Read some traditional stories from around the world. Have you got any stories to send us? Post a comment below with your traditional story.

Average: 
3.49144
Average: 3.5 (409 votes)

Comments

 
Hello. I’m Billy. I am 9 years old. I live with my dad and my mum in China. I’m going to tell you about my dad and my mum.
My dad’s name is Ken. He’s about 35 years old. He’s got black eyes. I’ve got black eyes, too! He has small ears and a big nose.
My dad gets up very early everyday. Our housekeeper makes breakfast for my dad. My dad usually drives to work at about eight o’clock. My dad is a businessman. He sells auto parts to Japan and Malaysia.
My dad comes back home at seven o’clock. Sometimes he helps me do my math and English homework. After dinner, I watch TV with my dad. My dad’s favorite channel is world news. He likes reading newspaper, too. But I don’t like reading newspapers. In the evening, I sometimes read storybooks, but my dad doesn’t like them.
At the weekends, we do different things. My dad goes to work in the morning. I sometimes play games. But we play badminton together in the afternoon. At the weekend we sometimes go to the cinema or go for a walk. We watched Avatar two weeks ago. My dad loves music very much. But he doesn’t go to concerts because he is busy.
My mum’s name is May. She is 35 years old. She’s got black eyes, too. She has a small nose and a big mouth.
My mum is a businesswoman. She works in the same office with my dad. My mum gets up a bit late everyday. She doesn’t go to work in the morning. Sometimes she goes to work at 6 p.m. and comes back home with my dad at 7 p.m.
My mum stays with me in the morning at weekends. In the afternoon on weekdays, she sometimes goes to work and sometimes stays at home. She doesn’t like watching TV. She likes reading A Good Mum Is Better Than a Good Teacher. She likes this book very much. She likes reading newspapers, too. But she doesn’t read newspapers everyday.
At weekends, my mum plays Zheng (Chinese Zither) when I write Chinese and English compositions. Sometimes I read with her. I often write Chinese calligraphy and play the piano. After that, I will play games if I have some time.
My mum began to learn to play Zheng only a month ago. She has four Zheng classes a week. She plays very well. I think she is a good student. I like listening to her Zheng music.
It’s great living with my dad and my mum.

In a magical land, there was a house that was home to a girl named Soso and her brother, Uouo.
One day, Uouo was ready to go riding bycycle. Soso was playing  her volleyball. It was a red one. The volley was Soso's most favorite toy in the whole world. She was not careful with it . She threw it so far that it went into the river. She was very sad.
She ran to her brother, Uoso, and said:"Can you help me find my volleyball in the river."
Uouo said:"OK."
Soso was very happy. Uouo wearing a swim suit, jump into the river. After a while, Uouo got out of water,. He said, "I can't find your volleyball."
Soso said, "Hmph, you are so bad at swimming."
Uouo said, "I didn't wear goggles". So he put on his goggles and jumped into water again. But when he got out of water, he still couldn't find the ball.
Soso was so disappointed that she began to cry. Uouo said: "Don't worry. I have an idea. I can find a superman to help you. He can fly, swim, and jump high up. He has a wing."
Soso said:"Wow. I can't believe it. Can you ask him to help me?" Uouo said:"Of Course!"
So Uouo rode his bicycle to find the superman. He went to a very dangerous place. The superman was there playing football. Uouo went to him and said: "Hello, Superman. May I have your name?"
The superman said, "My name is Billy."
Uouo said: "Can you help my sister Soso find her volleyball in the river."
Billy said: " No Problem." Uouo, "Thank you very much."
So Billy and Uouo ride bicycle to the river. Soso saw Uouo find the Superman. She was very happy. Billy Jumped into the river. Suddenly, Billy got out water. He had a volleyball. Soso run to Billy and caught the volleyball.
Uouo said to Billy: "Thank you for helping my sister."
Billy said: "You're welcome. If you need help. Just shout BILLY THE SUPERMAN three times, and I will come to help you."

The Foolish Man
There was once a foolish man who was tricked all the time. He would go to village to village and get tricked all the time. People lied to him because they wanted so much. People ask for his clothes, his shoes, his hat, his food, his water, and all his belongs. All he said was "Yes". When he went to the woods he was naked and had nothing. His belongings were gone and even his blanket. He was cold and afraid. A goblin approached him and said " May I have your body to eat ?" He said "Yes". The goblin ate his legs, his body, his hands, his arms, and last the goblin popped both of his eyes out to eat, The goblin said " Thank you for that wonderful meal. I do not have anything but, I will give you this piece of paper with words on it". "Thank you" said the foolish man. "Nobody have never gave me a gift." The man with just his head was crying and died.

