Favorite Folktales from Around the World - Heros: Likely and Unlikely Summary & Analysis

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Heros: Likely and Unlikely Summary

The Birth of Finn MacCumhail originates in Ireland and is the story of a young man who is said in a prophesy to be the one to overthrow the king. When the child is born his grandmother whisks him away. As Finn grows he lives in secret while his grandmother trains him and after a time he discovers the secret to knowledge is to bite the marrow in his thumb. Finn is able to use this knowledge to defeat the king and rule the king's champions.

Li Chi Slays the Serpent comes from China. There is a great serpent that demands young girls to feast on once a year. Li Chi volunteers herself to help out her parents and when the snake comes out to eat her, she kills the snake. The town is so thankful for her bravery that she...

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