Top 3 Fairy Tales for the Chinese New Year

3. The Flower-Elves In The Flower-Elves a scholar is being asked a favor by a bunch of young maidens: “And now we have a great favor to ask, that every New Year’s day you make a small scarlet flag, paint the sun, moon and five planets on it, and set it up in the eastern…

The Water Snake (Russian Fairy Tales) by W. R. S. RALSTON

There was once an old woman who had a daughter; and her daughter went down to the pond one day to bathe with the other girls. They all stripped off their shifts, and went into the water. Then there came a snake out of the water, and glided on to the daughter’s shift. After a…

LION AND BABOON (South-African Folk-Tales, 1910) by James A. Honey

Baboon, it is said, once worked bamboos, sitting on the edge of a precipice, and Lion stole upon him. Baboon, however, had fixed some round, glistening, eye-like plates on the back of his head. When, therefore, Lion crept upon him, he thought, when Baboon was looking at him, that he sat with his back towards…