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Robert Elsie
Albanian Literature

Oral Literature  |  Folktales



Albanian Literature
Albanian Authors


Oral Verse



Oral Literature  |  Folktales

Märchen   —   Përralla

Marigo of the Forty Dragons

For the Love of a Dove

The Silver Tooth

The Snake Child

The Maiden who was Promised to the Sun

The Grateful Snake and the Magic Case

The Jealous Sisters

The Princess of China

The Foolish Youth and the Ring

The Barefaced Man and the Pasha's Brother

The Boy with No Name

Half Rooster

Gjizar the Nightingale

The Snake and the King's Daughter

The Bear and the Dervish

The King's Daughter and the Skull

The Stirrup Moor

The Tale of the Youth who
Understood the Language of the Animals

The Maiden in the Box

The Girl who Became a Boy

The Shoes

The Youth and the Maiden with Stars on their
Foreheads and Crescents on their Breasts

The Three Brothers and the Three Sisters

The Three Friends and the Earthly Beauty

The Scurfhead

The Boy and the Earthly Beauty



The copyrights for the original texts lie with the authors and publishers in question. The copyrights for the translations lie with the translator. The translations in this anthology may be copied, downloaded and used for non-commercial purposes if the source is appropriately documented. | Robert Elsie