Thu, 27 July 2006
Why do Wolves get such a bad rap in folktales? The Activated Storytellers visit Wolf Haven in Tenino, Washington to find out more about wolves and the role they play. What happens when wolves are erradicated? And did you know there is a joker in every wolf pack?
Stories about wolves have been told for as long as we can remember as have stories about a Cinderella type of character.
The Egyptian Cinderella is the oldest Cinderella story known to man. It comes from Egypt and it may even be true--at least we know that it's based on real events. The prince became the pharaoh Amasis, who ruled over Egypt for 44 years. And he really did marry a former slave girl from Greece. In this version of the story, the slave girl is named Rhodopis, and the prince must find a bride by his 21st birthday. He turns for help to his pet falcon, since falcons were revered as messengers of the sun god Horus.
Wolf Pictures on our travel blog:
Extend the story with the Cinderella Trillogy Lesson Plan from ArtsEdge
Dennis, Kimberly and Zephyr Goza