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E.B. Mawr: The Twelve-Headed Griffin

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature

Given Romania's long and diverse cultural history, it is no surprise that the country has such a rich tapestry of folk tales, fairy tales, and legends. It is fortunate that so many of these stories survived the country's turbulent history and were passed down throughout the ages to countless Romanian children. A small collection of Romanian folk tales and historical legends., painstakingly researched and deftly translated by E.B. Mawr. At the begining of the fairy tale THE TWELVE-HEADED GRIFFIN we see a King and Queen whose greatest blessing from God was a child, named Theodor. This boy from his childhood had learnt to ride, and to shoot with the bow, and had become a great proficient in both arts. One day while practising archery, one of his arrows shot out of sight. The boy having marked the direction which it took, went to his father to request his swiftest horse, and money to go in search of his arrow...

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