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Folklore and Legends: Gaffer Death

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction

You have the great opportunity to acquaint with the oral history and traditions of different world cultures through the collection of Folk-lore and Legends. At all times folklore allows people to give meaning to their lives and their surroundings, so it is passed down from generation to generation and is kept active by the people in the culture. The different historical backgrounds and traditions are reflected in music, stories, history, legends, and myths, so the variety of legends and fairy tales serves the favorable source for the knowledge of diverse world cultures.

There are many mysterious stories about death. “Gaffer Death” is one of them. A German short story about one poor man, who has twelve children, and he is obliged to labour day and night that he might earn food for them. It so happens, a thirteenth comes into the world, and the poor man does not know how to help himself. So he runs out into the highway, determined to ask the first person he met to be godfather to the boy. Unfortunately, this like become the Death…

Feel the mysterious and exciting atmosphere of German legends! Enjoy the reading!

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