The unexpected story of a fool, an epic quest, and a flying ship. Also, why you should respect your elders, especially if they want to give you a lot of free bread and vodka.
The creature is the Lake Worth Monster, from Texas in the US. It is either a monstrous man-goat-fish...or a teenager who likes ice cream.
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This story about completing tasks, reminds me of the 7 brothers folk story. The version I read as a kid the seven sons all had special abilities. The father was a poor lonely widower. He sent one son to the market in town, & he ended up disrespecting the emperor & was sentenced to death. The son begged to go home to tell his father good bye. Then the sons take turns returning from the father’s shack, each with the ability to survive the death sentences set by the Emperor.
I had a children’s book about this story. My father would read weird stories to me all the time as a child. It’s interesting to hear another version of the story, although it’s very similar. I’ll have to dig my book out of storage and reread it.
Very strange story. Never read this before. I mean “Ivan the fool” and “Flying ship” are very famous in Russian folklore. But I happened to grow up on another version of “Flying ship”.
Check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HphrqhD9xu4
This story reminds me of a Brother’s Grimm fairytale about the Golden Goose, which you might know of. I still liked this version though, can’t go wrong with Vodka ^_^
Did anyone else remember similarities in Adventures of Baron Munchausen?
Yes! I only listened to this episode today and came here to comment on the similarities. The episode of the Water of Life is basically retold in the Baron’s Adventures – though not in the original collection by Raspe. I am guessing the English edition by Kearsley, where Raspe’s text was heavily edited, added a few more stories, including this one, based on existing folklore.
This story would make a great indie movie done in a style like Napoleon Dynamite. The magical realism elements not becoming evident until 3/4 of the way through during the challenges. And before that it is questionable if the friends are just a group of misfits.
Probably the silliest and most badass quote all day for me.
The fool story is also a Norwegian folk legend and a animated movie!!!! (Only Norwegian)
Spin doctors lol
Haha, I caught that reference too.