Northern Khanty

The wonderful son

A traditional folktale telling the story of a very poor couple and their wonderful son.

In the outskirt of a city, live a very poor man and his wife. One day, the wife gives birth to a son. As he grows the son spends more and more time in the forest and slowly becomes the owner of herds of cattle. This makes him rich and he ends up marrying the tsar’s daughter.

Recording: The story was recorded in Katravozh in 1990 by Irina Nikolaeva.

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