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Andrew Lang: The Death of the Sun-Hero

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction, Travel & Adventure, Fantasy

Andrew Lang (1844 – 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him. Lang was also a prolific author of works both fiction and non; he wrote his own fairy tales such as Prince Prigio (1889) and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia (1893), and wrote numerous historical texts.

The Death of the Sun-Hero is a Bukovinan fairy tale  included it in The Yellow Fairy Book. Once upon a time there lived a good King. He was blessed with a great son, the smartest, the strongest, the fairest man in the kingdom. Folks called him The Sun-Hero. One night his parents saw the same dream. A girl in red told them, that to become a real Sun-Hero, their son must go out into the world and find the Tree of the Sun.

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