Z is for Zaftig Zilant

We 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 Dual Natures in Folktales Around the World – opposites, contradictions & paradoxes. ZILANT- From Eastern Europe/Western Russia What does “zaftig” mean? Well, it is “full figure, plump.” And zilants can often be “full” dueContinue reading “Z is for Zaftig Zilant”

Y is for Yoruba Youth

We 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 Dual Natures in Folktales Around the World – opposites, contradictions & paradoxes. YOUTH- From Nigeria Twins are important in the Yoruba culture. The second-born twin is actually known as the oldest twin. Taiwo isContinue reading “Y is for Yoruba Youth”

X is for Xany Xhuuya

We 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 Dual Natures in Folktales Around the World – opposites, contradictions & paradoxes. XHUUYA- From Haida People in Northwest Pacific Coast of Canada First, what does “xany” mean? It means “wild” or “overly energetic.” ForContinue reading “X is for Xany Xhuuya”