ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 194
In this 194th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Finnish legend “Wainamoinen and Youkahainen.”
After his labours to create the land of Finland, Wainamoinen rested and dedicated himself to singing the legends of Finland. So good and so fine of voice was he, that it was claimed he could sing beings and things into and out of existence.
Way in the North of the country, above the Arctic Circle, lived another, younger singer called Youkahainen. Over time word filtered through about the greatness of Wainamoinen. Youkahainen sets off for the South seeking to challenge Wainamoinen to a contest.................Download and read this story to find how the young Youkahainen faired in his battle with the great Wainamoinen.
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Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story.
HINT - use Google maps.
Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".
It is believed that folklore and tales are believed to have originated in India and made their way overland along the Silk and Spice routes and through the Middle East and Central Asia before arriving in Europe. Even so, this does not cover all folklore from all four corners of the world. Indeed folklore, legends and myths from Africa, Australia, Polynesia, and some from Asia too, can be altogether quite different and seem to have originated on the whole from separate reservoirs of lore, legend and culture.