Armenian fairy tales are full of uniqueness and positive vibes. They are the inseparable part of Armenian national folk.
Armenian fairy tales are numerous and colorful. Some of them are written by famous Armenian writers, others are folk, they come from ancient times and are alive till our days. For instance, the fables have always been told to each other and forwarded through generations.
Here are some of the most unique Armenian fairy tales introduced.
Here, you’ll find some peculiar characters and stories, which have always been the companion of each Armenian child and not only child: they can be rather capturing for adults as well.
Armenian Fairy Tales #1: Anahit
“Anahit” is one of the mostly loved Armenian fairy tales written by Ghazaros Aghayan. Many of Armenians may confess that this Armenian fairy tale was their favorite one during their childhood.
The fairy tale was written in 1881. Anahit has become very much loved by children, especially after the cartoon shot in 2014. Taking into consideration that today’s modern technologies makes the animated version of the fairy much more demanded among children, Anahit has become one of the mostly watched Armenian Cartoons.
By the way, the audio version of many other Armenian fairy tales is also available. The uniqueness of this Armenian fairy tale is in its cultural value. Here you can see the typical Armenian spirit.
Anahit is unique in its style. You won’t meet typical evil or kind characters. One of the main ideas of the fairy tale is the hardworking nature of Armenians, which will always be appreciated and highly respectable.
In the cartoon, shot in 2014, the role of creation of the Armenian alphabet and Christianity is delicately depicted.
The director of the cartoon David Sahakyants confesses that all this was done intendedly, to promote the idea of national identity among Armenian children. Both the fairy tale and the cartoon are definitely a good variant for children. Besides being entertaining, they will give a good background knowledge about Armenia to the child.
Armenian Fairy Tales #2: Tailess Fox
Tailess fox or “Pochat Aghves” is another famous Armenian fairy tale written by one of the greatest Armenian writers of all times, Hovhannes Tumayan.
You’ll hardly find any Armenian who don’t enjoy the fairy tales and fables both written and collected this brilliant writer. The unique story is about a fox which is passing different adventures to get back his tail.
Armenian Fairy Tales #3: The Flower of the Paradise
This Armenian fairy tale is known for its beautiful and colorful depictions. Well, like lot of other fairy tales, the Flower of the Paradise is not an exception: You’ll meet a charming prince and evil monster and a beautiful girl for sure.
The whole story is bounded through the beautiful girl whose name is Flower. One day his dad, who loves the girl so much, asks her what to bring for present. The girl wants the flower of paradise.
However, this appeared to be not an easy task. The fairy tale is especially loved by girls, as there is all they love most of all. Pretty girl who falls in love with a charming prince and happy ending!
Armenian Fairy Tales #4: The Fable of the Wise Soldier
Fables have always been an inseparable part of Armenian folk. Armenian folk fables very often were not written down, but told to one another. Some famous writers, realizing the real value of Armenian folk fables, wrote down some of them.
Telling national folk fables to children before sleep has always been a typical identifying feature of Armenian families. However, there were writers of fables from medieval times.
One of the most famous Armenian fables is the fable about Wise Soldier, by medieval Armenian writer Vartan Aikektsi. Like all the fables this one also has a rather deep idea in it. You can meet this fable even in the Armenian study books.
Armenian Fairy Tales #5: Aregnazan
Talking about Armenian fairy tales and not mentioning one of the best writers of fairy tales in Armenia would definitely be unfair. The input of Ghazaros Aghayan in Armenian literature for children is huge.
Very often Ghazaros Ghazyan is called “children’s writer”. Aregnazan is one of his most famous fairly tales. As a whole, being a story intended for children, Aregnazan has raised a huge interest towards it by adults as well. The reason is that the fairy tales is unique in its style and plot.
Very often it’s simple to guess the plot and even the ending of fairy tales, but Aregnazan is somehow out of the stereotyped style of fairly tales. Aregnazan is a girl, who even being a child never liked those typical things which every child girl does.
Aregnazan is much inclined in martial art and tend to become a strong person. She is fond of riding a horse and does lots of other things which are traditionally done by boys.
Know more about this wonderful Armenian fairy tale by reading it. It is definitely worth reading. Ghazaroz Aghayan put a special Armenian spirit in all his fairy tales and this one was not an exception. You can see quite a lot of cultural elements in this Armenian fairy tale.
By the way Ghazaroz Aghayan wrote his fairly tales in a completely unique language style. He put in the language some special simplicity, which made them much more pleasant to read. They are written in a language in which people talk every day, parents are telling their children the fairy tales. The unique style of everyday language makes fairy tales especially enjoyable for children.
Armenian Fairy Tales #6: The Snake and the Fish
The Snake and the Fish is a typical national folk tale. This Armenian fairy tale is a rather fun one. Being a short fairy tale it has also some elements of fable. Reading this unique Armenian fairly tale will even make you laugh, as it’s intendedly written on a funny and entertaining way.
The main heroes of the story, the snake and the fish are on good terms, moreover they are close friends. However, their relations get easily ruined as the snake starts biting the fish and saying as an excuse that it’s her nature.
By this the fairy tale reflects to the reality and people’s relations, that are also like this fairy tale: hurting someone unnecessarily can have upsetting consequences.
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