U is for Golden Umbrella–A to Z Blog Challenge

AtoZ2019UWe are pleased to participate in the A to Z Blog Challenge (http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/).  The Story Crossroads theme for this year is Golden…And All Things That Glimmer.  Each post highlights golden items from a folktale from around the world. Each time you have to wonder, is something that is golden a blessing, a curse, or both?

What has inspired all this gold?–The Golden Spike with the 150th Transcontinental Railroad and the Spike 150 Grant for this year’s Story Crossroads Festival.

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This “Golden Umbrella” story is found with 21 other Nepalese stories. I ordered the book and had hoped it would come in time…but it was “U”nfair (see what I did there?) and will likely arrive one day too late.  So…here is a picture to give a hint of this story. The summary is to be updated once the book is actually received.  Though, if you wish to discover the mystery or purchase it, the link below will guide. “u.” (Ha!)

Nepal – https://www.amazon.com/Golden-Umbrella-Nepalese-Folktales/dp/8173031622

Original 50-word-or-less summary before book arrived:

Prince shares golden umbrella. Lady smiles. Conflict comes upon the scene. Then more things happen. Prediction: happy ending with probably wedding of Prince and Lady.

Actual 50-word-or-less summary after book arrived:

Tuhuri’s Father remarried. Rooster became best friend. Step-mother demanded rooster be eaten. Tuhuri buried rooster bones, golden umbrella grew from them. People traveled to see it. No one could pull umbrella out. Prince fell for Tuhuri (and umbrella). She gave umbrella to him. Married. Step-family plotted. Mistaken identity discovered. Happiness.

Please share in the comments…or anything on your mind.

While you enjoy this blog, Story Crossroads has year-round offerings including the culminating Festival on May 15, 2019 with free performances May 13-16, 2019 (see schedule here: https://storycrossroads.com/2019-schedule/.  

We thank our funders such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, the Western States Arts Federation, Utah Humanities, the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts (Spike 150), the City of Murray, the South Jordan Arts Council, Utah Valley University and many other businesses and individuals. Join us in the support by attending or donating or both! (Click here to donate or get tickets.

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