The iron bird and the silver bird

This folktale follows a hero on his epic quest for revenge on the evil iron bird who killed his family. Helped by the good silver bird, the hero finds and kills the human flesh-eating bird and resurrects his family.

Recording: Udihe videos were recorded by Maria Tolskaya, some with participation of Elena Perekhvalskaya, in 2006 in the village Krasnyy Yar and in 2011 in the village Agzu.

Illustration: Gennadii Pavlishin (1990)

Note:The same tale, recorded in 2005 from the same narrator, was published in Kazama (200