Foolish boys, wise old men and good companions are what makes for a good fortune


The last post was about that classic Russian story: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship.  In which a simple man, much maligned for his simplicity, goes out to prove he is more capable than his brothers.

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Archetypes fill stories.  This one is no less full of them, a greedy Tsar, a beautiful daughter and unlikely companions.  And like many tales this one also has the ancient one.  Sometimes an old woman, sometimes a man.  Scorn them at your peril for they usually hold the key to wisdom.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. boabee1 says:

    I love the medieval style you have working here.

  2. I do love folklore and its hidden wisdom.

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