Fairy tales


THE BEAUTIFUL GIRL AND THE SON OF THE TSAR

Description: Fairy tale in the very rarely recorded Meglen Vlach vernacular of Kárpi (Tsrnareka). The theme in the fairy tale told by Katerina Kirku, is the love between the tsar's son and a beautiful girl, a common subject in the fairy tale landscape of Southeastern Europe. Nevertheless, some circumstances like the difficulties that one of the main characters is set to may always vary: within this story, we deal with a role reversal, and we see how a young girl has to experience a long road of difficult exams until she finally reaches the fated love.

Cite as:  Fɛ́ta lítšnă ši tsăréscu fitšór  The beautiful girl and the son of the Tsar; performer: Kirku Katerina; camera/ interview: Andreea Pascaru; transcription/ translation: Andreea Pascaru, Thede Kahl; editor: Ani Antonova, retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID number: megl1237GRV0001a.

VANI AND THE UNREACHABLE BAG

Description: The fairy tale about Vani, a young boy who is sent by his father to graze the oxen, represents a cycle of happenings with symbolic significance of environmental aspects, especially those of interdependence of plants, animals and human beings.

Cite as: Váni ši sicúlʲu ăn pom – Vani and the unreachable bag; performer: Stella Vragali, camera/ interview: Andreea Pascaru, transcription/ translation: Thede Kahl, Andreea Pascaru; editor: Antonio Fichera, retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID number: megl1237GRV0006a.