THE SPIDER, THE TURTLE AND THE BEE
Description: Paraskevi Giannikou from Afandou village on the island of Rhodes tells us a short fairy tale about three sisters: Spider, Turtle and Bee, who were humans before they were animals. What happened to make these sisters transform into animals and why the bee makes honey after all?
Cite as: I Aráχni, i Celóna ʦe i Mélissa - The Spider, the Turtle and the Bee. Fairy tale in Dodecanese Greek; performer: Paraskevi Giannikou; interview: Thede Kahl; transcription: Thede Kahl, Sotirios Rousiakis; translation: Sotirios Rousiakis; editor: Ani Antonova; retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID: dode1238GRV0002a
THE KING AND THE THREE SONS
Description: In this video Giannis Kalliaros tells a fairy tale that was handed down to him by his grandmother. The narrator mentions some reminiscences of his past, when his grandmother used to turn the coffee roaster telling stories to her grandchildren in the meantime. This fairytale presents different topoi typical of the fairy tale tradition registered in the Aarne-Thompson-Index such as the ring structure, the dragon (AT300 "The dragon slayer"; AT301 "The three robbed princesses"), the rivalry between brothers (AT301), the magical object that helps the hero in his research, the disguise (AT301) and the conclusion with a happy ending. The recording was made in the island of Chios, in the Folklore Museum of Kallimassia.
Cite as: Cite as: Íton énas vasilés ts-íçene tris íjus – The king and the three sons; performer: Giannis Kalliaros; camera/ interview: Thede Kahl; transcription: Thede Kahl, Sotirios Rousiakis; translation: Sotirios Rousiakis; editor: Ani Antonova, Helmut Sandeck; retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID number: dode1238GRV0001a.