the nanny goat is able to rescue the kid goats out of the wolf's stomach.
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GorjArus1008Maerch-5
Arus tells a traditional tale about two men who set off to make their fortune; one of them is successful and finds wealth and good fortune, while the other does not.
Folktale MangarG 2
A short folktale, told by Gitruda Mangar.
lifestory_JK
In this session, Ms Janaki describes what she remembers from her childhood/school days.
Story telling 3
After a night of dancing, a group gathers in front of the chief's house and tells stories. The story tellers and the audience is constantly changing. The chief's wife tells a story with a repetitive part which is accompanyed by short dances performed by LeAmPa, LeBiJe and another young man.
Kamal07V_04_2013
The three sons of the padishah and their struggle for the succession
Kamal09V_04_2013
The legend of Ahmad Efendi and the holy book
DC-N121216S
The story of the three sons of the man, who are sent to guard the field., El cuento del hombre y sus tres hijos que mandó a cuidar el chaco.
story_rabbit
Sarjal describes how a clever rabbit kills his enemy, Tiger. This is a popular short story in Chintang and in other neighbouring villages.
Story telling 5
After a night of dancing, a group gathers in front of the chief's house and tells stories. The story tellers and the audience are constantly changing. New people are arriving, people are greeting each other and are generally commenting on the story. LeMaMa tells a story which is accompanied by short chants.
Frogstory_sp_Lor
Lor was asked to narrate Frog Where Are You, in Spanish, for the collectors. She is one of many children asked to do this. A Lacandon version of the same story is found in Frogstory_Lor.mpg.
TNa050125-02
G!un-g!unte has got a harelip as sharp as a knife. With it he can both kill animals and work skins. He is very successful in hunting as well as in working skins. The other people who don't get any prey decide to kill him. He knows that the people are going to recognize him by his harelip-blade and tells his children to watch out while he is working the skins. When the people arrive at his place he has hidden the blade. He sends the people to another place. They continue searching for days until finally one of them suggests that he must be the one. They creep up his place early in the morning so that it is too late for him to hide the blade. Then the people kill him together with his wife and children. Lesson to be learned according to translator: If someone is lucky and able to make his living, the others don't ave to be jealous and kill you. They have to try and work themselves.
MD-N030824S
MD is telling the story of the ostrich, the tortoise and the fire. This narrative can also be found in the book Chinepinev (p. 32);, MD cuenta el relato del piyu, la peta y el fuego. Este cuento de encuentra también en el libro Chinepinev (p. 32)
Frogstory_sp_RGP
RGP was asked to narrate Frog Where Are You, in Spanish, for the collectors. She is one of many children asked to do this. A Lacandon version of the same story is found in Frogstory_RGP.mpg.
Pistol_KGP
KGP's The Pistol Story of the gun, the devil and the man, is a written text by KGP, who wrote it for the collectors in July 13, 2000. It has been transcribed and typed into Pistol_KGP.txt .