Favorite Folktales from Around the World - True Loves and False Summary & Analysis

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True Loves and False Summary

How Men and Women Got Together is an American Indian story about how men and women were created. They were first made as two separate tribes and it was seen later that they did very different things and so were put together.

The Little Old Woman with Five Cows originated in Siberia. In it a woman picks a weed that transforms into a beautiful girl whom a wealthy man wants to marry. The man takes her home but sends her on ahead while he does business and the girl does not follow the directions home. She happens upon the house of a hideous demon who rips the girl's face off and uses it as her own and goes to marry the man in the girl's place. After some time, the girl is reborn of the weed and the demon is killed...

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