Once upon a time, there was a cat, called Misura. It was very, very little and it couldn't do anything, because its hands were too little.  It wanted to be a respected cat, because the other cats laughed when the little cat can't eat, catch a mouse or other thing what the cats usually do easy. The other cats didn't understand that Misura is a cat like them.  One day, Misura go out from the City of the Cats. It went to another country, with little cats, like it. And it found one. That country was called The City of the Little cats. There the food was easier to eat by the little cats. The strangest thing is tha Misura was the biggest cat from that city. Because that, it became the president of the city. After that, The City of the Cats and The City of the Little Cats had a meeting. But the president of The City of the Cats was shocked, because Misura was a president. And like that, Misura became a respected cat.

Diana Elena from Romania

Mari, The Witch of Anboto

Once upon a time, there was a witch called Mari and she lived in Anboto mountain in the Basque Country. One day a girl called Mari went to Anboto and she got lost. She went into a cave in the mountain and she died.

She became a witch and she can change the weather and also she can become other things, like a storm or an animal.

Diana Elena from Romania

If you turn your back on her, she curses you. If she curses you, you can have bad luck or die.

The Bad Witch

Once upon a time a young couple had a beautiful baby, but a witch envied them. One day the witch dressed up like a hairdresser and went to the couple's house.
She asked the woman, "Do you want me to do your hair?"

"Yes please!" said the woman.

When the witch finished, she stuck a black pin on the woman's head and the woman turned into a crow and the witch dressed up like her.

A few days later the man went into the forest to hunt and he caught the crow and picked up the pin.His wife appeared and talked to him about the witch. An hour later the witch was arrested and the couple could bring up their baby nicely.

Rebecca A.M. and A.A from Spain

The Shepherd and The Lamia

Once upon a time a young shepherd went into a forest and he heard a noise. The noise was very beautiful and curious. He saw an elegant girl and he fell in love.

When the boy went to his house he said to his mother what happened. The mother said :"First watch her feet, because she might be a Lamia" The boy didn't pay attention to his mother.

Finally the boy went to the forest and he discovered the secret of the girl - she was a Lamia, a witch with duck's

Itziar L.M. & Arrate A from Spain.

The Stonebreaker

This is a traditional story from the Basque Country

One day in a far away village lived a stonebreaker that broke a lot of stones every day. One day a witch saw that the stonebreaker was unhappy with his job and so she decided to help. She asked him what he wanted to be. The stonebreaker said that he wanted to be richer …and he became richer.

The next day he wanted to be the richest man ….and he became even richer still.
He was very happy with his new life until …..One day it was very sunny and suddenly he couldn’t help it and he became a sun. When he was a sun, a cloud went in front of the sun and he became a cloud. The cloud started to rain and drop water and everyone ran into their houses. But the stone that was lying there couldn’t move to get out of the rain and he was turned into a stone.

The next day, when he was a stone, a stone breaker came to break that stone and he thought to himself, “The stonebreaker’s job is the best job of all” and he became a stonebreaker again for the rest of his life.

Javi from Spain.

Patxi the Blacksmith

This is a traditional story from the Basque Country.

Once upon a time there was a blacksmith called Patxi in Mount Aralar. Hell decided to take Patxi away and so they sent a demon called Zart. He arrived at Patxi’s house they had breakfast together. When Zart wanted to stand up, he couldn’t; he was glued to the chair. He was stuck to the chair for three years. Then Patxi set fire to the glue and Zart went running quickly to hell to tell everyone what had happened.

Hell still wanted to take Patxi and sent another demon called Axut. Zart called out to Axut “If he asks you to sit down, don’t!”

“Okay, thanks.” said Axut.

Axut found Patxi the blacksmith. They had breakfast and Patxi asked him to sit down.
“No thanks. I don’t need to sit down,” said Axut.

“Fine, but I think you need to lie down,” answered Patxi.

“Alright”, said Axut and he lay down on the bed. A few minutes later Patxi spoke to the demon Axut. “I’m ready to go, are you?” But Axut was glued to the bed and he was stuck to the bed for three years. Then he escaped and ran to hell and told everyone what had happened.

Hell still wanted to take Patxi and sent the last demon, Gatz. The other two demons, Zart and Axut, said, “If he asks you to sit down or lie down, don’t.”

The last demon found Patxi. Patxi asked him if he wanted to sit down or lie down but Gatz replied that he didn’t.

“Fine,” said Patxi. ”Would you like some apples from the tree?”

“Yes, please.”

Gatz the demon went to the tree and was glued to the tree. He was stuck to the tree for three years. Then he escaped and ran to hell to tell everyone what had happened.

Years later, Patxi died. After he died he went to hell, but when the demons saw who was coming they closed the doors and Patxi did not enter hell.

Jon from Spain.

Hi WildGlass3000. I am HappyShpphire90. Your traditional story is good. I love it. And nice to meet you, new friend. ^_^

Pages